What is Space City JS?


Space City JS is a conference in Houston, TX focused on the rigor of JavaScript and the web platform, put on by your neighborhood community leaders of houston.js:

Here, we are working to energize the Houston scene by sharing the talent that our growing city has to offer with the world, and bringing some of the world here to Houston.

Our goal is to educate and move Houston's developer scene forward by facilitating the networking opportunities and lessons-learned that conferences provide.

Why Should I Attend?


Here's what the conference will have to offer to attendees:

Tickets


Tickets will go on sale soon for a limited time on a first come first serve basis. So get them while you can... snooze you lose. :-)

Subscribe to our email list to find out when they are ready!

Where Will It Be Held?


We are currently vetting venues and locations. More to come soon!

Speakers


At Space City JS, we're planning to celebrate the projects and techniques that we've all created over the past few years, so we're looking for talks that dive deep into any of the broad range of problems that have JavaScript as part of their solutions, including:

Want to be a speaker? Send an idea to contact@spacecityjs.com. Don't forget to include:

We encourage anyone with a kernel of an idea, even if you haven't spoken before, to develop it into a proposal and put yourself into the mix! The Space City JS organizers will help you polish your idea and your talk, and will provide you with resources to help you along the way.

Talk slots will be 30-45 minutes long.

The deadline to submit is Saturday, December 13th 2014!

Volunteers


We need volunteers on deck to help us make this day amazeballs. Want to be a volunteer? Send your info to contact@spacecityjs.com. Don't forget to include:

Volunteers of course will have a free ticket, but we'll only accept 12-18 people; so if you have any interest in helping, please let us know as soon as possible!

Schedule


We are currently working on the schedule, and will have more soon! Want to be a speaker? Contact us.

Sponsors


We want to put your brand and your product in the hands of the professional Houston community, and if you get in touch with us, we would love to make your company one of the few who's products and brands that we share with our audience.

We want your brand and product to actually connect with the Space City JS audience. We work with you to figure out how to do that effectively for everyone.

Interested? Please contact us (contact@spacecityjs.com).

Policies


Conference Code of Conduct

We have been lucky each year to have an event filled with kind and respectful people. This event is run by a family and we consider all attendees our new friends. That said, we would like to make sure that we will not tolerate harassment of any kind. We will deal with any complaint swiftly and professionally. Got an issue? Contact us.

Interview Requests

Email contact@spacecityjs.com with your specific interview request, deadline and press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. In order to meet press deadlines, advanced notice is always appreciated.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds... sorry! Please gift your ticket to a co-worker or friend. (See our Substitution policy for details.)

Substituton Policy

Tickets are transferable without a fee by sending an email to contact@spacecityjs.com. This must be done prior to close of business on Feb 1, 2014. Attendees must have a badge with their name on it. Badges will be checked throughout the conference.

Content Policy

YOU MIGHT BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEOTAPED AND/OR BROADCAST ON OUR WEB SITES WITH NO COMPENSATION. By attending Space City JS, you waive any injury or talent claims whatsoever and accept these terms and conditions. Specifically, you claim no copyright interest in your image if used as part of any websites, any video images, or any promotional materials for Space City JS or others. By purchasing a badge, you hereby RELEASE ALL BROADCAST & TALENT RIGHTS.

FAQ


What about the #hashtag?

#spacecityjs of course!

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I'm interested in speaking at SpaceCityJS. Who can I talk to?
I want to be a speaker. What should I be prepared to do?

One thing we believe is hugely important is to ensure that speakers and delegates (attendees) mix freely. We wanted every speaker to also feel like they were attending, and we wanted to ensure that attendees felt every bit as important to us as the speakers. So:

Speakers can really make a conference. Their talks are the reason people come, and form the foundations of conversations amongst attendees. We all owe it to each other to build something together.

I submitted a session. What happens next?

The organizers will review all of the session submissions and make their selections in early December. You'll be contacted via e-mail if the we have any questions or need follow up information. If your session has been accepted, we'll let you know by mid to late December.

What happens if my session is chosen? What will I need to do?

Plan to be at Space City JS 2015 and be ready to present to our crowd full of information-hungry interstellar travelers. You'll have a lot of fun as a Space City JS presenter and will meet tons of interesting folks along the way. It also means a commitment to working hard on your presentation and meeting all Space City JS deadlines.

The organizers will help you buff and polish your presentation so that you are proud to present it to the world. One month before the event, we will ask you to submit some slides so we can see how things are going.

Does Space City JS pay speaker fees? What about travel expenses?

Space City JS does not pay speaker fees at this time.

However, we will help you with travel expenses – including a flight, hotel or AirBnB, and a speakers' happy hour. We'll do everything we can to advise you on travel and hotel arrangements. Of course, you'll get hooked up with free goods, a Space City JS badge, and a guest pass for a friend.

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