FileMaker Developer Conference 2019 call for speakers

Blog Post created by RosemaryTietge on Dec 6, 2018

Believe it or not, ShariMartinez and I are hard at work planning DevCon 2019. We hope you're planning for it, too.

If you are prepared to speak on a topic that you believe will draw an enthusiastic audience, please apply. Speaking at DevCon increases your exposure, gives you the chance to meet potential customers, and demonstrate your expertise. Speakers receive complimentary admission to DevCon and a five night stay at the host hotel. Speakers selected for technical topics must be FileMaker 17 certified by March 15, 2019.


The 2019 conference tracks reflect the product development themes that RickKalman presented in the FileMaker Product Roadmap last month—Create, Share, and Integrate. In addition, the conference will feature a Business track. Every day of the conference will feature a mix technical and business sessions.


We're looking for sessions at all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert. Beginner sessions should cover one basic concept in depth; Intermediate includes all of the core skills covered on the certification exam; Advanced and Expert sessions will explore topics and techniques that are beyond the certification exam.


In addition to the traditional 60 minute sessions, DevCon 2019 will feature lightning talks. Lightning talks can be a business or technical topic. The key is to make one point quickly. Each one hour lightning session will feature three or more speakers on related topics and a brief round robin question and answer period.


Please download the DevCon 2018 Request for Proposals app. Once you have filled it out, return it via your favorite file sharing service to by January 14, 2019.


If you have any questions about the application process, please ask it in a comment on this post, because someone else probably has the same question.


Application file updated 3:15 PST December 6, 2018. Please use the updated file.