I'm one of the curators of CSSConf here in Australia. We're a not for profit conference that is centred around CSS, design and the web in general.
This year is our second year as a conference, and we're the first CSSConf to expand to a two day event — we're super excited because not only do we get to invite our heroes to come speak, but we're able to accept a wider gamut of talks from the community!
We're running a call for proposals that closes this week — our process is simple: You submit a proposal (or as many as you like) before the deadline. Someone from our team nominates themselves to remove all personal details (think: name, sex, location, company names… anything identifiable — this year, that person is me.) The rest of the team will vote on topics in two rounds until we've come to a consensus.
From there, we'll reach out and see if you're able to come. We'll cover your travel to Australia, local airport<—>hotel transfers, up to a week of accommodation in Melbourne!
The conference is last year was pretty great (2014.cssconf.com.au/news/thank-you/), and we're working super hard to make it even better this time around.
So, over to you — If you're passionate about design, data, graphing, research, project experiences, CSS?!, the web or anything in between, then we'd love to see a proposal from you. If you've never given a talk before… that doesn't matter, we can help!
Everything you need from here can be found at http://2015.cssconf.com.au
Can't wait to see your proposals ! :-)