Call for speakers


Fleurix will be held March 27-28, 2020 at Red Ventures HQ, just south of Charlotte. This upcoming year, we are seeking out new ideas and concepts that revolve around women+ in technology. We welcome quirky, passionate, technical, inspiring presentations, as long as they remain within the boundaries of our Code of Conduct. We are looking for talks including, but not limited to:

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software Engineering
  • Tech Meetups
  • Tech for Women
  • Cloud Computing
  • Technology & Parenting
  • Internet of Things
  • Your passion!

Talk Guidelines

  • The deadline to submit abstracts is December 2nd, 2019.
  • To submit your abstract, please fill out our Call for Papers Form.
  • Talks should be no more than 45 minutes in length including time for Q&A (ex: 30-min talk, 15-min Q&A).
  • Workshops should be either a 1- or a 2-hour session.
  • Presentations should use large font sizes and be high-contrast so our audience can see your presentation. If you’re using a code editor or terminal app during your presentation, please follow these same guidelines.

Selection Process

Each talk is rated on a scale of 1 to 10 based upon the following criteria:

  • Coherence of proposal
  • Clarity of proposal
  • Originality of the topic
  • Relevance to attendees
  • Communicable in the time allotted

Please take the time to craft your idea into one or two well-written paragraphs. If you have videos that highlight your speaking abilities, please feel free to attach those in the form as well. Check for grammatical errors, typos, accurate punctuation, etc. The more concise the better. Submission topics like, “A day in the life of a software developer”, are not detailed enough. Originality and clarity are key, try your best to communicate your topic to us with these words in mind.

CFP Format Example

The following format will be found within our CFP form.

Full Name
Contact Information
Preferred Method of Contact
Presentation Topic
Presentation Type (ex. Talk, Workshop, Panel Idea)
Presentation Estimated Length

One or two well-written paragraphs on your presentation topic
Additional resources you’d like to include (ex. videos, audio with slides)

First Time Speaker?

At Fleurix we want you to succeed. Whether it be your first time giving a presentation, or your twentieth, Fleurix organizers are here to help every speaker prepare for the big day. Our team will assist you during each stage of the conference talk lifecycle (upon request) by providing you with slide feedback, talking tips, and more.

Perks

If your proposal is selected, here is what you’ll receive:

Tickets to the conference

When you are not speaking, enjoy the conference! Please note we may not be finished with speaker selection by the time tickets go on sale. If you purchased your ticket but are selected to speak, please let us know and we will issue you a refund.

Speaker Dinner

A lovely speaker dinner will be provided as our way of saying "Thank You" for speaking at Fleurix. Details on the event will be sent once submissions close.

Gifts

You’ll receive awesome Fleurix branded items, as well as a special speaker gift.

Video Recording

Video recording of your proposal is available upon request. These presentations may be broadcasted on a Fleurix YouTube channel, or throughout any of our Fleurix social media accounts.

Personalized Coaching

Personalized coaching is available upon request. This includes providing you with slide feedback, talking tips, and more, to effectively boost your communication skills leading up to the conference.

Organizing Committee

Engagement Director (Cristina Veale) and volunteers. Interested in volunteering on the Engagement team? Please fill out this form.

For any inquiries regarding the program, please contact engagement@fleurixconf.com

+Non-binary folks, transgender people, and allies are welcome