QAD Explore 2020

Call For Speakers

Lead the Conversation

As part of QAD’s growing global community of leading manufacturers we want to invite you to share your story at QAD Explore 2020. We’d love to learn more about experiences you’ve had with QAD solutions as well as how you’ve used technology to address your burning business issues as they relate to APICS body of knowledge. If you’d like to present your story at Explore, we want to hear from you! To sweeten the deal, primary speakers in sessions will receive complimentary admission to the conference!

We welcome joint presentations with multiple speakers, such as a QAD Services or R&D team members, or individual customer presenters.

Please review submission requirements and topic ideas below, then click “Lead the Conversation” to complete the submission form.

Submission Requirements

Presentations should be original contributions to the QAD experience and body of knowledge and present results, benefits and conclusions. Submissions should include some or all of the following:
  • The business value of the work, method or approach used
  • Outcomes, benefits or KPI improvements
  • Lessons learned (positive as well as negative)
  • Tips and tricks
  • Abstracts should be no more than 150 words
All breakout sessions at Explore 2020 will be one hour in duration and presentations should consist of no more than 30 slides. QAD reserves the right to edit presentations for length.

QAD will not consider previously presented presentations, whether used at Explore or any other venue. QAD will notify all parties of the status of their submission no later than January 17, 2020.

QAD partners should encourage their customers to present, but customers must apply directly. Partners who are interested in participating in Explore must contact Tracy Doyle at [email protected] for sponsorship details.

Topic Ideas

Topics of interest for the conference include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • QAD Cloud ERP upgrades and conversions
  • New implementations
  • Using or implementing new modules or capabilities in QAD Enterprise Applications
  • Integration to partner or third party apps using QAD Boomi AtomSphere
  • QAD QMS implementations
  • QAD DSCP implementations
  • Channel Islands experience
  • Early adopter experiences
  • Managing compliance and risk
  • IoT implementations
  • Global operations
  • Cultural, social, economic, business, managerial and environmental aspects of ERP implementation or usage
  • BYOD and mobility experiences
  • MES integrations
  • Analytics
  • Case studies
  • Industry best practices
Speaking isn’t for everyone, so if you have a session topic you would like to learn more about but you do not wish to present it, please submit it and we’ll try to find a speaker.

Important Dates: 
  • Abstract submission deadline is December 13, 2019
  • Notifications to authors: January 17, 2020
  • Final presentations due: March 31, 2020

Explore 2020 Venue

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
May 11-14, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

Registration for QAD Explore is now open! Please visit to register. To stay up-to-date with announcements and deadlines, please subscribe to the QAD blog.

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