cdCon + GitOpsCon

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Speaker Guide


We welcome you as a speaker for cdCon+GitOpsCon 2023. The event will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada, from Monday, May 8 to Tuesday, May 9, where cdCon + GitOpsCon is co-locating with Open Source Summit North America 2023.

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

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17. 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: Friday, April 7
  • Slide Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 3 
  • Event Dates: Monday, May 8 – Tuesday, May 9 


To confirm you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Friday, March 17, using the details you received in your notification email. If you are not registered by March 17, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list, so please do so promptly. 


  • All speakers receive complimentary registration, and any co-speakers or panelists can register using the same details provided in your acceptance email.

Visa Letter Requests

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

Scholarship Details

The Dan Kohn Scholarship Fund exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend in two categories:

  • Diversity
  • Need-based

The application deadline is March 12, and all applicants will be notified by March 27. You can apply here, and please note that talk acceptance does not guarantee scholarship acceptance. 

Venue Information

This year’s event will occur at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C0C3, Canada

Hotel Accommodations

Please view the Venue & Travel page for more details.

Schedule, Timing + Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced the week of March 6 and posted on our website using You will receive an email directly 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 presentation, 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 Friday, April 7. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate other AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation Details

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of 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 Wednesday, May 3.

To upload slides:

  • Log into your cdCon+GitOpsCon 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, but please note it is not required that you use it.

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), 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. 

Promote your Talk

View the cdCon+GitOpsCon 2023 Marketing Toolkit.

We appreciate you spreading the word about your presentation on Twitter #cdcon, Twitter #gitopscon, and LinkedIn #cdCon, LinkedIn #gitopscon. Sample posts that you can share on your social media channels are below.

  • Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #cdcon #gitopscon – visit “link to your session” to add my talk to your schedule!
  • Thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting at #cdcon #gitopscon! Visit cdCon+GitOpsCon 2023 to see the full schedule 👍
  • Just learned my talk “Session Name” was accepted 🎉 See you all in Vancouver, Canada for #cdcon #gitopscon! “link to your session.
  • Can’t wait to speak at #cdcon #gitopscon in Vancouver, Canada – visit cdCon+GitOpsCon 2023 to check out the full lineup!

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 be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations.

Contact Us

If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at