Open Source in Finance Forum London

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Call For Proposals (CFP)


The Call for Proposals is now closed.

If you aren’t ready to submit, view the submission form to help you prepare.

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dates to remember

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, April 10 at 11:59 PM PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, May 17 
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, May 19
  • Presentation Slide Due Date: Friday, July 8
  • Event Date: Wednesday, July 13

suggested topics

We welcome talks on a wide range of topics relevant to open source in financial services, such as:

  • OSS Projects & Standards
    • FINOS Projects and Standards
    • Non-FINOS OSS Projects and Standards with Specific Relevance for Financial Services
  • Making Open Source Secure
    • Secure and Collaborative Innovation using Tooling and Processes for Identifying Vulnerabilities
    • How to Build a Robust Community around Software Projects to Maximize Eyeballs on Issues, as well as Solutions
  • Solving Industry Challenges
    • Using OSS to Deliver Business and/or Tech Value to Your Organization & Consumer
    • Open Source Collaboration to Tackle Pervasive Challenges or New Opportunities; 
    • Application Interoperability
      • Areas of Interest Include Regulatory Interpretation and Compliance, Open Data, Leveraging Industry Standards like ISDA CDM
  • Delivering Business and/or Tech Value
    • Specific Examples of How OSS has Delivered Business and/or Tech Value to Your Organization & Consumers
      • Areas might include Operations, Interoperability, Commercial OSS
    • Leveraging Commercial Open Source; OSS ROI and Speed to Market (with Newest Tools)
  • Developing Open Source Maturity in an Organization
    • Developing and Delivering Open Source Tooling, Training & BestPractices
    • Addressing Open Source Legal, Compliance, and Policy Concerns
    • Leveraging OSS to Attract and Retain Talent
    • Upskilling and Becoming More Employable for Contributors
    • The Journey through Open Source Readiness for Financial Institutions
    • Innersource
  • Building Successful & Sustainable OSS Communities
    • Tools, Advice and Approaches for Creating Diverse and Equitable (DEI) Communities
    • Building and Sustaining OSS Communities in a Highly Regulated Industry
    • Attracting and Rewarding Contributors
  • Case Studies
    • “Real-World” Examples of How OSS has Added Value in any of the Areas Above
      • Should be Focused on Financial Services or Have a Highly Relevant “Read-Across” from a Similarly Regulated Industry
  • Hot Topics for OSS in Finance:
    • Topics relevant for the Industry Use as ESG, CBDC, Blockchain, NFTs, AI, Machine Learning, Automation, Banking in the Cloud, Credit, Identity Management; Governments and OS
    • Shaping the next generation of OSS in financial services

Submission types

  • Session Presentation (typically 30 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (typically 30 minutes)
  • Birds of a Feather Session (typically 30 – 60 minutes to one hour in length)
  • Workshop/Tutorial (typically 1 hour)

important notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions should include the names of all participants. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity. If you need help in finding panelists, please reach out to
  • 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 prior to the event.
  • You can view the submission form to help you prepare, and reach out to the CFP team with any questions.

Prepraing 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.

code of conduct

The Linux Foundation is 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.