Call for Speakers

2020 Speaker Application

The annual MacDevOpsYVR conference attracts Mac Admins from industry leading companies large and small for three days of learning and networking. Speaking at MacDevOpsYVR enables you to share your knowledge, success stories, or cool projects with the Mac Admin community. MacDevOpsYVR provides a great environment to begin or further develop your speaking expereince.

Check out who spoke at MacDevOpsYVR 2019.

For the past five years MacDevOpsYVR has welcomed a diverse community of Mac Admins, DevOps engineers, and security professionals from Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Uber, Airbnb, Square, Amazon, SAP, LAIKA, Pixar, Disney Animation, and others.

60 Minute Talks

We’re looking for speakers that:

  • Have a great story to share

There is one 60 minute talk on each of the two main speaking days. A total of two 60 minute talks will be scheduled.

30 Minute Talks

We’re looking for speakers that:

  • Have a great story to tell and a passion for sharing your knowledge
  • Help solve common challenges
  • Provide clear successful use cases, best practices, and how-to’s
  • Can go deep on how your company is using a tool or technique

There are four 30 minute talks on each of the two main speaking days. A total of eight 30 minute talks will be scheduled.

5 Minute Talks (Quick Talks)

We’re looking for speakers that:

  • Highlight a tip or trick, like “this shortcut will save 10 minutes a week”
  • Tell a great customer success story
  • Focus on a speacific feature and how you are using it
  • A great demo

There are two 5 minute talks on each of the two main speaking days. A total of four 5 minute talks will be scheduled.

Qualities of a Great Talk

  • Know the Mac Admin audience
  • Review your completed application before submitting
  • Do not pitch products, companies, services
  • Do contain clear takeaways for the audience
  • Speaker bio is clear why the person is an authority on the subject
  • Talk description is clear what the audience will learn or takeaway
  • Provide case studies or reseach to assist the audience in their own business application

Important Dates

January 31, 2020 – Deadline for applications
February 28, 2020 – Applicants know if they are selected
June 10-12, 2020 – MacDevOpsYVR 2020 Conference


Speaker Application Form

Thank you for your interest in speaking at MacDevOpsYVR 2020.
We review all applications.