Call for speakers is open

Plone Conference 2019 will take place from 21-27 October.
Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2019.


Web development is continuously evolving, and we always want to know how to keep Plone aligned with new technologies and best practices.

Plone as a product is not the only topic in our community. There are several projects that are related to  the Plone world such as Volto, Guillotina and Pyramid. And we always keep an open mind for other related technologies and communities.

That is why we would invite talks on a whole range of web development topics. Here is a list of main topics that we'd like to cover:

  • Plone
  • Volto
  • Pyramid
  • Guillotina
  • Zope
  • Frontend & backend development in general
  • Project management
  • Case studies
  • Accessibility and Usability
  • Open source community development
  • New tools, experiments and hacks
  • Anything that could be of interest to the wider Plone & Friends community

You could visit our YouTube channel or previous conference websites (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015) to get inspired and see what are common topics.

Do note that Plone Conference is a community-organized, non-profit event. There are no speaker fees, although speakers can get the Early Bird rate even after the rate closes.

We expect all speakers to adhere to the Code of Conduct. We aim for an inclusive, diverse conference and particularly welcome speaker proposals from underrepresented groups. First-time speakers are welcome; we will do our best to help you in improving focus, give tips on slides etcetera if desired.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or questions.

Submit your proposal

Submission process

  1. Submit your idea

    Read through the details and submit your proposal by August 31, 2019.

  2. Decision by September 15, 2019

    Proposals will be anonymized during the first round of judging. We are going to evaluate them just for the topic and abstract infos, not for the speaker.

  3. Confirmations

    Selected talks will be de-anonymized and we will contact speakers for final details and confirm.

Selected speakers will have an early-bird rate for tickets.

Talks selection could take time, so if tickets are sold out before this is done we will reserve some regular tickets for non selected speakers if they want to attend the conference anyway.

Submit your proposal


  • Talks are in English, but If we reach a good number of Italian talks, we could open a dedicated track.
  • Talk duration: you could submit long (40 min) or short (20 min) talks. If you have an interesting talk that needs more time, write this information in the abstract and we will contact you for more details.
  • Abstract: be concise but make sure that you write down all important information that could trigger our curiosity.
  • The conference will take place in a movie theatre, so slides will be projected on a (very) large screen.