call for speakers
We’re inviting you to submit a talk or idea for pitercss_conf on June 16th, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. We speak English and have a code of conduct. Topics: HTML, CSS, SVG, etc. Decision won’t take long. We’ll help you to prepare your talk and cover all expenses, such as travel and accommodation. Submission is open until April 30th.
It’s a full-day, single track, English-speaking front-end conference in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 16th, 2017. The very first Russian conference fully dedicated to visual front-end technologies.
In case you don’t speak Russian, it’s the first time when you’re truly welcome: English is our main language for talks, discussions, and all issues. If you speak Russian, this is your chance to participate in a real European conference without leaving the country. Why English? We’re trying to unite Russian and global communities.
And all this in the most beautiful and the most European city in Russia during the famous white nights season.
Who we are
We are developers and members of Russian front-end communities organizing conferences and local meetups since 2007. We know what makes a good conference and ready to make the best one Russia has ever seen. But we can’t do it without you, the great speakers. Don’t hesitate, join us on stage!
We want to discuss the whole set of visual front-end technologies:
- Styling: from CSS to CSS-in-JS alternatives.
- Graphics: from SVG to WebGL or even GIF.
- Typography: from fonts loading to kerning nuances.
- Accessibility: from contrast and readability to ARIA.
- Semantics: from HTML to Schema.
- Tooling: from pre-processors to style guides.
- Methods: from BEM to Functional CSS.
- Other: future standards, education, experiments, open source, fun, etc.
You’re welcome to submit multiple talks or even raw ideas.
To have more chances to get your talk accepted, note the following rules:
- Language: all talks are in English, with no exception.
- Duration: you’ll have 30 minutes and optional 10 minutes for Q&A.
- Quality: visual fidelity, great typography, perfect styling, and good contrast on your slides.
- Originality: we prefer premieres and unique topics to anything you’ve already presented elsewhere or anything well-known among developers.
- Brevity: give it a catchy name and try to describe the main plot in a couple of paragraphs instead of writing the whole text.
We’re not limiting your creativity, but helping to deliver your message in the best way possible.
We can help
Have an idea or unique experience but not sure how to turn it into a talk? Don’t worry, we’ve helped many speakers before to tell good stories.
- Never presented on stage? We will be guiding you through preparation process and rehearsing your talk via video chat.
- Not a native English speaker? We can help to rehearse and proofread your talk, but intermediate language skills are required.
- Had a bad experience on a conference before? We truly care about our speakers and audience to help everyone feel comfortable, safe and welcome.
Once your talk or idea is submitted you’ll get a confirmation. Then, within a week we’ll get back to you. In most cases we don’t decline a submission, but rather schedule a quick call to figure out the details. Once everything is clear we’ll give you the final decision.
What you get
If your proposal is selected, here’s what you’ll get:
- Travel to St. Petersburg.
- Support in visa application process.
- Entry to the conference.
- Hotel accommodation.
If your employer can cover your travel and hotel, we’ll be happy to list them as a sponsor. The money we save will be invested into making this conference even better.
Code of Conduct
Our code of conduct aims to create a safe and welcoming space for our community members, and to protect every attendee, staff member and speaker from harassment. Thus we need you to read, understand, and comply with our code of conduct.
If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about any of the above, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your proposal!