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KCDC 2021

event starts

15 Sep 2021

event ends

17 Sep 2021

location

Kansas City Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri, United States

website

kcdc.info


Do you have great ideas or unique experiences that you want to share? If you do, then we want to hear from you!

The Kansas City Developer Conference looks to offer sessions covering topics across the entire spectrum of software design, development, and delivery. Whatever your passion, if it relates to technology professionals, then we may have a spot for you at the conference.

Having welcomed over 2100 people to KCDC in July of 2019, and now entering our twelfth year, we are one of the premier community-driven software conferences around.


The KCDC EXPERIENCE in 2021

The Kansas City Developer Conference is an IN-PERSON EVENT held at the Kansas City Convention Center. It's been a while since we've all gotten together to learn and socialize, and the KCDC team is thrilled to offer this event again in 2021! The schedule is as follows:

Wed, Sept 15th, 2021 - Pre-Conference Workshops

Thurs, Sept 16th, 2021 - Conference Day

Fri, Sept 17th, 2021 - Conference Day


EVENT HEALTH GUIDE

KCDC will comply with local city and state health guidelines for large events. All speakers and attendees will be kept aware of what to expect as the date gets closer. In Kansas City, as of April 30th, sporting events are currently open for attendance, and restaurants and bars are open at normal capacity levels. To keep aware of any policy changes please visit the City of Kansas City Coronavirus Health Site.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We accept submissions for one-hour standard breakout sessions, as well as for 4-hour and 8-hour hands-on workshops.

To maximize the likelihood of your selection to present at KCDC 2021, please keep the following important information in mind:

  • Speakers are often asked to present two talks during the event.

  • We look for speakers with a passion for teaching their areas of expertise. To that end, while not a hard-and-fast rule, we encourage you to be more specialists than generalists in your submissions.

  • For both of these reasons, if you only submit a single abstract to us, your chances of being selected will be greatly reduced.

BENEFITS

Presenters at KCDC 2021 can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Conference Pass: All accepted speakers receive a complimentary three-day pass to KCDC 2021, including access to the September 15 workshop day. The pass is not transferable to any other attendee.

  • Lodging: KCDC will pay for two nights at the Hilton President Kansas City, our official conference hotel, which is nearby the conference venue. Speakers presenting a half-day or full-day workshop will receive coverage for a third night at the hotel. You are welcome to extend your stay for additional days at our rate.

  • Speaker Dinner: All speakers are invited and encouraged to attend a VIP dinner full of awesome Kansas City BBQ—as well as quality vegetarian options—on the evening of September 15, 2021. This special event offers a great opportunity to network and visit with your peers from around the globe. Don’t miss it!

  • International Speakers: The United States is open for tourism, with the exception of people coming from 34 banned territories. Both national and foreign travelers need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding their flight. Currently, there is a plan to lift the EU travel ban in June. If you can fly to Kansas City we will happily take care of your food and lodging during your stay. If you need additional help with travel expenses, contact us and we will see what we can do with the limited resources we have to help you get here.

  • And More: All of this is in addition to KCDC's overall world-renowned speaker hospitality. We can promise you that for the duration of your stay in Kansas City, day or night, you'll have a great time and will never be bored.

We can't wait to hear from you and see your submissions!


Please check out our Code of Conduct before submitting.

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

07 May 2021

CfS closes at 12:00 PM

07 Jun 2021

This event is in Central Daylight Time (UTC-05:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone is .

We accept submissions for one-hour standard breakout sessions, as well as for 4-hour and 8-hour hands-on workshops.

To maximize the likelihood of your selection to present at KCDC 2021, please keep the following important information in mind:

Speakers are often asked to present two talks during the event.

We look for speakers with a passion for teaching their areas of expertise. To that end, while not a hard-and-fast rule, we encourage you to be more specialists than generalists in your submissions.

For both of these reasons, if you only submit a single abstract to us, your chances of being selected will be greatly reduced.


accommodation

expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

Speakers receive 2 nights accommodations. Workshop instructors receive 3 nights.