With this conference, we want to contribute to the cultivation of a welcoming, inclusive, and dynamic tech scene throughout the midwestern United States, and beyond!
Please note: We are tentatively planning to meet in person this year. This is, however, entirely dependent on the current COVID situation as we get closer to the conference dates. A final decision on whether to meet in person or virtual will be made sometime in early May.
All submissions and applicants are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read the Code of Conduct from our website.
Please read this Call for Proposals thoroughly. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions!
Who Should Apply
You! We welcome speakers of all experience levels and backgrounds. Your technical AND non-technical experience is valuable to the community!
As a speaker you can submit maximum 4 Proposals.
We have two options available for speakers to submit proposals for:
Themes and Levels of Expertise
We are looking for talks at all experience levels.
Rather than specifying themes, we’d like to share what we hope your talk would do for the audience. Your talk could:
Speaker Selection Process
Read through this Call for Proposals (reach out if you need help or have questions!) (required).
Submit a completed application by Call for Proposals end date (required).
If you will need financial assistance, reach out to our CFP team before proposal end date. While we cannot guarantee any level of assistance, we will do all that we can based upon available sponsorship and ticket dollars.
Our review team will go through the abstracts in anonymous mode. Speaker details will be hidden to our review team during the process.
We will announce first round of speakers by 02/28/2022 and final round of speakers by 03/07/2022.
See you at the conference on 07/29/2022.
Speaker Perks & Accommodations
Speakers will receive a free admission to JS&Friends Conference.
If you have any special needs or circumstances we should know about, please contact us as early as possible, but no later than Call for Proposals end date! A special need might include (but certainly isn’t limited to) an extra ticket for a spouse or caregiver, wheelchair access, reserved seating, ramps, etc.
In order to keep admission prices as low as possible for our fourth year, we strongly encourage speakers to ask for travel assistance from employers. However, we acknowledge that this often results in a far less diverse group of speakers.
Though we cannot provide any assurance at this time, our team will try to do the best as we near the conference dates.
Welcome to speaking! If you are looking for some written guidance, CodeMash offers excellent advice in their Call for Speakers. We specifically recommend the section entitled “How to write a good submission.”