What are we looking for?

We're looking for thought-provoking, eye-opening sessions that showcase interesting ways you've used the Liferay Platform to meet your business needs. If you've got an illuminating story, useful lessons learned, or noteworthy insights, we want to hear from you!

Please read the following before submitting a paper idea!

Types of Sessions
Paper Categories 


What kind of sessions will there be?

There will be three types of sessions:

  • Discussion topic with slides (45 minutes)
    • In this format, the speaker will spend approximately 45 minutes presenting a topic, along with interactive Q&A. This is a traditional presentation format, and should include visual slides. Go for this 45 minute session if you're a high-impact presenter who can give a stellar 30-minute talk and then take questions for 15 minutes.
  • Discussion + Demo (45 minutes)
    • This format is similar to the traditional format, but it is expected that most of the time will be spent showing working demos related to the topic. If time permits, a Q&A session is also suggested (it could also be encouraged during the presentation)  
  • Workshop (1 hour 45 minute)
    • This is an interactive session where participants will be expected to participate using their own systems (laptop, etc). This session can include slides. Any required software will be made available before the session, and any pre-requisite knowledge will be documented. Go for this type of session if you can offer a hands-on workshop session 


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Paper Categories

This year's theme is The Liferay Platform. Liferay is the leading open source Portal, used for a wide range of solutions. Last year's release of the Liferay 6 platform and developer environment has enabled our customers, partners, and the wider community to expand the Liferay presence throughout the enterprise. With a solid architecture, flexible deployment options, advanced social networking services, and a growing marketplace for extensions, Liferay is becoming the de facto standard for enterprise web development. This year's symposium focuses on that expansion, with session topics that address the expanded role of the Liferay Platform as a basis for the next generation of web applications and services.

A few possibilities for this year's event, in no particular order, include:

  • Integration
    • Integration Case Studies
    • Streamlining Business Processes with Liferay
    • Integrating with Sharepoint
  • User Experience
    • Mobile Liferay
    • Rich User Interface
    • Accessibility and Internationalization
  • Core Liferay
    • Architecture
    • Features
    • QA/Test Strategies
    • Social Enablement
    • Backend Integrations (SSO, Identity, Authentication, Authorization, Database)
    • Scalability/Sizing
    • High Availability
    • Effective Monitoring and Measuring Developer
  • Liferay Tooling
    • Rapid App Development
    • Development Methodologies
  • Administration
    • Managing complex topologies
    • Monitoring Liferay
    • Keeping Up To Date
  • Community
    • Fostering Growth
    • Open Source
    • Driving de facto standards with Liferay
    • Marketplace
  • Innovations In...
    • Social / Collaboration
    • SaaS
    • Cloud Deployments
    • Semantic Web
    • Composite apps


Submit a proposal today!


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West Coast Symposium
Sept. 21-22, 2011

CFP Speaker Selections
Announced August 21

Pre-Symposium Training
Come in a day early on September 20 to enrich your Symposium experience! Classes will be announced soon.

The Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort

Early Bird: $349
(ends Aug. 20)
Standard: $399
(ends Sept. 13)
Late/Onsite: $499



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