SUPER IMPORTANT STUFF:
- Please read the Code of Conduct first! As a speaker you are held to the highest standards; please ensure you can represent our values well!
- Most applications should be "Sessions", and 25-30 minutes as this will constitute a majority, if not all, of our programming.
However, we've left other options available for unique or standout suggestions for content. Please note: we may not be able to pay your expenses for other types of content. But we're happy to discuss ideas.
The rest of the info below is our guidelines from our official website for your convenience. Looking forward to reading your proposals!
Talks should be in English and if you’ve already given your talk at a small conference, that’s ok, but we would appreciate if it can be updated with fresh and original examples for this unique conference! You are welcome to submit multiple topics or ideas for consideration, however you can only talk once.
All talks should be 25-30 minutes in length. If you feel you have a talk that would benefit from a longer or shorter period of time, please note that on your submission notes.
All submissions are anonymized before review in an attempt to remove any conscious or unconscious biases towards the submitter.
The top submissions are then de-anonymized so we can take speaker details into account. If needed, we may also do a second round and request a short video of you pitching your idea to help us learn more about you and your talk.
All selected speakers are expected to have 2 short calls with an organizer: one content outline discussion and conference info chat about 2 months prior (early December), and one final check-in roughly 2 weeks prior.
We encourage first-time speakers to apply, don’t be shy! We are happy to work with you on your presentation and speaking skills to make sure you’re successful with a larger audience.
We are seeking to build a diverse lineup from all types of people and experiences. We do this in part by asking for some demographic information on the submission page. All submissions will be anonymized of personal and demographic information to remove any conscious or unconscious biases towards the submitter.
Selected speakers will have the full cost of attending covered if their companies does not fund events, including conference ticket, three nights hotel, and airfare, along with taxi to/from airport. Certain incidentals or outside meals may be at your own expense. If you previously purchased a ticket and are selected to speak, you will have the full cost of your ticket refunded. So please do not let applying to speak cause you to miss out on attending.
As a HawaiiJS Speaker you will have a direct point of contact to help with travel, AV, and all those other fun logistical points. Childcare will be available on request for speakers. We will be recording and transcribing your talks as well, so you’ll have a great addition to your speaker resume that you can share with the broader community. More details to come from the speaker point of contact.
We ask that if selected, you provide a bio and description for our site and program. We want to hype up your talk! The conference will post a video of your talk for the broader community on YouTube. We may use video / pictures / likenesses of you and your talk in future promotional materials. You must comply with the Code of Conduct both before and at the conference.
Flight expenses may be capped depending on location, on-island airport transfer included, hotel 3-nights covered but additional discounted nights available, some meals may also be at your own expense