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Call For Proposals (CFP)


The O3DCon Call for Proposals (CFP) is now closed for in-person and virtual talk submission.

For any questions regarding the CFP process, please email O3DCon@linuxfoundation.org.

General Info + Dates to Remember

O3DCon, the Open 3D Foundation’s flagship conference, brings together a vibrant, diverse community focused on building an unencumbered, first-class, 3D engine poised to revolutionize real-time 3D development across a variety of applications—from game development, metaverse, digital twin, and AI, to automotive, healthcare, robotics and more.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Friday, July 29, 2022, at 11:59 pm PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Presentation Slide Due Date:  Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Reminder: This is a community conference — so no product and/or vendor sales pitches.

Tracks & Suggested Topics

Suggested Topics Include:

  • 3D Development & Open 3D Engine 101
  • Building & Sustaining Open Source in 3D Development
  • Game Development
  • Metaverse
  • AI
  • Robotics
  • Digital Twin
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare

Submission Types

  • Session Presentations (30 minutes)
  • Lightning Talks (10 minutes)
  • Panel Discussions (50 minutes)
  • Birds-of-a-Feather Discussion (50 minutes)
  • Hands-on Workshops/Training (90 minutes)

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event

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:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. 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.

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation and its project communities are 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.