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Symfony Blog:
The CFP process for SymfonyCon and SymfonyLive events
Aug 01, 2017 @ 09:17:41

On the Symfony blog they've shared a post giving you an "inside look" at their Call for Papers process for the SymfonyCon and SymfonyLife events. Each conference is different and has a different process for attracting speakers and selecting them once the Call for Papers has completed.

All the Symfony conferences we organize are aimed at gathering the Symfony community together to enable every community member to meet each other, share best practices and learn tips and about new features. This all happens in a convivial atmosphere that feels like a big family reunion. The highlight, of course, is listening to high quality talks. The speaker line up is very important to us and we take great care to make sure the talks we select will be appreciated and useful for the majority of conference attendees.

[...] The CFP criteria are available online and are the same for all the conferences: we're looking for the best Symfony-focused topics that are relevant to the community. We don't select speakers based on any racial, gender or physical criteria: all the talk proposals received are studied no matter who the speaker is.

They talk about what they provide to speakers, how they review the talks once the CFP is complete and some about the committee that does the selection. With the speakers they want selected they then send out the acceptance notifications and confirm schedules. The post finishes up talking about their emphasis on trying to improve the ration of female to male speakers and their code of contact.

tagged: symfony community callforpapers process selection

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/the-cfp-process-for-symfonycon-and-symfonylive-events

Anna Filina:
ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers
Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:11:50

As Anna Filina mentions in this recent post to her site, the Call for Papers for the Vancouver edition of the ConFoo conference is currently open.

ConFoo is happy to open the call for papers for the Vancouver 2017 edition! Proposals can be submitted until May 8th. Advisors will review all the proposals and publish the list of talks on June 5th.

Talks are 35 minutes for the topic and 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 45 minutes. Check out the list of themes. ConFoo will cover travel and hotel for the speakers who require it.

ConFoo is a multidisciplinary conference that covers a wide range of topics including languages (PHP, Java, .NET, etc) and different platforms and best practices. You can find out more information about the conference and get your submissions in over on the Call for Papers site. There's less than a month left so get on over and get those topics submitted!

tagged: confoo vancouver conference cfp callforpapers announcement

Link: http://afilina.com/confoo-vancouver-cfp/

Zend Developer Zone:
ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers is OPEN!
Apr 07, 2017 @ 12:47:13

The Zend Developer Zone site has posted an reminder about the Call for Papers for ZendCon 2017 happening October 23rd through 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the five of you who are living under a rock and haven’t heard, the dates for ZendCon 2017 have been announced and the ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers is open. [...] Join us in Vegas this October and be a part of one of the largest gatherings of the PHP community. Submit your talk to ZendCon 2017 today. (Submit at least 2 more tomorrow too!)

The post also shares a summary of the speaker's package provided for those selected to present at the event including a full conference pass, round-trip airfare and two hotel nights. The Call for Papers ends on April 14th - just one week from today - so get over there and submit those presentation ideas before time runs out!

tagged: zendcon17 callforpapers reminder open deadline lasvegas nevada october

Link: https://devzone.zend.com/7559/zendcon-2017-call-papers-open/

Community News:
ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers Opens
Mar 03, 2017 @ 13:35:12

Zend has officially announced the opening of the Call for Papers for their 2017 event happening in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23rd through 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2017 Conference, the most anticipated event of the year combining the best of PHP and open source. ZendCon is where community and enterprise developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP and open source development.

[We are] now accepting talks on any topic or technology related to PHP, the enterprise web stack, frameworks, security, API design & management, IBM i, DevOps, people & processes, and much more.

The CFP is open until April 14th (11:59pm UTC) and, if your submissions are accepted, you will be provided with a speaker package that includes a conference pass, airfare and hotel nights depending on the type of session you're presenting. You can find out more about the conference and the CFP on the Call for Papers site. Get those submissions in early and often - the deadline will come up sooner than your expect!

tagged: zendcon17 zend conference callforpapers cfp open announcement

Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com

Anna Filina:
ConFoo Montreal 2017 Calling for Papers
Aug 24, 2016 @ 12:58:17

Anna Filina has a post to her site mentioning the opening of the Call for Papers for Confoo Montreal 2017, a yearly multi-disciplinary programming and web related conference in Montreal, Canada.

Want to get your web development ideas in front of a live audience? The call for papers for the ConFoo Montreal 2017 web developer conference is open! If you have a burning desire to hold forth about PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, or any other web development topics, we want to see your proposals. The window is open only from August 21 to September 20, 2016, so hurry. An added benefit: If your proposal is selected and you live outside of the Montreal area, we will cover your travel and hotel.

You’ll have 45 minutes to wow the crowd, with 35 minutes for your topic and 10 minutes for Q&A. We can’t wait to see your proposals. Knock us out!

This year's event (well, the 2017 event) will be held March 8th - 17th. You can find out more about the conference itself from the main website. There's less than a month left now to submit session ideas, so get in there and submit today!

tagged: confoo17 montreal conference callforpapers cfp canada

Link: http://afilina.com/confoo-yul2017-cfp/

Stefan Koopmanschap:
The Speaker Package
Jul 12, 2016 @ 13:38:36

Stefan Koopmanschap has continued his look at conferences and sharing some of his own personal views around them and, mostly, the Call for Papers process. In his new post he focuses on the Speaker Package, a nicety that's often provided by the conference to help the speaker come to and stay at the event.

The speaker package is the term used for the package of reimbursements and other advantages you have as a speaker. This may (or may not) include a free ticket to the conference, travel and/or hotel reimbursements, a speakers dinner and some other things.

When submitting to a conference, it is important to realize what the speaker package consists of. [...] I made the mistake once of making assumptions about the speaker package (in this case: I assumed travel was being reimbursed) when submitting proposals to a conference. I got accepted, but then found out my flight was not covered by the conference. Because of that, I had to cancel that conference.

He makes the recommendation that, if the speaker package seems unclear by the documentation on the site, you ask the organizers for the information instead of assuming. He also shares one of his own personal rules about submitting - not putting in any submissions if the conference doesn't have a speaker reimbursement package. He does this because he sees the time he puts in to prepare and present as valuable and the package is a conference's way of saying that work is appreciated.

tagged: conference opinion speaker package compensation submission callforpapers

Link: http://leftontheweb.com/blog/2016/06/30/The-Speaker-Package/

Stefan Koopmanschap:
On submitting to CFPs
Jun 24, 2016 @ 13:18:15

If you've considered submitting to a Call for Papers to speak at a technical conference but aren't sure exactly what the process is like, Stefan Koopmanschap has shared some of his experience in a new post to his site.

Having been a conference organizer as well as a speaker, I've seen both sides of the CFP process. Because of that, I've made some decisions as a speaker on how I handle CFPs. Since I've discussed this with several people in the past year but it keeps coming up, I've decided to document one of my decisions here.

He talks about a "first world problem" of not knowing if you're accepted to one conference before applying to the CfP for another at the same time. He also looks at the usual Call for Papers process from the perspective of an organizer and how to sift through the (usually) hundreds of submissions that come in. He also shares his own personal rule for submitting to a conference: only submit if you're absolutely sure you can attend.

tagged: submit callforpapers cfp organizer rule conference

Link: http://leftontheweb.com/blog/2016/06/24/On-Submitting-To-CFPs/

Community News:
ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers Announced
May 18, 2016 @ 11:08:07

As is mentioned in this new post on Anna Filina's site, the Call for Papers for the ConFoo Vancouver event is now open. ConFoo Vancouver is an extension of the already popular ConFoo conference that has been happening in Montreal for several years now.

ConFoo Vancouver 2016 will take place at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, Canada on December 5-7, 2016. We are looking for speakers willing to share their experience and their skills with developers and managers.

The Vancouver 2016 conference will [several] the following aspects of web development [including]: accessibility, databases, HTML & CSS, Javascript, mobile, PHP, Ruby, security.

The Call for Papers for the event will only be open until June 6th, so be sure to get those submissions in early (and often!) to be considered as a speaker for this year's event. Final speaker selections will be announced on June 27th.

tagged: confoo16 vancouver cfp callforpapers announcement december

Link: https://confoo.ca/en/yvr2016/call-for-papers

Community News:
ZendCon 2016 Call for Papers Opens
Apr 21, 2016 @ 13:40:48

The ZendCon conference has just announced the opening of the Call for Papers for their 2016 event. The conference will once again be happening at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in October (18th-21st).

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2016 PHP Conference, the most anticipated PHP centric event of the year, where community and enterprise PHP developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP development.

We know speakers are key to the success of a conference and hope you will submit a talk. In appreciation for the efforts provided, our speakers package ensures they will not need to worry about anything other than delivering the best talks.

They're not just looking for PHP topics either. They'll consider a wide range of topics including PHP frameworks, devops, source control, continuous delivery and many more. The Call for Papers ends May 31st, 2016 so be sure to get those submissions in early (and often) before time runs out.

tagged: zendcon zendcon16 conference callforpapers cfp open announcement

Link: https://cfp.zendcon.com

Ibuildings Blog:
Submit to the Dutch PHP Conference (DPC) Call for Papers!
Feb 09, 2016 @ 11:52:45

As is mentioned in this new post to the Ibuildings blog, the Call for Papers for the Dutch PHP Conference is currently open and accepting submissions until February 22nd.

This year Ibuildings will host the Dutch PHP Conference (DPC) in Amsterdam for the tenth time in a row, on June 23rd - 25th. As you may have noticed, since a couple of weeks you can send in your tutorial or talk proposals. The Call for Papers closes on February 22nd.

DPC offers a stage to veteran speakers as well as the less experienced and debuting speakers. [...] We're looking for speakers who talk about subjects that they're passionate about. Talks don't necessarily need to be about PHP development: any subject that might be of interest to PHP developers is welcome.

The post also includes some suggestions that could help you get accepted as a speaker for the conference including:

  • sending more than one proposal
  • getting reviews of the proposals either from coworkers or something like helpmeabstract.com
  • practice giving presentations locally too

Be sure and get those proposals in the February 22nd deadline before

tagged: callforpapers cfp dutchphpconference dpc16 submit community conference amsterdam

Link: https://www.ibuildings.nl/blog/2016/02/submit-dpc-call-papers