Up.front is a monthly meetup
for the web design community in Berlin.
We currently have way more talk submissions than free slots. That’s awesome!
Thanks so much - please keep submitting. We particularly encourage new speakers and speakers from underrepresented groups to submit, and give those submissions precedence.

Submit A Talk

Hello there!

Thanks for considering to submit a talk proposal to up.front, we’re excited to read it! To make the process easier for everyone, we’d like to ask you to fill out the form below to let us know a bit more about you and your talk. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, we’re there to help.

About Speaking At Up.front

Audience

Up.front is a meetup for the web design community in Berlin. Our audience is a diverse mix of designers, frontend developers, concept, UX and communications people.

Topics

Talks at up.front discuss a wide range of topics in the field of web, design, front end development, and everything inbetween. up.front isn’t a traditional usergroup where we discuss one specific language or technology. Instead, we’re interested in topics that aren’t as easily classified, but can maybe be described as "in-depth discourse at the intersections of design and web technology".
A few examples of what we’re interested in: Design theory and methods, user experience, storytelling in products, the web design industry and its culture, typography for the web, HTML, CSS, SVG, illustration and animations for the web, web performance, professional challenges in design teams … you get the idea. Our talks aim to be beginner-friendly when discussing technologies or showing code examples. For advanced web development topics, we suggest submitting your talk to the BerlinJS meetup.

Experience Level

We’re open to anyone, from bloody beginners to conference veterans. Here are some good reasons to start speaking at meetups.

Language

All talks are in English.

Talk Duration

Talks should be no longer than 20 minutes. Please make absolutely sure to keep your talk within this limit! Up.front aims to present short, focused ideas, and is not the right format for a 40 minute presentation.

Audience Questions

We do not take questions from the audience – there’ll be time for discussion during breaks and at the end of the meetup.

Slides and Equipment

There’s a projector (1280x800 native resolution) with HDMI, VGA and Mini DisplayPort connectors, and the choice between a wireless microphone headset and a wired hand mic. We can also get audio from your machine into the speakers via AirPlay or 3.5mm audio jack, if needed.


Up.front happens every month (except during our summer and winter breaks), usually on the second Tuesday of the month. The next Up.front meetups are scheduled for:



Your Talk Proposal

If you’re unsure about any of these fields, check out our archive for examples, or ask us if anything is unclear. Alright then, let’s get started!

Clearly name the topic of your talk.

3-5 sentences describing what the talk is about, and what the audience will take away from it. Please use 3rd person (e.g. "In her talk, Lisa will share…").

1-2 sentences about who you are and what you do. Please use 3rd person (e.g. "Kim is a designer…").

I have read and comply with the Code of Conduct.