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!
All submissions and applicants are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Please read this Call for Proposals thoroughly. Please don’t hesitate to ask 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!
There is no limit on the number of proposals you can submit.
Sessions: 50 minutes in length
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
You read through this Call for Proposals (reach out if you need help or have questions!) (required)
You submit a completed application by Call for Proposals end date (required)
You submit a completed Community Assistance form by Call for Proposals end date (optional, see “Financial Assistance” section)
See you at the conference on 08/02/2019!
Speaker Perks & Accommodations
Speakers will receive a free admission to JS&Friends Conf.
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 first 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.
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.”