Call for speakers

Refresh Conference 2024
Call for speakers now open!


In April 2024, Refresh is bringing together the product and UX design community to Tartu!

We will explore the forefront of design and product management through fascinating keynotes, a buzzing demo area and insightful seminars. Be part of the biggest conference in the region to unite designers and product managers. Come and present at Refresh Conference 2024 and help us to hit Fn+F5.

  • The call for speakers remains open until January 15, 2024

  • The conference is scheduled for April 11–12, 2024

  • We expect all presenters and attendees to be on-site in Tartu

👾 What are we looking for?

The main goal of Refresh is to inspire the product community and share new knowledge, perspectives and know-how in the product and UX design field. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage submissions from professionals, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts passionate about revolutionising the product and UX design landscape.

Please note that we will not consider tracks which are mainly focused on promoting tools, products, services or companies.

👾 Who will join Refresh?

  • Product managers and developers

  • Designers

  • Analysts

  • Researchers

  • Educators

  • Founders

👾 Conference overview

Refresh Conference 2024 will be a 2-day event:

  • Day 1 is for keynote speeches on the round and square stage, networking and the official (after)party.

  • Day 2 is for seminars.

The conference is happening fully onsite in Tartu. Some parts of the stage and seminar keynotes will be recorded for the after movie. Please be aware that your keynote might be recorded for such purpose.


  • 25-40 minutes per talk

  • 5 minutes Q&A after talk

  • Unlimited participants


  • 3 hours per seminar 

    (including breaks)

  • 20–40 people

👾 Requirements for proposal

The proposal will include the presenter’s information and bio, keynote or seminar information (topic, difficulty level, duration, key takeaways, limitations and a short video).


👾 Selection process

Here’s what you need to know about the process:

  1. Starting from January 15, 2024, the team will review all the applicants after the submission is closed. The first selection will be made based on the information given in the submission form and its fit with Refresh’s 2024 program outline.

  2. Throughout January and the beginning of February, the team will have short video calls with the chosen applicants to discuss the proposal, ask clarifying questions and reply to any questions that applicants may have.

  3. By the end of February, all chosen applications will receive an acceptance letter with further guidelines.

👾 Presenter’s remuneration

For keynote and seminar presenters, the cost coverage will be allocated as follows:

Presenter fee (keynote)


Presenter fee (seminar)



Flights up to €400 (in economy class inc. return)

Bus or train up to €25

Accommodation in Tartu (keynote)


Accommodation in Tartu (seminar)


April 11, 2024 conference ticket (inc. access to VIP lounge and official afterparty)


Invitation to the VIP dinner with surprise activity


👾 Timeline

  • January 15, 2024: call for speakers closed

  • January 16 - February 16, 2024: application review period

  • End of February 2024: acceptance letters will be sent out with further guidelines

The Refresh team warmly welcomes everyone and eagerly anticipates reviewing your applications! Kindly help spread the message to ensure the 2024 program reaches its full potential. Your support will contribute to making it the best yet!

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