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As always, we want to deliver practical and highly valuable technical and business oriented content to our attendees. Therefore, we encourage and welcome people who are involved in developing, integrating and managing applications from the community to submit a session proposal.

We are interested in content that:

  • Demonstrates techniques and/or technology
  • Provides/discusses code examples and illustrative diagrams
  • Is informative and instructional
  • Provides insight into current software development trends (eg: REST, NativeScript, Kinvey, CI/CD, Docker, etc)
  • Illustrates use cases or success stories

Sessions may be organised as a detailed how-to presentation, may focus on best practices, or may be case studies that show the power of the Progress Software products or related technologies and industry trends. We are also welcoming proposals for hands on technical workshops on the first day of the conference.

We would like to see sessions covering the whole range of Progress Software related activities, including:

  • User interface technologies including Mobile and Web UI
  • OpenEdge Development, Administration and Management
  • Development and Architecture including Developer Productivity, Tools and Frameworks, Business Process Management, Workflow Automation
  • OpenEdge, Kendo UI, Kendo UI Builder, Telerik Products, Corticon, Data Direct, Sitefinity
  • NativeScript, NativeChat, Kinvey, Data RPM

All sessions will be 60 minutes in length, including questions and answers. If you feel your session needs more time, please state that in your proposal as it may be possible to schedule your session as two breakout slots. 


Workshops may be offered either as pre-conference workshops on the 29th of October or during the conference on the 30th and 31st of October. Workshops are expected to be hands-on, facilitating cloud based setups that we can provide in cooperation with Progress Software. Workshops should be a minimum of three hours in length. A full day workshop on the 29th of October is also possible.

Technical Presentations

Speakers of non commercial sessions will receive a complimentary conference pass plus accommodation at the conference venue for Tuesday and Wednesday nights (max one speaker per session).  Compensation for travel expenses will be based on the region the speaker comes from (max one speaker per session).  Please indicate estimated travel expenses together with your submission.

Speakers are expected to deliver copies of their slides before the conference so that we can distribute them to the conference attendees.

If you want to play an active role in this exciting conference please send your session proposal to: - all proposals are due by June 15th, 2019. Proposals are requested to be sent as documents in either Microsoft Word or plain text format attached to an email.

We look forward to seeing you all in Barcelona!

EMEA PUG Challenge Speaker Team