Call for Papers [Closed]

Updated: 7th August 


Submissions are now closed! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to submit their talk. We’ve had over 80 entries. 

We will spending the next two weeks developing a shortlist which will be reviewed our Creative Committee.  Everyone will be contacted week commencing 28th August. 

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.


Following the popularity of the sessions at the first CTO Craft Con we have increased the number of spaces available. 

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.
  • Make valuable connections.
  • 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?

  • Speaker pass for the event (already paid for a pass? No worries – this will be refunded if you are successful)
  • £200 speaker fee
  • 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 your social media accounts, if you’d like to share them with the audience.
  • 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, such as technology, leadership or strategy.
  • 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 places a special emphasis on Culture and the CTO role. To capture this essence, we invite you to submit presentations that align with these themes. Some suggested topics include:

  • Psychological safety
  • Accountability and ownership
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ethics 
  • Building a growth mindset
  • Increasing team trust
  • Good and bad conflict
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Building collaboration and teamwork
  • Dealing with different working and communication styles
  • Remote and hybrid team cultures
  • Inter and intra-team communication

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 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.


Submission Deadline: 4th August 2023


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


Best of Luck!