Call for Speakers

Welcome to the Call for Speakers for CoderCruise taking place the week of July 16-23, 2017 on the cruise ship the Carnival Dream, leaving from the port of New Orleans. The call will end on January 6th at 11:59:59pm CST, so make sure that you get your submissions in before that time!

What We Look For

For CoderCruise we are looking for a broad range of submissions covering a wide range of web technology topics including coding, design, content, and more. Given the scope of this conference, emphasis will be given to talks that appeal to all web technologists regardless of their programming language of choice (or lack thereof).  We also welcome non-technical proposals that will appeal to a tech audience, and most importantly of all, we would love to have family-friendly sessions designed to teach kids to code or use related technologies.

Speaker Package

We recognize the effort that goes into preparing a presentation; however, due to the unique nature of this event, we can only offer speakers a free conference ticket (for both you & your family).  You will need to cover your travel and the cruise fee if you are accepted. We can offer your company a sponsorship in exchange for covering your cost to attend, and our travel agent is able to create invoices that can separate your expense from your traveling companions.

Code of Conduct 

We do require all our speakers to follow our Code of Conduct. Please familiarize yourself with it.

Talk Types

Our current schedule is still in flux due to cruise ship timing and room availability.  We will finalize our agenda based on our accepted submissions. Please keep in mind that all types of talks may not be taken (i.e. we may not have workshops or training).

  • Regular Sessions – 60 minutes
  • Workshops – 3 hours
  • Training Classes – 8 hours

Suggestions for Getting Accepted

Make sure your talk title and description clearly define what attendees will learn in your session. Use your own voice and express yourself to us personally, and we give precedence to presentations that haven’t been given before as well.

How Does the Selection Process Work?

By the time the call for papers ends, our team of reviewers will have rated every submission using a partial-blind rating method. However; having the highest rated talk doesn’t mean you will be selected. Our goal is to create a balanced conference with a cross-section of new and useful topics. We will notify speakers in mid-January when we have the schedule ready.