Seattle, Washington’s Deconstruct conference is looking for first-time speakers, through an innovative initiative. The “language-agnostic,” sponsor-less, single-track software development conference – taking place in May 2018 – is encouraging submissions from diverse speakers, and paying all travel expenses, plus a substantial speaker fee. (They note that the speaker fee might only be possible for US residents.)
Only first-time speakers are eligible, which is described as “anyone who hasn’t given a conference talk” – talks at meetups, in work situations, and at school won’t disqualify you. The Deconstruct organizers also commit to mentoring you “in whatever way you need.”
What a great offer! Check out the call for proposals or explore the conference.