Call for Papers

Will you cover my travel and accommodation costs?

As a speaker you will get free accmomodation during the conference at a nearby hotel for two nights .

Do I get a paid for my talk?

Being a community event we cannot pay our speakers, sadly. However, we will cover your accommodation expenses.

I've already bought a ticket. As a speaker, will I get a refund?

You can resell your ticket and there are usually plenty of thankful takers to be found. You can also make a cancellation (however you will have to pay cancellation fees).

Do I get free admittance as a speaker?

Yes, of course!

When does the content of my session need to be ready?

Your talk needs to be final and complete on the day your are holding it. You do not need to send the final version to us before, however your short session description will be published online before the conference. In order to get readers interested in your session and make them come and see you talk, keep the description short (limited to 2,000 characters) but pack the most important points / questions into it.

How do I know if my session has been selected?

We will let you know by email in the middle of March 2020.

Not found what you're looking for?

If you have more questions send us an email to

I've registered as a speaker for a previous #bbuzz and want to submit a paper

You just need to update your account. Log in with your username and password, don't worry if you've forgotten it you can reset it. On the main page click on "Berlin Buzzwords 2020: subscribe to event" and you will be asked if you want to join the group Berlin Buzzwords 2020. Click join and you will return to the main page. Now click on Dashboard and go to "Add Session" in order to submit your new abstract. Don't worry - it's much easier than it sounds.

My session is not published. Did you get it?

As long as you can access your session from the dashboard whilst logged in, it is saved and submitted correctly. You don't need to do anything else. 

Your session will be published once we have accepted it for the conference program. But no worries, we'll inform you via email before we'll publish it.

Step-by-step: How does registration work?

Click here, fill out the form and submit it. The registration system will send you an email with a one time login link. Click the link and log in. Complete your profile and set a password so you can edit your profile later, submit another proposal or edit one you already submitted. Once you have created an account click My Dashboard to visit your dashboard and then Add Session to submit a proposal.


How do I transfer my ticket to another person?

In your order confirmation and your payment confirmation emails you can find a link to your order details page. Use the change details button in the “Ordered Items” box to change the attendee name. 

A ticket is only valid for one person and cannot be shared.

I bought a ticket for Berlin Buzzwords how do I attend the virtual event?

We will send all ticket holders joining information for the virtual event. This will include a link to the virtual conferencing system we are using.

I haven't bought a ticket for Berlin Buzzwords but would like to come to the virtual event only. How do I do that?

Tickets for the virtual conference are available here 
You will receive instructions on how to attend the event in your confirmation email.

When does the virtual Buzzwords take place?

The virtual event runs from 7th June to the 12th of June. Kick off will be at 16:30 CEST each day (20:00 IST, 15:30 BST, 10:30 EDT, 07:30 PDT) We will publish the full schedule shortly.

I have a ticket for the originally planned on site version of Berlin Buzzwords but am unable to attend the virtual event and would like to cancel my ticket. How do I do this?


In your order confirmation and your payment confirmation emails you can find a link to your order details page. On the bottom of the order details page you will find the the option to cancel your order. 

If you can’t find one of these emails please click here and use the resend order links function.

Please make sure to cancel your order by 25th of May at 12:00 noon. You will receive a voucher for the value of your ticket valid for Plain Schwarz events, including Berlin Buzzwords, that can be used up to 2022.