Call for Speakers

in 183 days

ITCamp 2020

event starts

08 Oct 2020

event ends

09 Oct 2020


Grand Hotel Italia Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania


A premium community conference for IT professionals and companies in the CEE region, now at its 10th edition.

ITCamp 2020: 2 days, 5 tracks, 50+ sessions.

Check out some overview videos from our past editions: 

2019 2018 2017 2016 

open, 54 days left
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

15 Mar 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

31 May 2020

This event is in UTC+02:00 - Athens, Bucharest time zone.
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ITCamp 2020 - Call for Content


In the past weeks, the ITCamp team has been closely monitoring the developing global situation with regards to COVID-19, and we've been continuously reviewing the guidance provided by international organizations, government institutions, and local authorities, as well as timeline estimates on the pandemic and the impact it might have on large-scale events. As you know, a great number of events have already been canceled all over the world, and there’s probably more to come in the next few weeks.

While the original dates (June 4-5) might still end up being safe for hosting an event the size of ITCamp, the current global situation is currently affecting a lot of the logistics behind our event which should be occurring at this time (final sponsor/partner discussions, reserving speaker flights), as well as potential risks as we get closer to the event itself (e.g. event size limits still in effect, flight travel restrictions).

This is why, in an attempt to ensure the health and safety of our attendees and speakers, as well as to make sure we are able to deliver the level of quality people have come to expect from ITCamp, we’ve made the decision to push this year’s edition to October 8-9. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. Stay safe!


This year, like in the past years, we would like to give a chance to other IT community people out there (from both Romania and abroad) to attend our conference as speakers. So, if you want to have your own session and speak to a highly experienced IT audience, then this is your chance!

Topics, Submissions & Deadline 

The call for speakers ends on May 31st

We accept sessions on any of the following topics:

  • Development (any language/platform)
  • Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Data Science & AI
  • AR/VR
  • DevOps & Automation
  • IT Security
  • UI/UX Design
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Business, Management & Innovation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Soft Skills

Evaluation Process

All submitted sessions will be rated and ordered based on their final score/rating. Selected speakers will be invited to attend this year’s ITCamp event on June 4th-5th. 

Travel and accommodations will be covered for all selected speakers not based in Cluj-Napoca (Romania).  

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.

For instance, you can check out the breakdown on the technical expertise and role in the organization for the attendees from last year – this should help in positioning your content so that it is relevant for that type of an audience.

We are marking all sessions on the agenda according to their technical depth level. We will use something similar to the TechEd conference session levels (ranked 100-400), so you will be asked to evaluate or plan your target session level before submitting it.

Check out an overview of the SESSION LEVELS we use here. 

We’re open to pretty much any technical (development, Cloud, infrastructure, security, etc.) or IT management/business topic. Feel free to check the sessions from past years if you need some inspiration.  

Also, please keep the following recommendations in mind:   

  • 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 minimal marketing talk in your content
  • Showcase your speaking experience (past events/sessions you’ve had, ideally sessions which 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 ITCamp organizers reserve the right to select specific sessions based on other criteria or preferences, as needed.

Thank you, and good luck! :)


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