We've done this again!
The Nordic Testing Days team has teamed up with Speak Easy with the goal of helping to introduce new speakers on the conference scene. The Speak Easy program was started by Anne-Marie Charrett and Fiona Charles in order to promote and support diversity at conferences in practical ways (walking the talk, as they say). Speak Easy connects aspiring speakers with experienced mentors who will help to figure out the content, offer feedback on conference proposals, and coach you on giving the talk.
Last year we had one new speaker at Nordic Testing Days through Speak Easy (Gita Malinovska) and we are looking forward to seeing more new faces!
Here's the important stuff:
Call for papers through Speak Easy is open until October 31, 2016 (same deadline as for the general call for papers).Submit your idea on the Speak Easy page (make sure you select the correct conference!). You will be working on your proposal with a mentor.Speak Easy will forward the proposals to us and we'll pick the 1-2 to be included in the conference program.Selected speakers will receive the same benefits as other speakers: free ticket to the non-tutorial conference days, travel reimbursement (up to €350 for long talks and workshops), and 2 nights at the conference hotel (and get to visit the incredible Tallinn Old Town and enjoy the white nights). See our Call for Papers page for details.
The NTD team is looking forward to reading exciting and surprising proposals from you! Now's the time to go and apply on the Speak Easy website.