Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers has now CLOSED!

Our goal at CTO Craft is to create a platform where all voices can be heard and every perspective is valued. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, we welcome submissions from individuals who are passionate about the future of engineering and technology in Berlin and beyond.



These sessions provide an opportunity for members of our community to showcase their work and ideas in front of a larger audience.


Benefits of speaking at CTO Craft Conference: 

  • Raise your profile: Presenting can increase your visibility and establish you as an expert in your field.
  • Networking opportunities: Speaking can provide a unique opportunity to meet and network with like-minded individuals.
  • Showcase your work: The Community Showcase is a great way to share your research, ideas, and projects with a wider audience and get feedback from peers.

What do you get if you are successful?

  • Speaking slot at CTO Craft Con: Berlin.
  • €250 towards expenses.
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages.

What do we need from you? 

  • A bit about yourself, such as personal details. 
  • Provide a one-sentence bio that summarises your professional background or expertise.
  • Include links to any previous talks you have given. 
  • Come up with a title for your talk that accurately reflects the content and message you want to convey.
  • Write a brief synopsis or summary of your talk, highlighting key points and takeaways for the audience.
  • Categorise your talk based on the theme or topic that it covers (more on that below). 
  • Provide basic approvals to record your talk, such as granting permission for it to be shared online or archived for future reference. 

Topic Guide: 
This edition of CTO Craft Con will cover all four of our content pillars:  Leadership, Culture, Technology, and Wellbeing


To capture this essence, we invite you to submit presentations that align with these themes.



  • Leadership – Being visionary, taking people on the journey, motivating & delegation
  • Strategy – Planning, roadmaps, optimisation & alignment
  • Business – Budgets, legals, working with other departments & commercial objectives



  • Culture – Psychological safety, accountability & diversity
  • People – Hiring, motivating, coaching, sponsorship & professional development
  • Teams – Organisational design, inter & intra-team communication & alignment



  • Technology – Building software, quality assurance, architecture & choosing tech platforms
  • Operations – DevOps, systems, infrastructure, hosting, security & reliability
  • Delivery – Project management, agile & lean, Scrum, Kanban & product management



  • Wellbeing – Work-life balance, physical health, posture & relationships
  • Stress – Types of stress, dealing with stress, burnout & building resilience
  • Growth – Personal development, time management & career planning


So, don’t hesitate, get your brain engaged and start considering what you are passionate about discussing with the Community. Then submit your application, and we’ll let you know nearer the time if you’ve been successful. We intend to make this a big part of future conferences, regional talks as well as our online events, so if you aren’t successful this time, this isn’t your only chance, this is also an opportunity to get in contact early on and practise the process.


Successful applications will be contacted the week commencing the 10th June.  



As always if you have any questions, please reach out to


Best of Luck!