gRPC Conf

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Speaker Guide

Welcome + Congratulations!

We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for gRPC Conf 2023, taking place September 20 at the Google Campus in Sunnyvale, California!

Please bookmark this page for easy reference. If you have any questions, please email the CNCF Content Team.

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Travel Fund Request Deadline: Monday, August 14
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 16
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Friday, August 18
  • Submit additional AV Requests: Friday, September 1
  • Upload presentation slides to Wednesday, September 13


Your Speaker Registration serves as confirmation that you will be speaking with a deadline of Wednesday, August 16.

Anyone coming on site, please review our Health + Safety page. We ask that you please check back for updates as we get closer to the event.

You should have received registration details in your acceptance email. If you need this information sent to you again, please contact the CNCF Content Team. If you are not registered by August 16, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list so please do so promptly. 

Any co-speakers or panelists that are part of the original CFP submission will also receive complimentary registration. Please contact the CNCF Content Team for details.

Visa Letter Requests

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

Speaker Travel Funding

If you are not being assisted or sponsored by a company or organization, and would be otherwise unable to attend for financial reasons, you may apply for travel funding. The deadline to apply for travel funding is Monday, August 14.

Note: Talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.

Venue Details

This year’s event will take place at at the Google Campus in Sunnyvale, California:

Google MPD237
237 Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

SchedulE + Timing + Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced Wednesday, August 2, and posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account; please make sure to upload your bio and photo.

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, please contact the CNCF Content Team.


Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their computers and HDMI adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones. 
  • If you require any additional AV, please email the CNCF Content Team with those needs by Friday, September 1. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate other AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation Details + Branded PowerPoint

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of 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 Friday, September 15.

Please log into and follow these steps to upload your slides.

Branded Powerpoint

An optional PowerPoint Template is available to download, but please note it is not required.

Inclusive Speaker Online Course

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

Code of Conduct

Please read, and abide, by our code of conduct. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations.

Contact Us

If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact the CNCF Content Team.


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