Call for Presentations

Be an Embedded Vision Summit Presenter 

The Embedded Vision Summit is an annual conference, attracting a unique audience of hundreds of product creators, entrepreneurs and business decision-makers who are using embedded vision technology.  Our upcoming Summit will take place May 22-24, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. 

We are assembling the presentation program and have a limited number of presentation opportunities.  If you are interested in presenting at the Summit, please read on.  To maximize the likelihood of acceptance, please send your proposal as soon as possible - the program is being formed now!

The Embedded Vision Summit has experienced exciting growth over the last few years, and we’re working hard to make the 2018 Summit our best event yet.  The requirements are outlined below for Summit presentations.  We’ve found that adhering to these guidelines enables a superior experience for attendees.  A satisfied audience enables us to grow the Summit and increase the event’s impact for Alliance Member companies.  (98% of 2016 Summit attendees reported that they’d recommend the event to a colleague.) 

The Summit program will incorporate three presentation tracks:

  • Technical Insights.  These presentations will focus on practical technical education.  Experienced engineers will present techniques, trade-offs and case studies useful to vision product developers.  Presentations in this track are non-promotional.
  • Enabling Technologies.  These presentation opportunities provide a way for Alliance Member companies to highlight their products.  Presented in a dedicated theater in the Technology Showcase area, Member company demos will be close at hand.  (Member companies sponsoring at the Premier Plus, Premier and Gold levels have Enabling Technologies presentation slots reserved for them.  Other Member companies may reserve Enabling Technologies presentation slots for a fee.)
  • Business Insights.  Presentations in this track should focus on providing insights useful to business decision makers, including market and technology trends, business models, and case studies illustrating how vision technology is delivering value to consumers, businesses and other organizations.  Presentations in this track are non-promotional.

The Embedded Vision Summit has become a highly regarded industry event largely on the strength of its presentation program.  To maintain the excellent quality of the program, the Alliance requires that all Summit presentations and speakers meet the following criteria:

  • Talks should be substantive, insightful and educational.  Product-focused presentations are permitted only in the Enabling Technologies track, and should be technical in nature.
  • For the Technical Insights and Business Insights tracks, talks should present practical insights, data and techniques that attendees can put to use whether or not they use your company’s products.   A single company introduction slide is encouraged, and you may briefly mention your company’s products to illustrate concepts presented.  However, your talk must not focus on your company’s products (instead, the Enabling Technologies track and Technology Showcase demos are the places to show and promote products).

The best Summit talks focus on:

  • Embedded vision applications such as:  automotive, robotics, drones, security, entertainment, retail, consumer, industrial, etc.
  • Embedded vision design and development techniques:  algorithms, low-power design, trade-off studies, etc.
  • Embedded vision business opportunities:  market data, trends, business models, deployment case studies, etc.
  • Talks should be presented by speakers who have strong public speaking skills and subject matter expertise.   For the Technical Insights track, talks should be presented by individuals in engineering or engineering management roles.
  • We encourage joint presentations with customers and partners.
  • All talks will take place on May 22nd or 23rd, 2018, in Santa Clara, California. 
  • Each talk will be 20-25 minutes in length, with 5-10 minutes for audience Q&A.
  • All talks must use the Embedded Vision Summit PowerPoint template, which will be distributed in January.  The template includes a place for your company logo.

Deadline:  The initial deadline has passed, but we will continue to review Summit presentation proposals as they arrive, until the program is full.  Currently, a few slots remain, so we encourage you to submit your proposal as soon as possible.

To propose a Summit presentation, please submit the following information ASAP via email to

  • Company name, speaker name, job title, photo and brief bio (<150 words).
  • Presentation title.
  • Targeted track (See track descriptions above).
  • Description of target audience (job function, experience level). 
  • Purpose:  What will the audience gain from this talk? (<25 words).
  • Abstract:  Describe the scope and depth of the talk, including key examples to be used (<150 words).
  • Optional:  For new speakers, provide a link to a video or audio recording of a past talk.