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We're excited to bring you a diverse group of speakers from various backgrounds to talk about a mixed bag of topics. A bit of front-end development, a bit of back-end development, a bit of business, and of course a lot of MODX.
While just a single track, the length and type of talks are also mixed to keep you on the tip of your seat: some full length presentations, some lightning talks, a panel, and even an award ceremony!
A detailed timetable can be found below.
On the day before the conference, there are no activities planned, but we do expect people will start arriving throughout the afternoon and evening. As with previous MODXpos, you'll likely find groups of MODXers in the restaurant or bar.
On the conference day (Friday July 8th), here are the key times to know (CEST):
- 08:30 registration open
- 09:00 conference room open / start of live stream
- 09:30 welcome
- 12:50-13:55 lunch (included in ticket)
- 18:00 closing, followed by social event (including dinner) in the bar, with open bar till 22:00
On the day after, Saturday, we're looking at an informal Contributors Day, where you're welcome to collaborate with people on projects, discuss roadmaps or case studies, get help from experts, etc. Send Mark a quick email if you're interested; if enough people sign in we'll book a conference room for it to give it some structure.
We've confirmed 11 different people to take the stage this MODXpo, ranging from community experts to seasoned keynote speakers from the wider web development community, and a professional moderator to help keep things flowing naturally.
For both the setup and tear-down of the conference, we could use a few extra hands.
For the setup, we're looking for people in the morning to help put up the stage and some decor. We may be able to do some of the setup the night before, however we wont know for sure until the week of the conference. The biggest job is likely building the stage itself, which will be very quick and easy if we can get a handful of people to help out. The AV techs are responsible for their own equipment, but may appreciate a hand with some tasks, too.
We'll likely start setting up at around 6am, so if you want to help just make your way to conference room 4&5 when you've finished your breakfast.
For the tear-down we need some extra hands to quickly empty out the room again. Some decor needs to be moved downstairs to the bar, and the stage needs to be dismantled. Just stick around for about 30 minutes after the closing.
The schedule has been filled up completely.
If you have a great talk, you can still email [email protected] with details. If any of the speakers cancel between now and the conference, we may reach out to you to take their place.
Learn more about speaker compensation
Speaker compensation for a 30-45 minute talk includes (1) a free
ticket to the conference (with all drinks and food the whole day,
including lunch, dinner, and open bar), (2) up to €150 travel reimbursement,
and (3) €300 speaker budget. The speaker budget increases to €400 if over
100 tickets are sold (video tickets count as 1/4th of a ticket), and to €500 if over 120 tickets are sold.
For a shorter talk of 10-25 minutes, compensation includes (1) a free ticket to the conference (with all drinks and food the whole day, including lunch, dinner, and open bar), (2) up to €150 travel reimbursement, and (3) €150 speaker budget. The speaker budget increases to €200 if over 100 tickets are sold, and to €250 if over 120 tickets are sold.
Speakers can get a room at the venue hotel at a slight discount. These costs are deducted from the speaker budget, with the remainder paid out. Speakers are also welcome to make your own arrangements and get the full sum paid out instead.
We're also able of facilitating remote talks via videoconferencing, but we prefer local speakers to make interaction with the crowd easier. Remote speakers do get full compensation, plus a €50 flat equipment fee to replace the travel reimbursement.
We ask speakers to sign a speaker agreement to confirm compensation and expectations around availability, cancellation, etc. If you're interested, you can find the template we're using here.
Some speakers are also representing companies that want to support the conference through sponsorship. In that case we turn the speaker budget into a discount on the sponsorship. If you see a speaker or their company listed as sponsor, that's what happened - we do not sell speaker slots for sponsorship. We've tried to curate an interesting line-up first and foremost.
Learn more about backup speakers
As the risk of speakers cancelling at the last minute is significantly larger than previous MODXpo's due to COVID, we're seeking one backup speaker.
The backup speaker isn't assigned to the schedule just yet, but is available to step in at the last minute to fill a vacant slot. For flexibility we ask backup speakers to attend in person and also be at the venue no later than 8:45 to get AV instructions, and in return for making yourself available you will get a free ticket, plus travel reimbursement up to €150 - even if you end up not having to speak.
If you are indeed asked to do your talk less less than a week in advance, you get the full speaker compensation for the slot you'll fill (€150 for a short talk, €300 for a full 30-45 minute talk) plus a bonus €50 as token of our appreciation.
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