The Eclipse Foundation has put together a really novel approach to going through presentation submissions for next year's EclipseCon. Rather than simply submitting an abstract, you get the chance to audition a short version of your talk and impress the judges.
The auditions will be held using the Ignite format. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to present 20 slides, and the slides change automatically every 15 seconds. The audition sessions will occur on November 18 and be broadcast via a webinar. Your presentation should be a condensed version of your proposed content rather than background on the target audience or session goals. To apply for an audition you need to:
1. Submit an EclipseCon proposal
2. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the link to your proposal
But hurry up. The deadline to apply for an audition is November 15, 2010 and your slides must be submitted by November 17, 2010. The winner of the EclipseCon Audition Sessions will receive a speaker slot at EclipseCon. The program committee will select 5 speakers from the proposals submitted before November 17. The final deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2010.