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Call for speakers for the 2021 event is now closed.


How We Built It

Highlighting use cases, challenges, database migrations, and teams building amazing things with MongoDB.

Working with Data

Schema design, transactions, aggregations, and everything related to working with data.


Strategies to scale your data, your performance, your clusters, and application best practices for scaling.

Mobile & IoT Development

App architecture, data sync, and robust design patterns for the unique challenges and limitations of Mobile and IoT platforms.

Web & Backend Development

Developing web apps, running backend services, using serverless resources, and connect all of these to MongoDB.

Security & Compliance

Database security, encryption, compliance, and how to ensure your data is using the best practices in security.

Operations & Tools

MongoDB configuration, automation, analytics, tiered storage, operations strategies, and best practices for managing MongoDB deployments.

Make It Matter

Topics like diversity & inclusion, accessible apps, mental health, and other non-technical subjects that are of interest to a technical audience.

Session Format

You can choose between three different types of sessions

Conference session

25–30 minute conference sessions should be rich with examples, code, or demos. They should help the audience understand complex concepts, or behaviours; or demonstrate how to use a service, software library, or tool.

Deep Dive Tutorial

60–90 minute tutorials provide an environment in which attendees learn by doing. Attendees should walk away knowing how to do something new. A good tutorial is one that is easy to follow but keep everyone on their toes.

Lightning Talk

If you have a short talk to share, or are a first-time speaker, and want to have the opportunity to present your story at, a 10–15 minute lightning talk is a great way to get started!

Your Submission

Our reviewers have to read through a lot of of submissions. Here are some tips to make sure yours is successful:

  • Title – 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.

  • Description – Use the description to explain what the problem is. How did you solve it? Please give us tons of examples for what you’d talk about. For help developing your description check out the free MongoDB University course, T101: Crafting Conference Abstracts.

  • Notes – You can use the notes 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 would be less without your talk.

New to speaking? No problem!

Not everyone has lots of experience about how to put together a great presentation, how to create stunning looking slides, and own the stage or the stream. We help everyone to succeed no matter how many talks they might have given. Here are just a few things we're offering:

  • Filling 30 minutes of talk time can be scary. That's why we offer 15 minutes lightning talks for those who want to try the stage.

  • We're hosting workshops to bring together experienced and inexperienced speakers for talking through their outlines, slides, and presentation style.

  • Every speaker gets the opportunity of one or more personal sessions with a professional speaker coach. We host regular speaker office hours to answer all questions you might have before the event.

  • You get the opportunity to "try the stage" before your talk to familiarize yourself with the setup.

Need some inspiration?

Stay tuned for more updates on 2021

The program committee consist of 30+ MongoDB employees, partners, customers, and community members. All speaker information like name, bio, and company name is hidden from the committee and we’ll grade the sessions based on the content. After the call for speakers closes, we’ll discuss the highest voted submissions and committee member favorites for each track. From there, we’ll put together the program. All speaker submissions will receive an answer from us by mid-March.

All speakers at will get a full ticket for the event. You will also be required to sign a Speaker Agreement if your talk is accepted. You can view the sample agreement here.