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Umbraco Codegarden

Odense, Denmark
May 27th - May 29th
Deadline: January 7th

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Codegarden is the yearly Umbraco conference, hosted by Umbraco HQ, bringing together Umbraco users from all over the world for 3 days of everything Umbraco.
 We want the Codegarden 2020 program to be as diverse as possible, making it intriguing for developers, designers, project managers, digital marketers, agency directors, open-source advocates etc.

What do we offer? Travel, accommodation and conference pass to all 3 days.

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Gatsby Days

Los Angeles, CA
February 3rd
Deadline: January 5th

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Gatsby Days are 1-day, single track conferences that provide unique opportunities for the Gatsby community to come together, develop their skills and expertise, and interact with each other and the Gatsby team.

What do we offer? If your presentation is accepted, we will cover your...

  • Travel
  • Hotel
  • Transportation to/from the hotel and conference
  • Meals

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
April 23rd - April 24th
Deadline: December 20th

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An Open-Source Community Event

What do we offer? If your proposal gets selected and you accept to join JSHeroes 2020 as a speaker, we will make sure you have the best possible experience for your entire stay in Cluj. Here are some of the benefits we offer to speakers:

  • Full payment for your travel to and from the event
  • A speaker fee of 500 EUR, as a token of appreciation for your effort
  • 4 nights at a 5 star hotel, right on top of the venue
  • Free entrance at the conference and at any workshop on Day 0
  • Extra ticket + double room, in case somebody is joining you
  • Hiking trip with the team on Saturday
  • Speaker dinners and other activities around the event

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Detroit, MI
May 8th - May 9th
Deadline: January 25th

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Self.conference is a mix of fantastic tech presentations and insightful soft talks in fabulous downtown Detroit. We're filling two whole days with languages, tools, diversity, empathy, process, and team talks to help you expand your knowledge, meet other technically-minded folk, and immerse yourself in Detroit's tech renaissance.

What is offered? All speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference. We are happy to talk about covering travel & accommodation expenses and can help up to $600. We are a small conference so this will be needs-based.

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Verona, Italy
May 12th - May 13th
Deadline: December 31st

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The 10th edition of the International JavaScript conference in Italy. jsday is a community driven, two-day conference.

What do we offer?

Our speaker package for this year's event includes:

  • Full conference pass (jsDay + phpDay)
  • For speakers remote to the Area:

    • A refund of up to €200 for travel costs (or €500 from US or extra-EU)
    • 2 complimentary hotel nights (+1 hotel night for speakers presenting multiple talks or US/extra-EU)
    • Taxi fare from/to the airport
  • Lunch, receptions and activities included in regular conference
  • Speaker dinner, the first evening of the conference

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ReactEurope 2020

Montreuil, France
May 14th - May 15th
Deadline: January 19th

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ReactEurope is historically the place where many new industry standards in the React community are revealed to the world such as the first public demo of redux and time travel, the release of GraphQL, react native reanimated, mobx-state-tree and more.

What do we offer? Selected speakers will get:

  • Invitation to a delicious French restaurant for speaker dinner on the 13th of May in Paris.
  • A free pass to attend the conference and surrounding events (obviously).
  • Paid hotel from May 13th to May 16th.
  • Reimbursed plane tickets.
  • Special speaker-only gifts.

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Verona, Italy
May 14th - May 15th
Deadline: December 31st

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The Italian PHP Conference. phpday is a community driven, two-day event that gathers attendees from all over the world in beautiful Verona, Italy.

What do we offer?

Our speaker package for this year's event includes:

  • Full conference pass (jsDay + phpDay)
  • For speakers remote to the Area:

    • A refund of up to €200 for travel costs (or €500 from US or extra-EU)
    • 2 complimentary hotel nights (+1 hotel night for speakers presenting multiple talks or US/extra-EU)
    • Taxi fare from/to the airport
  • Lunch, receptions and activities included in regular conference
  • Speaker dinner, the first evening of the conference

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Balkan Ruby

Sofia, Bulgaria
May 15th - May 16th
Deadline: February 1st

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Balkan Ruby is a conference, dedicated to Ruby and satellite technologies. We aim to introduce the local communities to each other and invite companies and developers from all over Europe to visit the Balkan region, learn new technologies and share ideas with us.

What is offered? We believe that no speaker should cover any speaking expenses. We cover the hotel and plane tickets for the event for every speaker, not just famous or invited ones.*

We may ask if your employer can cover your expenses in exchange for a "Thank You" on our sponsors' page. If your employer can't cover your expenses, we will.

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Twilio Signal

San Francisco, CA
May 20th - May 21st
Deadline: January 31st

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Join 5,000+ developers, business leaders, enterprises, and startups at SIGNAL. Unlock the power of a single communications platform to engage with your customers anywhere, on any channel.

What do we offer?

  • All speakers get a full-access ticket to SIGNAL, featuring keynotes, dynamic content sessions, and an invitation to our $bash celebration.
  • If your employer is unable to pay for your travel, we’ll put you in touch with a travel agent to help arrange your flight and hotel accommodations. Please be mindful that we like to reserve our travel budget for folks who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to speak, so don’t let travel keep you from sharing your impactful story with developers and/or business leaders.

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Women in Analytics Conference

Columbus, OH
June 3rd - June 5th
Deadline: February 29th

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Our mission is to provide visibility to the women making an impact in the analytics space and provide a platform for women to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, development, and applications.

What do we offer?

  • Fully covered travel and accommodations
  • Complimentary speaker coaching sessions
  • Full conference pass
  • Exclusive speaker dinner to connect with other speakers
  • Access to private speaker lounge throughout the event
  • Professional video recording of talk

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Paris, France
June 22nd - June 23rd
Deadline: February 29th

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An international C++ conference in the heart of Paris

What do we offer? If you are selected to be a speaker, we will cover the price of the ticket for you. We will also give you one additional ticket if you want to come accompanied (said ticket should not be resold).

It is very important for us that anybody who could give a good talk will not be prevented for financial reason, which is why we can help any selected speaker by covering the cost of the transportation and hotel.

The hotel reservation will be handled by us. For the transportation, depending on your location, we will give you a maximum expected budget that covers an economy class flight or a train ticket for French speakers and will reimburse you. If you need something different for any reason, please contact us once selected and we will discuss it on a case-by-case basis.

CPPP is organized by a non-profit organization in a very expensive city, so any speaker who can have their cost covered by their company is invited to do that instead. A company paying for its speaker transportation and accommodation can automatically be listed as bronze sponsor.

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Lead Dev London 2020

London, UK
June 24th - June 25th
Deadline: January 13th

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Join our community at the Lead Dev London, where technical leaders learn to nurture high performing teams, apply the best tech and tools for the job, and thrive as they meet the challenges of software engineering leadership.

What do we offer?

  • A free ticket to the conference and an extra free ticket for a +1
  • VIP access to the following year's conference
  • A £500 honorarium
  • Economy travel expenses
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • £100 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

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