Coalesce is dedicated to advancing the practice of analytics engineering. Coalesce offers data practitioners an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and network.
We welcome everyone with a compelling story to apply. This means it doesn’t matter if you’ve just started with dbt or if you are power user! We want to see a proposal from you. To get your wheels turning, tell us about:
Types of speaking opportunities:
This year, we are offering in-person and online speaking opportunities. Please let us know which you’re applying for (or if you don’t have a preference). We will place speakers to maximize the experience for both you and our attendees.
Before you submit, consider nominating someone else as a speaker.
Consider whether anyone in your network from underrepresented voices would be a great fit for this conference. If you'd like to nominate a speaker, contact us and we'll encourage them to submit a proposal.
What makes for a good proposal?
First and foremost, have a specific problem or closely related set of problems in mind. You should investigate or even propose a solution to these problems in a way that delivers value to the audience. You should be able to tell us about a problem, propose a solution or new way of viewing the problem, and then explain concretely how you will argue for your ideas.
Everything from a deeply technical session on custom snapshots to one about building a diverse data team is welcome at Coalesce.
Generally speaking, successful proposals come from folks who have already come up with a problem and a solution, with a narrative roadmap from start to finish. That said, be empowered to get creative with your narrative format. How you choose to tell the story is up to you!
The talk proposal you submit should demonstrate ample forethought. The more concrete you can be, the more chance your talk will make an impression on us (and audiences at Coalesce!). Don't get hung up on needing to be a superstar—we'll work with you on delivery.
Looking for some direction?
Check out the frequently asked questions listed on the "speak" section of the website. It includes information on the target audience, session types, and more.