The EUC Forum events are organised by the community, for the community. Speaking sessions are openly contributed by community members to share individual experiences and knowledge. Many of the community members will work for vendors, some of whom will have sponsored the events and others will not. Anyone with an interesting EUC-related tale must have the opportunity to take the stage. Below we set out some guidelines to allow community sessions to be agnostic, relevant and fair to the other sponsors and vendors.
- Community sessions can be anything related to the subject of EUC, this could be technical, business or welfare related.
- Typically, they are 45 minutes long but can be less if required.
- We encourage sessions from end-users/customers presenting a case study on how they use EUC in their business. This can focus on one particular vendor; however, it should be about the challenges, pitfalls, successes and lessons learnt rather than a detailed description of the vendors’ products used.
- For community sessions presented by employees of the EUC vendors, they should be as agnostic as possible, explaining some of the challenges in the area they specialise in. The presentation should not have any references to the vendor apart from the presenter’s introduction. They should not wear vendor-branded clothing and should avoid discussing their solutions within the presentation.
- Having more than one presenter is also encouraged, as feeding off each other’s thoughts gives a chance to ask each other questions and get audience participation.
- A vertically aligned presentation (for example, EUC challenges in healthcare) would be excellent, especially if more than one organisation can get a more rounded presentation for that particular vertical. The EUC Forum team can then assist in advertising the session to more in that particular area.
- The EUC Forum leadership team can help with the presentations, give guidance on the format, content etc. and also help on the day with presenting, as we appreciate that public speaking is not something every person is used to.