EmberConf 2015 is now accepting proposals for talks. Join us March 3-4 in the great city of Portland, OR.
Proposals will be accepted from November 5th through December 12th at 11:59pm pacific time. We'll be accepting talks on a rolling basis, so your odds are indeed better if you submit earlier, but we'll definitely leave slots open to the very end. We'll also 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 blind. To respect this process, please refrain from including biographical information in your talk abstract or details. Note that this also means if you receive any feedback, the reviewers don't know who you are. Again, refrain from identifying yourself (or any existing relationships with the reviewer) in any exchanges as part of this process.
Talks will be 30 minutes total; if you'd like time to take questions, plan for a 25 minute talk followed by questions.
If your talk is selected you'll receive the following:
...and other special speaker privileges and invitations. We're also hoping to help put additional moneys towards expenses (as in, in addition to the honorarium), but this will depend upon sponsorships and ticket sales. We're optimistic and will update speakers as things develop.
EmberConf is intended to be an inclusive, welcoming conference for everyone. Our Code of Conduct can be found here: http://www.emberconf.com/about.html#conduct.
NOTE: If you are accepted as a speaker and have already purchased a ticket, we'll refund it, 100%. So don't wait, be sure you have a seat either way!
Want better chances of getting in?: Submit a video pitch! And by that, I don't mean a pitch for why we should accept your talk. Pretend we did, and submit a video advertising the talk to potential attendees. If your talk is selected, we'll use these clips (:20 to 1:00) to promote you and the conference. Just include a YouTube URL in the field where we ask about past experience. We won't see these in the blind phase, but we'll go through them when making final decisions and resolving tiebreakers. Not a requirement, and if you're uncomfortable with a video of your person being out there, be creative and show us something else instead :)
Hit an issue with the CFP app? Submit a GitHub issue and we'll do our best to fix!