Call for proposals

The Lead Developer is returning to New York on April 30 and this is your chance to join us as a speaker.

We’re expecting an audience of 400+ lead developers, engineering manages, and CTOs at the conference who attend to hear insightful talks with practical and inspirational takeaways. We're looking for 30-minute talks or 10-minute lightning talks. If you’re passionate about all things Lead Dev and want to share your expertise with the community then we love to hear from you. The deadline for applications is November 5, 2018.

As part of our commitment to inclusion we'd love to hear from a diverse range of voices, including new speakers and those from underrepresented or marginalized groups in tech. We're here to offer support at all stages of the submission process, whether you need help with logistics, accessibility, public speaking or anything else.

We've written about what we're looking for in a submission on our blog, so make sure you check that out too.

What’s on offer?

All confirmed speakers receive:

  • A free ticket to the conference (if you’ve already bought your ticket, we’ll refund it)
  • $350 honorarium
  • Two nights' accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • Up to $100 expenses
  • Professional photos and a video of you up on stage
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference

Don't forget, the deadline for submissions is November 5, 2018.

Need help with your application? Get in touch.


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