Muslim Tech Fest: Pitch to speak
We're running the first ever Muslim Tech Fest where like-minded people from all over the world will come together to share ideas, learn and gain inspiration.
We already have a huge number of people interested in speaking at Muslim Tech Fest from all over the world representing every industry. But, we're really committed to creating an event that is as inclusive as possible. We want to work with speakers of all types, from all backgrounds: those speaking for the first time and those who bring in-depth, advanced and practical knowledge.
By filling in this form we can get a sense of who is interested in speaking at future events, learn a bit about your background and generally keep track of who we should be having conversations with.
We don't have a formal pitch process but if we like the sound of your submission and it fits with the theme of the next conference, we'll be in touch when we're next looking for speakers.
We normally start working on the line-up of the event six months before the conference and confirm the line up five months before the event.
Some good general advice before pitching a talk idea.
- Actionable - Our audience always asks for practical how-to information our attendees can learn from. The perfect outcome from a talk is a list of tasks for an attendee to add to their to-do list, tools to investigate and books to read.
- Specific - we're far more likely to programme specific talks. The more detailed the title and description the greater the chance we'll like the idea.
- Don't pitch overly self-promotional talk ideas - how to use our tool or here's our great client results won't appeal to our audience.
- Use relevant & timely research data - If you're able to include the results of a study or some research, you should. This will help the likelihood of us programming your talk.
- Be authoritative - the speaker must "know" their subject and it should be obvious in the delivery. If you don't know the topic inside and out, you might be better to pitch on a different topic.
- Tight topic - Our talks last twenty minutes, which means you need to have a very tight and specific idea of what you'd like to cover. If in doubt the narrower the topic the better. You can then be detailed in that small area rather than too general.