Linux Security Summit Europe
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Speaker Guide

Welcome

We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for Linux Security Summit Europe 2024, which will take place at the Austria Center Vienna from Monday, September 16, to Tuesday, September 17.

Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speakers Registration Deadline: Monday, June 24. You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. Please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org if you need this information sent to you again.
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Monday, August 26
  • Presentation Slides Submission Deadline: Friday, September 13
  • Event Dates: Monday, September 16 – Tuesday, September 17

Registration

Your registration confirms that you will speak and must register by Monday, June 24. Please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org if you need speaker registration information sent to you again.

Visa Letter

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

In addition, we ask that you 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 possible 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.

Scholarship + Travel Funding

Please visit our Scholarships & Travel Funding page for more details.

  • The application deadline for Travel Funding is July 29
  • The application deadline for Scholarships is August 10

*  Please note: Talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.

Hotel Accomodations

Please review the information on our Venue & Travel page.

Venue Information

This year’s event will be held at the Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria

Schedule & Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced on Wednesday, June 12, and posted on our website using sched.com. You will receive an email from sched.com asking you to create your account; please upload your bio and photo.

Note: If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk, find that it conflicts with the content of another session, or need help uploading your bio and photo, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

AV Details + Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply computers and adapters to use during their talk.
  • All speakers should format presentation slides in a 16:9 ratio.
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones. 
  • If you require any additional AV, please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org with those needs by Monday, August 26. 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

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 13.

To upload slides:

  • 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
  • Or send them to cfp@linuxfoundation.org and we will upload on your behalf

Presentation Templates

An optional PowerPoint template is available to download for your use but is not required. 

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.

Code of Conduct

Please read and abide by our Code of Conduct which 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.

Contact Us

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

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