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Cal Evans:
Announcing The CFP Report
Nov 06, 2015 @ 09:12:20

Whether you're an aspiring speaker or one that's presented many times, it can be difficult to keep track of which conferences have open Call for Papers and what they're offering to speakers who are selected. Cal Evans has started up a new project that provides a curated listing of conferences in the form of a mailing list to keep you up to date and informed - The CFP Report.

I want to talk about a new project I have called "The CFP Report" and invite you to join. [...] A few months ago, I was chatting with my good friend Brandon Savage when he posited an idea. "What if we setup a mailing list for people who wanted to know about open CFPs?"

[...] The more I thought about it, the more I kinda liked the idea. I did some research and yes, there are other good services that are doing similar things. However, I couldn’t find anything that would do the job I wanted done. Specifically, I wanted not only to know about CFPs, I wanted to know if they were CFPs to which I would want to submit.

He talks about his though processes for wanting to create the mailing list and what it provides. The list (or a "push notification service" as he calls it) is only delivered via email to those subscribed and covers not only PHP CFPs but also Python, Javascript and Ruby. The service is free and all it takes is a quick signup and you're good to go. If you've been interested in getting out and trying your hand speaking at a conference, this is the perfect way to keep up to date right in the same inbox you use every day.

tagged: callforpapers cfp cfpreport mailinglist push notification update

Link: http://blog.calevans.com/2015/11/05/announcing-the-cfp-report/

Community News:
Midwest PHP Conference Call for Papers Ends November 15th
Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:08:41

A reminder from the Midwest PHP Conference has been posted today about the upcoming end of their Call for Papers for their 2016 event. The Midwest PHP Conference will be happening in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 4th and 5th. The CfP ends November 15th, just under a month from now.

We’re pleased to announce our conference, Midwest PHP should be one of the best PHP conferences where community members from around the world come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development. [...] We're committed to bringing together some of the best speakers from all around the world to share their knowledge with you here. We provide a travel and accommodation package to all selected speakers to help make this possible.

Other amenities in the speaker package include a free pass to the conference, airfare/travel to the event, two hotel nights and pickup service at the airport. They strongly encourage more than one submission as it does give them more to select from and some that may fit better into the schedule than others. You can go over to the Call for Papers site to submit those proposals now or the main conference site to find out more about the event.

tagged: midwestphp16 conference callforpapers cfp reminder enddate

Link: http://cfp.midwestphp.org

Community News:
Sunshine PHP 2016 Call for Papers Now Open
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:14:10

The 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP conference, happening in Miami, Florida between February 4th and 6th, has officially opened their Call for Papers for their upcoming event.

We’re pleased to announce our conference, SunshinePHP is one of the best PHP conferences where community members from around the world come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development.

The speaker package for their 2016 event includes an all-access pass to the conference itself, airfare/travel to the event, two hotel nights and lunch provided on regular conference days. They're accepting submissions until midnight (EST) on September 30th and highly advise submitting more than one session idea. They also have a few suggested topics they'd like to see at this year's event including:

  • Virtualization and environments
  • Development principles
  • User Experience/Usability
  • Continuous Integration
  • Debugging
  • Teamwork and/or Developer Management
  • Professional development

It may be a PHP-centric conference but they're looking for a wide range of other topics to round it out too. If you have an idea for a session you'd like to present, be sure to submit as soon as possible!

tagged: sunshinephp16 conference callforpapers cfp open announcement

Link: http://cfp.sunshinephp.com/

Community News:
SkiPHP Conference Call for Papers Deadline Coming Soon (Sept. 15th)
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:13:03

The SkiPHP conference has posted a reminder to all of the speakers (or those wanting to become speakers) in the PHP community - their call for papers for the 2016 edition of their event ends on September 15th, just 20 days from today!

We are committed to getting the best speakers possible! To do that, we have arranged for a generous speaker package that makes it well worth our speakers' time. If one or more of your talks are accepted, and you commit to speak at Ski PHP, we will provide the following to you: a complimentary full ticket to the conference, three nights stay at a hotel, round-trip airline ticket to Salt Lake City, speaker dinner before the conference [and more].

If you're interested in submitting for the 2016 event, head over to their Call for Papers page on the conference website and submit now! If you just want to find out more about the conference check out the main conference site. Tickets aren't on sale just yet, but keep an eye on their Twitter account for information on when sales will open.

tagged: skiphp15 conference callforpapers submission cfp deadline saltlakecity utah

Link: https://www.skiphp.com/speak/package

Community News:
Confoo Conference opens Call for Papers
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:34:42

The ConFoo conference has officially announced the opening of their Call for Papers for the 2016 edition of their conference.

We are looking for the best speakers, willing to share their experience and their skills with developers and managers. The 2016 conference will cover [a wide range of] aspects of Web development. [...] You may present in English or in French. If you can present in either language, simply add a note when submitting. Presentations are 35 minutes + 10 minutes for questions.

