Speaker Agreement

The DrupalCon planning team has created the DrupalCon Speaker Agreement to outline the expected responsibilities of DrupalCon speakers. Please read through the items listed below, and click on 'Agree' when submitting your session.


I understand that DrupalCon provides one (1) complimentary ticket per session.  Tickets purchased before session acceptance will be refunded for accepted speakers. It is my responsibility to register in advance of attending DrupalCon. I understand that if I am accepted as a speaker and my speaking opportunity is cancelled for any reason, I will receive as full and exclusive damages the cost of one DrupalCon session ticket, and no other expenses I may have incurred in planning for or attending to DrupalCon.

Speaker Profile

I will fill out my DrupalCon user profile, including full name and a photo, with the understanding that my session may not display properly if this information is not provided in time for the schedule.

During the submission, in the description (Session Proposal), please make sure to avoid information that prevents from doing a blind review (information that could identify the speakers). This may lead to rejection.

Session Integrity

Sessions are selected based on a combination of content, speaker experience and description. If a session was selected, it was selected as it was submitted, and any changes to the content or speaker team need to be approved by the Program Team. Please note, the Program Team and the Drupal Association staff reserve the right to remove a session at their own discretion, including but not limited to if dramatic changes are made to the session’s content or speaker team.

Session Preparation

I understand that speaking at DrupalCon is both a great honor and responsibility. If I am unable to devote the time and energy to this effort, I will notify the DrupalCon planning team and DrupalCon will replace my session.

I understand that if I am participating on a panel that I am expected to communicate with the other speakers in my session before the event. I understand that if I am delivering a group or solo presentation, I am expected to spend a significant amount of time preparing for my session before the event.

To aid in schedule planning, I will also communicate any of the following with my track chair:

  • Schedule conflicts
  • Session format (panel, Q+A, Lab, etc…)
  • Technical requirements/requests
  • Changes to my speaker lineup


Original Work

I understand that the material I am presenting at the Conference is my own original material or is material which I have the legal right to present.


Staying On Topic and On Time

I understand that staying focused on the topic outlined in the title and description of my session is extremely important. During my session, I pledge to stay focused on the topic at hand and make sure that the information presented adheres to the difficulty level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) designated for my session.


DrupalCon Code of Conduct

DrupalCon is an event for professionals to celebrate, learn, and contribute to Drupal. Speakers are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, applicable laws, and to the extent not contrary to the above, their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behavior.

Anyone who represents the project, officially, informally, or otherwise, is a leader in our community. The conduct of speakers especially reflects on our project, because speakers have been granted the opportunity to amplify their message. Leadership is not an award, right or title; it is a privilege, a responsibility, and a mandate. As leaders, speakers must represent the best version of the Drupal community in what they say and do.

Please use humor judiciously. We appreciate humor as a way to enliven the speech, however, we ask that you demonstrate sensitivity to the diversity of our members, especially in the areas of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and religion.

Speakers should not use sexual language, images, activities, or other material at the event that could constitute harassment in their talks. In regards to sexual imagery, at a minimum, no images containing nudity or expressions of sexual relationships that might be deemed inappropriate for a business environment should be used. In addition, please consider local societal customs of the hosting country when deciding what is deemed appropriate for a business environment.

Harassment includes but is not limited to the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors.

I understand that my slides and on-stage remarks must abide by the DrupalCon Code of Conduct for this conference. I understand that my slides may be reviewed ahead of time, and that I may need to modify my presentation if it does not adhere with the DrupalCon Code of Conduct. I also understand that if, while I am presenting, I fail to abide by the spirit of the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, my session recording can be removed.