Sirens attendees prepare abstracts of their proposals—summaries of their topics, arguments, and conclusions—which are then reviewed by our independent vetting board. That board selects the proposals that will be included in the Sirens programming schedule each year. Our programming schedule is about the voices of our attendees, and we think that this model ensures that we feature those voices prominently at Sirens.
Programming submissions are due May 8, 2017. In the meantime, we invite all of our potential attendees to consider proposing a topic or two. We have presentation guidelines for proposals available, and our archive is a great place to see what other attendees have presented in the past. In early 2017, we will begin a series of posts designed to help new and returning presenters submit their best work to our vetting board, and we’ll begin community brainstorming sessions on our Twitter as well. If you have additional questions or concerns, please write us at (programming at sirensconference.org).