Propose a Project or Talk

The deadline for proposal submissions have passed. There will be emergent sessions on Saturday of Camp that you can propose sessions at. Hope to see you at DWeb Camp!

We will be accepting proposals for:

  • lightning talk (7:00 + 2 min Q & A)
  • workshop (50 or 80 minutes)
  • talk or presentation (25 or 40 minutes)
  • panel discussion (50 minutes)

Complex problems require interdisciplinary collaboration to solve. One of the great benefits of DWeb Camp is the chance to weave together many skill sets, experiences and perspectives. Think outside the box - we'd love to see activations, art installations, readings, games, hackathons, performances and more.

Projects or workshops can be as small and transient as a single gathering near a tree, or span multiple hours throughout Camp to explore a theme together from many angles. If you have an idea you're already working on, organizing a project or workshop may be a good way to engage diverse participants and test your assumptions.

Lightning Talks are recorded 10-minute sessions. There is the option to give a lightning talk in a space with a 60" monitor and electricity or in an outdoor space with no screen or electricity.

You are welcome to talk about a variety of topics, such as a project you are involved in, a personal interest, an insight you've had at the Camp, or sharing the output of your DWeb Camp Project. We encourage you to share knowledge and ideas, not pitch products!


Selection Criteria

Sessions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Aligns with the DWeb Principles

  • Collaborative and participatory

  • Inclusive of non-technical audience members where possible

  • Considers the needs of marginalized groups and/or uplifts their voices

  • Plans for impact, connections and learnings to extend beyond camp

  • Willing to merge with similar proposals where the need arises

  • Aligns with the flows and threads of DWeb Camp

  • Committed to attend DWeb Camp 2024 in August

We recommend referring to this criteria to help inform the design of your session. 

Don't just tell us about the problem or challenge your session will explore – tell us how participants will learn and interact. How will you structure the session to encourage collaboration? How will you welcome people with diverse perspectives into the conversation? How will you collect feedback and capture learnings?


What Happens Next?

This form is open until 23:59 PT, June 14, 2024. We will get back to you about your proposal by July 26.

This will give the organizing team time to review session proposals and make necessary arrangements. We ask that you submit your proposal ASAP especially if you have specific space and logistical requirements so we have enough time to make arrangements. 

We typically receive a high volume of submissions. To streamline the process and create a more impactful event, we strongly encourage facilitators with similar ideas to collaborate with each other. We hope to accommodate as many sessions as possible but with limited time slots available, it might be necessary to merge proposals.

A Space Steward will contact you to make sure we can accommodate your space and logistical requirements.

After your proposed talk or workshop is confirmed, it will be listed in the schedule. 

QUESTIONS? Feel free to ask at one of our Pre-Camp Info Sessions or email us at [email protected].