Speaking at Confab

Our Confab 2023 call for speakers opens this August. While we won’t review early submissions until then, you can submit a proposal anytime. Read our tips for pitching a talk to get started.

Submit a talk proposal
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Why speak at Confab?

Get speaking experience in a supportive environment.

Whether you’re developing a speaking practice or just want to share insights on a topic you’re passionate about, you’ll find a welcoming audience eager to hear new ideas and support your success.

Connect with industry peers.

As a speaker, you’ll connect directly with like-minded practitioners, fellow leaders, and your most admired content experts—and make lasting relationships that will enrich your career.

Be part of a diverse, inclusive event.

From our time-tested code of conduct to our equity scholarship and beyond, we’re always looking for ways to make Confab the most inclusive event it can be.

Make a real impact in your community of practice.

Confab has been the world’s premier content strategy conference since 2011—which means you’ll be sharing your insights, experiences, and ideas right in the heart of our evolving field.

Need help with your talk proposal?

We’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a Confab talk work. Whether it’s your first time pitching a talk or you just want a refresher, we can help you fine-tune your ideas and polish your proposal.

“You all seriously know how to treat folks. The attention to detail, the thoughtful planning, the clearly considered experience—that stuff matters. I’ve always appreciated that as an attendee, and now as a speaker, I felt very, very supported.”
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Lisa Maria Marquis, independent consultant
“I haven’t spoken for anyone, anywhere, that did as much for speakers as Confab did.”
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Max Johns, Head of Digital Marketing, SiteHost
“I arrived at the conference unfamiliar with content strategy, but I left knowing this: There are lots of smart, passionate people trying to make the Internet suck less.”
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Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and 2015 keynote speaker