Cream City Code 2018 Call for Proposals

We're currently reviewing submissions and will be in contact with everyone who submitted prior to our schedule announcement on August 1st.

Important Dates

  • Call for Proposals Opens: May 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2018
  • Schedule Announced: August 1, 2018
  • Cream City Code: October 13, 2018

Speaker Selection

As the committee reviews submissions, we will be looking for sessions that:

  • Illustrate the speaker’s depth of knowledge or hands-on experience with the subject matter.
  • Inspire or educate attendees in interesting ways.
  • Are presented in clear and compelling ways by well-spoken presenters.

We’re looking for a good mix of speakers, and we encourage everyone to submit a proposal. When reviewing submissions, sessions are anonymized by removing all information about the speaker (name, bio, email, etc.). Please refrain from using identifying information in your titles, abstracts, descriptions and notes to the committee.

After the submission deadline, the speaker committee will review the submissions and select the ones that best fit the conference. We will take a second pass over these selections with speaker information visible, to make sure we include a wide variety of voices.

If You’re Selected

All speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference, Friday night speaker dinner, and a small gift to show you how much we appreciate you.

We will do our best to cover as many travel and accommodation expenses as our budget allows. If you haven’t asked your employer for assistance, please do! If you have, and you still need assistance, please let us know in the Notes field.

Please specify your need for assistance in the Notes field at time of submission. Telling us up front will help us plan our travel budget appropriately. As October 13 draws near, we will be in contact with selected speakers to give more details about speaking at Cream City Code.

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expressions, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

View the entire Code of Conduct

Lineups from Previous Years (Formerly MKE DOT NET)