Thanks for considering to the Lead Dev Call for Papers.

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

The Lead Developer is one of the most respected engineering leadership conferences in the World. 

We're returning to New York City on April 7-8 2020!

About the conference 

The Lead Developer is an international series of conferences that was designed around the pain points of technical leaders. Our first event took place in 2015 in London and we’ve since launched conferences in New York, Austin, and Berlin - as well as meet-ups in San Francisco, Tokyo and Edinburgh - and over fives years, thousands of senior engineers have come to The Lead Developer to network, learn from their peers, and supercharge the work they’re doing.  

Before you submit

Before you sending in your proposal, head over to our website and read our guidelines. There you'll learn what we provide you if your talk is chosen, what makes a successful submission, and the kinds of themes and topics that we're interested in.


The CFP will close on 28 October 2019 at midnight Eastern Time. You will be notified no later than four weeks after this date if you’re invited to speak. If you’ve purchased a ticket in the meantime, we will refund it if you’re invited as a speaker. The questions we ask are not shared beyond the programming committee. 

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