Frequently Asked Questions

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No, proposals can not be edited after submission.

No, the preference is for topics to be presented by one presenter.

Yes, you can.

No, all talks should be presented live at the event.

Yes, we encourage a moderate use of videos and other media in presentations.

Only if your project is connecting to Polkadot. This is a Polkadot conference, and all talks should be connected to and/or reference Polkadot. For talks and workshops focused on Substrate, Parity Technologies regularly hosts the Sub0 conference.

Yes, as you are an important part of the Polkadot Ecosystem, we welcome your presentations.

No, there are no extensions beyond the submission deadline of February 28th, 2021 at 10:00 pm CET. Late submissions will not be taken into consideration.

No, but if you know someone who would be a good speaker for this event, please reach out to them and encourage them to submit their own proposal.

Successful submissions will be announced and put to the vote by the community. If your submission is not listed then it did not meet the criteria.

Final agenda will be decided on by the Web3 Foundation from the shortlisted list of talks to ensure the highest-quality conference experience that takes into consideration a well-rounded representation of topics, industries, regions and speakers.

No, we do not offer any paid speaking slots.

Up to two thirds of the conference program will be selected from the shortlist curated by the community. The other third will be programmed by the event organizers.

The top most voted talks in each category will make it onto the shortlist of presentations for the final conference program. Each category will have a shortlist of 15 talks, with the exception of Workshops and Create Your Own (10 talks). Due to the limited number of time slots available at the conference, not all talks on the shortlist will make it onto the final program. To provide the highest quality conference experience and include a well-rounded representation of topics, industries, regions, and speakers, Web3 Foundation will make the selection of community-curated talks from each category shortlist to be added to the final program. Web3 Foundation reserves the right to remove talks from the agenda if they’re suspected of vote rigging or using bots, or if the project is subject to negative legal, regulatory, or community scrutiny.

The conference will happen May 20th, 2021.

Anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of Polkadot, discovering the latest developments in the ecosystem, connecting with the community, or learning more about the future of the decentralized web. The event will be relevant for attendees new to Polkadot as well as more experienced members of the Polkadot community.

The conference will last for 1-2 days.

The agenda will be announced after voting has been completed. You can expect it by mid April.

Yes, the conference will be fully online due to the ongoing COVID situation around the world. Being fully online makes it as accessible as possible to everyone interested in learning about Polkadot.

No, you can join in and enjoy the conference for free.

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