Thanks for considering to the LeadDev Call for Proposals.

Our open CFPs can be found below with more details of the process, the support we provide and what topics we look for.

Who will you be writing for or speaking to?

Our audience consists of all senior engineering folk, from tech leads to VPs and senior ICs. They are consistently technical (across a very broad range of technologies and industries) with many line managing people in their organisations. It’s also important to note that some attendees have just been promoted, or are trying to figure out what skills they need to progress into a more technical role.

What does LeadDev offer?

If we choose your article for publication, we’ll offer all the support we can in the creation of your article. After a first draft has been handed in, it will be passed to our in-house editor who will work with you to ensure that your article is the best that it can be.

We also pay an honorarium of $250 to everyone who writes an article for our site.

What subject should you focus on?

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.)
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.)
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)
  • StaffPlus (anything on big picture thinking, making the right technical decisions, or influencing at scale)

How our article review process works

We review all of the article proposals on a monthly basis. Article proposals will be reviewed the month after they have been submitted. Article proposals are reviewed during the first week of the month, and you’ll hear from the team during the second week of the month.

For example, if you submit an article proposal in February, we’ll review your submission during the first week of March. You’ll then find out if your proposal has been selected for publication during the second week of March.

If you haven’t heard back from us, please give us some time before reaching out to enquire about the status of your article proposal - we might just be running a little late! If it has been 4 or more weeks, feel free to get in touch with a member of the team to enquire about the status of your submission :)

If your article has been selected, we’ll be in touch with the next steps and the timeline for you to write your article within (this tends to be 3-4 weeks).

If you have any questions about the article submission process, you can contact a member of the team at content@whiteoctoberevents.co.uk

Hello New York!

LeadDev New York will be returning in March 14-16 2023. For more details about the conference, visit our website.


About LeadDev
LeadDev New York is here to help engineering leaders become more effective in their roles. We do this by helping tech leads, engineering managers, staff engineers, and other senior leaders to master four key elements of their role: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. 


Being a LeadDev speaker
Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running LeadDev. We love to giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • A complimentary ticket to a LeadDev conference in 2023
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • $500 honorarium paid post-conference
  • Coverage of miscellaneous expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference

What topics are we interested in?
LeadDev’s core focus is on four main themes: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. We’ve detailed a bit about them below - but if you have an idea that doesn’t quite fit, let us know anyway! We reserve a few slots at every event for special wildcard talks!

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.)
  • Process (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.)
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)

What should a speaking proposal look like?
Each event date and location has its own submission form for calls for proposals so we can make sure talks are timely, relevant and speak to each event audience effectively. We use Submittable forms to track and manage this process. You will be prompted to create an account before seeing each event proposal submission template which roughly includes your:

  • Talk title
  • 300 word description
  • How is this talk relevant to the audience?
  • Why do you want to speak at LeadDev?
  • Keywords
  • Suitable formats (quick 10 minute talk, full 30 minute talk)
  • Contact details


Any questions?
Whip them over to content@leaddev.com

Hello London!

LeadDev London will be returning in Summer 2023!


About LeadDev
LeadDev London is here to help engineering leaders become more effective in their roles. We do this by helping tech leads, engineering managers, staff engineers, and other senior leaders to master four key elements of their role: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. 


Being a LeadDev speaker
Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running LeadDev. We love to giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • A complimentary ticket to a LeadDev conference in 2024
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • $500 honorarium paid post-conference
  • Coverage of miscellaneous expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference

What topics are we interested in?
LeadDev’s core focus is on four main themes: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. We’ve detailed a bit about them below - but if you have an idea that doesn’t quite fit, let us know anyway! We reserve a few slots at every event for special wildcard talks!

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.)
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.)
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)

What should a speaking proposal look like?
Each event date and location has its own submission form for calls for proposals so we can make sure talks are timely, relevant and speak to each event audience effectively. We use Submittable forms to track and manage this process. You will be prompted to create an account before seeing each event proposal submission template which roughly includes your:

  • talk title
  • 300 word description
  • how is this talk relevant to the audience?
  • why do you want to speak at LeadDev?
  • keywords
  • suitable formats (quick 10 minute talk, full 30 minute talk)
  • contact details

Hello San Francisco!

