Open Source in Finance Forum New York

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Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for Open Source in Finance Forum New York 2023, which will take place in person on Wednesday, November 1, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 10. 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: Monday, October 2
  • Speaker Presentation Deadline: Friday, October 27
  • Event Dates: Wednesday, November 1


Please register using the information provided in your speaker notification email to confirm you will be presenting. If you are not registered by August 10, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list, so please do so promptly. 


  • Please email if you need speaker registration information sent to you again.
  • All speakers receive complimentary registration; co-speakers or panelists can register using the same details.

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 Tuesday, August 8, and posted on our website using You will receive an email from asking you to create your account; please upload your bio and photo.

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 additional AV, please email with those needs by Monday, October 2. The Linux Foundation will try to accommodate other AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made case-by-case.

Presentation Details

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, October 27.

To upload slides:

  • Log into your Open Source in Finance Forum NYC speaker profile through or via the mobile site.
  • Go to your session within Sched
  • Click on Manage & Promote your session
  • 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
  • Or, view the Uploading presentation to sched screenshot

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

Promote Your Talk

Spread the word about your presentation! Sample posts you can share on your social media channels are below, or download the Open Source in Finance Forum Speaker Marketing Kit for further options!

  • My talk about [TOPIC] was accepted at #OSFF2023! 🎉 [SESSION LINK] Register + come see me on [DATE]:
  • Attending #OSFF2023 in November? Check out my session [SESSION TITLE] on [DATE]. 🗓 See you there! [SESSION LINK] Register to join us!

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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