Cloud Foundry Summit
Austin, TX | June 25, 2020

Call For Proposals

Call For Proposals

From startups to the Fortune 500, Cloud Foundry is used by developers around the globe to simplify their workflow. The future of business is cloud-native and developers are building that future using Cloud Foundry technologies.

Cloud Foundry Summit is built by and for the Cloud Foundry community. Whether you’re a contributor or committer building the platform, or you’re using Cloud Foundry to attain your business goals, Cloud Foundry Summit is where developers, operators, CIOs and other IT professionals go to share best practices and innovate together.

Call For Proposals

Dates To Remember

Wednesday, January 22
Friday, March 20, 11:59pm PT
Wednesday, April 8
Thursday, April 9
Thursday, June 18
Thursday, June 25

Suggested Topics

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Contributor Track

- How to contribute
- How to get involved in the community
- Project updates

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Developer Experience Track

- How Cloud Foundry simplifies your workflow
- Technical challenges and solutions from CF users
- Why empathy matters for developers

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Diversity Luncheon

- Digital Accessibility
- Professional Experience
- Empathy in Technology

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided per submission. In the instance that a submission has a co-speaker, they will receive a 40% discount off the all-access attendee registration price. For accepted panel discussions, up to 4 panelists, + 1 moderator will receive a complimentary event pass; additional panelists will receive a 40% discount off the all-access attendee registration price.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides by May 29, one day after the event.

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

How To Give a Great Tech Talk

In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.

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Code of Conduct

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete.

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