While we’re open to a wide range of topics; we’d like to see talks that somewhat fit in the spectrum of:
How to Write a Good Proposal?
Here’s what we expect from a proposal:
We know that not everyone considers themselves a potential speaker. Delivering a talk can be challenging. Designing beautiful slides might feel impossible. Live demos can go wrong in so many ways.
We believe anyone can become a speaker. We’re here to help and guide you to develop skills to deliver a stellar talk.
Here’s what we can do:
Additionally, you might find these materials helpful:
If there’s anything else that’d make it easier for you to apply, let us know.
The Selection Process
We wrote a lengthy explanation of how we’re going to be gathering submissions and why we’re doing things differently—you should have a look. Here’s how it’ll work in a nutshell:
What We’re Offering
If your talk is selected, here’s what you’ll get:
We’ll cover the cost of reasonable, comfortable flights for yourself and, if you’re based in Australia or New Zealand, your partner, child, or whoever else you wish to bring. Additionally, we’ll provide an account with a cab company so you can get around Melbourne without worrying about costs.
If your employer can cover your travel and/or accommodation, we'll be happy to list them as a sponsor. The money we save will be invested into making the conference even better and will be allocated to our Diversity Fund.
5 nights in a nice, central hotel, located close to the venue. We’d like you to be well rested and have the ability to discover and enjoy the beauty of the city.
We realise how difficult it might be to travel without roaming data and not be able to easily contact your loved ones, check emails or simply use maps. That’s why we will provide our speakers with prepaid local sim cards.
If you’re travelling from overseas we’ll assist you in finding the right type of visa and providing a letter of invitation to make the visit as smooth as possible.
A selected member of the organisers team will keep in touch with you regarding travel plans, enquiries or any possible questions that might arise (yes, we will hook you up with a Foursquare list with the best coffee in town ☕️).
After all events are wrapped up we invite our speakers, their partners or families to enjoy a relaxing day together. Last year we rented a bus and went up to Healesville Sanctuary to get to know some of Australia’s famous, not-at-all-deadly animals 🐨
We will be gathering dietary requirements or any other necessary information to accommodate our speakers prior to the event. If you have any concerns or questions about whether all your needs can be addressed, please contact us.
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