Speaker Resources — Cassandra Summit 2015



As a speaker, you should have received an email with registration information and the subject line “Speaker Registration – Cassandra Summit 2015”; if you did not receive this email, or have questions about the registration process, please email us at SummitSpeakers@DataStax.com and we will be happy to provide further information.


Promoting Your Attendance

Let others know about your attendance at Cassandra Summit 2015. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Write a blog post and include a sneak peek of your upcoming talk at the summit, or what sessions you are most looking forward to watching. Email info@PlanetCassandra.org and we’ll syndicate your posting with our blog.
  2. Shout out your upcoming session on social media, using #CassandraSummit and @PlanetCassandra or @DataStax
  3. List Cassandra Summit 2015 on your upcoming events calendar or company intranet; refer to the URL http://www.cassandrasummit-datastax.com
  4. Mass Email? If you have a large list of clients or contacts that you would like to promote your session to, we’re happy to do so.


Speaking Materials (Templates)

It’s recommended that speakers use the slide templates (Keynote & PowerPoint) below for their presentations.  It is okay your company requires you to use your own template (16:9); however, we request that you use the #CassandraSummit hashtag within the presentation at some point throughout.

• Keynote Presentation Template (16:9) — Download

• PowerPoint Presentation Template (16:9) — Download

• Fonts — Download


Speakers are required to bring the following materials with them to present:

• Laptop

• Laptop-Specific Display Dongles

• A backup USB drive with their presentation


Slide Review Due Date

Your presentations are due by Sunday September 13th, 2015.   Please upload your PDF, PowerPoint, or Keynote file to Google Drive, and share the file with PlanetCassandra@gmail.com for review; if you’re using a different presentation program, such as Prezi or ASCIIDOC, please upload and share a PDF of your presentation, in the format of 1 slide per page.


Schedule & Speakers

The schedule and speakers list for Cassandra Summit 2015 is live and will continuously be updated based on changes received by presenters. If you find any errors with your presentation title, abstract, speaker information, etc. please email SummitSpeakers@DataStax.com with your specific change request.  All changes for your presentation at Cassandra Summit 2015 must be submitted by Friday September 18th, 2015 at 9am PST.


Day of Event

Tech-Check Meeting Time/Location and Speakers Lounge

All speakers will be meeting on Wednesday September 23rd at 8:30 AM PST in the Bayshore East & West room, on the 2nd floor of the Santa Clara Convention Center.

At this time, we will be doing tech-checks and introducing you to the private “Speakers Lounge”, a private get-away for all speakers to utilize throughout the conference event.

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Venue Address

Santa Clara Convention Center — 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054

Please click here for directions and recommended airport information.

Hotel Accommodations

DataStax guarantees the lowest hotel rates at our official conference hotels. Based on availability, conference room rates are in effect until August 31, 2015 or until room blocks sell out. Please refer to your registration email, for the conference registration link where you will be able to reserve hotel accommodations.
Discounted rates based on hotel availability are guaranteed up to August 31, 2015. After that date, all rooms and rates will be based on availability. Any hotel changes and cancellations can be made through e-mail, or calling the hotel directly. For assistance with hotel reservations or if you have questions regarding Cassandra Summit 2015 registration and housing, you can contact us Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM (PT) at: cassandrasummit@meetingsthatwork.com