NEScala 2023 and Typelevel Summit

Virtual October 26, 2023, October 27, 2023, October 28, 2023

CFP closed at  September 28, 2023 03:59 UTC


Since 2011, the New York, Boston, and Philadelphia Scala meetups have hosted the Northeast Scala Symposium (NE Scala, to its friends), a community-driven Scala conference. Because it is community-driven, you help create it! The NE Scala talks are proposed by the attendees, who then vote to select which will be given. The conference is run together with the Typelevel Summit.

As we put things back together again, after several pandemic-induced years of separation, we’re keeping it light and easy this time around. Our focus this year will be on rebuilding the community. We’re going to do another virtual conference this year, with an eye towards hopefully switching back to in-person in 2024.

Conference Dates

The 10th annual Northeast Scala Symposium will be held VIRTUALLY from October 26-28, 2023. As usual, the conference will be comprised of three events on successive days:

  • Thursday, October 26 - Typelevel Summit
  • Friday, October 27 - NE Scala Symposium
  • Saturday, October 28 - Unconference

The exact hours of the conference are still under discussion, but will likely be roughly 8am - 5pm Eastern US time. Recorded talks may be considered if those hours aren’t possible for you.


Prices are to be announced, but will be no more than $30 for three full days!

Code of Conduct

The Northeast Scala Symposium is committed to providing an environment that encourages and empowers its members to teach, learn, and collaborate. We welcome every skill level – from beginners to experts – to participate in and advance the Scala community with us.

To foster an inclusive, equitable, safe, diverse, and thriving community, should you choose to engage with our community as a participant or speaker, you agree to our Code of Conduct outlined here.

CFP Description

Community Selection

We rely on the community to select talks via a voting process. Yes, that’s right! The talks are proposed by you, selected by you, and given by you. The attendees make NE Scala!

What we’re looking for

We are seeking a wide variety of talks and speakers covering any topic of interest to the Scala community, and highly encourage first-time conference speakers. Talks can be three lengths: lightning (15 min), medium (30 min), or long (45 min).

Scope of this CFP

This CFP is specifically for the Typelevel Summit (October 26) and NE Scala (October 27). The CFP closes on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 11:59PM EDT.

The Unconference is organized by the attendees on the morning of the event.

Participant Voting

Once the CFP closes, we’ll open up voting until Friday, September 29, then announce the schedule shortly thereafter. If you’d like advance feedback on your talk, members of the conference committee are available to help you rehearse.