Conf in a Conf Session

Public speaking and procrastination

How to speak at conferences

This is about understanding the process of public speaking at tech conferences, from the call for papers all the way to the follow-up after the conference is over.

Many people in the tech industry have thought about speaking at a conference, but it can be quite overwhelming to find a good place to start. This begins with overcoming fear, finding a topic, figuring out how and where to submit your talk, and finally preparing a presentation and delivering it.

In this session, I will go over the process I went through to finally speak at a conference. I will cover points such as finding a good topic, how and where to submit presentations, and how to deal with rejection and acceptance of your topic. I will also explain my procrastinatory approach to calls for papers.