Want to Speak at MozCon 2018? Here’s Your Chance – Pitch to Be a Community Speaker!

Want to Speak at MozCon 2018? Here’s Your Chance – Pitch to Be a Community Speaker!

Pitch us your topic and you may be selected to join us as one of our six community speakers. MozCon sessions are by invite only, meaning we reach out to select speakers for the majority of our talks. But every year we reserve six 15-minute community speaking slots, where we invite anyone in the SEO community to pitch to present at MozCon. Read on for everything you need to know: The details Only one submission per person — make sure to choose the one you’re most passionate about! What you’ll get as a community speaker: 15 minutes on the MozCon stage for a keynote-style presentation, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A A free ticket to MozCon (we can issue a refund or transfer if you have already purchased yours) Four nights of lodging covered by Moz at our partner hotel Reimbursement for your travel — up to $500 for domestic and $750 for international travel An additional free MozCon ticket for you to give away, plus a code for $300 off of one ticket An invitation for you and your significant other to join us for the pre-event speakers dinner The selection process: We have an internal committee of Mozzers that review every pitch. In the first phase we review only the topics to ensure that they’re a good fit for our audience. After this first phase, we look at the entirety of the pitch to help us get a comprehensive idea of what to expect from your talk on the MozCon stage. Want some advice for perfecting your pitch? Instead, put your time and energy into the actual pitch itself! Whether this is your first time on stage or your twentieth, we want this to be your best talk to date.

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MozCon 2018 is nearing and it’s almost time to brush off that microphone. If speaking at MozCon is your dream, then we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you! Pitch us your topic and you may be selected to join us as one of our six community speakers.

What is a community speaker, you ask? MozCon sessions are by invite only, meaning we reach out to select speakers for the majority of our talks. But every year we reserve six 15-minute community speaking slots, where we invite anyone in the SEO community to pitch to present at MozCon. These sessions are both an attendee favorite and a fabulous opportunity to break into the speaking circuit.

Katie Cunningham, one of last year’s community speakers, on stage at MozCon 2017

Interested in pitching your own idea? Read on for everything you need to know:

The details

  • Only one submission per person — make sure to choose the one you’re most passionate about!
  • Pitches must be related to online marketing and for a topic that can be covered in 15 minutes
  • Submissions close on Sunday, April 22nd at 5pm PDT
  • All decisions are final
  • You’ll be required to present in Seattle at MozCon

If you submit a pitch, you’ll hear back from us regardless of your acceptance status.

What you’ll get as a community speaker:

  • 15 minutes on the MozCon stage for a keynote-style presentation, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A
  • A free ticket to MozCon (we can issue a refund or transfer if you have already purchased yours)
  • Four nights of lodging covered by Moz at our partner hotel
  • Reimbursement for your travel — up to $500…

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