QAD Explore topic ideas

QAD’s global community of leading manufacturers will be coming together for Explore, our biggest event of the year. At Explore, you will learn how QAD, our customers and our partners are working together to help every QAD customer become a more Effective Enterprise.

Share Your Story With Us

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. 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!

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.

How To Submit Your Explore Topic Idea

Please submit a session title and abstract of no more than 150 words by Nov. 30, 2017. Click here to submit your topic and abstract or idea. We will then contact selected presenters no later than Jan. 15, 2018.

We understand that some presenters may face additional approval requirements from their organizations. Therefore, if you are selected to present we ask that you confirm your acceptance and that you have cleared any internal hurdles by Feb. 28, 2018. This will allow us to give adequate preparation time for any substitutions that we may be needed.

Dates to Remember:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Notifications to authors: no later than Jan. 15, 2018
  • Confirmation and acceptance by presenters: no later than Feb. 28, 2018
  • Final presentations due: March 30, 2018

QAD partners should encourage their customers to present using this call for speakers, but customers must apply directly. Partners who are interested in participating in Explore must contact Tracy Doyle at for sponsorship details.

See You In Dallas!

Registration for QAD Explore opens in January, so until then, stay tuned to the blog for updates and announcements. Whether you apply to become a speaker or not, we look forward to seeing you in Dallas for QAD Explore 2018!