Speaker Terms and Conditions

Additional T&Cs that all speakers need to agree to abide by.

Additional terms and conditions

Selection process

I understand that by submitting a session there is no assurance that the session will be selected.

Advertising of services

The training day is not an opportunity to advertise or sell your services. You may describe who you are and what you or your company does at the start of the day. You are allowed to brand your slides, demos and wear branded clothing. No other display of your company is allowed, including but not limited to banners, flyers, pop up stands, giveaways. If you wish to partake in any of these then contact our sponsorship team sponsors@sqlbits.com. If it is found that you are advertising and/or selling services during the delivery of the training day SQLBits retains the right to reduce or withhold the payment for the training day.


I will, other than in exceptional circumstances, provide SQLBits with reasonable notice of cancellation or reason that the training day cannot go ahead.


I agree that all communication with SQLBits will be directed to, or include, speakers@sqlbits.com

Microsoft speakers

Payment is not permitted to Microsoft speakers. Any requests for T&E need to be made to SQLBits prior to accepting of a Training day slot

Sponsored sessions

No speaker benefits are included for sponsored sessions.

Speaker hotel offer

The offer is for credit towards your speaker accommodation only, and you are responsible for all other charges during your stay. (Breakfast is provided at the conference on conference days)

SQLBits will notify me of my speaker hotel allowance, and will provide the means of booking. If you book accommodation outside of this process, then SQLBits will not cover any of your accommodation costs. There will be a deadline for booking the hotel after which SQLBits will not guarantee a hotel booking. Money is not available in lieu of a hotel night being provided. Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations.

Content rights

I warrant that any session I submit is my own work, or that I have full permission to submit and subsequently present the session, as well as to allow publication and promotion of all materials as detailed below.

If I am selected to present a general session, I understand that SQLBits may record the sessions and the conference proceedings, and I give SQLBits permission to duplicate and redistribute the recording of this session; this includes, but is not limited to, the conference proceedings, video or audio recordings, and on-line publishing. Pre-conference training days are excluded, and not recorded.

Additionally, I give SQLBits non-exclusive rights to publish indefinitely and redistribute my presentation and any other files I submit in relation to the session.

Full-day training payments

Payment will be made via bank transfer within 1 month of the event. The cost of sending the monies will be covered by SQLBits, but any additional fees charged by the receiving bank are not covered. To minimise receiving fees or conversion charges, payments can be sent in most currencies. Where non-pound sterling payments are made, the payment amount will be pound sterling equivalent as determined by our bank or payment processor at the time of payment.

Attendance numbers that we communicate in advance are indicative only, as delegates do request changes up to and including morning of the training day. All changes are recorded where possible and these final numbers are used for the basis of payments.

The minimum attendance for a full-day training is 10. Below this number it is at the discretion of SQLBits to cancel the training day.