25 May '13, 3pm

How to get your conference talk accepted /cc @r00k

How to get your conference talk accepted /cc @r00k

I am one of the original organizers of both RubyConf and RailsConf . Combined, I’ve organized or been on the program committee for around 25 conferences. I’ve read hundreds of proposals and seen hundreds of conference talks. Occasionally, a proposal or a talk stands out. Here’s one that I still think of when new would-be speakers ask how to get their first talk accepted. When preparing for RailsConf 2010 in Baltimore, we received this email from Ben Orenstein : Ben had never spoken at a conference before, and he knew we had a lot of proposals to consider. Here’s what I like about his email (and video ): Most important, he showed us how enthustiastic he to give the talk. Enthusiasm is one of the most sorely lacking features of technical conference talks. When someone is excited, I am more engaged. He reassured us that, though we might not have heard of him before, he was qu...

Full article: http://chadfowler.com/blog/2013/05/25/how-to-get-your-con...

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