LF Energy Summit

Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for LF Energy Summit 2024, taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, 5 September – Friday, 6 September, 2024.

Please bookmark this link for easy reference, and click through the tabs on this page to access the information.

Important dates & Deadlines

  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, 12 June
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Monday, 24 June 
  • Additional AV Needs Deadline: Friday, 26 July 
  • Slide Submission Deadline: Monday, 2 September
  • Event Dates: Thursday, 5 September – Friday, 6 September, 2024


You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. If you need those details again, please contact Carolyn Ingalls. All speakers receive complimentary registration.


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

Please note the following:

  • Provision of a visa letter by The Linux Foundation does not guarantee visa approval, as final approval is made at the sole discretion of the government of the event’s host country.
  • The Linux Foundation strongly recommends requesting a visa letter at your earliest convenience and contacting your local Embassy/Consulate with any visa questions you may have.
  • The Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days.


This year’s event will take place at Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place located at: Rue Auguste Orts, Grand Place 3-7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.

Please visit our Venue & Travel page for more information.


The schedule will be announced Wednesday, 12 June, and will be posted on our website using sched.com. Please view the schedule for your exact session time. 

Session Durations:

  • Session presentations & panel discussions: 30-45 minutes (please check the schedule for your allotted time)
  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes
  • Workshops: 90 minutes
  • Project Demos: 90 minutes

If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk, please contact Carolyn Ingalls.


Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own computers and adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones; panels will have 1 wireless handheld microphone for every panelist to share.
    • NOTE: Project Demos will take place in the sponsor showcase. Presenters will have access to a large monitor with HDMI connectors and a 6-foot table.
  • If you require any additional AV, please email Carolyn Ingalls with those needs by Friday, 26 July. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate additional AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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.

To upload slides, follow these instructions (guide with screenshots):

  • Log into your speaker profile through Sched.com
  • On the top of the page, click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved

A presentation template is available to download. Use of the template is optional.

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

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


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 are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations.


If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact Carolyn Ingalls at cingalls@linuxfoundation.org.