Call for Speakers

Webflow is on a mission to reinvent web, UX, product, and content design, by making it visual. And No Code Conf is all about celebrating the future of visual development, including the contributions of numerous other companies, organizations, and individuals.

We're looking for speakers who can show us how creating websites and apps is becoming easier and more accessible, creative, and collaborative because of no-code tools. If you've successfully implemented no-code and low-code tools and workflows to create new products and/or power your organization, we want to hear your pitch. 

Hosted by Webflow, No Code Conf will feature 300+ attendees and:

  • 7 full length sessions (30 minutes each, no Q&A)
  • 6 lightning talks (10-15 minutes each, no Q&A)
  • 2 Webflow keynotes (45-60 minutes each, inclusive of any panel discussions)
  • 6-10 workshops (45-120 minutes each, hands-on with Q&A)

What speakers get

All speakers get free admission to No Code Conf and all activities, including the workshops, afterparty, and speaker reception.

Speakers who aren't traveling on a corporate budget or organization sponsorship will also receive:

  • 2 nights of accommodation in San Francisco, CA. Stay tuned for hotel specifics.
  • Economy airfare up to $500 USD for domestic flights and up to $1,000 USD for international flights.

Once your talk is confirmed, our events team will work with you to book flights or get reimbursed. You can also opt-out and donate the money to our scholarship funds.

Selection process

You can propose a talk until Sunday, August 25, 2019. You can expect to hear from us by Friday, August 30

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of Webflow employees from various departments and backgrounds, and rated anonymously based on the criteria listed below. We'll use optionally disclosed speaker details to ensure our lineup is diverse.

Content themes and talk ideas

The following themes and ideas fit our vision for the conference particularly well, but feel free to consider them seeds and jumping off points for your own unique concepts.

Learn

  • How to get started with no-code and low-code tools, visual development, and/or Webflow
  • What is visual development / no-code and why is it important?
  • What are some best practices in visual development?

Collaborate

  • What workflows have made your team or organization successful with no-code tools?
  • How has implementing no-code tools made your team or organization more collaborative, communicative, and more successful together?

Design

  • How has visual development allowed you to be more creative in designing websites, applications, products, software, and more?
  • How have you solved common design challenges with no-code tools?

Build

  • What have you built or prototyped with visual development tools?
  • How have no-code tools made building and prototyping easier, faster and more creative?

Grow

  • How have no-code tools and visual development contributed to your organization’s growth? Why should people invest in this new way of developing software?
  • How have you scaled with visual development? 
  • How has visual development contributed to your business/startup/agency/enterprise’s increased revenue?
  • How have no-code tools saved your business/startup/agency/enterprise money or headaches?

Thought leadership

  • Introduce a new concept around visual development. Where do you see no-code tooling going?
  • What does no-code really mean? What are the limits of no-code technology today? 
  • How are no-code and low-code tools changing the world and making it a better place?
  • How is visual development making the web a more inclusive space for underserved communities and geographies?
  • What does the future look like for businesses in the no-code era?

What we’re looking for

  • Talks that show and educate — not tell and sell 
  • Super-specific deep dives, practical examples, and case studies showing how you’ve failed, learned an important lesson, or been successful with no- or low-code tools
  • Interesting stories: people learn best from captivating stories
  • Solutions to real-world problems
     

What we're not looking for

Sales pitches, vague abstracts, offensive material, blatant inauthenticity or plagiarism, or anything against our Code of Conduct

General tips

  • Unless you’re giving a workshop, please reserve Q&A for the breaks. It doesn’t translate well in video footage, and we won’t have a mic set up for audience members.
  • We highly discourage live demos. Things break, and you will want to spend your short, precious time on stage focusing on your message.

Diversity and inclusion

At Webflow, we believe everyone should have the power to create for the web. No Code Conf is for people creating the future of the web, the future of design, and the future of software.

To achieve this mission, our events need to represent everyone. So we’d especially like to encourage people of color, women, veterans, the disabled, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and any other historically underserved group to attend and apply to speak. If you think we can do better in any aspect of our diversity and inclusion efforts, please share your feedback in the last section of the application. 

November 13, 2019
San Francisco, CA
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