We’re heading south-west on 29 October, as Bristol becomes the fourth city to host 300 Seconds.


Thanks to the support of Just Eat, who will be hosting the event at the Engine Shed – and providing catering, natch.

We don’t like to mess with a winning formula, so this time around the format will be just the same:

  • 10-12 new speakers, talking for five minutes (300 seconds each) about their personal or professional passion
  • 300 Seconds isn’t just for women. We want to hear more from all our peers in digital, whoever they are.
  • An audience of 50-100 or so people keen to listen and learn something new
  • Some networking and socialising afterwards

If you’d like to hone your speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment, let us know what you’d like to talk about and we’ll be in touch.

Event details:

When: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 6pm for a 6.30pm start, finishing about 9ish, networking in local pub to follow
Where: The Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH (details)

Tickets are free to book on Eventbrite.

The aim of 300 Seconds is to help people to develop confidence and experience speaking in public, so that they’ll feel able to step up and present at industry conferences – bringing a greater diversity of voices and experiences to the conference scene.

Can you help?

We want to give our speakers a record of their talk online that they can point to afterwards. Can you help us to blog or record the talks?

We also want to offer speakers guidance on preparing presentations, identifying opportunities to speak, or submitting a proposal. Could you mentor one of our speakers?

Finally, if you organise a tech or digital conference, come along to our next event and find some exciting new speakers to present at your next conference.