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DDD East Midlands Limited

event date

26 Oct 2019

location

Nottingham Conference Centre Nottingham, United Kingdom


Our goal

  • Promote tech and independent companies from around the East Midlands.
  • Celebrating the great people and companies in the East Midlands.
  • To be an inclusive event that assists first-time speakers,
  • Provide an affordable developers conference to the East Midlands area 

Hot tips

We have a blog series with tips for the full process of writing and delivering a talk, and are presenting hints and tips at a variety of meetups around the East Midlands. Keep an eye on our Twitter or LinkedIn for updates.

Make the Session title and Session description really shine - along with the format, level and tags they are the only fields that will be shown for anonymous voting by the public. All other values are only 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.

Code of Conduct

By submitting a talk to DDD East Midlands you agree to uphold and setting an example of upholding the DDD East Midlands Code of Conduct.


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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 8:00 AM

26 Jan 2019

CfS closes at 11:59 AM

27 Apr 2019

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DDD East Midlands is an inclusive non-profit conference for the East Midlands software community. We welcome presentations from all routes of the software industry, and if voters think your talk sounds awesome, you are in!

This is the very first DDD East Midlands, and we welcome a variety of talks and speakers. From the well-weathered experience speaker, through to first-time speakers - we want to make this an experience that everyone can enjoy while celebrating the innovation, collaboration, camaraderie and talent we have in the East Midlands tech community.

Before submitting a presentation please consider the following:

  • Sessions are 60 minutes long - suitable for an hour-long talk or a 45 min talk with Q&A.
  • We offer support to any speaker that requests it and gets selected. This includes mentorship and a place at our speaking workshop.
  • All submissions are anonymised. Please try to keep any identifiable information out of your talk descriptions. We will only show the title, abstract and tags of a talk to voters to remove unconscious bias.
  • Talks will be selected by popularity vote. Attendees will be asked to vote on talks they want to see at the event, and the most popular ones will be selected. There are some cases where talks can be de-selected at the organiser's discretion. If a talk title of description does not align with the DDD East Midlands Code of Conduct it may be removed. If there are many similar talks selected, the least popular will be dropped in favour of the next most popular talk with a different topic. This is to ensure the conference variety.
  • There will be three speaking tracks all day for the ~350 people we hope to be in attendance. As such we estimate your audience will be around 50 - 150 people.
  • You are welcome to submit a talk with a co-presenter.
  • We discourage vendor or sales talks, though you may have a slide or two about yourself or company.
  • We will open voting 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 more than one presentation, if you have multiple presentations that are voted in then we will either ask you to select one or select the highest voted talk to maximise the number of speaking opportunities we offer. 

Questions? Get in touch.