Join us for 2+ days of the best Rust content, plus workshops and a full-day unconference, virtually OR in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico!
What will 2023 look like?
As more of our audience receives the COVID-19 vaccine and more of the world reports safer communities, we're once again providing an in-person conference.
We also know not everyone is able or willing to travel yet, and the online format significantly increased the accessibility of the conference. With those things in mind, we are excited to once again present a hybrid conference with both in-person and online options.
Although the pandemic landscape is constantly changing and continues to improve, it has not yet reached a point where we can hold a conference entirely without precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As such:
The RustConf website will have full details on our COVID-19 precautions and expectations, as well as information on the secure HIPAA-compliant app we'll be using to collect this information while keeping it completely secure and destroying it post-conference.
This year will look very similar to 2022, keeping the hybrid format and providing a remote option for attendees. Specifically:
We are constantly looking for ways to improve the online experience and will have more details as the conference approaches.
Our program will be a mix of invited and CFP-submitted talks.
What will giving a talk look like?
Speakers will be given the option to either present their talk live on stage in Albuquerque or virtually by pre-recording their talk. Pre-recorded talks will be aired for the first time live in your assigned slot once the schedule is confirmed, both online and on stage. We'll send accepted remote speakers some basic equipment as needed to help make sure they're able to record top-quality content for our video editors to work with.
Conference talks will be 30 minutes or 15 minutes total. Your reviewers may also suggest alternatives if they feel your submitted topic warrants more or less time.
Speakers will have access to members of the program committee who can provide as much advice or mentoring as you'd like. In addition, all speakers are expected to do two run-throughs of their talk to receive constructive feedback. The final run-through will be in mid-August, so plan on finishing your talk well in advance of the conference.
We'll gladly consider a wide variety of talks on Rust-related topics. Any topic relevant to Rust programmers is welcome, but here's a short list of things we'd love to hear about to inspire you:
How will the CFP review work?
We'll be voting on and reviewing talks on a rolling basis and will attempt to send feedback sooner than our final evaluation, so the earlier you submit, the more chance you'll have to tweak your pitch and improve your odds.
The first several rounds of reviews in our CFP are, as usual, blind. To respect this process, please refrain from including biographical information or linking to previous talks or other material that make your identity obvious in your talk abstract or details. Note that this also means if you receive any feedback, the reviewers don't know who you are then either.
Sweet! What happens if I get accepted?
If your Conference Talk is selected, you'll receive the following:
RustConf is intended to be an inclusive, welcoming conference for everyone. Our Code of Conduct can be found here: https://rustconf.com/code-of-conduct.
NOTE: If you are accepted as a speaker and have already purchased a ticket, we'll refund it 100%. So don't wait once tickets go on sale, be sure you have a seat either way!
If you have questions others might or want to brainstorm with Rust friends, there's an events channel in the Rust Community Discord where folks are likely up for helping.
For those speakers with family obligations: in-person RustConf will have on-site childcare and nursing parent facilities available. If you have other logistical concerns, such as being unavailable for specific times of the live day due to childcare obligations, pumping or nursing schedules, etc., we'll be sure to accommodate those as well <3
Feel free to reach out if you're concerned about anything that isn't spelled out in our event FAQ.
If you or your employer might be able to help sponsor RustConf, please get in touch. Every little bit helps!
Conference information: http://www.rustconf.com/
Questions? Bugs? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll add to this as we notice questions coming from multiple sources.
RustConf will cover up to $1000 in travel expenses, and more as we can. If your employer covers your expenses, we are also happy to award them sponsorship credit in return.