phpCE Speaker Information

Hello and welcome to the speaker lineup of phpCE Conference! We’re delighted to have you and can’t wait to see you on stage. This guide is intended to provide you with all the information required or just useful for you to deliver a killer performance.
If you need any additional help or guidance, please consult Organisers or write an e-mail under info@phpce.eu or call Darek Grzesista under +48.604435060.

Opening Day for Speakers

You’re warmly invited to join us on Thursday, October 25, for an Opening Day for Speakers. Our plan for this day includes a whole-day Prague city tour with guide. A lunch and dinner are also included. We will get in touch with all meeting details.

Room Arrangements and Session Timing

Your time slot is limited to the amount of time you requested earlier, and includes:

  • your workshop or talk,
  • a Questions & Answers session, if you’re planning for one,
  • 5 min. minimum courtesy time for the next speaker to come and prepare their equipment.

Please arrive at least 10 min before your speech, prepared to setup your equipment once the speaker preceding you leaves the stage. If you need any help in setting up your equipment, let us know beforehand. Sessions are planned back-to-back, but the rooms are very close to each other, so attendees won’t have to spend a lot of time moving between rooms.

Room Purpose, Layout and Stage Setup

Check the conference program to see where and when your workshop or talk was scheduled.

  • Relaxing Room
    • dedicated to track with easiest matters,
    • national language of talks (Czech) is preferred,
    • room is flat with a amphitheatre setup, hosting approx. 340 persons,
    • has a standing lectern to place your laptop on,
  • Intermediate Room
    • dedicated to track with intermediate skill level,
    • English language of talks is preferred but not required,
    • room is flat with a amphitheatre setup, hosting even 770 persons,
    • has a standing lectern to place your laptop on,
  • Geek Room
    • dedicated to track with highest knowledge level,
    • English language of talk is required,
    • room is flat with a amphitheatre setup, hosting approx. 340 persons,
    • has a standing lectern to place your laptop on.
  • separate workshop rooms
    • are flat,
    • have classroom setup with desks, chairs and extension cords for participants,
    • hosting max. 63 persons,
    • have a desk for you to place your laptop.

Technical details

Every lecture and workshop room ensures fast and well-working wi-fi internet access, using proffessional access points and ready to serve signal for large amount of devices at once. However, we still suggest that you prepare complete offline version of your presentation, for your own, well-understood, safety.

Plan to present from your own laptop, or contact us beforehand if you cannot use your own equipment. Technical details of the room and stage setup are:

  • talk screens are in 16:9 format,
  • workshop screens are in 4:3 format,
  • best video plug for us is HDMI or evt. VGA/D-Sub analog one; make sure you have a proper and tested converter - in particular, if you plan to bring your own Mac,
  • sound equipment is available in all lecture rooms; we are also ready to grab sound from your laptop's via mini jack (3.5mm) line-out, if needed,
  • we provide one hand-held and one hands-free head microphone in each room; let us know which one do you prefer, right before your talk,
  • bring your own remote control and laser pointer for slides, if needed,
  • there are no confidence monitors other than your laptop screen on the lectern, so get to know your slides,
  • typically, our technical stuff will do a timing for you; if you rely on your own clock only and don't like when somebody keeps distracting you, let us know before your start,
  • the room will generally be well lit from the back, but we'll keep the lights low in front of the screen so that even dark slides should display well,
  • by submitting your talk (not workshop) you agree that it will be recorded, including you on stage, your voice and slides; we’ll make the recording available on internet after the conference.

If you need any equipment for your presentation, that isn’t mentioned above, please contact us to see if we can arrange it.

Other Important Remarks

When the Call for Papers closes, the organizers will sort through the submissions, making their selections. Speakers will be notified as soon as the selection process has been completed.

This year's package

Our speaker package for this year's event includes:

  • Full conference pass,
  • 2 complimentary hotel nights in shared (double) room,
  • Additional complimentary night (Thu/Fri) for speakers who decide to take part in our Opening Day for Speakers,
  • Reimbursement of airfare costs for international speakers (arriving outside Czech Rep.),
  • Lunch, dinner, receptions and all other activities included in regular conference.

Our speaker package doesn't include, in particular:

  • travel costs between your home and source airport,
  • travel costs between destination airport and Clarion hotel,
  • accommodation and meals other than listed above.

Due to tax law duties, we can reimburse only costs documented by invoices and/or receipts issued directly to Organiser (Conferia LLC), with proper VAT ID.

International speakers are encouraged to submit their ideas, but because of budget restrictions, we can only accept a limited number of speakers from outside the country.

Tips for Submission

We strongly encourage potential speakers to submit more than one submission on more than one topic. The more submissions you contribute, the more options you give us to pick you. Be sure your talk title and abstract define the exact topic you want to talk about and what you hope people will learn from the session. In previous years, some submissions sounded interesting but we just didn't have enough detail for them to make the final cut.

Promotion and Social Media

We’re immensely social and there for you to connect with conference attendees, before, during and after the event. Send us your social media links, we’ll follow you, re-publish your posts and tweets and help you get noticed. Please help us out as well by re-publishing or re-tweeting our content.