3 - 4 September, 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Call for speakers is open!

We invite you to participate as a speaker at APIdays Melbourne 2018, to share your thoughts and ideas with your peers, to demonstrate thought-leadership and to help us grow the local API community.

We are currently reviewing speakers’ applications for the following topic streams:

New Business

New Business models, strategies, channels and concerns afforded by APIs:

  • Open Banking & FinTech
  • Connected Healthcare
  • Government as a Platform
  • Identity, Security & Privacy
  • API Marketing & Community
  • Platform Business Models
  • Company Case Studies

New Platforms

The technologies behind APIs including:

  • Microservices
  • API Architecture
  • Containers, Kubernetes
  • ServiceMesh
  • IaaS / PaaS
  • API Security
  • API Standards & Specifications
  • REST, GraphQL
  • Hypermedia

New Vistas

Emerging technologies powered by or delivered via APIs:

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities, Smart Homes
  • Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Voice Interfaces
  • Chatbots

Submit your Application

Terms & Conditions

APIdays Melbourne will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 1, Meeting Rooms 101-108.

Based on the success of previous events we are planning for a strong turnout of both speakers and attendees. We want to pack as much valuable content into this event as possible and we want to hear your voice.

If Selected to Speak…
If you are accepted to speak at APIdays Melbourne 2018, we will provide you with one (1) complimentary admission ticket to APIdays Melbourne, one (1) complimentary ticket to the Networking Party and one (1) complimentary ticket to the Speakers Dinner.

We ask that you (or your employer) covers the costs for any travel or accommodation required for your attendance.

Financial Assistance
If you are accepted to speak and are in need of financial assistance to offset costs of travel and accommodation please contact APIdays Melbourne at apidays@pdkevents.com.au

APIdays Melbourne appreciates the importance of creating an environment in which all of our delegates and speakers feel valued and empowered to bring great ideas to the event. Therefore, when assessing speaker applications we will consider how your participation will help us move toward a more balanced event to ensure they align with our business and talent objectives.

Sessions are 30 minutes long with 10 minutes allocated to questions, speakers slots are 40 minutes total in length. You will be notified if your application is successful.

If you want to discuss speaking at APIdays or please contact us at apidays@pdkevents.com.au

All Speakers must adhere to the APIdays Code of Conduct
The APIdays team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We are releasing this code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor. We look forward to all speakers, attendees and sponsors help in making this a reality.

Be respectful to one another
Unwelcome behaviour will not be tolerated whether to other attendees, organisers, venue staff or other patrons of the APIdays venues. Unwelcome behaviours include intimidation, harassment, abusive, discriminatory or derogatory conduct by any attendees of APIdays and related events. All APIdays venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

What is Harassment?
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Anyone asked to stop harassing behaviour is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem inappropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a conference organiser or helper immediately either at the registration desk or use one of the conference team contacts listed here.

The APIdays team will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

We expect all conference participants to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events. We value your attendance and appreciate your help. The APIdays Code of Conduct is based on the geek feminism conference anti-harassment policy template. As such, it may also be used by others as a template or guideline under a Creative Commons Zero license.


If you have any questions relating to the conference, please email the events team and they will be able to assist and answer your questions.