Do you have an inspiring story to tell or valuable lessons to share about building your product? Our events offer a perfect opportunity to do just that. Reach thousands of product leaders and help them on their own journey.
- Share your story: the great work you do with your team doesn't have to stay behind the scenes. It can inspire other product leaders on their own journey. Your daily grind can be someone else's aha moment, so consider sharing it!
- Raise your profile: talking in front of Europe's most talented product people is a great way to open up opportunities. New to speaking? No problem, you'll receive storytelling advice from an expert speaker coach.
- Meet amazing people: you'll get to connect with fellow leaders at our speaker dinner and meet passionate attendees on the day. Plus, every conference speaker is automatically invited to join the next JAM event for free!
Who comes to the events?
Every year, we bring together an eclectic crowd of makers – people who take real pride in their work, want the best for their team and go out of their way to build something great. Like you, they're in the trenches every day trying to work out how to build amazing products.
What we are (and are not)
- A community of passionate makers
- Candid stories and practical talks
- How you (try to) build great products
JAM is not:
- A way to pitch your company or product
- A platform for sharing success stories (there's enough online already!)
- A series of lectures, theories or 'big-picture' talks
Here are some themes you can explore when thinking of a talk idea. Of course, some talks will touch upon multiple themes, and that's perfectly fine!
- Career & personal growth: we often talk about products, but rarely about the people behind them. From your career choices to current challenges, reflect on your personal story and inspire others on their own journey.
- The maker's rollercoaster: the ups and downs of creating a product are relentless, yet rarely discussed. Reflect on it through the lens of your own personal experience. This can include how you handled conflict, solved a particular problem or developed a new process.
- Product story: a candid case study of a a product or feature you built. From the problem to the end result, talk us through your decisions, struggles and lessons. Help the audience learn from your unique process.
- Failure story: we hear a lot about launching, but not so much about failing. Tell us about a time you (or your team) failed. Why did it happen and what did you learn from it?
- Deciding what to build & making tough decisions: how do you research and validate customer needs? How do you balance different data sources to make decisions? And when do you know it's time to launch?
- Measuring what matters: how do you measure the performance of your products? How about setting up the right KPIs for a new initiative? How do you track the right data and turn it into insights for your team?
Your team & processes
- People: your stories and 'how to' talks on creating high-functioning teams, working well with others and developing product leadership skills.
- Ways you work & tools of the trade: from your favourite research framework to the way you set up your roadmap, show us how you get things done and why you do things a certain way.
Guidelines for a great talk proposal
- Keep the audience in mind: they're experienced product people like you. They know the concepts and tools. How can you help them go a step further? (hint: be personal!)
- Think of the outcome(s): Don't just identify a topic for your talk; be as specific as possible about its outcomes. What do you want the audience to learn, (re)think or do differently?
- Be authentic: Your peers value real-world stories and experiences they can relate to. If your talk aims to 'educate' by providing a framework, make sure you back it up with practical examples.
Open calls for speakers
We're accepting applications on a rolling basis for the following events. Our calls for speakers might close sooner if the event line-up has been filled – so apply soon to be considered.