EmberCamp Chicago CFP
The CFP closed on Jul 23, 2018 at 12:00am MDT
Thank you for all submitted proposals!
CFP Stats38 proposals
It's Easy In Ember!
The theme of EmberCamp Chicago is, "It's Easy in Ember!" We are looking for practical talks and workshops that highlight how easy it is to do things in Ember. We can't wait to see what you propose!
How Does This Work?
EmberCamp Chicago 2018 is now accepting proposals for talks. Join us September 21st in Chicago!
Proposals will be accepted from May 30th through July 22 at 11:59pm pacific time. We'll be accepting talks on a rolling basis, so your odds are indeed better if you submit earlier, though 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.
What Is EmberCamp Chicago Looking For?
Conference talks will be 30 minutes total.
While there are sometimes talks that could be good fits for any generic technical conference, it is important that most of the talks at EmberCamp Chicago tie their topics into Ember. For example, if you have a general talk with demos, expect to update your demos to work with Ember.
What Do Speakers Get?
If your talk is selected you'll receive the following:
—a free pass to attend the conference
—invitation to the speaker dinner
—special speaker-only gifts
—$500 in airfare or hotel funding (reimbursement)
—likely additional expense coverage
—...and other special speaker privileges and invitations.
Each year we hope and plan to help put additional moneys towards expenses (as in, in addition to the honorarium and baseline $500), but this will depend upon sponsorships and ticket sales. We're optimistic and will update speakers as things develop.
What Else Should Speakers Know?
EmberCamp Chicago is intended to be an inclusive, welcoming conference for everyone. Our Code of Conduct can be found here: http://embercamp.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, be sure you have a seat either way!
If you have questions others might, or want to brainstorm with Ember friends, there's a conf-embercamp channel in the Ember Community Slack.
We'll add to this as we notice questions coming from multiple sources.
1. Can I edit my proposal after I submit it?
Very much yes! In fact, that's the idea—you get feedback, and then you edit to improve, and then you get accepted <3
Also, this means you shouldn't hold up submitting because you haven't finished something like your video yet. Info that doesn't get seen in the blind phase is even less urgent, though we don't want you to put it off indefinitely.
Once the CFP ends of course, things get a lot more final fast.
2. I submitted a proposal but haven't received any feedback. Is everything alright?
Yep! Not all submissions will receive feedback. This is partially because our resources are limited, but also because some of them will be 100% clear, and no clarifications will be required. So not getting any feedback isn't an indicator of how your proposal has been received.
Also, of course, the earlier you submit, the more likely it is that you'll receive questions and/or feedback from reviewers.
3. My employer can cover my travel expenses. Can they receive sponsorship credit for that?
They can indeed! Please inform us upon acceptance. We haven't added anything asking about this to the submission form, as we don't want financial considerations to accidentally influence final acceptances.