Middlesbrough Front End Conference 2024: Call for Papers

Welcome to the Middlesbrough Front End Conference, a gathering designed for engineers, web architects, technology leaders, and digital agencies at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of modern web development. Following the success of our inaugural event last year, where we welcomed over 200 enthusiastic attendees and featured a stellar lineup of speakers, including Jake Archibald, Jo Franchetti, Eddie Jaoude, Sophie Koonin, Phil Hawksworth, and more, we are thrilled to announce the call for papers (CFP) for MFE 2024.

Scheduled to once again grace the Middlesbrough Town Hall on July 17, 2024, MFE 2024 is on the lookout for exceptional speakers to contribute 40-minute presentations and 20-minute lightning talks. While we'll continue to curate and invite speakers, we're also inviting community-generated proposals to diversify our content.

Key Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Decision Date: Monday, March 25, 2024

Feel free to submit multiple talk proposals, whether solo, as a duo, or part of a panel. Ensure each form entry features only one talk proposal.

Themes of interest to our attendees include:

  • Modern browser capabilities and APIs
  • Performance and accessibility in web development
  • Animation
  • Serverless
  • Web development best practices
  • Static site generators
  • Fullstack Development with JavaScript

Who We Want to Hear From:

Our CFP is open to everyone, regardless of background, origin, experience, or skill level. Whether you're contemplating your first conference talk or are a seasoned presenter, we want to hear your unique perspective. We are committed to making MFE an inclusive and welcoming environment for both attendees and speakers.

Benefits for Selected Speakers:

40-minute Speakers:

  • Complimentary Conference Ticket
  • £1000 speaker stipend
  • Travel and hotel accommodations for up to 2 nights
  • Invitation to the Speakers Dinner

20-minute Lightning Speakers:

  • Complimentary Conference Ticket
  • £500 speaker stipend
  • Travel and hotel accommodations for up to 2 nights
  • Invitation to the Speaker Dinner

Note: If you purchase a conference ticket and are subsequently chosen as a speaker through the CFP, we will issue a full refund for the ticket.

When submitting your proposal, provide the following details:

  • Your name
  • 40-minute talk or 20-minute lightning talk
  • Type of presentation
  • Talk title
  • Short talk description
  • Additional details for the selection committee
  • Employer information
  • Short bio
  • Location you're traveling from
  • Your email

For specific enquiries, feel free to contact us at hello@mfe.events!

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Email *
Your Name *
Are you submitting a lightning talk or presentation? *
Presentation type *
Talk Title *
Talk Description

Write a concise description of your talk in 500 characters or less. This is your pitch to attendees. If your talk is selected, this will appear on the schedule. Helpful tip: great abstracts are focused, written for the appropriate audience, tell a story and most importantly have clear takeaways for the audience attending your talk.
Details for the selection committee

If you have more information that may be relevant to our decision, please include it here. You may want to elaborate on things such as: Does your talk include a demo? What should attendees expect to learn?
If applicable, what organisation do you work for?
Speaker Bio(s) *
City, Country you are traveling from
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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