We are just starting to plan ProductCamp Boston. Here’s a PRELIMINARY overview of the session proposal process SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR 2019 – check back in late winter for more info.
Unlike other events, at ProductCamp Boston, attendees propose and vote on sessions in advance of the event.
We are still working on date and location for the spring 2019 ProductCamp Boston.
Important Dates (subject to change)
- Last day to propose a session: About 5 weeks before ProductCamp
- Session voting: Runs about 4 to 2 in advance of ProductCamp and is only open to registered attendees
- Accepted sessions announced: about 2 weeks before ProductCamp
Lead a Breakout Session at ProductCamp!
Now is the time to think about leading a session at ProductCamp! Once again, we will be asking speakers to submit sessions in advance to allow for voting and so we can let you know if your session has been selected in advance.
On this page:
- Why lead a session at ProductCamp Boston?
- What is a session anyways?
- Session tracks and audience
- Session length
- Submit a session proposal
- Vote for sessions
Why Lead a Session at ProductCamp?
What is a Session Anyways?
Leading a Session Is Easier Than You May Think. You don’t have to be an expert to lead a session.
Share an observation or something new that you’ve learned. Lead a panel. Share your insights. Share the questions that you’d like to get answered. Share your expertise. Share your ideas. We encourage both practitioners (product managers, directors, VPs etc) and consultants to lead sessions.
As you can see, ProductCamp is all about sharing with the community, so please don’t be shy! We encourage everyone to propose a session.
We are still finalizing the schedule but expect that sessions will run between 45 minutes including Q&A. Breakout sessions run in the morning and afternoon. Final details will be posted in early spring.
Session Tracks & Audience
The program will include sessions on (specific tracks to be determined):
- Product Discovery: Opportunity Analysis, Market Research, Market Segmentation, Competitive Analysis, Industry Analysis, Business Case, Market Problems, etc.
- Product Development & Design: Agile Processes, Market Testing, Beta/Pilot Testing, Testing/QA, Offshore/Nearshore Development, Requirements Definitions, User Experience (UX), etc.
- Go-to-Market & Product Marketing: Product Launch, Market Strategy, Marketing Plan, Pricing, Positioning, Messaging, Channel Strategy, Sales Enablement, Marketing Execution, Sales Pipeline, Marketing Metrics, Product Marketing, etc.
- Product Strategy and Lifecycle Management: Business Planning, Roadmaps, Portfolio Planning, Partnerships, Technology Assessment, Brand Management, End-of-Life, Customer Retention, Repositioning, etc.
- Product Management 101 – The basics about product management and product marketing.
- Build your Career: Team Management, Interviews, Role Definitions, Stakeholder Engagement, Small vs. Big Company, Product Management/Marketing Tools, etc.
- Fundamentals: Sessions targeted to participants with little or no experience in the topic who are seeking to discuss core knowledge and skills.
- Advanced: Sessions targeted to participants with previous experience in the topic who are seeking to increase their depth of knowledge in that topic.
- Entrepreneurs: Sessions targeted to startup entrepreneurs and small business owners that are looking to create new products, but need a solid understanding of product management/product marketing principles, but do not have a dedicated product management/product marketing role.
Attendee Profile 2017
- Functions – 59% from product management, 12% marketing and product marketing, 5% engineering.
- Level – 15% CEO/VP, 13% director, 59% manager.
- Experience – 28% less than 5 yrs experience, 39% 5 to 15, 27% more than 15.
- Industry – 49% software/SaaS, 10% healthcare, 6% financial services, 5% retail, 3% education/gov/nonprofit, 3% pharma/biotech.
- Company size – Wide mix of large and small companies – 31% 100 or fewer employees, 23% 101 to 1000 employees, 30% more than 1000.
Your session makes ProductCamp great!
Last year we had 500 attendees. We expect this year’s attendance to be even larger, so let’s make this the best ProductCamp ever in Boston by proposing even more interesting sessions! The success of ProductCamp depends on you — the community.
Each year after ProductCamp ends, folks tell us they wish they’d proposed a session. Don’t miss your opportunity to share your ideas and learn from colleagues.Now is the time to begin thinking about your session.
Submit a Session Proposal
- Submit your proposal (check back in late winter)
Voting for Sessions
- Your votes determine which sessions get selected. You must register in order to vote. Voting will take place from [dates to be announced] – more details to follow.