Embedded Open Source Summit

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Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for Embedded Open Source Summit, happening Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18, at the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building in Seattle. Washington.

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

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Speakers Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 27 
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Tuesday, April 2
  • Upload Presentation Slides to Sched: Monday, April 15
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18


Your registration confirms that you will be speaking, and you must register by Tuesday, February 27. Please see your speaker notification email for the discount code. Please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org if you need this information sent to you again.

Visa Letter Requests

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

Scholarship + Travel Funding

View the details & submission deadlines here

*  Please note: talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.

Venue & Hotel Accommodations

This year’s event will occur at the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building.

Seattle Convention Center Summit Building
900 Pine Street
Seattle, Washington  98101

We have negotiated a discounted rate at the Sheraton Grand Seattle. Please visit our Venue & Travel page for more information. Rooms will likely sell out before the room block close date of March 25 – we encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

Schedule, Timing & Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced on Thursday, February 15, and posted on our website using sched.com.

If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk; or are having problems uploading your bio and photo to sched.com, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

AV Details & Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own 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; panelists will each receive their own microphones.
  • If you require any additional AV, please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org with those needs by Tuesday, April 2. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate additional AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation Template & Slide Upload

All speakers must submit their final presentation slides before 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 Monday, April 15.

Optional PowerPoint templates can be dowloaded from the links below: 

Please upload your slides to Sched.com using the following instructions.

  • Log into your EOSS 2024 speaker profile through Sched.com.
  • Click “Manage and Promote Your Session” at the top of the page.
  • Click “Add Presentation”.
  • Click the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit).
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved.
  • View a screenshot of the uploading process here.

If you need any assistance, please reach out to cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

Promote your Talk

We are pleased to offer speaker cards for you to share online and on your social media! Graphics can be found in the Speaker Kit. Example promotions are found below:

Join me at #EmbeddedOSSummit, April 16-18 in Seattle, Washington! The schedule is PACKED w/ sessions across 4️⃣ microconferences: #Embedded Linux Conference, Real-Time #Linux, Safety-Critical Software Summit & Zephyr Project. Register today! https://bit.ly/3To0FtT

I’m speaking at #EmbeddedOSSummit, taking place April 16-18 in Seattle, WA! Check out my session, titled [session name]. 1 registration = access to 4 events covering the most cutting edge topics in #embedded #OpenSource today. Register now! https://bit.ly/3To0FtT 

I’ll be at #EmbeddedOSSummit, will you? Embedded Open Source Summit takes place April 16-18 in Seattle and is THE gathering place for #OpenSource #developers and #embedded enthusiasts. Check out the schedule: https://bit.ly/3UB1eCH Register NOW: https://bit.ly/3To0FtT.

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

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

Along with the online course, we suggest that speakers also refer to the Inclusive Language Initiative’s language recommendation list, which provides guidance on substituting hurtful and exclusive language in the field of information technology.

Code of Conduct

Please review our Code of Conduct which all participants must follow. It’s strictly enforced, and we ask speakers to prioritize inclusivity and appropriate language and imagery in their presentations.

Contact Us

If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at cfp@linuxfoundation.org.