JSConf Budapest 2020 - Call for Speakers
This Call for Speakers closes on February 29th, 2020!
If you get selected as a speaker at JSConf Budapest, here’s what we provide:
Your travel to Budapest is covered.
We take care of your plane or train ticket, your airport transfer and your travels around the city. If you wish, you can arrange your own travels and invoice us later - we are happy to assist with booking your itinerary, but if you wish to book yourself then invoice us later, that's also possible within reasonable price ranges.
Your stay in Budapest is covered at a great hotel near the conference venue, including an extra weekend to explore the city.
We arrange for the days of the conference, a day before, and the weekend after, so from 23rd until 27th. If you wish, you can stay longer, but please get in touch as our budget is limited and depending on out situation, you might have to pay for the extra nights.
Entry to the conference.
We probably won’t be done with the speaker selection by the end of the ticket sales, so if you want to make sure you can attend, send us a mail so we can reserve a ticket for you. Make sure you don't mention anything related to your talk in that mail, because speaker selection is strictly anonymous. If you happen to get selected to speak, but have purchased a ticket already, we will be able to give you a refund, or it is also possible to transfer your ticket to anyone you'd like.
If your employer can cover your travel and hotel, we are happy to list them as an awesome company sponsor. The money saved will be used to make the conference even more fabulous.
If you have any special requirements, non-return trips, just let us know, we can work these things out.
If you want to bring a significant other, or bring kids and need child-care to be sorted out for the time of the conference, please also get in touch. We are here to make this easy for you!
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 to and help you develop and hone the skills you think you lack to deliver a great presentation.
We are happy to brainstorm your interests to see if a great topic is hiding.
We are happy to connect you with experienced speakers to help prepare your submission
We are happy to review and advise on how to produce a slide deck.
If you need practice giving talks, get in touch, we can hook you up with local groups.
Again, whatever else you might need, we’re here to help.
Get in touch:
(please don’t use this address to submit a proposal).
Submit your proposals by February 29th 2020, 23:59:59 CEST.
All talks are in English.
Talks are usually 30 minutes long (for longer talks we’d get in touch with you directly). There will be no Q&A after the talks - we encourage attendees and speakers to talk to each in the breaks, after the sessions.
Make sure you care, and make sure we see you care. Typos, sloppy formatting and all-lowercase submissions make our reading of your proposal tedious. These things will definitely count against your proposal.
Don’t overdo it either. If you need more than two paragraphs to get to the point of your topic, we need to ask you to slim things down. With the amount of submissions we get, the quicker you make a good impression, the better.
Original Topics. One of the things we like to do with JSConf Budapest is to push the community forward. We can’t do this if the same people keep talking about the same things all the time. Thus, we favor original content. If you want to discuss a topic that you have talked about elsewhere, try to add a twist, or new research, or development, something unique. Of course, if your talk is plain awesome as-is, go for that! :)
Simply assume this: the audience has infinite intelligence but zero knowledge.
Presentation summary (abstract) to be displayed on the website
Tell the audience about your talk. This will be displayed on the site. It's also part of the anonymized review, so please refrain from sharing personal details here.
More details on your Presentation
Anything you wish to tell the organizers about your talk. This wont be displayed on the site, but will be part of the anonymized review, so please refrain from sharing personal details here.
Personal details of your talk
We’re aiming at the most bias-free selection process as possible, so we ask you to help us. If you wish to share any details that can be directly linked to you, like project urls and company names, you can submit them in this field.
If you have recordings of previous talks you delivered at either meetups or conferences, list them here.
Do you wish to team up with a fellow speaker to review each others' talks and slides?
Do you require childcare?
If you would like to bring your family, and need childcare to be sorted out for the time of the conference, please let us know, we’re happy to help. (Please provide number and age of the children you plan to take with you).
Do you have any accessibility needs?
Do you have any food allergies or catering preferences?
Do you require anything special for your presentation?
A desk, a chair, any tech or additional device perhaps?
Anything you may need from us during your visit?
For example a SIM card, a power converter, anything. We will create an info package for every selected speaker, but you can be more specific in advance. You can also get in touch about these at any point later on.
How do you prefer to be called?
This goes on the website to introduce you as a speaker.
Your website or blog URL
Country and city from where you would travel to Budapest
A picture of you
Paste the URL of the picture here, you want us to put on the site
Name a color
My company / employer can pay my trip to the conference
If so, we can provide a Silver level of Sponsorship. If your company is interested in sponsoring above that, get in touch with us at
Terms and Conditions
All talks will be recorded and published on the internet 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 JS community and those who can’t make it to the conference. We hope you want to help out, but if you are in any way uncomfortable 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
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at JSConf Budapest are required to agree with the following code of conduct:
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