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The Haystack Connect 2019 Conference will feature dynamic presentations from the best and brightest individuals in the building automation, energy efficiency, and IoT markets; providing insights on current and future trends.

Call for Presentations

The technical committee of Project Haystack is pleased to announce program topics and open the Call for Presentations for Haystack Connect 2019, taking place May 13-15, 2019 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California.

This fourth biennial conference and exhibition will provide a unique, open-forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.

Haystack Connect is known for the quality of its technical program, which is driven by the Project Haystack community. Presentations focus on the real-world challenges in integrating diverse systems and data and are delivered by individuals leading the effort to streamline data interchange through the use of Project Haystack technology.

The technical committee is requesting proposals that address the following topic areas for the 2019 event:


Haystack in Practice – Applications of Haystack Tagging in Real World Applications

  • Consulting engineers and Haystack; Making data open – Haystack in specifications; Evolution of new data-oriented business offerings by the consulting community
  • Haystack beyond building environmental systems – Haystack in industrial applications, data centers, agriculture, etc.
  • Why product manufacturers are implementing Haystack in their products
  • The Haystack/Analytics Connection: Haystack’s role in streamlining analytics of IoT data
  • End users’ experiences implementing data management strategies and Haystack’s role
  • Haystack for contractors and integrators


Technical Track

  • Haystack type system and BACnet/Brick collaboration
  • Haystack integration and collaboration with other standards
  • Haystack-related open source projects
  • Project-Haystack.org Working Group Updates
  • Open session for community suggested technical topics


New Products and Services Using Haystack – “Pitchfest”

  • Up to twelve 20-minute sessions are being offered on a first come first serve basis

Dates & Agenda Overview

The 2019 Haystack Connect agenda consists of three days, with the technical program concentrated on days 2 and 3. Day 2 features a general session, followed by three tracks of breakout sessions. Day 3 consists of a general session, followed by two tracks of breakout sessions. General and breakout sessions are 90-minutes in length.  

Monday, May 13, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm  |  Meeting opens with reception and vendor exhibition

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8:30am-10:00am  |  General session – keynote speakers

10:30am-12:00pm  |  Breakout sessions (three tracks)

12:00pm-2:00pm  |  Lunch and vendor exhibition

2:00pm-3:30pm  |  Breakout sessions (three tracks)

4:00pm-5:30pm  |  Breakout sessions (two tracks)

6:30pm-8:30pm  |  Reception and buffet dinner with vendor exhibition

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:30am-10:00am  |  General session – roundtable

10:30am-12:00pm  |  Breakout sessions (two tracks)

12:00pm-2:00pm  |  Lunch and vendor exhibition

2:00pm-3:30pm  |  Breakout sessions (two tracks)

4:00pm-5:30pm  |  Breakout sessions (two tracks)

6:30pm-8:30pm  |  Reception and seated dinner

9:00pm-11:00pm  |  Entertainment


Providing educational value is the primary goal of all presentations. Commercial comments should be kept to an absolute minimum in keeping with culture of this conference.

Submit brief abstracts, approximately 100-200 words in length, to Sharon@haystackconnect.org. The second round of submissions will be accepted until March 31, 2019Only a handful of speaking slots remain. These will be awarded on a first come, first served basis following technical committee review, so get your presentation submissions in early!

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