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! There is no limit on the number of proposals you can submit.
Sessions: 50 minutes in length
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
- You read through this Call for Proposals (reach out if you need help or have questions!) (required)
- You submit a completed application by 04/11/2019 (required)
- You submit a completed Community Assistance form by 04/11/2019 (optional, see “Financial Assistance” section)
- We send out the first round of speaker acceptance emails by 04/30/2019
- We send out the second round of speaker acceptance emails by 05/10/2019
- You request feedback on your proposal by 06/05/2019 (optional)
- We see you at the conference on 08/02/2019!
Speaker Perks & Accommodations
Speakers will receive a free admission to JS&Friends Conf.
In order to keep admission prices as low as possible for our first 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.
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.”