Speaker Info

Call for Speakers

Returning for its 3rd year and for two days, SwanseaCon is a practical Agile Development and Software Craftsmanship conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.

The conference has a strong practical focus and attracts industry practitioners and decision-makers who want to provide great software to their clients.

We’re happy for you to stand up and present a session about your experiences or something you’ve done, but we also strongly encourage interactive sessions that generate conversation with the audience, group discussion, or hands-on experiences

CALL FOR SPEAKERS CLOSED

Sessions

  • agile
  • craftsmanship

Timeline

  • 01 Dec 2016 - Call for Speakers opens
  • 17 Feb 2017 - Call for Speakers closes
  • 12 Mar 2017 - Program announced
  • 25 Sep 2017 - Event taks place

Speakers' package

  • Conference ticket (includes lunch / refreshments)
  • Speakers' dinner
  • Two nights stay at a hotel of our choosing, we will not refund speakers who book their own two nights at a different hotel.
  • Delegate pack
  • Free Wifi at the conference venue

Anything not listed above is not included. Contact us about any specific requests.

Expenses

We do have some money to help speakers who are personally funding their own way to SwanseaCon 2017 - we would strongly prefer to direct this money to those who most need this support.

We’ll provide flip charts, pens, a/v equipment etc. but we can also help fund anything out of the ordinary you need to make your session more valuable to your participants and yourself.

Please let us know on your session proposal whether you need this support to take part in the conference, and, if possible, roughly how much money you’d need to claim from us. (To give you a rough idea, overnight accommodation in the city costs from £45 upwards per night).

Unfortunately we can’t reimburse expenses that we haven’t agreed to pay in advance of the event.

Speaker Terms

Session reviews

After the deadline closes, our selection panel will review all submissions anonymously.

The review process usually takes between 2 and 3 weeks depending on the volume of submissions. We’ll contact both successful and unsuccessful candidates within the review period.

Data policy

We need to hold information you provide on computer databases for administrative purposes. Summary information, which could include contact data, will be published for all session leaders.

Information about participants will be made available to organisations involved in administering, organising or supporting the event and this may include organisations outside the EC.

Programming

Inclusion of a session in the conference programme will be at the sole discretion of the conference organisers. By agreeing to have your session included in the programme you agree to participate in the conference and in all pre-conference quality control activities as deemed necessary by the conference organisers.

The organisers reserve the right to remove a session from the programme at any time. Speakers will no longer be eligible for free entry to the conference and so will have to pay the current non-speaker rate if they wish to participate in the conference.

The organisers will not be responsible for payment of any kind on behalf of the speaker in this event.

General

We need to hold information you provide on computer databases for administrative purposes. Summary information, which could include contact data, will be published for all session leaders.

Information about participants will be made available to organisations involved in administering, organising or supporting the event and this may include organisations outside the EC.

Read our Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.