Shaw Centre Ottawa

Speaker Centre

Welcome to the GTEC Speaker Resource Centre!

We are delighted to welcome you and we hope you enjoy and benefit from your participation in the conference program during GTEC 2016. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2016 at:


Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J2

Map of Venue


As a speaker at GTEC, you will receive a complimentary Wed-Thu Conference pass and we will take care of your registration. This will allow you access to the Exhibition Show Floor and all Conference Sessions from Wednesday, November 2 to Thursday, November 3. If you will be accompanied by technical support staff, you may request up to 1 single-session pass so they may assist and attend your session.


When you first arrive at GTEC please report to the Registration area, located on Level 2 in the Atrium.

Speaker Tasks


Things to Know:

GTEC’s Most Social Speaker

Participate in a bit of friendly competition among GTEC 2016 speakers. The speaker to post the most tweets using @GTEC or #GTEC will receive a prize and recognition on the GTEC Twitter page! Our Social Media Team will track your progress and announce the winner onsite. *Please note: To be considered, speakers must tweet at least five times and contribute one blog for the GTEC website.

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GTEC Speaker Handbook

New to the GTEC Speaker Resource Centre is the GTEC Speaker Handbook! Today’s audience is looking for alternatives to the same old ‘stand and deliver’ session – they want to be engaged, and blown away by your thought leadership! Please take some time to review this detailed handbook outlining best practices for GTEC speakers.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

DUE IMMEDIATELY: If you have not provided your bio, please email your 75-100 (max) word bio (in English) for posting to the GTEC website to Madeleina Halley. A head shot is also required (300 dpi, in EPS or JPEG format) to use in marketing material; please email to Madeleina Halley.


SEPTEMBER 28: Hotel Reservations Cutoff

OCTOBER 14: Presentation Slides Due (Concurrent Sessions Only)

OCTOBER 3: Additional Audio Visual Requests Due

OCTOBER 3: Submit Signed Speaker Agreement

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Your Conference Team

Madeleina Halley, Program Specialist
[email protected]


Jessica Perreault Manager, Content and Program
(613) 894-6516 [email protected]

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Tell the World You Are Speaking at GTEC!

LIKE GTEC on Facebook

If you’re not already, become a fan of GTEC. Invite your friends to become fans to “Like” GTEC as well. Post information on the GTEC page about your session.

Connect with GTEC on LinkedIn

Join the GTEC Event Page and start a discussion around your session and invite your friends to join the discussion.

GTEC on Mobile

Follow us. Use #GTEC -related tweets and we’ll retweet as appropriate.
For additional resources to Promote your Presence click here. Sample Tweets

  • I’m speaking at #GTEC. Check out their program & join me there!
  • Check out the #GTEC event at-a-glance Don’t miss this IT conference!
  • I’m looking forward to speaking at #GTEC. Join me there!
  • Re-Tweet if you are going to #GTEC!
  • Are you interested in “enter your topic here”? Attend my session at #GTEC for more info!

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Public Relations Tools for Speakers: Press Release Guidelines

GTEC offers an amazing audience to target for an announcement about your participation. No other business technology event brings the same impressive and accessible blend of media, exhibitors and attendees together. We encourage you to write and distribute news about your participation at GTEC and have put together the following press release guidelines.

    • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: GTEC Ottawa, happening November 1-3 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
    • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release:

About GTEC
GTEC attracts over 4,000 participants and is the primary forum where government and industry gather to exchange ideas and advance the business of ICT. This knowledge and professional development conference features thought-provoking main stage speakers, seminars, panels, workshops and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of ICT topics presented by leading public sector and industry experts. The Exhibition showcases the most relevant ICT software, platforms and services helping to drive the public sector forward.

The event also features the annual Distinction Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition celebrating ICT public sector accomplishments across municipal, provincial and federal jurisdictions.


  • If you would like to include a quote from GTEC Executive Director, Michele Lajeunesse, send your release and suggested quote for review and approval to our PR team at [email protected]. Please allow 24-48 hours turnaround time.
  • For further information on promoting your participation at GTEC Ottawa, please contact the GTEC PR Team at [email protected].

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Speaker Benefits


As a Speaker, your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the GTEC website.

**Complimentary Registration for the Wed-Thu Conference Program

We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend the event, including all conference sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as all meals and social functions. You will be exempt from any conference registration fee.

Access to Speaker Lounge

The Speakers Lounge is a place for you to relax, prepare for your session or have small meetings. You will have access to the Speakers Lounge during the conference located in Room located on Level 2 (Show Office 2B) in the Shaw Centre and will be open for the following hours:

Monday, October 31 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 1 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 2 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 3 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM


For any questions please do not hesitate to contact Madeleina Halley.