The following conferences have included the Speak Easy diversity program and have allocated a Speak Easy speaker slot at their conference. If you are a software tester that has little experience in speaking and would like to try out your hand at speaking at one of these conferences, submit your details and we will connect you with a mentor to help you through the selection process.
If you already have a proposal you’d like to put forward to one of these conferences, submit your proposal here.
|Conference||Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) 2018 (US, 6-9 August 2018)|
|CFP dates||Open until 11 February 2018|
|Benefits||Conference entry, US$250 speaker fee and up to US$1000 for travel expenses|
|Conference||Selenium Conference 2018 (location and dates to be announced)|
|CFP dates||Open until 30 June 2018|
|Benefits||Conference entry (two days), two nights paid accommodation and up to $1000 for travel expenses|
|Conference||CASTx 2018 (Australia, 28 February & 1 March)|
|Conference||Romanian Testing Conference 2018 (Romania, 9-11 May 2018)|
|Benefits||Conference entry, 2 nights’ paid accommodation and up to 500 Euros towards travel expenses|
|Conference||CASTx 2017 (Australia, 21 February)|
|Conference||STPCon (US, March 13-17)|
|Benefits||Conference entry, discounted pre-conference workshops|
|Conference||STAREast 2017 (US, 8-12 May)|
|Conference||Better Software/Agile Dev/Dev Ops (West) 2017 (US, 5-9 June)|
|Conference||Nordic Testing Days 2017 (Estonia, 7-9 June)|
|Benefits||Conference entry, two nights’ hotel accommodation and travel costs up to 350 Euros for long talks|
|Conference||TestingCup (Poland, 8-9 June, 2017)|
|Benefits||Conference entry, one night’s accommodation plus travel expenses (up to 250 Euros for travel within Europe and up to 500 Euros for travel from outside Europe)|
|Conference||CopenhagenContext 2017 (Denmark, 21-22 September)|
|Conference||Targeting Quality (Canada, 25-26 September, 2017)|
|Conference||STPCon Fall 2017 (US, 25-28 September, 2017)|
See the Conference Archive page for details of 2016 conferences.
See the Conference Archive page for details of 2015 conferences.
Are you running a conference? Do you want speaker diversity? Become a Friend of Speak Easy through these initiatives:
1) Raising Diversity
Offer Speak Easy slot on your conference program dedicated to a Speak Easy graduate. We will match potential speakers with mentors who will help them create an abstract and put their talk together. Speak Easy will submit to you the Speak Easy contenders from which you can select a talk.
2) Finding Diversity and Keynote program for women
Want diversity but not sure where to get the talent? We maintain a list of experienced speakers wanting to speak at your conference. We also have a Keynote program for women who have experience in speaking and who wish to Keynote.
3) Promoting Diversity
Become of Friend of Speak Easy and show your support to this program. You can place our logo on your conference website.
If you choose to work with us at Speak Easy, we will:
- Send you a Speak Easy graphic to include on your conference web site, plus any text you’d like describing the Speak Easy program
- Announce our partnership on the Speak Easy site and on social media
- Include your logo and conference details on our website
- Encourage submissions on social media
- Work with potential speakers to prepare them for speaking, typically through our mentors
In return, we ask that you publicize the Speak Easy slots in your conference publicity — blog posts, social media, newsletters, etc.