Container Plumbing Days

Call For Proposals (CFP)


Calling all container technology experts. Submit a proposal for a conference session or lighting talk, and share your insights. 

Please be aware that the Linux Foundation will now be utilizing Sessionize for CFP submissions. Sessionize 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 Closes: Tuesday, February 6 at 11:59 pm PST (UTC -8)
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, February 26
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, February 29
  • Event Date: Monday, April 15

suggested topics

  • Container Runtimes
  • Container and Image Security: SBOM, Scanning, and Isolation
  • Operating Systems for Containers: Container OSes and Containers on Alternate OSes
  • Kernel Features: cGroups, Namespaces, and eBPF
  • Image Handling: Building, Formats & Standards, Transports
  • Containers and Virtualization: Virtualization Inside Containers
  • Containers on Alternate Architectures and Platforms
  • File System Storage for Containers

submission types

  • Session Presentation (typically 30-40 minutes)
  • Lightning Talk (typically 5-10 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.
  • For any questions, please reach out to us.

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.