Call for Speakers

Interested in speaking at Prairie Dev Con? Here's what you need to know!

What's covered for speakers?

Out of town speakers from within North America will have airfare and hotel covered 100% by the conference. Speakers get full access to all days of the conference and are invited to a speakers-only dinner during the event.

What is NOT covered for speakers is any health/travel insurance or government document fees (i.e. passport). Also unfortunately we're not able to accomodate non-North American speakers at this time.

Tell me about the session slots.

Sessions are 60 minutes in length. Lecture style is common, but we're also open to hearing any hands-on coding lab ideas.

When does your Call for Speakers close?

The call for speakers will close at midnight on Friday, February 24th. Speakers will be notified if they were or weren't selected by Tuesday, February 28th.

How many attendees do you get?

Prairie Dev Con was born out of an idea to bring a big-conference feel to smaller markets. An organization can send multiple employees to Prairie Dev Con where they may have only been able to send one person to an out of town conference. We typically get approximately 150 attendees out to the conference.

What topics are you looking for?

We look to the local community to provide insight into desired topics. Head over to our Topic Survey Page to see the most recent rankings of topics.

Are sessions recorded?

Possibly. Our sibling conference, PrDC Deliver, had one room of sessions recorded courtesy of InfoQ. InfoQ edited and posted the videos to their website (you can get links to see those recordings by clicking here). We'll be talking to InfoQ to see if there's any interest in recording for Prairie Dev Con, but if that happens speakers will have the opportunity to opt-out if they aren't comfortable.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes! We expect all attendees and presenters to abide by our code of conduct. Visit our Code of Conduct page!

Where can I submit my sessions?

This year we're using PaperCall.io to collect session submissions. You can access our page on PaperCall.io by clicking here!