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Turing Fest 2019 — call for speakers

Turing Fest returns to Edinburgh on 27-29 August 2019. Should you be onstage?


At Turing Fest 2018, almost 2,000 attendees heard from more than 40 speakers from companies like Spotify, GitHub, Intercom, Zoom and the BBC. We've got big plans for 2019 — and we want you to be part of it.

Do you want to present at one of Europe's best cross-functional tech conferences? Got a big idea or unique insight to share? The call for speakers for Turing Fest 2019 is now open!

Here's the top-level overview of what we're looking for:

  • Turing Fest is a cross-functional tech conference — in 2018, we hosted six tracks: ProductGrowthStrategyEngineeringMarketing and Culture.
  • For 2019, we're building the conference along three tracks, each with a wider lens:
    • Buildengineering, product management, design, data
    • Growmarketing, growth, revenue, customer success
    • Leadculture, strategy, scaling, leadership
  • We cover a lot of ground, from a lot of different angles. We're open to talks that address any aspect of how to build and grow tech businesses or software products
  • The Turing Fest audience is a diverse mix of individual contributors, execs and founders from startups and scaleups, as well as investors, agencies and forward-thinking corporates
  • This is not the place to pitch your product. We want presentations that educate and entertain — and that meaningfully help our audience get better at what they do
  • We prize actionable insight and practical takeaways above all else: we're aiming for the sweet spot between 'blue-sky thinking' and 'way down in the weeds'
  • This isn't the place for 101-level talks: our audience is smart and experienced, and we don't talk down to them

Some other things you should know:

  • We generally cover travel costs to Edinburgh for speakers whose companies can't, and provide accommodation for all speakers. We don't offer a speaker fee
  • We are committed to increasing diversity in our lineups, so we strongly encourage applications from speakers from traditionally under-represented groups
  • It's important to us that Turing Fest is a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, so everyone — including speakers — are expected to abide by our code of conduct
  • We generally prefer presentations to be unique to Turing Fest/not have been previously presented in the UK, but that is not a hard rule.

Think you might be a good fit for Turing Fest 2019? Apply now!