GitOpsCon Europe

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Call For Proposals (CFP)


December 5-6, 2023 | Virtual

GitOpsCon Europe (#GitOpsCon) is designed to foster collaboration, discussion, and knowledge sharing on GitOps. This event is aimed at audiences that are new to GitOps as well as those currently using GitOps within their organization. Get connected with others that are passionate about GitOps. Learn from practitioners about pitfalls to avoid, hurdles to jump, and how to adopt GitOps in your cloud native environment.

The event is vendor-neutral and is being organized by the CNCF GitOps Working Group. Topics include getting started with GitOps, scaling and managing GitOps, lessons learned from production deployments, technical sessions, and thought leadership.

Please be aware that the Linux Foundation will now be utilizing Sessionize for CFP submissionsSessionize 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.

For questions about the CFP system, please get in touch with

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Tuesday, August 15
  • CFP Closes: Wednesday, October 4, 11:59 pm CET
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, October 31
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, November 1
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, December 1
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 6

Suggested Topics

  • End user talks Around GitOps Implementations
  • How to Implement Advanced Deployments
  • How to Solve Edge Cases Around GitOps
  • Stories of How GitOps Helped and Where Systems Broke Down
  • Comparisons of Open Source GitOps Tooling
  • Uses of Open Source Tooling to Achieve GitOps
  • Convincing Larger Org to Adopt GitOps
  • Interesting Use Cases for GitOps ie Edge, Machine Learning, etc.

Submission Types

  • Session Presentation: Typically 30 minutes in length including Q+A
  • Panel Discussion: Typically 30 minutes in length including Q+A
  • Lightning Talk: Typically 10 minutes in length

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.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • 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.
  • 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 before the event.
  • In Sessionize, when inviting co-speakers and panelists to join your talk, they have a 10-day window to accept the invitation. All invitations must be sent before the CFP closes. If your co-speaker or panelist fails to accept the invitation before it expires and the CFP has closed, there is still a possibility of adding them as an additional speaker after the schedule is announced. However, this will be subject to approval from the program committee.
  • You can view the submission form to help you prepare and contact with any questions.

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.

How to give a great talk

We want to ensure submitters receive resources to help put together a great submission and, if accepted, give the best presentation possible. To help do this, we recommend viewing seasoned speaker Dawn Foster’s in-depth session titled Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker!

Have More Questions? 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 you are doing, and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. If you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us at, 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.