Submit a session

The Call for Abstracts has ended! The Track team is now reviewing the abstracts and authors will be informed of acceptance or rejection of the contribution by 10 May 2024. Final acceptance is conditional upon registration of presenters.

Important Dates to Remember

23 February 2024 - Session submission opening 

5 April 2024 - Session submission deadline (23h59 CET - Barcelona time)  ⚠ No deadline extension this year! Please submit asap and before this date. 

10 May 2024 - Selected session announcement to speakers 

20 May 2024 - Speakers' confirmation 

27 May 2024 - Conference schedule published/sessions announced to public

2024 Conference Tracks: Serving Drupal's Personas

DrupalCon’s overall programming is now many conferences in one. The conference you participate in depends on who you are (your "persona") and how your role uses Drupal and the sessions you decide to attend. To see the various tracks please visit this page.

This track segmentation allows and encourages attendees to have a more targeted, well-spent time at DrupalCon, where they focus on topics specifically related to their persona. Attendees will also have many opportunities to come together in keynotes, social events, and the hallway track for cross-pollination, community building, and collaboration, which remain core benefits of attending DrupalCon.

When submitting your session, please don't neglect to select a tag/tags to assist with categorizing the content of your proposal. Acquaint yourself with the submission tags before beginning your submission.

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.

Although submissions will be accepted for all tracks above, please submit a proposal to the track that will foster the most meaningful engagement for you and your audience. For example, a session about Drupal 9's Database Schema might not be very meaningful for the Agency + Business audience.

What can be submitted?
  • 20 minute session 
  • 45 minute session 
  • Panel discussion (45 minutes)
  • 2x45 minute workshop 
  • 45 minute workshop

Please review the track descriptions and our list of topic areas, tags, to decide which topics you'd like to share your knowledge on.

What track should you submit to?

You are free to submit a session to any track, but, obviously, you have a much better chance of your session being accepted if it is in a track relevant to the session's main topic.

We may consult with you to move your session from one track to another.

Speaker Benefits

Speaking at a DrupalCon is considered a voluntary contribution to the Drupal project.

Although we do not financially compensate speakers for preparing a session submission or presenting a session, we are happy to offer one DrupalCon ticket per selected session. Note: if you are co-presenting with someone else, your session will still receive only one ticket, not two.

Speakers pay their own travel and lodging expenses incurred while traveling to and attending the conference.

Speaker Resources

We want to support you as a speaker along your journey. We offer: 

  • Contact with the Selection Team - We encourage you to reach out to your Program Team. You can ask for their feedback on a part of your submission; ask a specific question about what they are looking for; ask about end goals of your session; etc. Please feel free to join #session-help on slack to get tips and request session proposal feedback from DrupalCon team members. 
  • First-Time Speaker Resources - Speaking at DrupalCon for the first time is exciting and fun, but it may come with some nerves. We will ask if this is your first time presenting at DrupalCon when you submit your session, and if it is, we’d like to support you by offering additional speaking resources, video calls with past speakers and trainers, and an open line of communication to ensure you feel comfortable and have a great session. 
  • Support during the conference in the form of quiet spaces and networking with other speakers
Submission Requirements

Before submitting a session, we recommend that you read the following information: