⚠️ Call for Speakers is now closed.
Call For Speakers
Our community is keen to learn from a diverse set of design and product leaders to share experiences from their leadership journey – both good and bad, no holds barred.
With a big focus on curated, intimate community experience at DLS 2024: we have two ways in which design and product leaders can contribute to our programming.
Day 1: Leadership Summit
We have slots for speakers to present talks in varied formats:
5 full length sessions (30 minutes each)
2 lightning talks (10-15 minutes each)
1 keynote (45-60 minutes each, inclusive of any panel discussions)
Day 2: Leadership Circles
With a whole day dedicated to leadership roundtables and breakout sessions, we’re looking for leaders interested in facilitating conversations around healthy representation of company sizes: Conglomerate, Enterprise, SME, Post-Series C startup, Pre-series C scaleups.
We’re looking for content that shows and educates — not tells and sells. Talks can be composed of deep dives, case studies, and specific examples. If you’ve got a captivating story of interest for design leaders in attendance, we would love to have you!
Some suggested themes:
– Scaling design
– Design operations
– Building, managing remote teams
– Design ethics
– Measuring value & impact of design
– Shaping vision
– Structuring teams
– Building alliances
– Managing upwards
The effort and time required for speakers to present an incredibly engaging and valuable talk at a conference is a tough task. Our team will work closely with you to ensure your personal and professional goals from the speaking engagement are met.
For speakers accepted to speak at DLS 2024,
✈️ We cover your economy airfare to Toronto and back.
🏨 2 nights of accommodations at one of our partner hotels in Toronto.
🎟 Two invites to our VIP speaker dinner, alongwith select design leaders from the community.
🎥 Video recordings of your talks, alongwith feedback summary from the attendees.
We’re accepting speaker applications on a rolling basis till Nov 30th.