ElixirConf EU 2021

Sep 9 - 10, 2021 · Warszawa, Poland

Submit Proposal

General Description

Welcome to the ElixirConf® EU 2021 speaker proposal page!

This is the seventh annual European ElixirConf® conference and it will take place in Warsaw, Poland, and online on 9-10 September.

ElixirConf® EU 2021 is a dual-track conference, in-person (streamed on a Whova platform to the online attendees) and virtual (streamed in the venue to in-person attendees). Speaking times are for 40 minutes, which includes minimum 10-min Q&A and 30-min presentation.

Speaker proposals are preferred for single speaking positions. Multi-speaker talks will need to receive special approval from the speaker selection committee.

All speakers and talks are expected to conform to the ElixirConf EU code of conduct and to refrain from the use of profanity in written or verbal form. Please refer to https://www.elixirconf.eu/assets/images/CoCEU.pdf for the full code of conduct.

Details about speaker slide sets will be sent to accepted speakers.

We look forward to your proposal(s) and thank you for your support of the Elixir community.

Important Dates

Speaker proposals must be submitted by 25 May 2021, 23:59 CET. (extended)

You will be informed about the status of your submission by 25 June 2021. (extended)

Topics

At this year's ElixirConf EU, we are looking for speakers with something interesting to say about Elixir, whether you are just beginning with Elixir or are an advanced Elixir developer. If you need help deciding on a topic, below are a few topics you may want to consider.

  • Your (or your team/company's) journey on promoting and adopting Elixir
  • Elixir, Phoenix, Ecto, Nerves, Scenic, LiveView
  • Managing Distributed, Concurrent, or Multi-Node Systems
  • Elixir in the fields of Web, Medical, Data Analytics, Science
  • Elixir Deployments, Releases, Containers and Orchestration
  • Elixir for Corporate Computing, Small Businesses, or Startups
  • Tools (Environment, Compilers, Formatters, Deployment)
  • Other Related Topics (BEAM, ETS, OTP, CRDT, Testing, Streaming)

Speaker benefits/perks

Accepted speakers will receive free entrance into the conference and free access to virtual platform. This speaking opportunity does not extend to hotel accommodations or airfare. (Note: If you are selected as a speaker and have a financial hardship preventing you from attending, please let us know. ElixirConf can provide financial assistance to speakers in need to ensure they are able to attend.)

Perks of speaking online and in-person:
* presenting in real-time with large global reach
* the chat tab for your talk - possibility to review and continue discussion around your presentation
* possibility to ask/answer (via Q&A tab or by voice) questions to speakers/audience
* meeting virtually with the online community at the hallway track (separate virtual room)
* meeting virtually with the other speakers and guests (at speakers meet-up or speakers' chat)
* setting-up and running discussions around your favourite subjects on the community board (chat rooms)
* setting-up and running virtual meet-ups before, during and after the event (functionality of a community board)
* taking part in additional activities, such as quiz, competitions, lightning talks
* possibility to take part in an open session, like Ask me anything, Panel discussion or chat sessions
* we will promote your talk via various social media channels

Tips for submitting

Never spoken at conferences before and are unsure if you should, and what should you talk about? Noel Rappin has a good article on this here: https://noelrappin.com/blog/2014/01/conference-prompts-or-how-to-submit-proposals-and-influence-people/
"1. A conference that was limited to only people that really though they were the most qualified person to talk would be depressing, if not completely horrific.
2. You are absolutely the most qualified person to tell me what you think on a particular topic.
3. This is how you become qualified. You study something, you teach it to other people."

What mistakes to avoid when submitting a talk? Noel Rappin also has an answer in this article: https://noelrappin.com/blog/2014/03/what-i-learned-from-reading-429-conference-proposals/.

In short: clearly identify your topic, be respectful of everyone, be interesting, but also self-aware, don't pitch your company, and submit early and often. We could also add to that - think if this conference audience is the right one for your talk (and why?).

Need more tips? We recommend Sarah Mei's article "What Your Conference Proposal is Missing": http://www.sarahmei.com/blog/2014/04/07/what-your-conference-proposal-is-missing/

Code of conduct

All speakers and talks are expected to conform to the ElixirConf EU code of conduct and to refrain from the use of profanity in written or verbal form. Please refer to https://www.elixirconf.eu/assets/images/CoCEU.pdf for the full code of conduct.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and training/tutorial venues and conference-related social events.

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