Call for Speakers
All submissions and applicants are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read this Call for Proposals thoroughly. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Who Should Apply?
You! We welcome speakers of all experience levels and backgrounds. Your technical AND non-technical experience is valuable to the community! As a speaker you can submit maximum of four proposals.
We have two options available for speakers to submit proposals for:
Note: At present, we plan for Sessions day to be in person in Columbus. However, this may change to virtual depending on the COVID situation.
Themes and Levels of Expertise
We are looking for talks at all experience levels.
Rather than specifying themes, we’d like to share what we hope your talk would do for the audience.
Your talk could:
- Help solve a common challenge or sharpen our skills
- Alert us to new or neglected challenges
- Present us with new, important information
- Make our daily lives easier
- Help us achieve better work/life balance
- Encourage or guide new developers
- Show experienced professionals how to lift up new and aspiring developers
- Demonstrate something unique or entertaining
Speaker Selection Process
If you will need financial assistance, reach out to our CFP team before proposal end date. While we cannot guarantee any level of assistance, we will do all that we can based upon available sponsorship and ticket dollars.
Our review team will go through the abstracts in anonymous mode. Speaker details will be hidden to our review team during the process.
Speaker Perks & Accommodations
Speakers will receive a free admission to JS&Friends Conference and Workshops.
In order to keep admission prices as low as possible for our third year, we strongly encourage speakers to ask for travel assistance from employers. However, we acknowledge that this often results in a far less diverse group of speakers.
We will comply with local city and state health guidelines for large events. All speakers and attendees will be informed what to expect as the date gets closer. At this time Ohio Health Department has released new guidance which can be found here.
Welcome to speaking! If you are looking for some written guidance, CodeMash offers excellent advice in their Call for Speakers.
We specifically recommend the section entitled “How to write a good submission.”