We want to encourage people that wouldn't normally speak at conferences to give it a go!
Make the Session title and Session description really shine - along with the format, level, and tags they are key fields visible by the public when voting. Other values are seen by organisers (apart from your bio which is shown on the agenda if your talk is chosen). Note: we are asking a number of optional demographic questions to allow us to report on our efforts to promote diversity of submissions.
We've found some great advice for presenting at www.guysmithferrier.com/Downloads/HowToGiveGreatPresentations.pdf
Code of Conduct
By submitting a talk to DDD Brisbane you agree to uphold and set an example of upholding the DDD Brisbane Code of Conduct.
DDD Brisbane is an inclusive non-profit conference for the Brisbane software community. We welcome presentations from any topic relevant to the software industry; if voters think your presentation is interesting, it's in!
Before submitting a presentation please consider the following:
We have an enforced code of conduct to ensure a friendly atmosphere.
We have anonymised presentation voting; we will only show the presenters surname, title, abstract and tags of a talk to voters to remove unconscious bias.
You will likely be speaking to an audience of between 50-300 people.
Your talk slot will be 45 minutes - this will require at least 35 minutes of content, with 5-10 minutes of question time at the end.
You are welcome to submit a talk with a co-presenter or as a team.
You are welcome to submit at most 3 unique talks (i.e. each one in a different topic/category)
Presentations are not a sales presentation although you are welcome to have a slide or two about yourself and your company.
You will probably have internet access, but you should have a backup plan in case it's unavailable.
We will open voting about 2 months prior to the event. If your presentation gets voted in and you agree to present, then this is a serious commitment.
You are welcome to submit up to 3 presentations, if you have multiple presentations that are voted in then we will only select one to be on the agenda.
Questions? Fire off an email and we'll get right back to you :)