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Call For Proposals:

Submissions must be received by 23:59 PST on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

CFP Open: Thursday, December 20, 2018

CFP Close: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CFP Notifications:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Schedule Announced: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thank you for your interest in speaking at gRPC Conf! Below are some guidelines on what we are looking for. Please read through all the guidelines, as doing so will improve your chances of being selected.

As a reminder, the CFP will remain open until Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Our aim is to have all acceptances out by Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

For those of you who are new to speaking; never fear – as long as you are passionate and knowledgeable you’ll be fine! We love first-time speakers and provide a great deal of support as you get ready for the conference stage.

Session Details

Sessions will be in 30-minute blocks. We recommend you plan 20-25 minutes for your presentation, leaving the last 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.

What Makes a Good Proposal?

First, let’s start with the Proposal Topic. It should be something that will be of interest to all attendees, and you should word it in a way that makes it very clear to those attendees what you’ll be covering.

The Abstract field is where you’ll give a short paragraph to quickly tell us what you’re going to talk about. Remember this will eventually be published in the conference agenda and will be the public-facing view of what your talk is about. It should be compelling and clearly communicate what attendees can expect to learn from your session. Spell it out so they know exactly what to expect. If you have additional background for your talk or want to tell us more about what your plans are for the session, use the Details field for that.

Suggested themes:

– gRPC in-production

– User stories, case studies

– Implementation

– Ecosystem, tooling

If you have more than one topic you’d like to propose, please complete the submission process again for each topic.

What to Expect

Proposals go through multiple evaluations. During the review process, you may be contacted for more information about your proposal. All who submit a proposal will hear from us with the decision on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to provide specific feedback. Should your proposal be approved you will then begin a multi-step process of review and feedback. These check-ins help both new and experienced speakers stay on target for session delivery and ensure the best session possible.

If your session is accepted, you will receive a speaker pass to attend gRPC Conf.

Question about submitting a proposal? Contact us at