RISC-V Summit

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Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for RISC-V Summit North America 2023 taking place November 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

This is your official in-person event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer If you have any questions, please email speakers@riscv.org

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


  • Schedule Announced: Wednesday, August 16
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 30
  • Additional AV Needs Deadline: Tuesday, October 17
  • Mandatory Review Slide Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, October 15 (does not apply to Demo sessions)
  • Mandatory Final Slide Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 2 (does not apply to Demo sessions)
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, November 7 to Wednesday, November 8


To confirm your participation, register by Wednesday, August 30, using the code RISCVSUMM23SPK, and select “In-Person Speaker” from the drop-down menu.

Visa Letter Requests

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

We also ask that you please note the following:

  • Provision of a visa letter by Linux Foundation does not guarantee visa approval as final approval is made at the sole discretion of the government of the event’s host country.
  • The Linux Foundation strongly recommends requesting a visa letter at your earliest possible convenience and to contact your local Embassy/Consulate with any visa questions you may have.
  • Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days.

Speaker Travel Funding

If you are applying for travel funding and have not submitted your request, please do so as soon as possible. The deadline for travel funding applications is September 15, 2023.

Note: Talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.

Venue Location

RISC-V Summit 2023 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California, 95054

Hotel Accommodations

Book your accommodation at the negotiated discounted rate by visiting our Venue & Travel page.

Schedule + Uploading a Bio/Photo

When the schedule is launched, you will receive an email from sched.com to create/login to your account and upload your bio and photo.

IMPORTANT: In order to maximize content on the agenda, your confirmed session time may have changed from what you submitted. Please check your session and timing on sched.com, and note that all breakout sessions are 20 minutes long.

Presentation Template

We designed an optional RISC-V Summit PowerPoint Template for our speakers. Please note, use of the template is not required.

Slide best practice:

Color Blindness – Please do not highlight text in presentations with red as it appears as normal black text for attendees that are color blind . Similarly other colors are hard to distinguish from each other, see color blind friendly palettes.

Mandatory Slide Submission & AV Details

All breakout speakers are now required to submit a copy of their slide deck by 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, October 15. Slides will be reviewed and approved by the RISC-V team or respective committee. A form to submit your slide deck will be shared shortly. If you do not submit your slide deck for review, your session will be removed from the agenda. 

Additionally, all slides will be compiled into a master deck that is used onsite (there will not be an option to plug and present). Finalized slide decks (in PowerPoint format) must be received no later than November 2nd.

Demo Theater AV & Slide Details

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own 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.

We ask that all demo speakers post their slides before the event for attendee reference. 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. 

To upload slides:

  • Log into your speaker profile through Sched.com
  • On the top of the page, click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved
  • If you need any assistance, please reach out to speakers@riscv.org

Promote Your Talk

Once the schedule is announced, we appreciate you spreading the word about #RISCVSummit and your session – please find some sample tweets below to share on your social channels! Note: The short link to your session can be found on your session’s sched.com page, just below the title, to the left of the “Tweet” and “Share” buttons.

  • Going to #RISCVSummit  in November? Come check out my session [SESSION NAME] on [DATE]. Hope to see you there! [SESSION LINK]
  • My first talk on [TOPIC] was just accepted at #RISCVSummit  –  visit [SESSION LINK] to add my talk to your RISC-V Summit schedule⚡️!
  • Can’t wait for #RISCVSummit ! 👍 I will be speaking on [DATE] in Santa Clara – Come see my talk [TITLE] – Hope to see you there! [LINK TO SESSION] 

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

Take the online course developed in partnership with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) to promote inclusivity, diversity, and unconscious bias awareness in your presentations. We also recommend consulting the Inclusive Language Initiative’s language recommendation list for guidance as well.

Code of Conduct

Ensure compliance with our Event Code of Conduct, prioritizing inclusivity and appropriate language and imagery in your presentation.

Contact Us

If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at speakers@riscv.org.






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