Call for Speakers

We are inviting the CSS community to submit proposals for CSSconf.eu on in Berlin, Germany.
Proposals can be submitted until July 1st, midnight CET.

Topics

CSSconf EU is targeted at CSS professionals, CSS creatives, CSS aficionados. It doesn’t matter if you are a front end developer with 12 years experience, a creative wizard that does CSS magic in their spare time, or just love CSS and sharing your knowledge: We’re interested in topics that make us go, “Oh, wow! Yes! Cool! I wanna hear about that!”
If you need suggestions to get your ideas flowing, we are particularly interested in:

To get an idea of what kind of talks our audience loved, check out last year’s video recordings: CSS Conf EU on Youtube

And finally:

Whatever you want. This is your conference!

We Can Help

Not everybody is a natural talent on stage. Not everybody can produce kick-ass slide-decks. Not everybody is a live-demo god. Not everybody knows they have something great to talk about.

There are about a million reasons why you don’t consider yourself a speaker.
We are here to prove you wrong. If all you have is a gut feeling that you should be on stage, we are here to reach out and help you to develop or hone the skills you think you lack to deliver a great presentation.

Again, whatever else you might need, we’re here to help. Get in touch: contact@cssconf.eu (just don’t use this to submit a proposal).

If you need more encouragement, check out the website weareallaweso.me, which is full of great advice.

The Perks

If your proposal is selected, here’s what you will get:

Travel to Berlin. This usually means we pay for your plane or train ticket, and also cover all transport within the city. We are happy to assist with booking your itinerary, but if you can do it yourself, we can focus on making the conference more awesome.

Entrance to the conference. We won’t be done with the speaker selections by the time tickets go on sale, so if you want to make sure you can attend, let us know in the form below and we hold back a ticket for you in case your talk is not selected.

Accommodation in a hotel right next to the venue for a day before and after the conference.
If you want to stay longer, we can help to arrange things, just let us know. You will have to cover extra nights, though.

If your employer can cover your travel and hotel, we are happy to list them as a company sponsor. The money we save will be used to make the conference more awesome.

You’re welcome to bring your family. If you need childcare, get in touch. We want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

The venue and the hotel will be accessible for wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility. If you have any concerns or questions about whether all your needs will be addressed, please contact us.

The Selection Process

Here’s how we select our speakers:

  1. Anonymize submissions, so there is no bias towards the submitter.
  2. Reviewing and voting of the talks by our curators. Each is rated talk on a scale from 1 to 5. Important criteria are:
    • Relevance of the topic for the CSS community
    • Coherence and clarity of the proposal
    • Novelty of the topic
    • Is the topic reasonable to cover in the time we allow
  3. The top submissions are then de-anonymized so we can bias against speaker details. Based on our budget, we might have to opt for a local or at least closer-by (read: cheaper to transport) speaker.

We expect many more excellent submissions than we have speaking slots. This process helps us to select the best ones, and hack our own unavoidable biases. If you want to know more, this is how it helped to find last year’s great lineup.

Guidelines

Video Recordings

We plan to record and publish all talks online for free, along with a recording of the slide deck, live-demo, or other on-presenter-screen activity. We do this for the benefit of the larger CSS community and those who can’t make it to the conference. We hope you want to help out, but if you are uncomfortable about this in any way, let us know and we will work things out.

Finally, since you retain full ownership of your slides and recording, we’d like to ask you to make your materials and recording available under a Creative Commons (we default to no commercial reuse) or other open source license.

Code of Conduct

We are proud to support and uphold the Conference Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct aims to create a safe and welcoming space for all CSS community members, and to protect every attendee, staff member and speaker from harassment. We thus need you to read, understand and comply with our Code of Conduct.

Submit Your Talk

Sponsors

We are currently offering CSSconf EU sponsorship packages and media partnerships.
Learn more