Community Organizers Summit

Do you organize a Conference, Meetup, User Group, Hackathon, or other community event in your area? Are you trying to start a group but don't know where to start? Whether you have 30 years experience or are looking to create a new event, this summit is for you.

Join us May 18, 2024 from 10:30am - 2:30pm EST for a summit of Presentations, Panels, and Breakout Sessions about organizing community events.

Call for Proposals

This year we have space in our schedule for 3 speakers to present "conference talks" about how the organize in their community.

Talks should be 25 minutes in length and will have an optional 5 minute Q&A after. Talks will not be recorded this year.

If you're interested in speaking at the Community Organizer Summit, please submit your proposal here. Some topics we are interested in but not limited to are:

  • Navigating/Rebuilding meetups/conferences after COVID
  • Building online communities
  • Alternative approaches to funding events
  • Running a successful hybrid/virtual conference
  • Finding and selecting venues
  • Tips for new organizers
  • How to start a meetup from scratch
  • etc.

If you don't see your topic on the list, submit it! All ideas are welcome. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.

This CFP will close April 16th, 2024 at 11:59PM PST.

Submit Your Proposal Here

Summit Schedule

Time Event
10:30 Opening Remarks
10:35 Talk 1 (Speaker TBD)
11:05 Talk 2 (Speaker TBD)
11:35 Talk 3 (Speaker TBD)
12:05 Community Organizers Panel
12:45 Break for Lunch + Lightning Talk Submissions Open
1:30 Lightning Talks
2:00 Open Spaces
2:30 End