Call for Speakers – LT-Accelerate: 23-24 November 2015 in Brussels

Dear colleague,

Does your organization seek to make sense of social, online, and enterprise data? If so, the LT-Accelerate conference, taking place on 23-24 November 2015 in Brussels, is for you.

Please consider submitting a speaking proposal by 21 September 2015. With your participation — as a speaker, panelist, workshop presenter, or attendee — LT-Accelerate will be a great conference.

LT-Accelerate is designed to help businesses, researchers, and public administrations discover business value via language technologies. Our interests are: text, speech, social & big data analytics; natural language understanding, generation & interaction; online and social media, networks & insights.

This will be the second LT-Accelerate conference we are organising with industry analyst Seth Grimes of Alta Plana Corporation. You may be familiar with Seth’s Sentiment Analysis Symposium (15-16 July in New York). Together, with your participation, we will make LT-Accelerate an outstanding event where you will meet, learn from, and network with fellow business innovators, academic and industry thought leaders, solution providers, and consultants. LT-Accelerate is about opportunity, unique in Europe.

What sort of speakers are we seeking? (And who should attend, speaker or not?)

Whether you are a business visionary, experienced user, or technologist, please consider proposing a presentation or panel. Submit your proposal here.  Choose from among the suggested topics or surprise us. We invite speakers who will focus on customer experience, market research, media measurement, financial services, life sciences, security, or social listening and intelligence — on applications such as interaction and workforce analytics, digital analytics, social measurement and engagement, trading strategies, and survey analysis. Our program will extend to technologies for text and sentiment analysis, social network analysis, and big data. But don’t let this list limit you. We see opportunity in innovation!

Please do propose an LT-Accelerate presentation, workshop, or panel. If you have questions, contact me (coordinates below) or Seth Grimes at And follow us on Twitter at @LTaccelerate for updates.

We hope to see you in Brussels in November!

Philippe Wacker, Secretary General at LT-Innovate

Call for Speakers – New York – Sentiment Analysis Symposium – July 2015


Please help Seth Grimes create another great symposium! Submit your proposal by January 23.


Sentiment Analysis Symposium is the first, biggest, and best conference to tackle the business value of sentiment, mood, opinion, and emotion — linked to the spectrum of big data sources and exploited for the range of consumer, business, research, media, and social applications.

The key to a great conference is great speakers. This year’s symposium — running two full days, July 15-16, 2015 in New York — will feature a presentations track and a workshop track. Whether you’re a business visionary, experienced user, technologist, or consultant, please consider proposing a presentation or workshop. Submit your proposal at Choose from among the suggested topics or surprise us. Propose a 20-30 minute presentation or solution spotlight, a 5-minute lightning talk, or a longer workshop. Help us build on our track record of bringing attendees — over 175 total at the 2014 symposium — useful, informative technical and business content. Please submit your proposal by January 23, 2015.

In case you’re not familiar with the symposium: Check out videos from the March, 2014 New York symposium and from prior symposiums.

As in past years, we’re inviting talks on customer experience, brand strategy, market research, media & publishing, social and interaction analytics, clinical medicine, and other topics. On the tech side, show off what you know about natural language processing, machine learning, speech and emotion analytics, and intent modeling. New this year, we’re planning a special segment on sentiment applications for financial markets.

Please help us create another great symposium! Submit your proposal by January 23.

Thanks and best wishes,

Seth Grimes, symposium organizer

P.S. If you’re not up for speaking but would like to register, register today to benefit from Super Early discount rates. And if you represent a solution provider or consultancy that would like to sponsor the symposium, it would be great to have your support, so just send me a note. Thanks!