To get your ideas flowing, here are some areas we’re particularly interested in:
For further inspiration, check out the video recordings of CSSconf EU 2018’s talks on Youtube.
And remember: pick whatever you feel passionate about. This is your conference!
PS: If you can’t find a suitable topic for CSSconf EU, or you want to try your luck at more than one event, then consider submitting a talk to our partner conference JSConf EU – it’s happening in the same venue on the same weekend, and you’re welcome to submit multiple proposals.
We understand that not everyone is a natural-born talent on stage, can produce gripping slide decks, or is a live-demo master. Also, we know many don’t realize they have something great to talk about.
There are about a million reasons why you may not 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 help you develop or hone the skills you think you lack to deliver a great presentation.
Again, whatever else you might need, we’re here to help. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not use this email to submit a proposal).
If you need more encouragement, see our blog post on How to write a great talk proposal for a tech conference.
If your proposal is selected, we will provide:
Travel to Berlin - this usually means that we’ll pay for your plane or train ticket, and also cover all transport costs within the city.
Entry to the conference - please note that we may not be done with the speaker selections by the time tickets go on sale, so if you want to secure your attendance, let us know in the submissions form and we’ll hold a ticket for you in case your talk is not selected.
Accommodation in a hotel - in close proximity to the venue and/or with a shuttle transfer arranged, for a day before and two days after the conference. If you’d like to stay longer, we can help you with the arrangements, just let us know. You will be required to cover any extra nights.
If your employer can cover your travel and hotel, we’ll be happy to list them as a company sponsor. The money we save will be invested into the general running of the conference and scholarships for attendees from underrepresented groups.
Childcare - if you need childcare, please get in touch. We want to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
The venue and the hotel will be accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. If you have any concerns or questions about whether all your needs can be met, please contact us.
We receive a lot more excellent submissions than we have speaking slots. This process has been refined over the years, and has helped us successfully select the best proposals, while hacking our own unavoidable biases.
We plan to record and publish all talks online for free, along with a recording of the slide deck, live demo, and any on-presenter-screen activity. We do this for the benefit of the larger CSS community and those who couldn’t make it to the conference. We hope you agree with us, but if you are uncomfortable with this in any way, let us know and we will work to find a solution. Note that we disable comments on our published videos by default.
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 non-commercial reuse) or other open source license.
We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for our community members, and to protecting every attendee, staff member and speaker from harassment. We thus need you to read, understand, and comply with our Code of Conduct.
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