Frequently asked questions
Which presentation formats are available at droidcon Berlin?
We have 3 talk formats:
Session times are 45 minutes (including Q&A)
Lightning Talks are 20 minutes (including Q&A).
Workshops typically last 90 minutes (including Q&A).
When does the Call for Paper close?
The Call for Paper is open until April 30th, 2021.
You can submit your presentation
When can I see the program?
We will continuously publish accepted sessions on our website in late Spring 2021. In addition, the talks will be published via our social media channels. The first schedule will be on the conference website mid-June.
How are the talks selected for droidcon Berlin?
Submissions will be evaluated by our program committee consisting of experienced Android professionals. Selected speakers will get an acceptance email from us in May 2021.
When will I know if my talk was selected?
The program committee will need about 2 weeks after the Call for Papers has concluded to vote on and choose talks. Selected talks will get an acceptance email from droidcon Berlin.
How can I submit my talk for droidcon Berlin?
You can submit your presentation
Who is my contact person for Speaker Management?
For questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the reimbursement guidelines for speakers at droidcon Berlin?
Travel and accommodation will be covered on a case-by-case basis. If you require financial assistance, please reach out to us once your talk has been selected and before June 15th so that we have time to get everything ready. In our experience, most companies will cover your expenses to travel to speak at conferences. If you are a Google Developer Expert, we can also apply with Google to have your travel expenses covered. We also offer some sponsorship benefits for companies that cover speakers travel expenses and would be happy to share those details with you.
Are the Sessions recorded?
Each Session will be recorded and made available to the participants in a timely manner.
Where will the sessions be published?
All sessions will be posted on our global community platform.
When do I have to make my presentation available to the droidcon team?
Your presentation will be collected from our stage managers. They will sync your presentation on a USB memory stick. In every room (track) there are a stage manager and a media technician who can help you. Please provide us with the presentation no later than 1.5 hours before your presentation.
Which technical equipment is on site?
Our conference is supported by default with audio / video technology. If you present with your own laptop please make sure that you carry all the adapters with you. If you have special requirements please contact our team in time.
Do speakers get a free ticket to the conference?
Accepted speakers will get a free ticket for themselves and one guest. If you already bought a ticket, let us know and it will be refunded. Expenses will be reimbursed on a case by case basis - please let us know shortly after being selected so that we have time to get everything ready.
How do I get a letter of invitation?
To receive a letter of invitation, please fill out
this typeform with the required informations.
We'll get back to you ASAP!
What is the Speaker VIP Party?
On the evening before the show, we invite all speakers for an informal gathering with food and drinks. It's a great chance to get together and get to know your peers from all over the world.
What is the Speaker Lounge?
The Speaker Lounge is only accessible for speakers of droidcon Berlin 2021. There you will have the opportunity to prepare in peace for your presentation and hold discussions with other speakers. Drinks and snacks are provided.
What is the General Party?
After the first conference day, July 7th, 2021 our droidcon Berlin General Party will take place. The General Party is for every participant of the droidcon Berlin and takes place in our Networking - Gaming - Area.
What topics are you looking for?
We are looking forward to talks on (but not limited to) these topics:
What's New in Android
Jetpack / Architecture Components
Career & leveling up & skill focussed talks
Case Studies / Research
What are the guidelines for my talk submission?
Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your talk to droidcon Berlin 2020. We cannot guarantee that if you follow these suggestions that your talk will be accepted, but you will have a much better chance:
1. Please ensure that your talk title and description match and that the title accurately reflects your topic
We all love a cute and catchy talk title with a nice play on words, but the program committee (and attendees for that matter) should be able to tell at a glance what topic your session will cover. We also ask that you be aware of our code of conduct when choosing your title.
2. Define key takeaways and learning points
You will help the committee select your topic if you can explain what you hope audience members will learn. Please try and include three to five key points that make your talk stand out from others. (This is important because we often receive 4-5 submissions on the same topic.) The more concrete (and relevant) these learning points are to the audience/conference, the better.
3. What is your experience level with the topic?
You don’t have to be a level 12 Black Belt in Kotlin to get your talk accepted. The committee does however need to know what your experience level with the topics is. Is the app or technology you are working being deployed at scale? Is it a hobby or side-project? What are your real-world experiences with the topic?
4. Have you given this talk before?
Please let us know if (and where) you have given this talk before. How was the talk received? How has it changed from the past? What new information can we expect.
We have included a pre-defined list of keywords in the CFP tool. If none of them fit, please include a list of relevant keywords in your talk submission text. This will help us find your talk using a search tool when we are looking for a particular topic or technology.