News | April 19, 2012

CompTIA Issues Call For Speakers, Opens Registration For Breakaway 2012

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IT channel’s premier education event set for July 30 through Aug. 2 in Las Vegas

CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, recently issued a call for speakers for Breakaway 2012, the IT channel’s premier annual education event.

Registration is now open for the 2012 conference, scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 2 at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

“Breakaway 2012 will offer IT channel companies fresh insights into where our industry is headed, along with new learning opportunities and strategies to prepare them to successfully navigate their future course,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, education and events, CompTIA.

The 2012 conference will cover the markets, solutions and technologies impacting the IT channel today. Topics where speaker submissions are being accepted include:

  •  AV Integration/Digital Signage
  •  Business Strategy Planning
  •  Cloud Computing and Cloud Security
  •  Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  •  Marketing – Digital/Interactive
  •  Mobility Trends and Mobile Security 
  •  Operational Efficiency
  •  Recruiting the Ideal Workforce
  •  Social Business
  •  Solution Selling
  •  Strategic Partnering
  •  Strategies for Entering a New Vertical
  •  Unified Communications

Once again this year, conference attendees have the opportunity to select a conference topic by voting for the Breakaway 2012 Wild Card Session.

Proposals for the Breakaway 2012 Wildcard Session may cover a different angle on a topic that’s already part of the Breakaway education program; or a relevant subject that’s not currently part of the conference agenda. For consideration as the Breakaway 2012 Wildcard Session, entries must be topic focused, not geared toward a specific company, product or solution.

Speaker and Wild Card submissions are being accepted through May 18. 

A selection committee will choose the best Wild Card topic proposals submitted before turning the final decision over to Breakaway registrants. Attendee voting will happen in June and the winner will be announced in early July.

Back by popular demand, all Breakaway 2012 attendees can sign up for live channel training courses and walk away with a certificate of completion validating their business knowledge in a dedicated area of interest. These courses help attendees transition into new business areas through intense instruction and a 10-week plan of action. Quick Start Sessions, for those exploring a new market, provide key considerations and resources you need to understand before launching a new practice.

All CompTIA members receive free unlimited registration to Breakaway 2012. Non-members pay just $250 to attend the conference and receive a full, one-year CompTIA membership. Visit CompTIA Breakaway 2012  at for more information.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit or follow CompTIA on Twitter at Http://