QAD looking for speakers & Topics – Have Your Voice Heard!

Posted on: November 9, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | QAD Practice News

While QAD Explore doesn’t come around until May, it’s not too soon to be thinking of the benefits that your attendance could bring to your business. Every year, QAD’s biggest event of the year brings together industry leaders, partners and users to have the opportunity to network, attend workshops, network and learn valuable skills throughout a 4-day conference. However, this year, instead of letting Explore be a surprise, QAD wants your help to make it the most engaging ever.

This year’s conference will be held in Detroit Michigan from May 8-11.

Submit Speaker Topics for Explore 2017

QAD prides themselves in focusing their keynote presentations, workshops and speakers directly on what their users want to hear and this year is no exception. QAD Explore 2017 is all about the user, in fact this time they are opening up the conversation around potential keynote topics and want to hear from you, the QAD users! QAD is looking for presentations covering cloud conversions, add on modules (cloud based) or other early adopter experiences. Feel free to submit joint presentations with a team or individual speakers – one of the most valuable aspects of QAD Explore is the ability to hear from other professionals in the industry just like you. Have a topic that you want to be touched on, but don’t want to present? Feel free to submit your idea and QAD will work to find a speaker to present on your topic. As an incentive to start submitting ideas and presentations, QAD is offering primary speakers in these one-hour breakout sessions free admission to the conference.


Each topics must be original contributions to the QAD experience and include no more than 30 slides and last no more than an hour. They also must include some or more of the following information

  • Business value of the work, method or approach

  • Outcomes, benefits, or improvements

  • Lessons learned (positive or negative)

  • Tips and tricks

QAD is looking for high quality customer and industry contributions that are both innovative as well as practical. Submissions will be evaluated on individuality as well as overall quality of the content. Submissions are due by November 15, and authors will be notified by January 31 at the latest. For more information, visit the QAD site here.

For more information on QAD and how it could benefit your business, contact Logan Consulting your Chicago based QAD Partner and schedule a consultation

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