If you have been to Business of Software before, you will know, Lightning Talks are an important part of the program. They follow a simple format – every speaker gets 15 slides and 30 seconds per slide to talk about a subject of their choice. The slides advance automatically. They also give some amazing people a platform to talk about a subject they really care about.
Health Warning: If you would like to do a Lightning Talk at Business of Software in 2012, you are probably clinically insane. However, sane or otherwise, if you want to do a Lightning Talk, here is what to do before Midnight PST, Sunday July 29th:
IMPORTANT – DO NOT submit a Lightning Talk on behalf of anyone else especially if you are a Speaker Agent or PR agency working for a really important CEO. We only want submissions from people that care enough to do their own sutff. This is NOT a chance to shill your company, or a company/person you work for, this is a chance to stand up in front of a bunch of people and share an idea you love. The same principle applies to the main speaking slots at Business of Software.
Rewards Doing a Lightning talk at Business of Software is not easy but there are some advantages beyond the respect, adulation and recognition of your peers at the conference and watching on the Live Stream.
Remember though, this is the worst way to get a free pass to Business of Software.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are the previous winners:
Even if you don’t submit an idea, why not think about what you would talk about in 7.5 minutes? Strange as this might sound, lots of our attendees do, even if they have no interest in standing on stage. Thinking about the essence of what you are passionate about can be a very good way of helping you work out what is important to you.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES.
This year will be the 7th Business of Software, a three day conference for founders who want to build sustainable, profitable software businesses. BoS has always been a special conference for our delegates and we want to keep it special.
Attendance is restricted to just 400 attendees in 2013 and we have 200 places taken and the next 100 tickets (as of April 20th) will be sold at the second Early Bird Rate.
If you want to see all of the action from Business of Software 2012, the videos of the talks are available in one place now: