Announcing conference speakers and talks

Announcing conference speakers and talks

G’day, documentarians! Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve finalised our speakers for the next Australia conference.

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to send us a proposal – we literally wouldn’t have an event without you!

Our Australian conference is happening in just under 2 months, and we’re excited to see everyone again in Melbourne. Now is a great time to start booking your tickets and travel, and we hope to see you soon.

Full speaker line-up

Each year we bring a wide range of voices to the Write the Docs . Because the role of “documentarian” looks so different to each of us, we aim for a line-up that spans a good mix of practical, philosophical, and technical topics – with the odd whimsical one thrown in for good measure.

We’re really excited about the presentations we’ve got this year:

  • Leisa Taylor: Museums to docs: managing the unmanageable documentation
  • Shumin Chen: The evolving landscape of Simplified English for software documentation.
  • Sarah Maddox: Understanding AI and helping it understand you
  • Claire Mahoney: What if you went back in time and all you found was pie?
  • Rhiannon Hall: Advocating for digital accessibility with empathy
  • Yvonne Perkins: Positive Learning Environment at Work: Equipping everyone to succeed at writing docs
  • Janet Revell: #worthit: Refactoring product-centric docs into task-based content
  • Renee Carignan: Find the frequency: metrics for better docs and happier readers

We hope there’s something there for everyone to enjoy, and also something that will broaden your horizons a bit.

Call for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the conference and provide support with a variety of tasks: A/V and tech, unconference, and anything else that may come up.

Each individual who volunteers for two or more shifts receives a free ticket to the conference. Shifts range from 3-4 hours in length with a break during the shift.

Feel free to email us at

Opportunity Grants close on Oct 15

Applications for our Opportunity Grant program close on October 15th midnight AEDT. This program is open to anyone who would otherwise have difficulties attending the conference, and we’d love to have more folks applying.

Buy your tickets soon

If you don’t have your ticket yet, now’s a great time to start the process to attend. Conference tickets have sold out in the past, and tickets sell faster after the speaker announcement, so don’t leave it to the last minute.

Please remember to book your travel only after you purchase a conference ticket. With the conference returning to in-person this year, we are working hard to make sure that our attendees have a safe and comfortable experience. This means we have capacity limits and can’t guarantee late-registration tickets if you book travel without a conference ticket.

Thanks to our sponsors

We are so grateful to have our sponsors help in bringing these events to life every year. Thanks to the each of these companies for supporting the Write the Docs community:

If your company is interested in sponsoring, you can find all the information in our sponsorship prospectus.

And that’s the latest on the Australia conference. We hope you’re all getting as excited as we are! Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks about the conference.

The Write the Docs Australia Team