React Advanced 2023 IRL Speakers

React Advanced 2023 IRL Speakers

Here you can find all the details you’ll need before & during the conference. You can return to this page any time you need – it’ll be in your calendar invite for the event.

To read the full information in each section please click the toggle 🔻 and you’ll see full text.

During the conference

💡 Connection with org team, addresses

Platform for communication before/during the conference

DISCORD – our main platform for communication either with the GitNation team or with attendees and other speakers.

#radv-speakers – channel for internal communication. If you can’t see it, please, tag @GitNation Team in any channel that you see.

#❓qna-van-dover-track & #❓qna-piccard-track – main communication with attendees about your talks.

Phone number

My local telephone number - to be added on Oct 18. Also you can add me to whatsapp with +375295597504.

! Please, send me your telephone number - just in case.

Conference venue & getting to the venue

The Brewery 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA

If you stay at Yotel – just walk to the venue, it’s ca 10 min walk.

Hotel (yes, this info was above and I’m duplicating just in case 😃)

If we booked your hotel, you’ll get a separate booking confirmation & a calendar invite. But here’s also hotel information:

Airport to Hotel (this is not fresh as well!)

Please, check best routes in google maps, as they show all public transport options according to the schedule.

🕰  Agenda

Speakers dinner – Oct 19 at 19:00 BST

Place: The Wilmington

Schedule & registration – Oct 20 >>

Registration starts at 7:30. The program starts at 09:00. We’ll give you the badge at speakers dinner, please, don’t forget it at the hotel/home :) When you arrive to the venue, go to the registration desk (please, don’t wait in line, come directly to the registration desk) and say that you’re a speaker to our volunteers (if I’m not there). They’ll give you your badge (if you don’t get it the night before) and show you to the speakers lounge and stage.

Tech checks – Oct 20

Please, be sure to come to the venue at least 1 hour before your talk, so that we have an opportunity to test your laptop connection. If your talk is before 1st coffee break, then you’ll need to test it before the opening. Other talks need to be tested during a break that comes before it in the schedule. ! Before your talk come to stage 10-15 minutes in advance in order to get the mic on and plug in your laptop.

Your conference flow – Oct 20

First, you present talk (20 min) ⇒ QnA on stage – for speakers with full talks (5-10 min) ⇒ a volunteers guide you to QnA Corner (15 min) ⇒ you continue enjoying the conference 😊

For stage QnA the questions will come through from in-person & remote attendees.

Discussion Rooms agenda – Oct 20

14:15-15:00 React Server Components

16:00-16:45 Engineering Leadership

Lunch, coffee breaks – Oct 20

There will be light breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, afterparty drinks & nibbles at the venue. Lunch will be served at the speakers lounge room, but feel free to have it together with the attendees in the main catering room, we just don’t want you to wait in lines :) There will be meat, vegan, lactose free, gluten free options.

After the last talk & before the party there’s a break, feel free to go grab dinner at the nearby restaurants & pubs, but do come back at 19:00 :)

If you have any allergies, please let me know!

Join stage during closing ceremony for a team photo – Oct 20 ❤️ 

Please, come to stage 5 minutes before it starts (at around 17:10) and come up stage when MCs announce “speakers on stage”!

Afterparty – Oct 20

Where (same venue): The Brewery

There will be an afterparty in the evening at 19:00! 🥳  Food & drinks: open bar, nibbles Activities: live coding music & visuals show, silent disco, board games, and more!

💂‍♀️ Speakers brunch – Oct 21 at 11:00 BST

Place: Granger & Co. Clerkenwell

Time: 11:00am

Address: 50 Sekforde St., London EC1R 0HA (it’s 5 minutes by foot from the hotel)

Explore London

📍 Custom map - we’ve prepared for everyone with community’s favourite places (gathered tips from many locals).

🌍 Remote agenda on Oct 23

Discussion Rooms agenda


15:30-16:15 BST The Framework Era

16:30-17:15 BST Career Advice

17:40-18:25 BST Accessibility

If you confirmed participation in one of the rooms on Oct 23, please make sure you have a calendar invite where you can find the link to join and agenda.

Rooms will be held on ( – virtual platform we’ll be using for interaction with remote audience).

Stream to follow

You have access to all talks on Oct 20 & 23. To follow the stream please use this page:

Talk & presentation requirements

Duration, slides, resolution of the screen
  • Full talk: 20 min
  • Lightning talk: 5-7 min
  • Slides: since you’ll be connecting your laptop feel free to use any format convenient for you. We do not have any draft for slides or strict design requirements. In case you’d like to add conference logo to the presentation, here it is >> LOGO
  • Screen: 16x9. Resolution: HD.
  • Fonts: it’s important to use readable size of the font as part of the audience will watch the stream. 20-24px should be ok. Here is the example of readable code but the font can be even bigger otherwise during the stream remote audience will be struggling to read the slides.

General information

📅 General agenda & program


Early August – program published on the website

August – flights should be booked

October 18 – virtual pre-party, all speakers are invited

October 19 – speakers dinner in the evening at around 19:00 BST

October 20 – hybrid conference day & afterparty

October 21 – brunch with speakers and org team

October 23 – fully remote day

November 24 – talk recordings are published on GitNation portal

🌎 Logistics

Flight & reimbursement details

Please book the travel tickets yourself and we’ll reimburse the costs after the conference within 2 weeks (let me know if the faster reimbursement is needed). The budget is discussed in our email thread.

