Lead a Session 2017

Lead a Session at ProductCamp!

Session voting closed on May 3

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.

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Why Lead a Session at ProductCamp?

Did you know that leading a session is fun and invigorating? It’s a great way to get the most out of ProductCamp. And it’s the best way to network and learn with your peers.

Session Tracks

The program will include sessions on:

  • 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 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.

Have an idea for a session? Submit a proposal now.

Target Audience

  • 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

  • Functions – 50% from product management, 13% marketing and product marketing, 6% students, 4% engineering.
  • Level – 17% CEO/VP, 14% director, 32% manager.
  • Experience – 27% less than 5 yrs experience, 32% 5 to 15, 29% more than 15.
  • Industry – 46% software/SaaS, 8% healthcare, 7% financial services, 4% publishing, 3% education/gov/nonprofit, 3% packaged goods.
  • Company size – Wide mix of large and small companies – 30% 100 or fewer employees, 24% 101 to 1000 employees, 22% more than 1000.

Session Length

Sessions run between 30 and 35 minutes including questions.

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.

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.

Feeling Shy?  Team with a friend! 

And if you are feeling shy, consider teaming up with a friend or forming a mini panel for your session.

Your session makes ProductCamp great!

Last year we had 560 attendees and over 70 proposed sessions. 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.

Don’t wait

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.vNow is the time to begin thinking about your session. Propose a session now!

Submit a Session Proposal 

Voting for Sessions

  • Your votes determine which sessions get selected.  You must register in order to vote.  Voting will take place from May 10 to 17 – more details to follow.