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Speaker Center

Welcome to the Cloud Connect Chicago Speaker Center!

This center is designed to help speakers and instructors plan their engagements at Cloud Connect. The conference will take place October 21 – 23, 2013 at:

McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

As a speaker at Cloud Connect, you will receive complimentary registration to the conference program. You can retrieve your Speaker Badge at Speaker Services located in room W195. Download a printable version of the venue floor plan.

Speaker Tasks


Important Dates and Deadlines

August 16 Speaker Bio & Photo Due
October 1 Hotel Reservation Cutoff
October 4 Presentation Slides Due
October 4 Additional Audio Visual Requests Due

Your Conference Team Back to Top

Erika Ferrigno
Erika Ferrigno
Conference Operations Manager
Office: 609-759-4729
Cell: 908-405-4661
Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson
Conference Content Specialist
Office: 415-947-6151

Build the Hype Around Your Speaking Engagement Back to Top

We are excited to have you as a speaker at Cloud Connect. So, why not spread the word and get your peers and colleagues a little jealous while you’re at it! As a speaker at Cloud Connect you can share a special Discount Code: DISPEAKER. Share this code across your networks to extend a $200 discount on Conference Passes or a Free Expo Pass.



If you're not already, become a fan of the Cloud Connect Facebook Page. Post information on your speaking engagement at Cloud Connect.



Join the Cloud Connect Group and start a discussion around your session, invite your friends to join the discussion and network with our community.



Follow us on Twitter. Use #ccevent-related tweets and we'll retweet as appropriate. With over 12,500 followers our community is eager to hear from you.

Add a Badge

Add a Badge

Add the following badges to your email signature, website or blog to create some buzz around your speaking engagement and Cloud Connect.

Speaker Badge 1 (square)
Speaker Badge 2 (horizontal)


Public Relations Tools for Speakers: Press Release Guidelines Back to Top

Cloud Connect offers an amazing audience to target for an announcement about your participation. No other cloud computing event brings the same impressive and accessible blend of media, exhibitors and attendees together. We encourage you to write and distribute news about speaking at Cloud Connect and have put together the following press release guidelines.

  • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: Cloud Connect, happening October 21 – 23, 2013 at McCormick Place.
  • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release:
    About Cloud Connect
    Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry and the only venue where attendees learn how to leverage the cloud ecosystem to develop new services, revenue streams and business models. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect offers three days of in-depth boot camps, panel discussions and access to a host of industry experts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive transformation.  For more information visit:
  • If you would like to include a quote from Cloud Connect GM, Steve Wylie, send your release and suggested quote for review and approval to Joylyn Tanner at . Please allow 24 – 48 hours turnaround time.

For further information on promoting your participation at Cloud Connect, please contact Joylyn Tanner, Senior PR Manager at .


Speaker Benefits Back to Top

  1. Publicity
    As a Speaker, your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the Cloud Connect 2013 website.

  2. **Complimentary Registration for the Entire Event
    We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend the entire event, including all conference sessions, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as all meals and social functions. You will be exempt from any conference registration fee.

  3. **Three Complimentary Single Session Passes
    You will receive (3) complimentary session passes to be used in the session in which you are speaking. These passes can be given to three guests of your choice. These passes can be requested in Speaker Services when you arrive on-site at the event. Please note each guest will need to register for a complimentary expo pass to use in conjunction with the session pass. These passes are not valid for Cloud Connect Boot Camps and Summits.

  4. Access to Speaker Services
    Speaker Services is a place for you to relax, prepare for your session or have small meetings. You will have access to Speaker Services during the conference located in room W195. Speaker Services will be open:

    Monday, October 21: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Tuesday, October 22: 8:00am – 4:30pm
    Wednesday, October 23: 8:00am – 4:30pm
  5. Registration Discounts for Friends and Family
    Give your friends and family a special Discount Code: DISPEAKER. Share this code across your networks to extend a $200 discount on Conference Passes or a Free Expo Pass. All passes include access to the Exhibition, Keynotes, and a full calendar of free sessions. They will love you for it, if they don’t already do.

*Benefits are non-transferable.

** Complimentary Registration and Single Session Passes are only valid for the Cloud Connect 2013 Conference, Tuesday October 21 through Wednesday, October 22. They are not valid for pre-conference Boot Camp and Summit days.

*** 25% off discount applies to All Access and Conference passes or for a free Expo pass. Discount calculated based on the on-site price and not combinable with other offers. Offer good on new registrations only. Prices after discount applied:
All Access: 1,999
Conference: $1,599