For reimbursement please provide the following by Oct 20:

  • receipts of flight booking – needed for our financial report
  • invoice – it should include the following details:
    • terms of payment: 2 weeks
    • our company details: Stichting Frontend Amsterdam Keurenplein 41, Unit A7637, 1069CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands PO Box A7637 VAT NL856244740B01
    • for what: flights to/from the conference
    • your bank details & your full name

! There is also an option to issue invoice via PayPal but please make sure the PayPal invoice also includes you full name, for what your requesting reimbursement.


If we booked your hotel, you’ll get a separate booking confirmation & a calendar invite. But here’s also hotel information:

Airport <> Hotel

Please, check best routes in google maps, as they show all public transport options according to the schedule.

The hotel and/or flights are covered by your company?

In case your company covers your logistics it can get a status of Conference Partner. In this case we’ll be happy to add company’s logo to the website and tweet about it in group of few more companies!

Let me know if it’s smth that can be interesting for your employer.

Conference venue & getting to the venue

The Brewery 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA

If you stay at Yotel – just walk to the venue, it’s ca 10 min walk.

💬 Conference activities to join (general information)

Talk & QnA

Full talks are 20 min long. After the talk there will be a 5-10 min QnA on stage. The questions will come through from in-person & remote attendees. Lightning talks are 5-7 minutes long, there won’t be a QnA after them.

Speakers’ QnA corner

Just in-person speaker’s corner – for those who have talks before lunch Where: dedicated Speaker QnA booths in the catering/networking area (the volunteer will guide you). After the QnA on stage our volunteer will take you to a speaker QnA corner, where you’ll be able to continue talking to the attendees in-person = hallway track.

Hybrid speaker’s corner – for those who have talks after lunch Where: dedicated Speaker QnA booths in the catering/networking area (the volunteer will guide you). For those whose talks are after lunch, the setup will be a little different, cause these speaker QnA rooms will be hybrid, and remote attendees will join them too. It’s very important to us to give similar experience for both in-person and remote attendees. In the Speaker QnA Room there will be equipment to connect to virtual space where remote attendees will gather. We’ll show it to you in the venue and explain once again. No worries, there will be a volunteer to help with everything!

Discussion rooms

Where: Entrance to this room is in the Cousteau Track room, on the left side if you face the stage. There will be a rollup banner - hard to miss. Similar setup to hybrid Speakers QnA Rooms: there will be equipment to connect to virtual space where remote attendees will gather. And for sure the in-person attendees also can join you too.

Free workshops

There will be a batch of short remote workshops around main conference days. Feel free to register for any via the LINK.

How to register: your account is already created on GitNation portal as we using this platform for adding speakers to the conference website. You need to restore the password with an email which you’re using for communication with Lera and log in. Then go to the workshops page and register for any session you’re interested in.

+1 guest of a speaker – remote or in-person participation

Each speaker has 1 invite 😉 Just let me know if you’re going to come with +1 and I’ll create a promocode for your guest.

Spread the word about the conference

Video invitation

Please record 2 short videos. It can be done as simply as with a phone:

Vertical videos, duration – up to 60 sec, answering the following questions:

1st video:

  • Who are you?
  • What are you going to talk about at the conference?
  • Invitation of your audience to join you on Oct 20 & 23 at React Advanced Conference

2nd video:

This one will be used as a separate reels/youtube short, so feel free to pick 2-3 questions you'd like to answer:

  1. Why pick React for web development in 2023?
  2. Is React still competitive and worth investment?
  3. What excites you as a JS engineer in 2023?
  4. What is the future of React development for next 3-5 years?
  5. What will be be the role of JS engineers post ChatGPT?
  6. Which skills JS engineers should invest to beat new AI tooling?
  7. What have been major career decisions that led to high paying position?
  8. What makes you productive as an engineer in 2023?
  9. What is your favorite React library or tool, and why?
  10. How open-source has helped you to grow as a developer?
  11. What are the most unexpected applications of React you saw in your career?
  12. Have you ever wanted to give up being a developer?
  13. The hardest feature you’ve ever implemented.
  14. The best professional advice you’ve ever heard.

Feel free to upload the videos to this folder.

Virtual badge

I’ll share your digital badge via email. We kindly ask you to post it on socials so your followers can register via it and get watch-only access to one of the tracks on Oct 20 & 23 for free!

Post about your participation & raffle a conf ticket among your subscribers

Tell your followers on Twitter (or any other socials) that you’ll be talking at React Advanced and what is your topic. Feel free to use this text for your post and add some talk details:

Join me on Oct 20 & 23 @ReactAdvanced! I’ll be talking about…. See you there

We would be grateful if you raffle a ticket among your followers on socials 🔮 

  1. It can be an invitation to leave a question about your talk under your post and then you’ll randomly pick a question to reply plus a winner will get a ticket.
  2. Or you can just create a tweet/post on instagram/tiktok, whatever, and ask ppl to re-tweet or like, and then raffle among those who participated.

❗️ Some important notes

  • As you know, this event is hybrid, and we’ll have people from all over the world watching the live stream. There’s a tricky part you should know about :) In order to have as many time zones being able to watch it, we’ll start the live stream at 1:30pm BST (right after lunch), so all talks & QnAs between lunch and closing will be live streamed. The talks between opening and lunch will be recorded together with the QnAs and will be shown right after the last in-person talks. Feel free to say hi to remote audience from stage :)
  • Access Link to follow the agenda remotely on both days: TBC – with this link you'll have access to all talks and all activities during the conference if you want to watch the live stream on Oct 20 & 23.