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, 12pm CDT.

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 at, so make sure you check that out for inspiration and tips for your proposal.

What’s on offer?

All confirmed speakers receive:

  • A free ticket to the conference (of course)
  • An extra free ticket for a +1
  • VIP access to the following year's conference
  • $350 honorarium
  • Two nights' accommodation
  • Economy travel expenses
  • Miscellaneous expenses (e.g. travel, meals)
  • A special speakers' dinner before the conference
  • Optional public speaking training and help with your presentation
  • Travel and accommodation for a carer or interpreter, or access to local support

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

Need help with your application? Get in touch.


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