Siemens PLM Connection - Americas
June 4 - 7, 2018 -- Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Welcome to the Speaker Agreement for the 2018 Siemens PLM Connection - Americas. Congratulations on being selected for this year's event - we look forward to hearing you speak this June in Phoenix!

Please read and check each line of the Speaker Agreement to indicate your understanding of the following items. A final signature and date will be required of all speakers. Thank you for your cooperation.

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* 1. Speaker First Name

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* 2. Speaker Last Name

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* 3. Phone Number, Area Code First (country code also if number is from outside the USA)
Please provide a number that you will have access to while on-site at the event in case we need to be in touch.

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* 4. Connection and Session Title(s): 
(insert all that you will be presenting - both the connection and session title)

By presenting at Siemens PLM Connection - Americas, you are agreeing to the following items:

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* 5. Abide by all deadline dates outlined in the Key Deadlines, Deliverables and Activities listed below.

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* 6. Present in an engaging manner. PLM World requires educational sessions to engage attendees in an interactive and adult learning environment. Interaction between presenters and audience sharing of ideas/solutions/experiences, peer-to-peer discussions/learning, etc. makes the session's content personal, meaningful and immediately valuable to our participants.

Speakers are encouraged to share their ideas with PLM World staff for participant engagement before, during and after the session.

Options include:
  • Small group work during the session
  • Q&A segment during session
  • Polling during session
  • Crowdsourcing session content through LinkedIn prior to session
  • Providing supplemental resources to session attendees

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* 7. Submit learning objectives and agree that your presentation will address the seobjectives as listed in your outline. Submission instructions are outlined in the Key Deadlines, Deliverables and Activities listed below.

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* 8. Obtain any needed legal clearance and/or third party permissions. Material contained in the presentation will not violate nor infringe upon the proprietary or statutory rights of any person or entity, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent or intellectual property rights. Speaker agrees that the presentation material does not constitute an invasion of anyone's right to privacy; and will not libel, slander or defame anyone in making the presentation.

Speaker agrees that all third party permissions have been granted as needed for materials used. This includes permission from your company if you are presenting case studies or other company specific examples.

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* 9. Not present a sales pitch - unless specifically contracted to do so. The presentation and materials will not include any form of promotion of Speaker, Speaker's organization, Speaker's products/services in any way and will exclude Speaker's marketing materials, order forms, product or service promotion, etc.

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* 10. Use the conference power point template if using power point.
  • PLM World requires the use of the Siemens PLM Connection presentation template.
    • At minimum, the template slides must be used for the title slide, the Learning Objective(s) slide, and the closing slide.
    • Please note that adult learning principles/best practices include the following recommendations for presenters using PowerPoint:
      • The use of images that evoke, inspire or compare to the educational points you are making will make for a much better presentation than large amounts of text.
      • Limit amount of text on slides - slides should complement the ideas that are being shared verbally by the presenter, not contain entire text of message being conveyed.
      • Reading slides is a death sentence for any session - slides should be used to support the message/discussion points, not to deliver it in its entirety.

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* 11. Allow recording and distribution of educational sessions and materials:

As part of PLM World's continuing education program, sessions may be recorded and made available to participants, members and other industry professionals in various formats (including, but not limited to, audio, video, live streaming, archived sessions, etc.).
  1. Speaker agrees to allow PLM World at its discretion, to record and broadcast session. PLM World will notify speaker prior to conference if session will be recorded.
  2. Speaker agrees to allow PLM World to rebroadcast session at its discretion.
  3. Speaker agrees to submit presentation materials, prior to the event, and allow PLM World to post them after the conference on the PLM World website behind the member password-protected area.

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* 12. Approve AV Equipment. Speaker must confirm any changes to standard equipment no later than May 7th. 

Standard equipment provided:
  • LCD Video Projector with connection for your laptop computer (laptop not provided)
  • 8'x8' screen
  • Wireless microphone
  • Speakers provided in each room for videos, etc.
  • WiFi available in each room (for speakers only - separate from conference attendee WiFi)

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* 13. Attend a session development call and/or other speaker training opportunities.

