How do you find conferences to speak at?
Ahead of the Global Diversity CFP Day that I and some others are organising in Newcastle I was thinking of what questions I'd ask. A question that has always bothered me is how do speakers find out about conferences in time to submit a proposal?
I went to Twitter to see what help I could get from the wider community.
For those of you who speak at dev conferences in Australia how do you find out about conferences and CFPs? Asking for me but also to tell people next week at @gdcfpday.— Klee Thomas (@kleeut) January 9, 2020
The answer I got from people on Twitter was largely to follow some accounts on Twitter.
For ease I've combined these into a Twitter list
The other suggestion was to follow conferences that you're interested in on Twitter.
I've also got a Twitter List for conferences. By virtue of the fact that I'm not a big traveller it's got an Australian focus.
If you think there are any other accounts I should add to this list let me know here or on Twitter @kleeut.
Readify (Telstra Purple) have a handy list of Australian events
I was given this suggestion though it feels like a list of more academic conferences than the industry conferences I was looking for.
A notable mention was @johnallsopp who shouted out his conference series Web Directions. I think Web Directions is worth a mention because they keep their CFP submissions open all year, which always seemed like a great idea to me.