Call for Speakers

in 93 days


event starts

29 Oct 2021

event ends

31 Oct 2021




Azure Community Conference 2021 is a 3-day multi-track virtual conference between 29-31 October 2021 organized by India MVPs. The conference is aimed at everyone working with open source and cloud-native technologies on the Microsoft Stack.

The conference will host technology experts around the globe to educate, network, and share their expertise with our global attendees on

  • Developer technologies (anything that runs on Azure)
  • Front-end/Javascript Frameworks/UI/UX
  • DevOps and Cloud-Native Technologies on Azure
  • Data, IoT and Application Security
  • Life Hacks / Career & Work Skills
  • Other developer-centric topics

We strongly believe community-based learning is the best way to enhance the concepts being discussed by connecting with tech enthusiasts and experts on a live platform. Learn from shared first-hand experiences adding familiarity with accessible examples. 

All skill levels are welcome to help accomplish our motto of learning, sharing, and networking. Let's join hands to empower the Technology Community to make it bigger and better!

open, 26 days left
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

01 Jul 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

22 Aug 2021

This event is in India Standard Time (UTC+05:30) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone is .

The much-awaited, AzConf 2021 will offer a combination of interactive talks, lightning talks, workshops, and panel discussions with the sole aim of learning from each other and growing as a community of enthusiasts and experts. As this is a fully virtual conference, it does not involve the hassles of travel and logistics and moving away from your comfort zone. You can meet our global audience right from your laptop in your chosen safe corner – work or home or anywhere! :)

Format and duration

Interactive talks: 60 minutes

Lightning talks: 10 minutes

Workshops: 60-120 minutes (1 or 2 talk slots)

Here are some suggestions for topics:

  • .NET
  • Architecture & Design
  • Back-End and Front-End
  • Serverless and Cloud-Native
  • Micro- Services
  • Event-Driven solutions
  • Cloud
  • Kubernetes / Containers/ K3S
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Open Source
  • Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
  • Ethics in software development
  • Modern development practices
  • Testing
  • Continuous Delivery
  • DevOps
  • Tools for software development
  • Software methodology and process
  • Teams, people, roles, and how we work.
  • Product development
  • Experience Reports
  • Project and incident postmortems
  • Edge, IoT, and hardware
  • AR/VR
  • Functional Programming
  • Programming Languages.
  • And everything else...

We encourage you to submit your top presentation on the topics you are most passionate about, and not your entire portfolio. Try to limit your submissions to 3-4. If you have any previous speaking experience, please include links to videos, online presentations/slides, or blogposts.

Evaluation Process

Submitted sessions will be shortlisted based on the final score/rating mentioned in the evaluation criteria detailed below. Selected speakers will be invited to present the papers at the AzConf 2021 between October 29- 31’ 2021. Other details on the final agenda, schedule, pre-event practice dates, etc., will be shared with the final team of selected speakers.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Technical or management expertise
  • Past experience as a speaker
  • Presentation skills
  • Session content
  • Session level

Tips for a winning submission: Before submitting your session, you might want to consider the target audience you’ll be talking to, as well as some of the other tips we have put together for you. You can submit more than one session.

Few recommendations while submitting the talks. 

  • Write a descriptive, fun, and enticing title – this should “sell” your session to the audience
  • Target 300-400 level technical content; 100 and 200 level content is in low demand – if you say your talk is level 400 then make sure it is or be prepared for a barrage of feedback in your evaluations!
  • Describe content that is new, unique, or significantly refreshed from a previous presentation
  • Take a solution-oriented approach
  • Ensure there is NO or minimal marketing talk in your content
  • Showcase your speaking experience (past events/sessions you’ve had, ideally sessions that were also recorded)
  • If targeting levels 100-200, focus on currently released or upcoming technologies
  • Look into an advanced/expert approach to existing technologies and solutions (levels 300-400)
  • Include one or more live demos for technical sessions; historically, sessions with strong demos receive higher audience scores
  • Include personal experience; this goes down well with an audience of your peers, as everyone prefers to learn from someone else’s mistake instead of having to go through it themselves.

Please note that sessions that focus on proprietary technologies or solutions and on selling/advertising those technologies will be ignored from the start. Also, the AzConf organizers reserve the right to select specific sessions based on other criteria or preferences, as needed.

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