Applications For #FREECON Are City Specific!

#FREECON is an event designed around exchanging ideas, learning from our peers and meeting some of the most amazing people in the world! Each city that hosts a local #FREECON dedicates a certain amount of days to an unConference format where attendees will be delivering content in a variety of formats and topics in the city. Make sure to fill out the form for the city you want to apply for.

Applications Are Currently Open For:

Session formats for #FREECON

We have found four different formats that have proven over-and-over to engage the audience and provide the speaker an opportunity to shine. In your application you will be asked to select a format that will best suit you and your presentation, there are four types (not all cities have every session format):

  • Interactive Workshop – just like it sounds, this is a workshop where the attendees will get their hands dirty learning the topic presented.
  • Interactive Panel – this requires you to pull together the panel participants and moderator for your topic. The moderator will need to be able to pull in the audience to participate in the discussion.
  • Campfire Chat – these are intimate conversations about topics that really need a safe space for the attendees to participate. A faux campfire is put in the middle of the room to set the stage for you.
  • Talk – this format is also just like it sounds, you will present a topic from the front of a room. These need to be interactive, informative and interesting to the audience.

Each city has their own session selection committee, once the applications are reviewed the organizing team will reach out to you, either way, to let you know the status of your submission.  Please note: There is no travel or speaking compensation offered.