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 and early-bird ticket prices for any additional speakers, and no additional compensation. It is my responsibility to register in advance of arriving at 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 travelling to DrupalCon.

Speaker Profiles

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.

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 or lab that I am expected to communicate with the other speakers on 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 your speaker lineup

Obtaining Consent

I understand that I am responsible for obtaining any required consents, permissions, and clearances to display or otherwise use any materials (both visual and audio) that I incorporate in my session.

Promoted Content

I understand that my session is for information sharing purposes only and that it is not a marketing opportunity. I agree that I will not use my session to promote any company, brand, or product.

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.

Code of Conduct

I understand that my slides and on-stage remarks must abide by the 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 Code of Conduct. I also understand that if, while I am presenting, I fail to abide by the spirit of the Code of Conduct, my session recording will not be published.

DrupalCon is an event for professionals to celebrate, learn, and contribute to Drupal. Speakers are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with respect to both the DrupalCon Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behavior, and applicable laws. 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 race, ethnicity, gender, religion/creed, sexual orientation, and (dis)abilities.

Speakers should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material at the event. Speakers must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that would constitute harassment in their talks.

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.

Session Recording

I have read the Media Policy and understand that my session will be recorded and made publicly available following the conference.

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Applicable Law and Venue

All disputes regarding the construction, interpretation and our obligations under this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, notwithstanding any of that state’s laws to the contrary, regardless of the location of the speaking engagement. The venue and jurisdiction for the resolution of any such disputes will be Portland, Oregon.


I will defend, indemnify and hold harmless DrupalCon, its officers, employees, trustees, agents and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, expenses, losses of every nature and kind, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs, sustained or alleged to have been sustained in connection with or arising out of the speaking engagement, even in the event DrupalCon is alleged or found to be partially negligent. However,  I will not be obligated to indemnify DrupalCon if it is proven to be solely negligent.

Contact Us

We are excited to welcome you as a speaker at DrupalCon and look forward to answering any questions you may have.