January 4, 2022
MongoDB World is back in New York City on June 7-9 2022, and Call for Speakers is open until January 18! We are looking for speakers who can inspire attendees by introducing them to new technologies, ideas, and solutions. If your team is building amazing things with MongoDB, we want to hear about it.
Are you passionate about a topic but have no speaking experience? Not a problem. We welcome first-time speakers and encourage speakers from underrepresented groups in technology to apply. We offer outline workshops, slide design training, and one-on-one coaching with a professional speaker coach for all accepted speakers. Additionally, we have an anonymous grading process and your speaker information is hidden from the committee during grading, so we grade the submissions based on content only.
Our reviewers have to review a lot of submissions every year. Here are 5 tips for a submission that will stand out from the crowd:
Review sessions from previous events — Take a look at our past talks at MongoDB.live 2021 to get an idea of what types of talks we accepted. We also love to hear about topics that are new or unique from what we already have.
Have a simple and clear session title — The title is the first thing that our reviewers will see. Puns, creative wordplay, and “hooks” in titles are okay, but make sure that if all someone knew was the title, they still would have some idea what the presentation is about.
Include key takeaways in your description — The description is what will convince us to accept your talk. Use the description to explain what the problem is. How did you solve it? Include tons of examples of what you’d talk about. For help developing your description check out the free MongoDB University course and learn more about writing abstracts here.
Tell us more in the notes section — Use the notes section to explain the details of your talk in a bit more conversational way. Share your experience with the problem, give us the outline of your talk, or explain why MongoDB World would be less without your talk.
Select the right track and session format — We have 8 tracks at MongoDB World this year and 3 different session formats (session, lightning talk, tutorial). Make sure to read the descriptions for each track and submit to the right one for your talk. We review every talk and do our best to move talks to other tracks, but sometimes they can fall through the cracks. Selecting the right track and session format will ensure that your talk is reviewed properly.
Call for Speakers is open until January 18, 2022. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of MongoDB World and submit your proposal today!