Call For Proposals (CFP)


cdCon’s Call for Virtual Proposals is now closed.

Join Continuous Delivery leaders, industry icons, practitioners, and open source developers for a two-day experience as we improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. cdCon is the annual event by the Continuous Delivery Foundation that brings together technology teams, enterprise leadership, and open source communities to drive the future of software delivery. 

cdCon is a chance for our global community to come together to meet peers, share best practices and ideas, learn from each other, and hear about the latest trends in software delivery. This year’s cdCon will be co-located with OpenJS World in Austin for two conferences in one. The conferences will bring together those working on open source application development and deployment for unlimited ways to collaborate.

Please Note: This CFP is for Virtual Speakers Only

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Monday, April 4 at 11:59 PM PST
  • CFP Speaker Notifications: Tuesday, April 19
  • Virtual Schedule Announcement: Thursday, April 21
  • Slide Deck Due Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Pre-recorded Video Due Date: Wednesday, June 1
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Suggested Topics

  • 101 (dedicated sessions for attendees who are new to the conference overall and/or beginners to the conference content)
  • Leadership
  • Community & Culture
  • Cloud Native Continuous Delivery
  • GitOps
  • Progressive Delivery
  • Best Practices in Continuous Delivery
  • MLOps
  • Observability & Analytics
  • Performance
  • Security & Supply Chain Security
  • Developer Experience & Productivity
  • Platform as a Product
  • Policy & Governance
  • Automation & Testing
  • Interoperability in Continuous Delivery

If you aren’t sure which suggested topic category is the best fit for your submission, choose the one or two that are closest. There’s no “wrong” type of submission and we want the conference to be appealing to a large audience. If you think your topic is interesting, there’s a good chance the program committee will too!

Project Focus

  • CD Events
  • Jenkins
  • Jenkins X
  • Ortelius
  • Shipwright
  • Spinnaker
  • Screwdriver
  • Tekton
  • Other – e.g. Keptn, Flagger, Argo, Flux

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided per accepted speaker (and co-speaker, if required). For accepted panel discussions, up to 5 panelists, + 1 moderator will receive a complimentary event pass; additional panelists will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides by Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Preparing to Submit

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.


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