Call for Instructors: Realtime NY Workshops

We’re excited to announce that we are adding Workshops into the Realtime NY program, and we are looking for experienced, dynamic Realtimer’s to suggest and lead two of the four Workshops at Realtime NY 11

Realtime Conference Workshops are designed to give attendees a chance to explore specific realtime applications, tools and platforms in more detail.   Each workshop will be 40 minutes long, and will feature practical, how-to tips and techniques.  We are planning a total of four workshops, which will be held in a breakout room concurrent to the main session, and which will be open to anyone with a Realtime NY pass.  (We may have a simple ticketing system onsite to prevent over-crowding.)

Want to lead a Workshop at Realtime NY?  Here are the details:

  • Topics should be related to the practical application of realtime, social or mobile tools in a business context.
  • The material should be presented in an interactive, how-to format. Think education, as opposed to presentation. If you can incorporate examples, worksheets and demos, even better.
  • All workshop instructors should be prepared to provide hand-outs or other session material that can be given to workshop participants onsite, and then posted online after the event.

To apply, please submit:

  • your name and contact information
  • a suggested topic for your workshop (“How to ….”)
  • a brief two-sentence description of why the topic is important, focused on the bottom-line benefits of your topic
  • 2 sentences or 2-3 bullet points outlining what specifically attendees can expect to learn from your workshop

For examples, check out our the Workshops from TWTRCON SF 10 here.

Send your proposal to Tonia Ries at by Monday, May 16.  We will review proposals as they are received.  As a workshop instructor, you will be asked to prepare a 40-minute session, engage workshop participants in the discussion, and provide a handout summarizing your presentation and resources.  Note:  instructors will have free admission to the conference, but will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

We are really excited to be able to add these Workshops into the program, since they were very successful in San Francisco last November.  Angela Dunn, aka @blogbrevity, who helped us develop the format and structure for the Realtime Workshops last year, will again be leading one of them–details to come.

Update:  see the two workshops that have already confirmed for Realtime NY 11.

So what’s your big idea?   We look forward to hearing from you!