For first day of the Accessibility Club Summit 2019 — that's the Barcamp on November 16th — we are searching for accessibility enthusiasts who want to contribute by giving a scheduled presentation (30-35 minutes plus 10-15 minutes discussion / Q&A, no longer than 45 minutes in total) on a technical or inspirational topic of their choice.
The presentation should be relevant for the rest of the attendees and must not have a promotional character (you may talk about one of your projects, however, as long as it's helpful to explain something important). Please expect the audience to be very diverse — there will be accessibility experts as well as novices, coming from all kinds of design and development disciplines. We will prefer contributions that are relevant for the broadest possible audience. We explicitly encourage first-timers to make the step and send us their proposal (please let us know as a comment if you want so we can consider this as a bonus).
Usually, barcamps don't have a fixed schedule in advance and rather start with an open session planning where everyone can suggest topics for time-boxed sessions throughout the day. However, as we made good experiences with a hybrid schedule style at previous events, we'd like to try the following for the summit:
- From all the submissions, we will pick up to 5 proposals which will then be pre-assigned one of the regular session slots in the main room. This means that there might be up to two other sessions in parallel (we'll have 3 rooms available ...) so people who are not interested in the presentation topic still have the chance to attend something different.
- The selected presentations will be pre-published on our website and here on Colloq.
- As our budget allows, presentations in the main room will be recorded, live-streamed and / or live-captioned and published to our website, YouTube or similar. (Please be aware that by submitting a proposal you're expressing your consent with this.)
As we don't pursue any commercial objectives with this summit, want to preserve the «from the community for the community» spirit and keep it as affordable as possible, we won't be able to offer you a speaker fee or cover your travel and accommodation expenses, unfortunately.
Finally: Our Call for Presentations is meant to be completely anonymous. Therefore, please refrain from mentioning your name, profile URL or other personal details in the proposal that would enable us to identify you in advance. Feel free, however, to let us know whether you're a member of a marginalised group or suffering any kind of personal hardship. As we try to pay a lot of attention to diversity aspects this might be a valuable hint. Thanks! ❤
Please be aware that in order to submit a proposal and give a presentation it is mandatory that you agree to our Code of Conduct. Please make sure that you have read and understood its contents before proceeding.
What's next after we picked your proposal
In case we pick your proposal, we'll get in touch with you and ask for the following additional details:
- Your name (if not already part of your Colloq profile)
- A tagline / brief summary about your person (max. 200 characters)
- A biography (up to 1.500 characters, may contain links)
- A portrait photo (min. 500 x 500 px)
These details, along with the presentation title, summary and description you submitted as your proposal, will be published here on Colloq as well as on our event website. Neither your email address nor the (optional) additional note will get published anywhere.
Again, please be aware that we are not able to cover your travel and accommodation expenses, unfortunately. However, it goes without saying that as a selected presenter you'll receive a free ticket for both days of the summit which also means that you may attend any of the workshops (tba) if you like.