Hyperledger Global Forum Call for Proposals is now closed.
Hyperledger Global Forum will offer the unique opportunity for more than 1,200 users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together virtually. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the communities.
The Hyperledger Global Forum agenda will comprise both a technical and enterprise track covering a mix of Distributed Ledger and Smart Contracts Introductions, sharing roadmaps for Hyperledger projects, cross-industry keynotes and panels on use cases in development, social networking for the community to bond, and hacking activities with mentors to help deliver specific pipeline features and bring developers up the learning curve.
Submissions can address a technical or business audience with focus on:
Each submission will be reviewed by a program committee made up of community members according to the following criteria (in no particular order):
- Experience of the presenters – we would like to hear from industry experts, researchers and all of you who have battle stories to tell
- Relevance to Hyperledger community – does the session talk about a solution that uses Hyperledger technology in some aspect, discusses some research work done with the Hyperledger community, provides guidelines to our community, etc.
- Applicability – will the audience come away with learnings, tips, etc.
- Interactiveness – given the virtual nature of the conference, we encourage submissions that will engage the audience. This can be done by shortening your talk and increasing the Q&A time, hosting a discussion rather than giving a talk, including polls, demos, tutorials and follow-alongs.
- Timeliness – We are looking for sessions that include the latest research, deployments, and newest features in enterprise blockchain technology and implementation. Please consider creating new content to keep it timely and interesting. We will also accept content that is introductory in nature or that detail an element of the blockchain landscape.
- Diversity – we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects. At Hyperledger “all are welcome here” and we will be making sure that our agenda includes a variety of voices and representation.
Accepted submissions will receive feedback on the talk outline and may be asked to adjust it according to the guidance provided.
CFP must be submitted in English; however, talks can be presented in your language of choice. In particular, we’d love to see talks in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Below we list some areas of Interest. This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome topics that do not fit into these bullet points. We encourage depth over breadth, so use the list as inspiration.
Preparing to Submit
Some tips on submissions:
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:
- What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
- What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
- 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.
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 that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.
How To Give a Great Tech Talk
In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.
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.