Topics they're looking for include everything from PHP to mobile development and several other languages (including .NET, Java and Python). The conference will take place in February of 2016 (24th through 26th) in the Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, Canada. Be sure to get your submissions in soon as the call for papers will close on September 20th, less than a month away. You can find out more about the conference, the call for papers and what they'll provide for their speakers on the Call for Papers page of the site.

tagged: confoo conference callforpapers open deadline cfp

Link: http://confoo.ca/en/call-for-papers

Lorna Mitchell:
So You're Thinking Of Submitting A Talk
Jul 17, 2015 @ 09:21:40

With another round of "conference season" and Call for Papers starting up, there's some timely advice from Lorna Mitchell with some suggestions about submitting a talk to the conference of your choice.

I've been a conference speaker for a lot of years now, which doesn't make me an expert but it does mean that people ask me for advice pretty regularly! With the Call for Papers open for PHP North West at the moment (awesome conference, first weekend in October, CfP at http://conference.phpnw.org.uk/phpnw15/call-papers/), I've taken this question a few times. Here's my advice in a nutshell.

She shares five tips that she feels can help you make for a better abstract and submission including writing it down before submitting and asking for peer reviews before hitting that submit button. She also links to a few other helpful resources that can provide even more tips to help you even once you've been selected.

tagged: submit conference talk advice opinion callforpapers technical

Link: http://www.lornajane.net/posts/2015/so-youre-thinking-of-submitting-a-talk

Symfony Blog:
Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, Berlin and Paris Announced
May 14, 2015 @ 10:12:40

On the Symfony blog today they've announced the opening of the Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyLive Paris (happening in September, October and December respectively).

The Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyCon Paris are currently all open! If you ever wanted to speak at a Symfony conference, you have now 3 chances to make your dream comes true.

The post includes details about each of the conferences including the dates, an overview of the event, the speaker package and - of course - a link to the respective Call for Papers. There's also a few helpful tips for speakers wanting to increase their chances of being selected (such as submitting more than one talk or submitting on unique subjects).

tagged: callforpapers cfp symfonylive london berlin paris announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/speak-at-a-symfony-conference

Laravel News:
ArtisanConf – A new Laravel Conference in London
Apr 20, 2015 @ 09:34:00

The Laravel News site has a post talking about a new Laravel-related conference happening in London on July 9th and 10th (at the Barbican): ArtisanConf, "the premier UK conference for Laravel and modern PHP enthusiasts. Up to 300 artisans will convene in the heart of London’s Tech City for two days of inspirational talks, engaging networking and amazing learning opportunities."

Jonty Behr is one of the organizers of ArtisanConf, and I asked him why he decided to start this new conference. “Laravel is incredibly popular in the UK, and a lot of developers have been requesting a UK based conference for a while. Although the guys at LaraconEU do an amazing job, not all developers in the UK are able to travel to Amsterdam and we hope to help, educate and build their experience within the community.”

The conference already has some amazing (and well known) speakers lined up. Plus they are hoping that there will be something for both beginners and the experienced at ArtisanConf. There will be two full days of talks and more details will be released soon.

You can already pick up tickets from the conference site or, if you'd like a chance at speaking, head over and submit to their Call for Papers.

tagged: artisanconf15 laravel conference london july callforpapers tickets

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/04/artisanconf/

Community News:
North East PHP Conference 2015 Call for Papers Opened
Apr 09, 2015 @ 08:53:04

The 2015 edition of the North East PHP Conference has officially opened up their Call for Papers for this year's event. This community conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on August 22 and 23rd at the Microsoft Nerd Center there in town.

The Northeast PHP Conference is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community. PHP + UX + WEB = The best low-cost conference in North America! Last year we had two awesome keynote speakers, and we have amazing Keynotes planned for this year: Steve Krug, author of “Don’t Make Me Think” and “Rocket Surgery Made Easy”, will be giving the opening keynote. Frances Berriman of Code for America and former front-end development lead for GOV.UK will be delivering the closing keynote.

The speaker package includes a ticket to the event, up to three nights in the hotel, an invitation to the speaker's dinner and some special "speaker swag". Their Call for Papers closes on May 15th, so be sure to submit early and often to get your topics in and in front of the organizers!

tagged: nephp15 conference callforpapers cfp boston massachusetts

Link: http://2015.northeastphp.org/call-for-papers/

Community News:
ZendCon 2015 Call for Papers Opens
Apr 02, 2015 @ 12:49:37

Zend has announce the official opening of the Call for Papers for ZendCon 2015, their annual PHP and technology conference. Instead of their usual venue in California, though, they'll be holding the event in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 19th through the 22nd.

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2015 PHP Conference, the most anticipated PHP centric event of the year, where community and enterprise PHP developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP development.

We know speakers are key to the success of a conference and hope you will submit a talk. In appreciation for the efforts provided, our speakers package ensures they will not need to worry about anything other than delivering the best talks.

While ZendCon is put on by Zend (a company largely focused on PHP) they accept talks on more than just PHP-related topics. You can find out more about the conference in previous years (and some of the topics that were accepted) on the main conference site. The Call for Papers ends on May 15th so be sure to get those submissions in early and often!

tagged: zendcon15 callforpapers open lasvegas nevada conference

Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com/