Reaktiv is proud to introduce Be a Speaker, a website dedicated to connecting tech conferences with potential speakers. It is a curated list of tech conferences with active calls for speakers to help people more easily find and apply for speaking opportunities.
The idea for Be a Speaker came early in 2020 when I was looking for WordCamps with calls for speakers. I scoured WordCamp Central for upcoming camps that fell on dates that worked with my schedule and that were within a reasonable travel distance from my home in central Texas. This became a rather time consuming process as I had to visit each individual WordCamp website to determine if there was a call for speakers and if the deadline for applying had already passed.
With Be a Speaker, we can manually compile a list of WordCamps and other tech conferences with calls for speakers to help make it easier to find speaking opportunities. There is also a form for conference organizers to submit their events to be included in the list.
The goal of Be a Speaker is to fill two needs: to help speakers find opportunities to share their knowledge, and to help conference organizers cast a wider net in their search for diverse, engaging, and talented speakers.