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Speaker Guide


Thank you for being a speaker for Open Source Days, hosted by Academy Software Foundation. The event is at the JW Marriott LA Live on Sunday, August 6, in Los Angeles, CA + virtually.

This is your official event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer we will be adding additional speaker information, such as on-site details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Crowley at

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

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Deadline: Friday, July 7
  • AV Requests Due: Monday, July 10
  • Presentation Due: Thursday, August 3
  • Event Dates: Sunday, August 6


To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Friday, July 7

Registration information was sent in your acceptance email. If you need this information sent to you again, please contact Jennifer Crowley.


Open Source Days, hosted by Academy Software Foundation, will take place at the JW Marriott LA Live on Sunday, August 6, in Los Angeles, CA 

JW Marriott L.A. Live
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90015 USA

Schedule, Timing & Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced Wednesday, June 21, and posted on our website using You will receive an email from asking you to create your account; please upload your bio and photo by Friday, July 7.

Please note:

  • Session Presentations and Multi-speaker presentations are 20-30 minutes. 
  • Panel Discussions are 40 minutes.
  • Lightning Talks are 10 minutes.

If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk, or need help uploading your bio and photo, please contact Jennifer Crowley at

AV Details & Requirements

Any additional AV requests are due by Monday, July 10. 

The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) wireless microphones. 

If you require additional AV, please email Jennifer Crowley with those needs by Monday, July 10. The Academy Software Foundation will make every effort to accommodate additional AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

POWERPOINT TEMPLATE + Presentation Details

Due by Thursday, August 3 

All speakers must submit their final PowerPoint slide deck by Thursday, August 3. We will be building a master deck from which all speakers will present.  

  • PowerPoint presentations should be emailed to
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9  
  • A conference-branded presentation template can be downloaded here; use of the template is optional.


Slide Deck Due Date: Thursday, August 3

Virtual speakers will pre-record their talk, which will be played during their scheduled session time. We have multiple options for uploading your pre-recorded presentation:

  • Share your file with
  • Add your recording directly into the Google folder (please email to confirm we received your file)
  • Or let us know if you have an alternate method (DropBox, file-sharing service, etc.)

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

In collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), the Linux Foundation has created an online course designed 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, which can be found here. 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 presentation.

Contact Us

Do you have a speaker or schedule-related question? Please contact Jennifer Crowley at


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