Call for Papers

OPEN UNTIL April 21 2023

We invite everyone working on internet applications and/or infrastructure to submit talks for Web Weekend Kathmandu 2023.

Interesting Topics

Web Weekend Kathmandu was started with the motive to connect the tech community in Kathmandu and create a bridge with the international community. Talks from 2018 and 2019 should give you an idea of the broad range of talks we're interested in. Our audience skill level is intermediate to advanced. We would like to see anything that fits in the spectrum of but not limited to:

  • Cutting-edge technological advances in the web or computer science in general. It should be related to the web somehow.
  • UI/UX for the next billion
  • Success/Failure stories of Nepalese Tech Companies
  • Internet governance and new models of internet
  • Technology for social good
  • Peer to Peer web
  • Improving Developers’ lives
  • Fundamentals, in a modern light
  • Philosophy and Ethics for the web
  • Privacy & Security
  • Interesting Experiences
  • And finally: Whatever the hell you want; this is your conference

Pick whatever you feel most passionate about. This is your conference!

Event Format

All talks should/will be

Help Here to Help

We are always excited to welcome new speakers and are committed to helping them deliver engaging and informative talks. We are here to support you throughout the process.

  • We’re happy to brainstorm your interests and seek great hidden ideas.
  • We’re happy to connect you with experienced speakers to help you prepare your submission.
  • We’re happy to review and advise on how to produce a slide deck.
  • We’re happy to rehearse via video chat with you.
  • We can hook you up with local groups so you can practice in front of a friendly crowd.

Selection Selection Process


All submissions are anonymized, so that there is no bias towards the submitter.

  • Presentations
  • Lightning Talks
  • Conference


All submissions are reviewed and voted for by the conference organizers. Each talk is rated on a scale from 1 to 5, taking into account the following criteria:

  • relevance of the topic to the Web community
  • coherence and clarity of the proposal
  • novelty/originality of the topic
  • can the topic be reasonably covered in the allocated time


The top submissions are then de-anonymized so we can take speaker details into account. We expect a lot more excellent submissions than we have speaking slots. This process helps us select the best proposals, and hack our own unavoidable biases.

Awesome Perks

Hotel Accomodation (if you are not from Kathmandu,
or need one)

Full access to the conference

VIP Hospitality

Speaker Kit

Speakers dinner

High quality recording of your talk

Financial Matters Travel Support

As a community-run initiative, our budget for the conference is limited. To help offset the costs of travel, we typically request that speakers arrange their own flights through their respective organizations. However, we do offer limited travel support to a select few speakers each year, in the form of a $500 allowance. If you are interested in potentially receiving travel support, please make a note of it in the CFP form.

Final, but Important Notes

Its trekking season from mid-september onwards. Perfect time to talk tech and visit the mountains. Several Speakers and Attendees from 2018 did treks including to Everest Base Camp and Langtang region.

Warm and welcoming hospitality is guaranteed.

Our call for speakers process and content is highly inspired from Big thanks to them for the initial hard work put into the process.