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Introducing Be a Speaker

Reaktiv is proud to introduce Be a Speaker, a website dedicated to connecting tech conferences with potential speakers. It is a curated list of tech conferences with active calls for speakers to help people more easily find and apply for speaking opportunities.

Be a Speaker

The idea for Be a Speaker came early in 2020 when I was looking for WordCamps with calls for speakers. I scoured WordCamp Central for upcoming camps that fell on dates that worked with my schedule and that were within a reasonable travel distance from my home in central Texas. This became a rather time consuming process as I had to visit each WordCamp’s site to determine if there was a call for speakers and if the deadline for applying had already passed.

With Be a Speaker, we can manually compile a list of WordCamps and other tech conferences with calls for speakers to help make it easier to find speaking opportunities. There is also a form for conference organizers to submit their events to be included in the list.

The goal of Be a Speaker is to fill two needs: to help speakers find opportunities to share their knowledge, and to help conference organizers cast a wider net in their search for diverse, engaging, and talented speakers.

If you are interested in speaking at an event, check out the list of upcoming events. If you are a conference organizer, let us know about your event so that we can help great speakers find you.

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Cory Webb is a senior full stack developer hailing from Waco, Texas, home of Dr. Pepper, Baylor University, and shiplap (that’s a reference to HGTV’s Fixer Upper for the uninitiated).