The call for speakers has closed

Thank you to all the brave innovators willing to tell their stories at World of Watson this October. As we build the curriculum around their experiences in the coming weeks, we’ll begin to share a clearer view of the conference’s sessions, speakers, and special events. Stay tuned...


  • Speakers Notified: Late July 2016
  • Final Presentations Due: September 23, 2016

If you have any questions, please email and allow 24 hours for a reply.

Accepted speakers:

Content reviewers:

  • Terms and Conditions

    One non-transferable waiver valued at $2,395 USD is available per session. After legal review of applicable laws, IBM will determine eligibility for a waiver on an individual basis. In the instance where both a client and a Business Partner speak in a single session, the client will receive the waiver. Speaker must deliver the session at the conference to receive the waiver. Eligible speakers may receive only one waiver. Speakers will be informed of the conference waiver status and any required documentation. The conference registration waiver allows admission to all conference meals, education sessions, labs, Solution EXPO, networking events and programs, Sunday evening through Thursday. No other travel or housing expense reimbursements will be provided. All sessions and presentation materials must be delivered in US English. IBM employees are not eligible to receive a waiver.

    Exclusions: Waivers are not provided to speakers participating in Meet the Experts, Solution EXPO sessions, Labs.

The World of Watson 2016 Call for Speakers requires an IBM id to access and submit a proposal. If you don't already have an IBM id, simply click the link on the sign-in page to create one.

IBM employees must also have an IBM id to access the Call for Speakers, and should follow the same steps to create one. Employees also have the option to link their IBM id with their internal intranet id to sign on with either id for applications that support single sign-on. If you choose not to link your IBM id with your internal intranet id, you must use the IBM id to sign in to the Call for Speakers system.

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