Information for Exhibitors
We're delighted that you're interested in communicating
with Warpstock 98 guests as either a speaker or exhibitor. You join the scores of other
individuals responsible for ensuring that Warpstock's content is of high quality.
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The Warpstock staff is looking for individuals who can
present quality information in an engrossing way about OS/2 Warp and related topics. We
hope you'll sign up as a speaker and share your knowledge with others. To sign up to
speak, please fill out the form below.
The Warpstock staff looks forward to hearing from you! You should hear
back within ten days.
We expect speakers will register as regular guests. However, speakers also
enjoy several special privileges:
- Admission to Welcoming Reception. All speakers are invited to attend Friday evening's
Welcoming Reception to meet and greet fellow Warpstock speakers, exhibitors, and Platinum
- Speaker preparation area. At Warpstock 98 speakers will be able to take advantage of a
reserved lounge area for speakers and exhibitors, with dedicated volunteers on hand to
help try to resolve last minute problems.
- Shipping and receiving services. Speakers may ship presentation materials and equipment
to the Warpstock 98 office, to be held for the presentation. In addition, postpaid boxes
which need to be return shipped will be handled by Warpstock volunteers. Please contact the Warpstock staff if you need information
on shipping and receiving services.
- Presentation host. Your presentation will be hosted by a Warpstock volunteer who will be
on hand throughout your presention.
All Warpstock seminars are scheduled to last 1 hour and 20 minutes each.
We recommend that you rehearse your presentation so that it lasts just over 1 hour, to
allow a significant amount of time for questions and answers. Please be sure to repeat all
questions asked, or at least summarize them, so that everyone hears the question. Larger
seminar rooms will include a microphone for you to use. Even if you believe that everyone
can hear you, we still recommend that you use the microphone at all times.
In 1997 we experienced a significant number of problems with equipment and
connections during seminars. We encourage presenters to bring their own notebook computer
and to test the computer with the projection device well before the seminar begins. We
also recommend that you arrive with your computer set to 640x480 at 60 Hz refresh (with
256 colors). Every computer projection device supports this standard VGA format, and you
won't have to worry about computer projection problems in the middle of your presentation.
We strongly discourage reliance on external Internet connections, which may not even be
available in some seminar rooms. We recommend using presentation tools such as Lotus
Freelance Graphics, PMView (for screen capture), and Netscape (in kiosk mode, loading
pages from a local hard disk) to demonstrate concepts. However, regardless of your
equipment and connection needs, please include a full description (even including an
overhead projector, if that's what you plan to use) in your presentation information.
Please contact the Warpstock staff if you have any questions or concerns about your
It's easy to sign up as an exhibitor. Just complete the online secure Warpstock
registration form, and you're all set. (Please fill out one form for each table you
wish to reserve.) You should be contacted within 30 days. If not, or if you cannot use the
secure online form, please contact
the Warpstock staff for more information.
Vendors may want to note a few additional items. Warpstock will have all
the necessities and amenities to show off your OS/2-friendly products in the best possible
light. The exhibitor space will be 10 feet x 7 feet. It will have a 8 foot high back drop,
3 foot high draped sides and a identification placard. A six foot draped table, 2 chairs,
wastebasket, and 15 amp electrical service. Double sized spaces are available. Internet
access is available by prior request; for Internet access for your exhibit contact our
Network Coordinator, Jason Kowalczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For further information or special needs, please contact the Warpstock
Facilities Chair, John G. Herbert (email@example.com)
or use our web page https://secure.falcon-net.net/BMT/warpstock.html
and make your reservation to exhibit at Warpstock 98. Premium space is filling up
quickly, so announce your attendance as soon as possible!
Special Shareware Developer Demonstrations
Can't afford a booth? You're a one-man-shop and you sell shareware and only via the
Internet or BMT and Indelible Blue? Watch for our special developer demonstration
announcement. We will give pre-registered developers an announced 1 hour slot to
demonstrate their product to up to 82 people for a very small fee.
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