Call For Talks

At Monki Gras we want talks that you’re unlikely to hear elsewhere.

We’re all about Going Meta – this is not a single theme conference, this is a place where you’ll find stories and surprising links between and across disciplines.

Our theme this year is Sustaining Craft.

We want talk proposals that straddle technical and cultural, with the idea of sustaining craft as a jumping off point for a discussion of sustaining great communities, products, projects and services. Or maybe you just have a great talk about hop-picking, violin making, or typesetting.

How to sustain what we do, bring on new folks, and respect the people that will come after us to maintain the systems we build. Sustaining Craft is about the choice of materials, the choice of tools, the ways we learn and teach new people how to do things. We’re interested in business models, stubbornness and building communities that last.

We are particularly keen to encourage diversity in our speakers and community. If you haven’t given a conference talk before so much the better – we’d love to hear from you. We’ll work with you before the event to help prepare for it, our community is very warm and welcoming.

please email monkigrasCFT@redmonk.com if you’d like to speak at the event.