Call for Presenters

Leading Technology Companies. Big exposure and recognition. Are you in?

Do you have an amazing innovation that you would like to share with other companies in a high-energy format?

If the answer is yes, Consider applying for TECH CONtext. TECH CONtext is an opportunity for emerging and established technology companies to get high profile exposure for their innovations, and valuable recognition. There is NO FEE to be considered. We want to select the finest models of success to showcase for the tech industry.

Participating companies will be celebrated at the Showcase on June 12, 2019, a high-energy program before the announcement of 2019 Business Technology and Company CODiE Awards winners. We encourage all tech companies and their marketing agencies to submit entries EARLY.

Applications open in March and run through April 15.

Be prepared to articulate your awesomeness…. which must be backed up with specifics and numbers.

How it Works

  1. Call for Abstracts
    All entries will be submitted via online portal with supporting statements and documents. Briefly write up an outline of: what you do/ what problem you solve, what makes you different from the competition, where you see your company going in the future (how you plan on staying on top).
  2. Judging
    A panel of well-respected Software Technologists and business executives will screen and select entries. Seven presenters will be selected and invited to attend the TECH CONtext Showcase to present their Story. Presentation timeslots will by assigned program directors. Showcase presenters will be announced & marketing assets delivered on Friday May 3.
  3. Attend TECH CONtext Showcase
    Showcase presentations will be presented to a live audience and presenters will have seven minutes to tell their story. The presentations should be lively entertaining and informative.

Continue a partially completed application

Application to present
is FREE for all.

Applicant Deadlines

Abstract Submissions Open March 1
Abstract Submissions Close April 15
Presenters Announced & Marketing Assets Delivered May 3
Presentations Delivered June 12

Benefits of Presenting

  • Confirmed winners will present live in front of an audience of Technology enthusiast just hours before the 2019 Business Technology CODiE Awards winners are announced. 
  • Confirmed Showcase presenters will receive promotion as part of a marketing campaign to the Software and Services Division as well as the Technology Council of Southern California in preparation for the event.
  • All winners will receive TECH CONtext Showcase branding images and press release template materials to use for internal purposes on promotional and public relations campaigns as they should see fit.
  • All confirmed winners will be included in the event program with company provided logo as well as on event program website. 


Judging Criteria

Judges will be searching for seven high energy presentations that showcases one’s success in overcoming an obstacle or describes an innovative solution which came through aversity. Showcase presenters will be selected based on representation of achievement through nominee’s submission of one or multiple themes such as, [but not limited to,] Case Studies, Building Teams, or Managing Customer feedback into ideation etc.

Subjective Review by Judging Committee

A panel of well-respected Software Technologists and business executives comprised of the Software and Services Division Board Members will screen and select entries. They will select seven presenters who will be invited to attend the TECH CONtext Showcase and reveal their story. Presentation timeslots will by assigned program directors.

The Application

Why is your company awesome? You'll need to provide some context to help our judges with the evaluation, and facts that substantiate your success.

Submission Requirements

Compelling Company Story
Written document that tells your story. Not to exceed 3000 characters.

  • Did your company overcome an obstacle?
  • Did your company/team create an innovative solution which came from adversity?
  • Was your success due to building a team?
  • Was your success due to having strong company culture? Or conversely did achieving success require your company to build and embrace internal culture?

Nominee may submit one document not to exceed four pages that showcases metrics, workflow, process, output or related assets which would corroborate the Company Story.

Company Logo
High Resolution (*PNG, *TIFF, *JPEG) to be submitted via nomination portal. If selected as a presenter in the 2019 CODiE Awards Showcase I acknowledge that our company Logo will be printed in the program as well as featured on the event website hyperlinked back to our company.

Contact Information
Name, Title, Phone, Email - of two Company contacts at minimum, only one may be from a PR Firm.


Interested in sponsorship? Contact Jen Carl.