To help you formulate an abstract, please see the sample abstract below. Note that it is only a sample and we’re not suggesting you add any of this into your session, just use this as a model for your abstract, completing yours with information from your presentation.


  1. It helps make your abstract more engaging when you start it with a “problem statement” that identifies the “pain point” your presentation will address. Often, abstract writers are too quick to offer solutions and skip over the pain. But readers and audience members who are searching for a solution to a problem, first look for someone who understands the problem – they want to recognize themselves (and their pain) first. See the first sentence in the sample abstract.
  2. Don’t wait too long to get to the crux of it, however. You don’t want to spend 3 long sentences on the pain point. People are strapped for time and take just a few seconds to decide if they’re interested in a session or not. Make a hard-hitting opening statement, then provide a few sentences about what your presentation will cover in response.
  3. Then, add an action statement and 3 – 5 action-oriented, benefit-focused bullet points on what they’ll take away from /learn in your presentation. Start the actin statement off with something like “You will learn:”, “Discover how to:”, or “Join the session and get:” Remember to maintain parallel construction. See the example in the sampler abstract.
  4. If you will offer any type of physical or digital take away (a step-by-step guide, a template, pre-written code, etc.) be sure to highlight that, not in a bullet, but in a separate sentence after the bullet. See the example. Leave this out if you’re not providing any such thing.
  5. Wrap it all up with a call to action that reiterates how the session will solve their pain point(s)
  6. Don’t Sweat it too much – we’re here to help. Try to apply the above as best you can. Then send your abstract to us. We’re happy to take a shot at editing it and will send it back to you to make sure none of our edits changed any material meanings in your presentation.


Transforming your IBM MQ estate using containers

Presented by [name], [Title], [Company]

The ‘containerization’ of IT deployments in support of cloud-native architectures, widely adopted today, provides infrastructure optimization in many ways: cost savings over virtualization technology, scalability, availability, elasticity, team agility, and more. MQ is a natural fit for cloud native deployments, but many aren’t sure where to start with modernizing MQ in containers. Come and learn the key aspects to succeed with a container-based deployment strategy – and how you can get MQ running in a container in minutes. You’ll get expert insights on how to:

  • Adapt containers for use with your stateful applications.
  • Avoid 3 gotchas you may not have thought about when connecting applications in containers.
  • Ensure your MQ container approach is optimized for scalability and continuous availability.
  • Manage containers without killing your MQ logs, destroying your CERTs, or defeating version control.

Plus, get a proven 5-step template for getting started with modernizing MQ in containers.

Whether you haven’t started with modernizing your MQ in containers or want to get tips on how to improve your approach, add this session to your agenda today.