FOSDEM is a not-for-profit conference. the PHP & Friends room is a single-track developer room within the FOSDEM conference. Advertising is not allowed and, as a result, no sponsors can be found to assist in paying the expenses.
Speakers will be provided with a projector, a wireless lapel microphone and a screen for their presentation (size depends on the room). Speakers should bring any equipment they need to connect to projectors (VGA). It is also suggested that you reduce your dependency on the in-house internet connection as possible.
When the Call for Papers closes, the organizers will sort through the submissions, making their selections. Speakers will be notified as soon as the selection process has been completed.
Because of the fact that we do not have any sponsors, nor the possibility to find sponsors, speakers can not be compensated for travel or lodging. We will however pick up any speakers from Brussels airport (BRU) or any train station in Brussels.
We can also provide a lunch snack and will provide water during your talk.
We strongly encourage potential speakers to submit more than one submission on more than one topic. The more submissions you contribute, the more options you give us to pick you. Be sure your talk title and abstract define the exact topic you want to talk about and what you hope people will learn from the session. In previous years, some submissions sounded interesting but we just didn't have enough detail for them to make the final cut.