Linux Security Summit North America

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Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for Linux Security Summit North America 2024, taking place at the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building from Thursday, April 18 to Friday, April 19. 

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Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speakers Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 5
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Thursday, March 14
  • Presentation Slides Update Deadline: Tuesday, April 16
  • Event Dates: Thursday, April 18 – Friday, April 19

Speaker Registration

You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. Please email if you need this information sent to you again.

Visa Letter

If 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.

Travel Funding + Scholarship Details

  • If you requested travel funding as a part of your proposal and have not submitted your request, please do so as soon as possible. You can access the form here. The deadline for travel funding applications is February 26, and decisions will be made by March 5.
    * Please note: Talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.
  • Scholarships Information: This can be found HERE. Apply by March 10; notifications are out March 17.

Hotel Accomodations

We have a discounted room block at the Sheraton Grand Seattle and invite you to view this information on our Venue + Travel page.

Venue Information

This year’s event will occur at the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building

Seattle Convention Center Summit Building
900 Pine Street
Seattle, WA.  98101

Schedule & Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced on Thursday, February 22, and posted on our website using You will receive an email from asking you to create an account; please upload your bio and photo.If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk, find that it conflicts with the content of another talk, or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact

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 with those needs by Thursday, March 14. 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 Tuesday, April 16.

To upload slides:

  • To upload slides log into your speaker profile through 
  • 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

Presentation Templates

An optional PowerPoint template is available for download 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