call for papers

We're looking for interesting and brilliant talks for re:develop in Bournemouth on 20th September.

re:develop is for everyone, but specifically aimed at coders and those working with development teams. The conference is about expanding horizons, challenging approaches and learning through shared experiences, rather than a focus on specific development disciplines. The feedback we received last year was really useful, and as with every year previous, we want to make 2019 better than the last!

If you’ve got a great story or a desire to share something you’ve learned then we want to hear from you, even if you’re not a speaking regular. After the great talks last time, the bar is high, but we’d encourage everyone to submit something they’re passionate about. We want to hear from you whether you’re local or from further afield, no matter your background.

The submissions are blind judged by a panel, only taking into account the title and abstract of each submission. We’re looking for topics that will teach, or inspire and appeal to a wide audience. Undoubtedly, a theme will emerge out of our submissions and it’s likely that this will play a part in the judging panel’s decisions.

If your submission was unsuccessful last time, please don’t be too down heartened! We’d love to hear from you again. You can submit a maximum of 5 talks, but it’s worth considering that sometimes less is more. We’d rather receive one brilliant talk than five good ones. We ask that you please submit a form for each talk as this will help us be more efficient when judging.

We work closely with our selected speakers and offer support to make it the best it can be. Be sure to read our notes and ‘What you'll get’ below, and check out the speakers from last time.

If you’d like to speak at re:develop, you just need to fill out the Google Form.

Submit your talk

Submissions will close 7th June 2019


We absolutely want to hear your experiences making, breaking, and coding, but please no sales pitches.

Talks should aim to be 40 minutes long. As we construct the schedule for the day there may be room for slightly longer talks.

Goes without saying that you’ll need to be available on Friday 20th September 2019 (and possibly the day before if you need to travel to Bournemouth).

What you'll get

Re:develop isn’t a for-profit venture, so we don’t offer speaker fees. However, if you’re selected we’ll work hard to make sure you really enjoy your time at re:develop, including giving you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • Speakers dinner the night before the conference
  • £200 towards travel expenses and accommodation