The call for speakers has ended.
Thank you for your interest in speaking at PUSH UX!
This year we're no longer open for submissions but we'd love to hear from you again next year.
Our Frequently Asked Questions and details on formats, topics and timelines below are a great starting point to get your proposal prepared early.
Our tips to make your proposal stand out
In 10 years we've reviewed more than 400 proposals as part of curating PUSH. Here are our learnings summarised into 4 areas of advice for you. An easy start to make sure your proposal excites our curators and your audience alike!
Start at the end
Imagine you sit in the audience and somebody else gives your talk. What key points would you note down to remember and share with a colleague back at the office?
Be as specific about the key take-aways as you can.
Not only will this enable our curators to understand the value your talk will provide to your listeners. Having this clarity will help yourself in shaping your narrative and slides.
Make it applicable
The number one ask by guests is for talks that provide concrete advice. Inspirational talks are fantastic and they always have a place on our stage. Yet high level topics also make up the majority of submissions we receive.
If you want to stand out to us and give the audience what they are looking for, consider a practice oriented topic. Try to include clear instructions that people can apply.
What real world examples, specific principles, techniques, tools, best practices, templates or insights can you offer?
Help us get to know you
The best way to get us excited about your presence as a speaker is a recording of you in a similar context.
Perhaps you've given the same or a similar talk before? Excellent! You can include a link to the video in your proposal.
And we're just as happy if you're starting your journey as a speaker. Simply give us a taste with a brief recording of a section of your talk draft at home. Makes for good practice, too!
Help us see it through your eyes
Abstracts are... well, abstract. While a well written talk description is key to get us and the audience curious, don’t stop there.
Share some material with us to bring your topic and your storytelling to life. Got the deck ready to go? Perfect! But also some draft slides will say so much more than a dozen paragraphs of text.
Just treat it like any design project you normally work on – you'd start with wireframes, mockups or a prototype. There's nothing better than a preview to make your proposal engage and convince our curators!
Frequently Asked Questions
Ready to submit?
Set up your speaker profile and submit one or more talk proposals through the form below.
You can also prepare your content upfront using our handy Google doc template.