Call for Speakers

Umbraco Codegarden 2022

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Umbraco Codegarden 2022

event starts

14 Jun 2022

event ends

17 Jun 2022


DOK5000 Havnegade 20, 5000 Odense Odense, Denmark

Codegarden is the biggest international Umbraco conference in the world. It is also the only Umbraco conference that’s organized by Umbraco HQ - the company behind Umbraco CMS.

We want Codegarden to be a great experience for developers, creatives, and business owners alike.

The goal of the conference is to give current and future Umbracians from all around the world the chance to connect, share ideas, and attend great sessions which range from general topics to niche technical, and business talks. 

Who can be next on the Codegarden stage? 

We want to see the best and broadest Codegarden program ever, and for that, we need your ideas and input. We want to hear from developers, designers, and the business side of Umbraco. So no matter if you have a great technical session targeting developers, a creative session targeting designers, or a case-study targeting the business audience, then Codegarden could be the stage to present it on.

Past speakers at Codegarden - Roles include but are not limited to: 

  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Project managers
  • Digital marketers
  • Agency directors
  • Product managers
  • Technical writers
  • Open Source advocates
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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 10:00 AM

10 Feb 2022

Call closes at 10:00 AM

03 Mar 2022

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What topics can be featured in Codegarden? 

  • Technical 

Your talk targets .NET developers, DevOps with a strong focus on code and the technical part of working with Umbraco. The talk delves into Umbraco and will give any developer an edge in the fast-moving world of the friendly CMS.

  • Creative 

Your talk targets web designers and web developers. The audience can expect design-focused talks that might contain HTML, JavaScript, or CSS, but none (or very little) .NET code.

  • Business 

Your talk targets sales, marketing and project managers that might have little or no technical background. The presentation is focused on case-studies and enhancing client communication.

  • The Developer Life

Your talk focuses on learning experiences and sharing ideas and stories that are engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. The talk can cover career stories that inspire the audience and leave them with practical and actionable takeaways. 

We welcome new ideas that you have for a talk you believe would be a great fit for Codegarden’s audience. There are, however, talks that we are unable to include in the program as they are not aligned with the conference goals:  

  • Talks promoting commercial packages
  • Marketing pitches/promotion speaks
  • Proposals that do not comply with Codegarden’s Code of Conduct

How do we select the speakers?

We have a panel of reviewers with different backgrounds and perspectives. The proposals are presented anonymously to the reviewers, who then rate each submission and add a comment. Once the review is finished, the next phase starts by discussing the top-rated proposals. The decision is made based on the time slots available and the diversity of the topics. 

As much as we want to accept as many proposals as possible, we are not always able to confirm a time slot for each of the proposals that received a positive review.

What format does the presentation have?

The sessions are planned to be 25 minutes long and do not include Q&A. 

All speakers will be invited to follow up during Ask The Speaker sessions where they can interact with attendees with the help of a moderator. 

Codegarden2022 will be a hybrid event. We hope all speakers can join us in-person, in Denmark but joining virtually is also an option. 

When can I expect to hear back from you? 

  • We are accepting submissions from the 10th of February 2022 at 10:00 am CET
  • The submissions automatically close on the 3rd of March 2022 at 10:00 am CET
  • You will hear from us by the 6th of April 2022

How many proposals can I submit? 

  • You can submit up to 2 proposals.
  • Considering the session duration and the logistics around the sessions, co-speakers are not allowed. You can add a note to the organizers for exceptional cases that might require more than 1 speaker (for example, you are submitting a case study that covers technical and commercial aspects highlighting the exceptional use of Umbraco)

I might need help with my proposal. Can Umbraco help?   

We sure can. Join us in a dedicated workshop to spend some time working with experienced speakers generating and honing ideas for topics and looking at how best to represent those on the Call for Speakers form. We’ll take you through tips, help you find your niche and send you on your way with a pep talk that should give you all the momentum you need to apply to be a speaker. 

You don't need to be new to speaking to join; the only requirement is that you'd like to submit a talk. Make sure to book a spot

Diversity pledge

We believe that a diverse environment fosters creativity, knowledge sharing, and innovation. In recent years, we have been actively seeking to increase the diversity of the Codegarden attendees and speakers through the active support of a diverse speaker lineup and offering diversity scholarships.  

In this year’s event, we aim to feature speakers from different backgrounds, genders, and geographic locations in addition to a variety of organizations. We encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to submit their proposals.

Some practical information for your submission 

  • Please use plain text in the submission fields
  • You can submit up to 2 proposals.
  • Considering the short time offered to each session, co-speakers are not allowed. 
  • Please submit your bio in the 3rd person. The same text will be displayed on the conference site, once your talk is accepted and confirmed.
  • Make the session title and description shine, and keep in mind the main takeaways your target audience will get from your talk     
  • The Notes field is meant for any special requirements or information which doesn't fit into the description of your talk. Please do not put personal information in that section
  • The Track and Target Audience fields are used as an aid for the planning, pick which you feel your talk fits best
  • As the selection is done anonymously, please do not include personal information in the session description
  • Never been to Codegarden before? Have a look at the Codegarden 2019 program (in-person event) and Codegarden 2021 program (virtual event).


expenses covered


expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

Umbraco HQ handles the hotel booking and invites the speakers to arrange their travel plans. Detailed guidelines are shared with the speakers once the sessions have been confirmed.