Cloud Foundry Day Europe

Call For Proposals (CFP)


Gather with contributors, maintainers, end users, and the intellectually curious for a day of deep dives into the tech surrounding Cloud Foundry.

Please be aware that the Linux Foundation will now utilize Sessionize for CFP submissionsSessionize is a cloud-based event content management software designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. If you need guidance, please review how to submit your session for an event to see step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Close: Sunday, 14 July at 11:59 PM CEST (UTC+1)
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, 23 July
  • Schedule Announced: Wednesday, 24 July
  • Slides due date: Monday, 7 October
  • Event Date: Wednesday, 9 October

Suggested Topics

  • Working Group Updates
  • Building Blocks of the Cloud Foundry Platform
    • e.g., Cloud Native Buildpacks
    • e.g., UAA
  •  Inner Workings of Cloud Foundry
    • e.g., FIPS updates for BOSH
    • e.g., Multitenancy on CF
  • Features of the Future
    • e.g., Cloud Service Brokers

Reminder: This is a community conference — so no product and/or vendor sales pitches.

Submission Types

  • Session Presentations (25 minutes)
  • Lightning Talks (5 minutes)
  • Working Group Update (10 minutes)

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online 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 for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies 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 prior to the event.

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.

How to Give a Great Talk

We want to make sure submitters receive resources to help put together a great submission and if accepted, give the best presentation possible. To help do this, we recommend viewing seasoned speaker Dawn Foster’s in-depth session titled Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker!.

Have More Questions? 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 and its project communities are 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.