Program Committee

Hyperledger is looking to the community for Global Forum 2020 Program Committee members. Committee members will play an important role in rating session submissions and shaping the content of Global Forum. At the event, Program Committee members will have the opportunity to introduce speakers, moderate fireside chats, etc.

Please nominate yourself and/or people that you feel would represent the greater Hyperledger community’s interest.

Nominations close at 11:59pm PT on Wednesday, September 11. – Nominations are now closed.  Once finalized, the Program Committee members will be published.

Program Committee
Co-Chairs – to be selected after nominations close
Committee – There will be a minimum of 10 reviewers. A call for nominations is now open – all nominations will be accepted. The final Committee will be announced publicly on wiki and presented on this page.

What is the role of a Committee member?
The Committee will help shape the content to make Hyperledger Global Forum a successful event. This will include the following tasks:

  1. Create a conference agenda outline with a balance between keynotes, panels, open time for unconference, workshops, talks, and networking breaks
  2. Establish a timeline/calendar for Program Committee activities
  3. Establish regular check-ins/calls to progress against the timeline
  4. CFP Review
  5. Event participation as moderators and/or emcees

What is the time commitment to be a reviewer?
Approximately 8 hours during a 4-week timeframe. You will review a subset of the submissions through an online portal. There will be a training call and documented instructions on the system prior to beginning the review process.

As a reviewer, can I submit a speaking proposal?
Yes. The proposals you submit will be reviewed by other reviewers who do not have a conflict of interest with your submission (i.e., work for the same company, on the same project, etc.).

Review Process
On Monday, September 30, you will receive the proposals in a Google Doc in addition to being able to access the portal. All reviews will be done within the portal; the spreadsheet is for reference, searching, sorting, etc. You have from September 30 – October 31 to submit your reviews. Once the review period is complete, the review committee will meet with the co-chairs – the week of November 4 to discuss the proposals. During this call, the co-chairs will discuss which talks will not be accepted, borderline talks, etc. If additional reviews are needed, they will be done the week of November 4.

From here, the co-chairs will lay out the agenda and a list of final sessions will be sent to the review committee for reference. Submitters will be notified of their acceptance/decline status on November 13, then the schedule announced on November 20.

Overall Timeline:

  • CFP Opens: June 7, 2019
  • CFP Closes: September 27, 2019
  • CFP Notifications: November 13, 2019
  • Schedule Announcement: November 20, 2019
  • Slide Due Date: February 25, 2020
  • Event Dates: March 3-6, 2020