CFP closed at  September 01, 2017 10:09 UTC

TechCamp Memphis is the longest running technical conference in Memphis, TN being held October 28th, 2017. We have successfully brought together design, marketing, and development communities and in 2017 we’re excited to target the Maker community to highlight the amazing DIY culture prevalent in the Memphis community.

Originally BarCamp Memphis, TechCamp has been run by The Memphis Technology Foundation since 2015 to continue the legacy left by Dave Barger and other Memphis tech pioneers.

We routinely sell over 100 tickets to TechCamp Memphis and often sell out the event in advance. The organizing committee of TechCamp Memphis is made up of long-time Memphis natives and technology leaders from various user groups and volunteers deeply rooted within the Memphis community.

TechCamp is a one ­day event offering educational and networking opportunities for technology users at all levels, including makers, IT professionals, web designers, marketing professionals, and students. TechCamp offers sessions led by area experts on DIY projects, content creation and design, online marketing, and development. We are dedicated to bringing local area experts together to share their passion and expertise in various technical topics related to development, marketing and design, and makers/Internet of Things/hardware related topics.

CFP Description

TechCamp Memphis Call For Papers is the annual Memphis technology, social and online marketing conference. This year, TechCamp Memphis will feature three talk tracks:

  • Marketing and Design
  • Development
  • Makers

We’re committed to bringing together some of the best speakers from around the area to share their knowledge.

2017 Theme

The 2017 conference theme is community. We’re looking for technical talks of medium to advanced skill levels (beginner is good as well!) that focus on a technology you’re passionate about. We’re particularly interested in talks that showcase our theme.

About the Event

Speakers will be provided with a projector and a screen for their presentation (size depends on the room). Speakers should bring any equipment they need to connect to projectors (VGA). It is also suggested that you reduce your dependency on the in-house internet connection as much as possible.

When the Call for Papers closes, the organizers will sort through the submissions, making their selections. Speakers will be notified as soon as the selection process has been completed.

This Year’s Package

Our speaker package for this year’s event includes a full conference pass.

Tips for Submission

We strongly encourage potential speakers to submit multiple submissions on more than one topic. The more submissions you contribute, the more options you give us to pick you. Be sure your talk title and abstract define the exact topic you want to talk about and what you hope people will learn from the session. In previous years, some submissions sounded interesting, but we just didn’t have enough detail for them to make the final cut.

Selection Process

Our team of organizers will do a blind round of voting on topics before revealing any author information. The schedule will be drafted from the submissions based on best fit for the conference and relevant topics.

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