Information for Speakers

Thanks for your interest in speaking at Columbus Web Analytics Wednesday!

Here’s the low-down on how the events work.

We usually meet at Rev1 (1275 Kinnear Rd., Columbus)  following this rough schedule:

6:30-7:00 – Food, drink, and general socializing.
7:00-7:10 – Opening remarks, organizational stuff.
7:10-7:50 – Talk, audience q & a.
7:50-8:30 – More social time, possible exhortations to take home food and/or drink.

Things are pretty informal, so that schedule may vary. Please try and show up by 6:30 so you have some time to make sure the A/V is working for you.

Rev1 has good A/V capabilities including a Macintosh at the podium, multiple types of display connectors for your own laptop, and available wifi.

Many talks will be live streamed to Facebook, if this is a problem for you please let us know in advance.

Attendance generally ranges from 30 to 80 people. The audience is a mix of analysts (digital, data, etc.), marketers, students, and others. The exact makeup will depend a lot on the description of your talk, so the more details you can provide for that the better the match for attendees will be!

Talks should:

  1. Be 30-40 minutes in length.
  2. Not be a sales pitch! This is the only real rule. Mentioning products and tools (even if they are yours) are fine, but try and keep it non-commercial.
  3. Provide the audience with something relevant to them, maybe even something practical they could implement.
  4. Be accessible to an audience of mixed levels of technical expertise. If you have a more technical talk, some limited sample code can be good, but not all attendees will follow it.

If you’re unsure about the content of your talk — feel free to reach out beforehand to any of the organizers for feedback, we’ll be happy to help!