Call For Proposals


Cascadia IT Conference 2012

Call for Proposals

The organizers of the Cascadia IT Conference 2012 invite you to submit proposals for presentations, tutorials, talks, poster sessions, and panel discussions on any aspect of IT and System Administration. CasITconf’12 ( is a gathering of 100 – 150 professionals from the diverse IT system administration (computer, network, SAN, database) community in the U.S. Pacific NorthWest/Canadian Pacific SouthWest to learn, share ideas, and network.

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions, priority (both for inclusion and scheduling) will be given to proposals submitted before the 31st of December 2011.

  • 2012-01-15 – Deadline for submissions

  • 2012-02-05 – Final program confirmation

  • 2012-03-23 – Start of conference

Please send your submissions and questions to:

Possible topics are:

  • System Administration – UNIX, Linux, *BSD, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
  • Backups
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Buying Decisions
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Enterprise Monitoring
  • Identity Management
  • Windows Powershell
  • Web and Email Mgmt
  • Spam and Virus Filtering
  • Network Filtering
  • Wikis & Documentation
  • Clustering/High Availability
  • Log Management
  • VOIP
  • Ticketing Systems
  • Automated Installation
  • Configuration Management
  • IPv6
  • DevOps
  • Packet Analysis
  • Storage Manangement
  • Scripting
  • SQL and SQL Database Management


Proposal Details:

Tutorials: 1/2 or Full day with a stipend. Proposal needs to include detailed course outline, a 1 paragraph tutorial description for the program listing, and presenter’s biography.

Lightning talks: 5 minutes including Q&A. These will be arranged on site. Please come ready to share your ideas on system administration

Presentations: 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. Proposal needs to include a short draft paper and/or slides in PDF form and a short author biography

Talks: 75 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. Proposal needs to include a presentation summary (3-6 paragraphs or an outline), a 1 paragraph presentation description for the program listing, and the presenter’s biography

Panels: 3-7 panelists, 90 minutes with Q&A included in their format. Proposal needs to include a 1 – 3 paragraph panel description, faciltator biography, name affiliation of the panelists

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend CasITConf’12, you must be registered for the conference. Presenting at the CasITConf’12 does not entitle you to discounted or free registration for the conference.

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