Speaker Center

The speaker center will help ARM TechCon speakers plan and prepare for the show.

Location & Dates
Conference: Tuesday, October 29 – Thursday, October 31, 2013
Expo: Wednesday, October 30 – Thursday, October 31, 2013

The event will be located at the Santa Clara Convention Center:
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Special Hotel Rates
Visit the Venue & Travel page to book online and lock in the lowest rates!

As a speaker, you are pre-registered for the conference. Please proceed to Speaker Registration once onsite.

Registration Hours

Tuesday, October 29: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 31: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Important Deadlines
Friday, August 9: Signed Speaker Agreement Due
Friday, September 20: Presentation Slides Due
Friday, September 20: Technical White Papers Due

Speaker Benefits
Free Registration!
As a speaker, you will receive complimentary admission to ARM TechCon. There is no need to register for specific classes. You will receive an all access badge which allows you access to all classes and special events, including the keynotes and show floor receptions!

Extensive Exposure!
Your name, bio, and course description are featured on our website and listed in our onsite printed guide. We will also be conducting an aggressive PR campaign designed to increase interest in the conference and your presentation.

Access to the Speaker Ready Room!
Our Speaker Ready Room will be available for your use during the week of the conference. You will have space to prepare for your sessions, relax and network.

Your Role as a Speaker
As a speaker at ARM TechCon, it is your responsibility to submit an electronic version of both your presentation slides and a technical white paper (1,500 words) that will be posted to the Proceedings website for registered attendees to download prior to the conference.

Please do not send hardcopies of these materials. These should be submitted electronically via the directions below.

Note: PowerPoint slides are not a substitute for the technical white paper.

Audio Visual
Each of the conference session rooms will include the following:

  • 1 wired lavaliere microphone
  • 1 podium microphone
  • 1 LCD projector with connection
  • Screen

Note: Speakers will be responsible for providing their own laptop.

Electronic evaluations will be sent to all conference attendees for each session. Post-show, our Conference Team will tabulate the results and provide each instructor with individualized feedback on their performance.

Guidelines for Presentation Slides and Technical White Papers
Format: PDF and PPT
Submit your presentation slides in both PDF and native file formats and your technical white papers in PDF format. We will not distribute or post the PowerPoint (or other native files). Place the class title, the class code and your name prominently at the beginning of each document.

When you submit a PDF, please prepare presentation file with two slides per page (handout view).

Please use the ARM TechCon 2013 PowerPoint template included in the Speaker Kit or download it here.

Please use standard fonts in your presentations (ie: Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman and Courier). Doing so will minimize the chances of conference attendees having difficulty viewing your notes.

Ideal material includes general session overviews, copies of slides and/or files, notes, diagrams and problem solving exercises. The content of your notes will depend on the format of your actual presentation.

Insert the graphics in your document. Do not “link” the graphics to your document. All graphics, pictures, charts, figures, etc., should be inserted (embedded) into your electronic file.

File Naming
Please use the following format for labeling your files:

For example, the slides for Class Code ATC-906 with Speaker Albert Einstein should be named as follows:

Directions to Submit Presentation Slides and Technical White Papers

1) Upload to our FTP site (preferred process):

Please Note: If you do not have an FTP program such as Filezilla you will need to use Internet Explorer 6 (Internet Explorer 7 or later will not work and you will need to use Windows Explorer). If you open My Computer, you can just type the address into that address bar.

  1. Enter: ftp://electroguest@ftpwest.ubm-us.com
  2. Username: electroguest
  3. Password: elect@19
  4. Select: “electronics” folder
  5. Select: “incoming” folder
  6. Select: “ARM TechCon” folder
  7. You can then drag your presentation to this screen
  8. Please notify Jon Osing by email once you have uploaded your presentation jon.osing@ubm.com

2) Email:

If your files are under 8MB, you may submit via email to Jon Osing.

*If you are using an FTP program like WSFTP, or are on a Mac and using Fetch or some other software:

  • Server: ftpwest.cmp.com
  • Same username and password as above
  • Same directions as above

Please contact Jon Osing at jon.osing@ubm.com or (630) 515-2073 or Erin LeMoine at erin.lemoine@ubm.com or (415) 947-6686 with any questions or concerns.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the following:

Logistics and Operations (AV, etc.) Content and Program Related Issues
Jon Osing
Operations Manager
Erin LeMoine
Conference Manager
UBM Tech UBM Tech
1200 Jorie Blvd., Suite 215Oak Brook, IL 60523 303 2nd Street, Suite 900
South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107
PH: (630) 481-1410 PH: (415) 947-6686
jon.osing@ubm.com erin.lemoine@ubm.com