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LeadDev New York 2024

Get on stage in front of 500+ engineering managers and tech leads

Deadline: 3 March 2024

StaffPlus New York 2024

Share your story with over 200 senior ICs

Deadline: 3 March 2024

LeadingEng New York 2024

Be part of our programme for very senior engineering leaders

Deadline: 3 March 2024

Speaking at a LeadDev event is different

We are a safe, welcoming space that wants all voices of the engineering leadership community to be heard. Whether it is your first-ever live talk or your 50th, we want to champion your ideas. 
If you have thought about giving a talk at a LeadDev conference or event, read on to see what we’re looking for.

What subject should you focus on?

Our four main themes for Lead Dev are:

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.) 
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.) 
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)  

Who will you be speaking to?

Our audience comprises all senior engineering folk, from tech leads to VPs. They are consistently technical (across a very broad range of technologies and industries) with many line-managing people in their organisations. It’s also important to note that some attendees have just been promoted or are trying to figure out what skills they need to progress into a tech lead role.

Speaking at a conference

What should a speaking proposal look like?

Each event date and location has its own submission form for calls for proposals so we can make sure talks are timely, relevant, and speak to each event audience effectively. We use Submittable forms to track and manage this process. You will be prompted to create an account before seeing each event proposal submission template which roughly includes your talk title, 300-word description, keywords, suitable formats and contact details. 

Neha Batra on stage at LeadingEng London 2022

What does LeadDev offer? 

Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running LeadDev. We love giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference you speak at
  • A complimentary ticket to any LeadDev conference the year after you speak
  • Two nights' accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching, if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference
London audience

Questions about the process

If you have any further questions before you submit, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help. 

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