LeadDev San Francisco will be returning in Autumn 2023!


About LeadDev
LeadDev San Francisco is here to help engineering leaders become more effective in their roles. We do this by helping tech leads, engineering managers, staff engineers, and other senior leaders to master four key elements of their role: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. 


Being a LeadDev speaker
Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running LeadDev. We love to giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • A complimentary ticket to a LeadDev conference in 2024
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • $500 honorarium paid post-conference
  • Coverage of miscellaneous expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference

What topics are we interested in?
LeadDev’s core focus is on four main themes: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. We’ve detailed a bit about them below - but if you have an idea that doesn’t quite fit, let us know anyway! We reserve a few slots at every event for special wildcard talks!

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.)
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.)
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)


What should a speaking proposal look like?
Each event date and location has its own submission form for calls for proposals so we can make sure talks are timely, relevant and speak to each event audience effectively. We use Submittable forms to track and manage this process. You will be prompted to create an account before seeing each event proposal submission template which roughly includes your:

  • talk title
  • 300 word description
  • how is this talk relevant to the audience?
  • why do you want to speak at LeadDev?
  • keywords
  • suitable formats (quick 10 minute talk, full 30 minute talk)
  • contact details


Hello Berlin!

LeadDev Berlin will be returning in Winter 2023!


About LeadDev
LeadDev Berlin is here to help engineering leaders become more effective in their roles. We do this by helping tech leads, engineering managers, staff engineers, and other senior leaders to master four key elements of their role: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. 


Being a LeadDev speaker
Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running LeadDev. We love to giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • A complimentary ticket to a LeadDev conference in 2024
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • $500 honorarium paid post-conference
  • Coverage of miscellaneous expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference

What topics are we interested in?
LeadDev’s core focus is on four main themes: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. We’ve detailed a bit about them below - but if you have an idea that doesn’t quite fit, let us know anyway! We reserve a few slots at every event for special wildcard talks!

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.)
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.)
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)



What should a speaking proposal look like?
Each event date and location has its own submission form for calls for proposals so we can make sure talks are timely, relevant and speak to each event audience effectively. We use Submittable forms to track and manage this process. You will be prompted to create an account before seeing each event proposal submission template which roughly includes your:

  • talk title
  • 300 word description
  • how is this talk relevant to the audience?
  • why do you want to speak at LeadDev?
  • keywords
  • suitable formats (quick 10 minute talk, full 30 minute talk)
  • contact details


Hello New York!

StaffPlus New York will be returning in Spring 2023!


About StaffPlus
The role of the Staff, Principal, and Distinguished engineer is a tough one - and requires as many leadership skills as the management track - and so why don't we provide leadership support to these roles?

We'll be tackling what it means to be a senior individual contributor in today's engineering landscape; thinking about navigating your role as a leader; how to frame your strategic thinking; how to bring your organisation up a level technically, how to roadmap, and more!


Being a StaffPlus speaker
Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running StaffPlus. We love to giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • A complimentary ticket to a LeadDev conference in 2024
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • $500 honorarium paid post-conference
  • Coverage of miscellaneous expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference

We’d love to hear about:

  • Leadership skills for senior ICs
  • Technical road mapping, planning, and long-term strategy
  • Influencing, mentoring and coaching
  • Tech, scaling, architecture, improving system performance and reliability


What should a speaking proposal look like?
Each event date and location has its own submission form for calls for proposals so we can make sure talks are timely, relevant and speak to each event audience effectively. We use Submittable forms to track and manage this process. You will be prompted to create an account before seeing each event proposal submission template which roughly includes your:

  • talk title
  • 300 word description
  • how is this talk relevant to the audience?
  • why do you want to speak at LeadDev?
  • keywords
  • suitable formats (quick 10 minute talk, full 30 minute talk)
  • contact details
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