Call for speakers - closed


Thank you for applying to speak at Fleurix, submissions are now closed. Our team will be working diligently to ensure the credibility, diversity, and quality of all sessions meets the requirements of our review process.

Our process is as follows:

  1. A preliminary review will be made, based on the general criteria of the relevance of the topic, coherence, and clearness, language property, grammatical accuracy.
  2. The committee will then organize and review all submittals to receive their ratings, and to ensure our program includes content that appeals to our diverse audience. Due to the limited program slots, unfortunately, not all submissions may be accepted.
  3. We will send an email notifying you of our submission decision by January 6th, 2020. In order to keep the integrity of the process, these decisions are final once they are made.

*NOTE: If your submission does not follow the provided format or submission requirements, we will not review your submission.

Thank you for your patience and interest in our event. For any inquiries, please contact engagement@fleurixconf.com.

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 (submissions closed).
  • 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)

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