Remarkable as it may seem, we are quickly drawing to the deadline to submit a proposal for the Emerging Topics track at CAST 2012. 

CAST 2012, to be held July 16-18. CAST 2012 will be held in San Jose, California at the Holiday Inn San Jose – Airport (formerly Wyndham Hotel).  
The Call For Participation is up (here). There are three basic types of presentations:

Interactive Workshops (140 minutes);
Regular Track Sessions (70 minutes – at least 25 minutes for discussion);

Emerging Topics (20 minutes – at least 5 minutes for discussion);

The deadline for Regular Tracks and Workshops is past.  The Emerging Topics deadline is quickly approaching.  We are beginning to review the Emerging Topics submissions that have already been received.  If you intend to be at CAST this July, and are interested in trying your hand at presenting on something you are passionate about, involves testing and THINKING – SUBMIT A PROPOSAL!

Emerging Topics track are great – Short, 20 minute snippets – enough for you to present the core of an idea and answer questions. That’s about it.  You can submit through the same process the Regular Track and the Workshop sessions are submitted.   OFFICIALLY – the deadlines  for THOSE submissions is June 18.  We are starting the process of reviewing – and contacting people who submitted.  If you are thinking about it – SUBMIT THIS WEEK!  Better yet, SUBMIT TODAY!
The information you need to know about submitting proposals is on the website at the link above. If you are a Thinking Tester, I encourage you to consider attending CAST. If you are interested in telling people about your ideas, I encourage you to consider submitting a proposal.

All the cool kids will be there.  Why not you?