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Cloud Foundry Summit

With A Mission

The Cloud Foundry Summit 2021 Call for Proposals is now closed.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.

Please CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT before submitting for the first time. Thank you!

Dates To Remember

Monday, March 1
Friday, May 21, 11:59pm PDT
Tuesday, June 1
Wednesday, June 2
Friday, July 2
Wednesday, July 21 & Thursday, July 22

Suggested Topics

"How To" Track

Developers guides for using Cloud Foundry with various languages/frameworks, demonstrations of integrations with other developer tools (CI/CD, IDE’s, etc.), demonstrations of new or advanced features of Cloud Foundry open source projects

"In the Wild" Track

Stories from out in the world of users, customers and systems integrators, including: talks from end users doing interesting things with Cloud Foundry, perspectives from the systems integrators and consultancies helping end users, unique customer stories from vendors

"Behind the Curtain" Track

Updates from Cloud Foundry project teams, road map reviews, feature proposal discussions and panels about the platform’s future

Submission Types

  1. Session Presentation (15-minutes with 5-minutes Q&A) 
    • 15-minutes is the recommended time for virtual sessions to keep your audience engaged and focused on your content.
  2. Deep Dive (30-minutes, in-depth presentation with 10-minutes Q&A)
    • 15-minutes is the recommended time for virtual sessions to keep your audience engaged and focused on your content. If you believe your presentation requires 30-minutes, please describe it in the CFP form.
  3. Panel Discussion (45-minutes with 15-minutes Q&A)

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 Cloud Foundry 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. 
  • 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 videos by Friday, July 2.

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”.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Code of Conduct

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

Code of Conduct