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Az Community Conference 2022 (In-Person Only Event)

event starts

20 Oct 2022

event ends

21 Oct 2022

location

The Leela Palace Chennai - Seaside Modern Palace Hotel Chennai, India

website

azconf.dev


**** In-Person Only Event *****

AzConf is Asia’s largest community-driven Microsoft Azure Cloud technology event which brings together everyone in the dev/IT landscape, world-leading speakers, industry leaders, large customers, partners, and thousands of delegates and offers an in-depth technology learning and ideal professional networking environment for all attendees. The AzConf offers cutting-edge technology content, in both business and technology arenas, and as such represents a perfect learning and professional opportunity.

Across the two-day of immersive technology learning, attendees will get to learn from hundreds of educational sessions, dozens of real-life case studies, and panel discussions, delivered by 100+ world-class experts from across the world.

Themes of AzConf 2022

  • App & Infra Modernization
  • Data & AI innovation
  • Developer 2.0 (Emerging Trends, Developer Productivity, Upskilling, Adopting Change)
  • Hybrid Cloud (Edge to Cloud)
  • Future is Now– Quantum, Blockchain, IoT, Meta etc.
We pride ourselves about driving community-based learning. AzConf is a platform where tech enthusiasts and experts can connect on a live platform, network, and learn from first-hand experiences.


AzConf 2022 will feature keynotes from Microsoft executives and expert talks from notable members of the community. 

Speaker(s) of all skill levels is welcome. At AzConf, we want to create a safe space for new speakers to learn and grow. Under the guidance of volunteers and MVPs, we will mentor new speakers and provide them the opportunity to present at this global conference.

Please note that all selected speakers must follow our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our event web page


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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

03 Aug 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

31 Aug 2022

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

At AzConf, we strive to create an experience for our community of enthusiasts and experts to learn, share and thrive. But we need you! We couldn't pull this off without our fantastic speakers.

We encourage you to submit your top presentation on the topics you are most passionate about. You can submit session proposal(s) across a variety of formats- Interactive talks.

Format and duration

Interactive talks: 50 minutes

Here are some suggestions for topics:

  • Programming Languages e.g C#/Java/Python/Go etc
  • Architecture & Design
  • Serverless and Cloud-Native
  • Micro- Services / Event-Driven solutions
  • Cloud/Kubernetes / Containers/ K3S/ Open Source
  • Mobile/Web
  • Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
  • Edge, IoT, AR/VR, and hardware
  • Non-Tech   

                • Ethics in software development

                • Modern development practices

                • Testing

                • DevOps

                • Tools for software development

                • Software methodology and process

                • Teams, people, roles, and how we work.

                • Product development

                • Project and incident postmortems


We are accepting proposals until 31st August 2022. Please consider our recommendations below as you make session proposals. Submitted sessions will be shortlisted and we will reach out to selected speakers by 15th September 2022.

Selected speakers will be invited to present the papers at AzConf, October 20- 21’ 2022. Details regarding the final agenda, schedule, pre-event practice dates, etc., will be shared with the selected speakers.

Recommendations for session proposals:

  • Preferably submit advanced/expert talks (levels 300-400) sharing your in-depth subject understanding and/or detailed technical overview of the product/technology features. If proposing basic/ intermediate talks (levels 100-200) that cover the concepts, functions, features, or benefits of the technology, we recommend focusing on currently released or upcoming technologies.
  • Keep your target audience in mind. Write a descriptive, fun, and enticing title that will instantly connect with the audience.
  • Plan to make a presentation that is new, unique, or significantly refreshed from previous presentation(s) 
  • Focus on a solution-oriented approach. Audiences are keen to see you dive into an interesting problem and then discuss your solution. Kindly refrain from marketing/sales-related content in your presentations.
  • Share your past speaking experiences, if any (session recordings etc.) under Notes. 
  • Include live demo(s) for technical sessions; historically, sessions with strong demos have received higher audience engagement.
  • Sales pitches, vague abstracts, content wholly unrelated to cloud won't be considered for evaluation


Also, the AzConf organizers reserve the right to select specific sessions based on other criteria or preferences, as needed.

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Your advantages as a speaker

To stand in front of a group of people as a speaker and pass on one's knowledge is a challenge - but also an award. Teaching something to others ultimately leads to even more knowledge about a topic (teach to learn). We want you to be a speaker at our conferences and show you here just only some advantages you have besides learning:

Your own presentation platform

Present yourself with your lectures to a great community, share your knowledge and increase your profile.

Free conference visit & catering

As a speaker, you will receive free access to the conference for the entire duration of the event. Balanced and varied catering at the conference is also included.

Networking

Benefit from various networking opportunities, exchange ideas with other speakers, participants and exhibitors and make new contacts and business opportunities.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Biography along with photo and video interviews to be published and promoted on the following but not limited to, event website, brochure, agenda, marketing mailers, newsletters, press releases, social media, post-event reports, future events, and references.
  • AzConf retains the right to change the venue, dates, program, speakers and participants of the event and/or to cancel the event.
  • In no circumstances shall we bear liability for any damage or loss, which might occur to persons and/or properties during the event, including specifically disturbances of possession and all commercial losses.
  • AzConf may only use an individual attendee’s personal information for the purpose of sending to the individual attendee’s details of its services or those offered its marketing partners or members of its group.
  • AzConf may also disclose the event, whether in photographic, audio or audiovisual format, without any limitation and in any format. The attendees hereby give up any privacy right they might have due to their presence at the event and accept not to enter into any legal proceedings against us arising from our use of such material.



accommodation

expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers