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Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive London 2018 is announced!
May 18, 2018 @ 13:28:20

In a recent post to the Symfony blog they've posted the official announcement of SymfonyLive London 2018:

We’re so thrilled and excited to announce SymfonyLive London! We’ve just confirmed the official dates, SymfonyLive London will be held on September 28th at the Park Plaza Westminster! Symfony is proud to organize the 7th edition of the British Symfony conference and to welcome the Symfony community from all over the UK and Europe.

Join us to share Symfony best practices, experience, knowledge, make new contacts, and hear the latest developments with the framework!

Come to attend SymfonyLive London, conference day will be on September 28th, and the pre-conference workshops will take place, one day before the conference, on September 27th.

Early Bird registration is already open and you can pick up main event tickets for 129£ and full conference tickets (includes training) for 543£. Additionally, if you'd like to speak at this year's event, the Call for Papers is still open and runs until June 17th.

tagged: symfony conference symfonylive london announcement cfp

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/symfonylive-london-2018-is-announced

Gary Hockin:
Conference Speaking for Everyone - Submitting Chapter (Free)
Apr 25, 2018 @ 10:25:16

Gary Hockin had been working on a book for anyone out there looking to share their experience or ideas at a tech conference but didn't end up finishing it: "Conference Speaking for Everyone". He did want to share some of the content from the book to at least help would-be speakers deal with one of the main parts of conference speaking: Submitting to a Call for Papers.

What even is this? This is a full chapter from my started-but-never-finished book called Conference Speaking for Everyone. I’m posting this finished single chapter that’s been sitting on my laptop for nearly a year to a) Get some feedback and hopefully some impetus to finish the book, and b) Put what I hope is some useful information into the hands of the people who need it.

In the example chapter he covers topics like:

  • how speakers are accepted to speak at a conference
  • what kind of topics you could potentially speak about
  • tips for writing session abstracts/summaries

He finishes up the chapter with a mention of expenses around the speaking (if selected). The policies from conference to conference vary, so he recommends being sure you completely understand them before agreeing to speak.

tagged: conference speaking ebook free chapter submitting callforpapers cfp

Link: https://blog.hock.in/2018/04/23/conference-speaking-for-everyone-submitting-chapter-free/

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/

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:
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

Michael Cullum:
CFP Tips Roundup (#12DaysOfCfpTips)
Jan 28, 2016 @ 09:02:42

At the end of 2015 (and beginning of 2016) Michael Cullum put together a series of tweets with suggestions to help potential conference/event speakers out there in submitting to Call for Papers. He's gathered them together and posted them to his site to make them easier to find all in one place.

On the 25th December I started a series of tweets under the hashtag #12DaysOfCfpTips. For those who are unaware, I’m one of the organisers for the PHP South Coast Conference (P.S. Blind bird tickets are up wink), and within the organising team I’m responsible for the Call for Papers and everything speaker-related in general and getting better submissions are both in the best interest of a conference organiser and the submitter.

A few people had asked me to post them up somewhere more permanent and perhaps expand on them beyond 140 characters a little so here we are with a roundup. The tweets are in chronological order.

His list includes suggestions about providing "extra" information on your submissions, looking at the suggested talk topics and mentioning any previous speaking experience. There's also links to each tweet so you can see any conversation that might have happened around them (often including some additional advice as well).

tagged: callforpapers cfp tips 12daysofcfptips michaelcullum

Link: http://www.michaelcullum.com/cfp-tips-roundup/