Session Development Calls - Advance preparation is vital for the success of all presentations. PLM World will coordinate conference call(s) between Speaker and PLM World Staff. The purpose of the call(s) is to provide information about PLM World, Siemens PLM Connection conference, the expected audience, and discuss goals and outcomes for this particular session. Calls will be scheduled in the February-April time frame.

Speaker Training Opportunities - Available on our Presenter website are various resources such as webinars, whitepapers, and more to help you prepare for your presentation at Siemens PLM Connection - Americas.

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If you accept this invitation to present, please thoroughly read and sign this Speaker Agreement. Be sure to print a copy for your records as well. 

Feb 28, 2018
        Complete signed Speaker Agreement

April 9, 2018:           Upload photo and completed biography to “My Profile” section on the PLM World Website
  1. Log-in to
  2. Under “My Options”, click “My Profile”
  3. Click the top of 3 buttons on the left (looks like a pencil and notepad) and scroll down to add bio. Be sure to click “OK” at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
  4. Under “Options” on the right side of the page, click on “My Picture” and upload a photo according to the image dimensions provided on the page.

April 9, 2018:           Speaker Registration Deadline

All speakers must be registered by this date to receive the agreed upon registration discount. Exceptions may not be made.

May 7, 2018:           Presentation Submission Deadline

All presentations must be uploaded to the PLM World website no later than this date for initial review. While we understand security concerns, it is necessary that we review each presentation before it is given to provide a best in class educational experience. For instructions on how to upload your presentation, please visit the Presenter Tip’s website.

If you have concerns with uploading your presentation via the secure online portal, please contact Lester Cornelius for more options.

May 7, 2018:           AV Equipment Change Request

This is the last opportunity to make any changes to your requested AV equipment (within reasonable request). Please contact Lester Cornelius directly to do so.

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* 15. Promotion of Your Session

Speakers are asked to help promote attendance at their sessions at Siemens PLM Connection -Americas through a variety of engagement activities before and during the conference, as well as outcomes after the conference.

You will benefit from taking advantage of a range of promotional activities to promote your session. Increase visibility and awareness of you as a credible expert in your subject area.

These activities may include:
  • articles or blog posts to appear on PLM World News Blog
  • cross-posting items on your own blog
  • Posts on your social media accounts, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

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* 16. Benefits Received by Speaker

1. Registration Benefit
  • Primary customer presenter of 45- or 90-minute session receives a complimentary registration.
  • Primary customer presenter of 20-minute Knowledge Theater session receives a 50% discount on registration. Customer primary presenters who present (2) 20-minute Knowledge Theater sessions receive a complimentary registration.
2. Access to the Speaker Ready Room and Volunteer Lounge. Practice your session, get a free coffee or just unwind.

3. Speaker evaluation results will be sent to speaker 30 days after the conclusion of the conference.

4. Ability to use the Siemens PLM Connection - Americas speaker email signature

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* 17. Cancellation and/or Changes

Cancellation by PLM World: PLM World reserves the right to cancel any session, change the day/date/time, title, duration or location of any session at any time.

Cancellation by Speaker: Speaker agrees to provide twenty-one (21) days written notice of cancellation prior to their first scheduled session and assist PLM World in securing an alternate speaker. If the Speaker cancels their scheduled speaking session, their discounted registration to the event is no longer valid.

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* 18. Mutual Hold Harmless Clause

Each party shall defend any third party claim against the other party arising from the death of or physical injury to any person or damage to the indemnified party's property or other breach of this contract to the extent proximately caused by the negligence of the indemnifying party or its agents or employees, and indemnify and hold harmless the other party and its respective officers, directors, employees and volunteers from and against damages, liabilities and reasonable costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees incurred in connection therewith.


By typing your name below and clicking "DONE", you are accepting this agreement digitally. You acknowledge you have read and agree to the terms and conditions associated within the above speaker agreement and PLM World. 

We look forward to your presentation(s) in Phoenix in June!

Lester Cornelius Mark Halbish
Event Content Strategist    Technical Director & Agenda Committee Chair, PLM World
PLM World Global PLM Director, TI Automotive

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* 19. Speaker Signature

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* 20. Signed On

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