ELISA Workshop

Call For Proposals (CFP)


The ELISA Workshop Call for Proposals is now open.

To encourage open collaboration and stimulate discussions, we invite our members, developers, and industry experts to submit a speaking proposal.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Friday, October 1 at 11:59 pm PST
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, October 12
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, October 13
  • Presentation Slide Due Date: Monday, November 1
  • Event Dates: Monday, November 8 – Wedesday, November 10

Session Types

Types of Submissions:

  • Presentation
  • Technical Group Discussion
  • Planning Discussion
  • Tutorial/Demo
  • Dedicated Working Session (work on shared piece of work together)

Session Lengths:

  • 30 Minutes (includes 5 minutes for Q&A)
  • 60 Minutes (includes 10 minutes for Q&A)
  • 90 Minutes (includes 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • 120 Minutes (includes 15 minutes for Q&A)

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.
  • 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.

Preparing to Submit

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.

How To Give a Great Tech Talk

In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9y3gyF8Kw

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcOP4WQfJl4

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.


For questions about the CFP, please contact events@elisa.tech