We have around 25 named speakers at iOSDevUk each year - we have a further 10 or 15 speakers to whom we give a 5 minute slot in our fast talk sessions.
For named speakers, we provide free accommodation and free conference attendance, in return for which they provide us with a 30 minute professionally prepared talk. It is important to note that we do not provide travel costs - if we were paying to fly people in from around the world, we would probably need to double our prices. Many multi-day conferences have fees of around £500: our early bird conference fees last year were £150. As our emphasis is on community and making it possible for as many as possible to attend, that is a deliberate choice we made. We want to attract speakers who want to be here, and provide benefits that help them to do that.
If you are interested in being a speaker at iOSDevUK, we can promise you a warm and enthusiastic audience and a great time - many of our speakers have come back several times.
What should you do if you are interested in talking at iOSDevUK 7?
Email Chris Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) over the next few weeks, proposing a topic. Happy to discuss the potential of different topics with people.
Range of topics that we cover at iOSDevUK:
- Technical iOS talks
- Interesting related technologies
- Software tools and techniques
- Design strategies
- User Interface
- Business aspects of mobile development
- Development stories and what you learned from the experience
- Game stuff
- Fun stuff