Speak at Commsverse

70% of all our sessions are sourced from the amazing Microsoft Teams community

Content Tracks

This year we have consolidated Commsverse to allow us to concentrate our session offering to speakers and attendees where Microsoft Teams is at the heart of their field. Find out more about our tracks below.

Meeting Spaces

Meeting Spaces

Designing, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Teams Rooms

Business Level 100
Technical Level 200-300

Calling

Calling

Designing, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Teams Calling Solutions

Business Level 100
Technical Level 200-400

Collaboration

Collaboration

Best working practices using collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams that boost productivity in hybrid teams

Business Level 100
Technical Level 100-200

Viva

Viva

Exploring the world of Viva and how it can enrich employee engagement and learning

Business Level 100
Technical Level 100-200

Who we look for

It isn’t who we look for, it’s what we look for! Each year we decide on a theme for the event and design content tracks to complement the theme. We publish these here on our website and if you feel you have a strong contribution to a particular track then you may decide to submit this session.

We ask that you only submit content which you can confidently talk about using your own experience.

Who we don't look for

Community sessions are for community speakers. They are not for product vendors to use to pitch or demonstrate their product or solution. This includes associate speakers including customer success stories that involve non-native Microsoft products & services. If you have a product and want to demonstrate it to our attendees, please get in touch about our sponsorship opportunities.

Call for Content Open

Speaking at community events is a rewarding opportunity but requires investment from both the event and the speaker to ensure success. At Commsverse we aim to make it as easy as possible for community speakers to attend and share their knowledge. But for us to do that, it means you also need to meet us half way.

Your commitment to us

  • You will promote your participation to your social followers
  • You will present the session to the best of your ability
  • You will attend physically to deliver your session

Our commitment to you

  • We will provide hotel coverage for 2 nights
  • We will provide transportation between hotel and venue
  • We will support you with any coaching you need

Speaking FAQs

Submission Tips

We welcome new and seasoned speakers to submit their content Commsverse. The number of sessions we receive for review frequently exceed 150. With space for just 50 sessions, competition is high. Therefore, sessions that stand out in their relevance, uniqueness and quality have more of a chance of being selected than others.

Here are some tips to help you boost your submission’s chances of being selected 

Speaker FAQs

Put simply, no. We do not pay speakers to speak at Commsverse. We are a community event that thrives on volunteers from the community who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with like-minded people free of charge and for the benefit of the adoption and promotion of Microsoft Teams.

A community speaker is someone who is acting in an independent capacity without their employer sponsorship. They volunteer their time to come and present and will share knowledge devoid of any product placement or employer evangelism.

If your session is about or contains references to a product or service the company you work for supplies, or you are a customer / supplier / partner of the company being asked to speak on its behalf, then you are not permitted to submit your session to the community call for content. 

Please ask your company to contact us with regards to sponsorship instead.

We believe in quality, not quantity. The maximum number of sessions you can submit for the event is 4.

We allow you to submit sessions with up to one additional speaker for 45-minute sessions or greater. If selected, you may be required to share accommodation or pay a supplement for an additional room.

Depending on the track, there will be a selection of 25-minute and 45-minute sessions. This includes Q&A.

Call for Content opens on the 9th January 2023. It will remain open until February 14th 23:59 GMT. After this date we will evaluate the submissions with a view of issuing the offers to successful speakers on March 1st 2023.

For those who have been successful, you will be emailed on March 1st with your offer letter.  You will have 7 days to accept the speaking offer. Details of how to accept will be in the offer email. We grant you 7 days to check with your family and employer that you can attend and deliver your session in-person. 

If acceptances are not received within 7 days, the offer may be retracted in favour of reserve sessions.

Once accepted, this confirms your commitment to speak at Commsverse and we shall expect you to attend in-person on the date and time your session is scheduled.

We provide you with hotel and breakfast at the event hotel for the nights of the 20th and 21st June. We also provide a bus transfer between the hotel and the venue on the 21st and 22nd June. We also provide all your food and drinks at the venue along with an exclusive Speaker only dinner with free bar.