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Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for PrestoCon 2022, which will take place in person on December 7-8, 2022, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 8. You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. Please email if you need this information sent to you again.
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Wednesday, November 16
  • Speaker Presentation Deadline: Friday, December 2
  • Event Dates: Wednesday, December 7 – Thursday, December 8
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time


  • Please email if you need speaker registration information sent to you again.
  • All speakers receive complimentary registration, and any co-speakers can register using the same details provided above. 
  • Please be aware that anyone on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be a PCR, NAAT, or Antigen test taken within 24 hours of presenting the results onsite at the event. Masks are recommended but not required. You can review this information on our Health & Safety page.

Visa Letter Requests

  • If you require a visa letter, please register for the event and then complete the visa letter request here.

Venue & Hotel Information

Schedule, Timing & Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced Wednesday, October 19, and posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account; please make sure to upload your bio and photo.

Reminder – All sessions are 50 minutes in duration, and lightning talks are 10-15 minutes in duration. If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk, find that it conflicts with the content of another talk, or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact

AV Details & Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their computers and adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones. 
  • If you require any additional AV, please email with those needs by Wednesday, November 16. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate other AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made case-by-case.

Presentation Details & PowerPoint Template

All speakers must submit their final presentation slides before the event. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session. The deadline for presentations is Friday, December 2.

To upload slides:

  • Log into your PrestoCon speaker profile through or via the mobile site
  • Go to your session within Sched
  • Click on Session tools to the right of the session title
  • Underneath the session title, select Add Presentation
  • Upload your pdf document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • The presentation will automatically save to your session

An optional PowerPoint template is available to download HERE for your use but is not required. 

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

In collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), the Linux Foundation has created an online course to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias. We highly recommend all of our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging. 

Code of Conduct

Please read, and abide, by our Code of Conduct. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations.

Contact Us

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