THAT Conference Wisconsin

Submissions Open Sunday, January 1, 2023 through Thursday, March 2, 2023

Call for Camp Counselors

We are searching for hour-long sessions, half and full-day workshops, and keynotes that bring value to our community. The sessions and workshops can appeal to developers, designers, testers, business owners, site builders, community organizers, and everything in-between.

July 24, 2023 - July 27, 2023

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965

Summer Camp for Geeks

THAT Conference is the largest family-friendly tech event in the US, and it’s held at a waterpark. We are a family-friendly conference and encourage children (geeklings) to submit talks as well! We are looking for counselors on a wide variety of topics and backgrounds. Do you have a story to tell? Do you have expertise in a specific field to share? We want to hear from you!

Audiences And Formats

You can apply to speak for the following audiences and formats:

Professional & Family Formats

THAT Conference is a professional polyglot technical conference with a rich experience for children and other family members. Your session could be aimed at the professional track or for family "geeklings".

Standard Sessions

Standard sessions are 60 minutes each, including time for answering questions. There is a 30-minute break in-between each session to nurture those all-important hallway conversations.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Half-day (four hours) or full-day (8 hours), the day leading into THAT Conference is set aside for a full day of workshops. Be prepared to provide attendees a decent agenda for what you'll cover.


Do you have what it takes to give a 90-minute speech on something you're passionate about? You'll have an audience of over 1,000 people in front of the stage listening to your story. We want topics that'll motivate, energize, and help attendees see the world differently as the diverse place it is.

Key Dates You Need To Know

November 1, 2022
Call For Partners
January 1, 2023
Call for Camp Counselors Open
January 1, 2023
Tickets On Sale
March 1, 2023
Call for Camp Counselors Close
March 1, 2023
Session Voting Starts
March 25, 2023
Session Voting Ends
April 10, 2023
Camp Counselors Announced
April 10, 2023
Room Blocks Open
June 22, 2023
Room Blocks Close
July 24, 2023
THAT Pre-Conference
July 25, 2023
THAT Conference
July 27, 2023
Ticket Sales Close
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Become a Camp Counselor today!
Submissions open through Thursday, March 2, 2023 UTC

Frequently asked questions

Have more questions? Just drop us an email or hit us up in the chat. [email protected].

Well, I messed up. Can I update my activity?
Of course. Just head over to your profile image, and select the My Submissions menu option. Edit away, and if you need some assistance, please let us know.
Do you cover any travel expenses?
We do not. We are a not-for-profit and have chosen to keep the ticket cost as affordable as possible to allow everyone an opportunity to attend.
I need help with my abstract or presentation?
No problem. We host a session every Wednesday on Just join us.
Will this be recorded?
It depends on the budget for the year. A recording is super expensive to do well, and if we're able to do so, we will ask you to sign a release form.
Do I need to book my own room?
Yes, and don't delay. We will provide you a link and all of the necessary information to get lodging secured.
How do I get reimbursed for my room?
We will work with the resort and magically apply the credit to your bill. You are responsible for any other expenses incurred. We reimburse the cost of a standard room rate.
Can my family come?
Yes! Better yet, have them attend your activity. We will even provide you some complimentary tickets.
Is there a speaker dinner?
No, but instead, we have a pig roast one night where everyone is invited, including families.
What does the room setup look like?
Square, tan walls, big screen, podium, with a lot of chairs.
Do I need to register? Do I get a ticket?
Yes. If selected, we will provide you will the necessary information to get it all squared away.