A different kind of CFP

Submit a proposal and start a conversation!


Starting this year, Clojure Remote’s CFP process will become a call for conversations. We’re seeking a diverse cast of presenters to help us put on the best online event we can.


If you’re interested in presenting, read more below, then pitch your idea. We’ll have a quick call, and I’ll give you immediate feedback on your proposal.

Nominate a person/idea Pitch a Session

Notice (Dec. 12, 2016): CR17 will be closing its CFP before we all break for the holidays. Propose your idea by Dec. 20 to have your talk considered before the final schedule goes out in January.

Our Guiding Principles

At its core, Clojure Remote is an event for practicing Clojurists. To better help you pitch a session that is ultimately accepted, it’s helpful to understand Clojure Remote’s guiding principles:

  • Instil Knowledge – Teach developers about useful tools & techniques. Even better, make those skills stick.
  • Connect Cohorts – A good event not only instructs, but connects its participants. We aim to connect developers with their cohorts, expanding their personal and professional network within the Clojure community.
  • Embrace Collaboration – This is an online conference—the possibilities are limitless—and we can provide you with the tools you need to enable collaboration.

Above all, aim to pitch and deliver a session that evoke these principles.

Start a Conversation

We believe a call for proposals should be exactly that—an open invitation to have a conversation.


Given our lofty goals for collaborative sessions and a desire to be more transparent, we’re doing away with the traditional fire and forget CFP process.


Instead of reducing a collection of talk abstracts into a semi-coherent schedule, we’ll be soliciting and confirming speakers in the open from now until mid December.


Pitch a Session

Presenter Support

Clojure Remote aims to enlist a diverse cast of presenters from all levels of experience with Clojure or presenting.

In addition to profit sharing at 1% per deliver hour, presenters at Clojure Remote have access to:

  • Organizer’s slack and support channels
  • Collaborative feedback while you build your session
  • Pre-conference publicity and exposure on our mailing list
  • Technical preparations and support
  • Compensation for large sessions

Best of all, once your session is accepted, we will notify you immediately. You’ll be able to get on top of your presentation, with our support along the way.

Beginner Speakers Program

If you’re completely new to speaking, we’d like to help. We’re reserving 4 slots for beginner speakers looking for serious help putting together a talk.

If accepted, we’ll provide hands on 1:1 time to help you deliver the best presentation you can.

Schedule a call before November 15 for a chance at a spot

What We’re Looking For

Last Update: Oct. 18, 2016

This year, we’re soliciting proposals for both traditional talks, as well as “collaborative sessions” like workshops, panels, interactive talks, etc.

Like last year, we have a few themes in mind:

  • ClojureScript
  • Om.next, Reagent, and other React-based technologies
  • Clojure web and service development
  • Experience Reports
  • Post-mortems of Clojure-related issues and their causes
  • Testing techniques (structuring suites, tools, techniques, emerging tech)
  • Building distributed systems in Clojure
  • Databases – From SQL to NoSQL, bonus points for Datomic.
  • Community Interest – Thoughts or lectures on Clojure, the community, and where we’re headed
  • Classic Talks – Pitch an old talk you’d like to see re-delivered in a new light. Bonus points for turning it into a workshop!


Are you interested in delivering interactive Clojure training? We’re seeking several paid presenters to deliver a sizeable chunk of content to our attendees.

We’ll be meeting interested parties before Jan. 1, 2017 to nail down the details.

Schedule a call to discuss your ideas with us

Let’s talk