Call for Speakers

Interested in speaking at Prairie Dev Con Calgary in 2020? 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 45 minutes in length. Lecture style is common, but we're also open to hearing other ideas.

When does your Call for Speakers close?

The call for speakers will close at midnight on Friday, December 27th 2019.

How many attendees do you get?

Prairie Dev Con was born out of an idea to bring a big-conference feel to prairie cities. 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. Depending on the city we get between 120 - 200 attendees out to the conference.

What topics are you looking for?

Our session topics are determined in large part to attendee interest surveys, so we tailor the conference to the needs of the local dev community. You can view the results of the Calgary survey by clicking the button below!

View Our Calgary Topic Interest Survey Results!

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. Click Here to Submit Your Session!