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That Conference: Call for Speakers is a Week Away

From: Chris J.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:32 AM
I went to this last year and brought my wife and daughter with.  A good time was had by all!


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That Conference!
Reminder: Call For Speakers Opens 3/31
Call for Speakers opens 3/31, and only remains open for two weeks. Polish up those abstracts, encourage your peers, and if you need anything, come to the Google Hangout , held every Wednesday - details in the sidebar. We're here to help you with everything from potential topics to perfecting your abstract and everything in between!
What are we Looking For?
We are Summer Camp for Geeks.  That means we embrace a polyglot program (any-language, any platfom) that appeals to the inner geek in you.  Like you, we love technology, and we know that great tech is not limited to just one language, or even just one platform, or even just software.  Anything tech that gets that awakens the maker spirit inside you - that's what we're looking for.
Call for Speakers opens 3/31, and only remains open for two weeks. Polish up those abstracts, encourage your peers, and tell your communities.  We're here to help you with everything from potential topics to perfecting your abstract and everything in between!
Resources for Speakers
We know.  If you're not a speaker, submitting can be intimidating.  But we care what you have to say, and we want you to come share with your fellow geeks.  We've put together a couple resources to get you off the ground.
  • Our weekly Google Hangout.  What do we do?  The organizers of That Conference set aside an hour a week to answer your questions.  Don't know where to start.  Shoot, come ask us?  No need to feel bashful.  This is, after all, camp.
  • Jen Myers, a web developer/deisigner offers office hours to help presenters get off the ground through mentoring beginning presenters. Look her up at and @antiheroine on twitter
  • Russ Unger, That Conference speaking alum and author, created a body of work geared around helping presenters:, Speaker Camp, and Designing the Conversation.
  • We have some great guidance up at in the Call for Speakers section, so check that out
How and Where Do I Submit?
Starting on March 31, and for two weeks thereafter, you will be able to log in and submit your abstracts directly to  Have a version of your abstract ready to paste in, as well as advice as to the level of the talk (beginner, advanced, expert), and tags to help people find your topic when they're setting up their schedule.
Keep up with us in the social media!
Google Hangouts are back, every Wednesday at noon Central Time!
What is That Conference?
That Conference is a community-run polyglot technology conference specializing in everything Mobile, Web and Cloud. We encourage innovation, collaboration, and continuous community-based education. Our sophomore year saw incredible year over year attendance growth, resulting in a gathering of over a thousand of the most engaged and enthusiastic developers from around the world and some of the most thought-provoking and in-demand speakers in the industry. Oh, and we do it all annually in a family-friendly environment during summer vacation at a giant water park.
When: August 11th - 13th, 2014
Where: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
This is an event you want to be involved in.  Come be the awesome.
That Conference staff
Important Dates:
Feb 3, 2014: Sponsorship opens
March 31, 2014: Call for speakers opens
April 14, 2014: Call for speakers closes
May 5, 2014: Speaker lineup announced
May 12, 2014: Ticket registration open at 8:11 CST
Aug 11-13, 2014: That Conference!
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