Our Speakers Policy

We are out and about to publish the Call for Participation for next year’s edition of the next conference. Preparing for this, I wrote down the principles guiding the invitation of speakers. You may want to read this if you are planning to apply. In principle, there are three ways to get on the next stage: Speakers can be proposed by other people, apply for themselves or speak in the context of sponsorship.¬†Learn moreabout your sponsoring opportunities. Speakers at next conference are not paid to speak. They share their experience and insights, and come to meet the next community.

We are out and about to publish the Call for Participation for next year's edition of the next conference. Preparing for this, I wrote down the principles guiding the invitation of speakers. You may want to read this if you are planning to apply.

  • In principle, there are three ways to get on the next stage: Speakers can be proposed by other people, apply for themselves or speak in the context of sponsorship.¬†Learn moreabout your sponsoring opportunities.
  • Speakers at next conference are not paid to speak. They share their experience and insights, and come to meet the next community.
  • Speakers are asked not to do any commercial pitch, and focus on ideas sharing.
  • We ask speakers to be present during the two days of the conference. We try to avoid inviting speakers who will only come for the duration of their speech as next is first and foremost about creating networking between all the participants.
  • In the interest of all the participants, we are pretty strict with the time allotted to presentations and will as smoothly as possible cut a presentation that goes beyond the time limit.
  • Speakers agree that their talk will be recorded and videos put online for free download and viewing.
  • We try to pay plane tickets and travel expenses to speakers who need it and do not work for organisations that can cover the costs.

Heavily borrowed from the LIFT conference. Many thanks to Laurent Haug!