The community voted. In record numbers. We read each individual proposal closely. We collected input from our collaborators, internal teams, and partners. And now the decisions have been made and notifications have been sent. While class selections are now official, you can still submit a proposal for Theater presentations.
First, congrats to our AU Las Vegas 2019 speakers. We’re excited to work with you to create the best AU ever. You’ll be hearing a lot more from us in the months to come. Be sure and let your peers know that you’ll be presenting in Vegas—use the hashtag #AU2019 when you share about it on social media, for starters.
For those that didn’t get selected, please understand that this is always a difficult process, and this year was harder than ever. We received a record number of proposals, but only have room for about 700 sessions for the big event. That means many, many great class proposals don’t make it through.
Many of our top-rated AU speakers submitted 3 or 4 times before they made it to the stage. (Curt Moreno’s guest post on the subject is seriously inspiring.) Try again next year, and meanwhile, you can increase your chances by actively participating in the AU community, raising your profile, and finding other platforms to share your expertise.
To all who submitted: thank you. We know those proposals don’t write themselves. It takes time and effort, and, without it, there wouldn’t be an AU.
We can't wait to see you in Vegas. Registration opens in just a few weeks, in early August. It’s not too early to buy your pass. November will be here before you know it.