explore customer conference

Planning for QAD’s biggest event of the year is well under way, and we’re ready to start accepting conference speaker submissions! Explore is the perfect opportunity to join the QAD Community! Meet new faces and reconnect with familiar ones – all while addressing important business issues and providing your unique perspective on ERP best practices.

Lead the Conversation

What will QAD’s global community of leading manufacturers be buzzing about in 2019? Become a session presenter and share your experience as an effective enterprise with industry innovators, ERP specialists and manufacturing experts. We welcome individual customer speakers as well as joint presentations with multiple speakers. Primary session speakers will receive complimentary registration!

We understand that speaking at a conference isn’t for everyone. If you have a session topic you’d like to learn more about but do not wish to present, submit the topic anyways and we’ll try and find a speaker.

Submitting Your Explore Topic Idea

To submit your topic idea or presentation abstract, please complete the submission form no later than December 14, 2018. Session abstracts must be no more than 150 words in length and present insightful results, benefits and conclusions. QAD will not consider presentations already given at Explore or any other event.

Please review all submission requirements and suggested topic ideas before submitting your request to speak. Explore presentations should be original contributions with regard to the QAD experience and 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

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Notifications to selected speakers: January 15, 2019
  • Final presentations due: March 31, 2019

While QAD partners should encourage their customers to present using this call for speakers, customers must apply directly. Partners who are interested in participating at Explore 2019 must contact Tracy Doyle at t2d@qad.com for sponsorship details.

See You in New Orleans!

QAD Explore 2019 registration opens in January, so please stay tuned for more announcements, and keep up-to-date on social media with the hashtag #QADExplore. Whether you join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee, we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

“Attending QAD Explore is a great opportunity to meet with other QAD customers and hear how they’re utilizing the tools. You always learn something new.”  – Dan Waugh, General Manager – ICT, Comvita (and past speaker at Explore 2017)