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Dinosaur.js is now accepting proposals for talks. The conference will take place exactly one mile above sea level in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado on June 21 and 22, 2018.

We'll be accepting talks until Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:59pm Mountain Daylight Time.

Please note: We will be evaluating proposals on a rolling basis. Submitting early dramatically increases your likelihood of being accepted.

Talks will be 25-30 minutes in length with no segment for questions.

What's the difference between the abstract, details, and pitch?

Generally speaking, the abstract is what we're likely to include on the website and in the program. This is for audience at large and includes a high-level overview of what the talk is about. This section is limited to 600 characters.

In the details section, we'd like if you'd give us a little more insight into the nitty gritty of how this talk is going to go down. This is where you might include an outline of the talk, any demonstations that you plan on doing, etc. It's worth noting that this will not be made public if your talk is accepted, which means you can adjust stuff—within reason. It also means that you can be as verbose as you'd like.

Finally, there's the pitch. In the previous sections, you told us what the talk is about. Here, we'd like to hear about why you think this talk is important. What makes you excited about this topic? Why does the audience need to hear about this?


  1. The abstract section is the high-level overview that we'll include in various conference materials
  2. The details section is a more detailed outline of what you plan on including in your talk as well as the general flow.
  3. The pitch is a brief synopsis of why you think this talk is important or exciting.

At the end of the day, they're just text boxes: put as much or as little as you see fit in them.

How does this all work?

Proposal Screenshot

You can edit your proposal after it has been submitted. In fact, that's kind of the point. Submitting early will allow us to provide feedback and work with you to improve your proposal before the deadline. Everything is considered a draft until the call for proposals closes. Not all submissions will receive feedback.

The first few rounds of the process are blind. During the blind process, we will only see the following information:

  • The title of your talk
  • The abstract that will be shown to the public if your talk is accepted
  • The details you provide about the content and flow of your talk
  • The pitch you provide speaking to why it's important
  • The date and time your proposal was first submitted
  • The date and time you last updated your proposal

We're purposely trying to not know who you are, so please don't include any identifying information in your proposals or in any of the comments. Please respect this process.

The entire process will be blind until we have reviewed and rated every single proposal. After the call for proposals closes, we'll tally up the ratings and do our final selection based on all of the information you provided in the proposal.

If your talk is selected, you'll receive:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • An invitation to the speakers dinner
  • Travel to and from the conference
  • A stay in delightful Denver, Colorado

If you've already purchased a ticket by the time you are selected as a speaker, we'll refund your purchase completely—so, don't wait to buy a ticket. Also, if your company or employer is able to cover your travel and lodging, we'll happily list them as a sponsor on our conference and marketing materials.

Dinosaur.js abides by the JSConf Code of Conduct and expects all speakers and attendees to do the same.

CFP Stats

255 proposals