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Speaker Guide


Thank you for speaking at the Open Source Forum 2024 hosted by Academy Software Foundation. The event will take place in Los Angeles, CA + virtually on Thursday, February 22.

This is your official event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue checking back as the event progresses. As they are available, we will add speaker information, such as on-site details. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Crowley at

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


  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 30. Registration information was sent in your acceptance email. If you need these details again, please email
  • AV Requests Deadline: Thursday, February 1
  • Upload Bio + Heashot to Sched Deadline: Monday, February 5
  • Speaker Slide Due Date: Monday, February 19
  • Event Dates: Thursday, February 22


Please register as a speaker by Monday, January 30, to confirm that you will be presenting.  You received registration information in your acceptance email. If you need this information sent to you again, please contact Jennifer Crowley.

Venue Details

Open Source Forum 2024 will be at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90036

Schedule + Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced on Wednesday, January 17, 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 missing) by Monday, February 5.

Please note that all session and multi-speaker presentations are 30 minutes, including Q&A (if you choose to open the floor to questions), and all panel discussions are 40 minutes. If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk, find that it conflicts with the content of another talk, or need help uploading your bio and photo, please get in touch with Jennifer Crowley at

AV Details + Requirements

Any additional AV requests are due by Thursday, February 1. 

  • The room will include a screen, projector, (2) wireless microphones, and (4) handheld microphones.
  • All speakers must supply their own computer and adapters to use during their talk.

The Academy Software Foundation will make every effort to accommodate additional AV needs; however, final approval for other AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation Details + PowerPoint Template

Due by Monday, February 19

All speakers are required to upload their final presentation slides by Monday, February 19. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session.

  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9.
  • A conference-branded presentation template can be downloaded here; use of the template is optional.
  • To upload slides, follow these instructions (guide with screenshots):
    • Log into your speaker profile through 
    • 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

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 speaker or schedule-related questions?

Please get in touch with Jennifer Crowley at


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