Call for Speakers: AVIxD Virtual Brown Bag Series 2015

Call for Speakers

AVIxD Virtual Brown Bag Series 2015

AVIxD is looking for a few good speakers! In 2015 we will be putting on the “nosebag” and restarting our Brown Bag Series. We want to bring the AVIxD community free informal sessions with interesting and informative speakers on a wide variety of topics, such as VUI design, technical topics, and interaction design, to name a few. We will be gathering via conference call and online meeting, so the sessions will be widely available. This is a “reboot” of the series, so we’re looking for lots of AVIxD community participation to make this series fun, interesting, and insightful!

Our goal is to kick things off in January and have six sessions: one every other month. We are looking for speakers in the following (intentionally vague and broad) areas:

(1) VUI Design: Introductory Level

(2) VUI Design: Advanced Level

(3) VUI / Speech Technical Topic

(4) VUI Methodologies and/or Tools

(5) Multimodal and/or Omnichannel

(6) GUI or UCD topic

The point of this topic list is to ensure we have an interesting and well-rounded variety of speakers, so if you have something you’re absolutely dying to talk about, but it doesn’t quite seem to fit, send it along anyway. If you have a suggestion for a good speaker other than yourself, feel free to send that as well. We are also open to having a panel discussion, if someone would like to organize that.

The format of the Brown Bags will typically be 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minute discussion / Q&A. We will provide a conference call dial-in number and web link. We expect the time will probably at noon EST, although other time zones can be considered if that is impractical for our speaker.

To be considered as a speaker, please send us:

  • A title of your proposed talk
  • A few bullet points about your topic – bonus points if you have slides already J
  • A short professional bio
  • Your preferred time zone

Please send your submissions to: The deadline for the first half of the year is December 1; for the second half of the year, May 1, 2015. Thanks and see you in the lunchroom!