ONE Summit

Call For Proposals (CFP)


The  ONE Summit 2022 Call for Proposals is now open.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
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Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Friday, July 8 at 11:59 PM PDT 
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, August 9
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, August 11
  • Presentation Slide Due Date: Tuesday, November 8
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, November 15 – Wednesday, November 16 

Suggested Topics


Automation and new networking capabilities are bringing change to a number of existing players, from manufacturing to retail to public and government infrastructure. This track explores those changes from both a business and technical point of view from IOT to private 5G to managing highly distributed networks.


As reliance on the network continues to grow, security and user privacy are critical. In this track, learn and share best practices from development to deployment to ongoing operations and maintenance.


Cloud native, the proliferation of data planes, orchestration advances: innovation leaves us spoiled for choice but can be overwhelming. In this technical track, learn about these key projects and capabilities and how to make them work for your software-based architecture.


Celebrate successes and learn from the challenges of your peers. This track will focus on successful (and even our not-so-successful) initiatives around deploying and operating software-based networks. Special consideration will be given to examples involving end-users and collaboration across silos.


Even as we build today’s networks, tomorrow’s opportunities are on the horizon. From 6G to AI to intent-based networking to new use cases and new types of customers and new market players, this future-looking track will provide an opportunity to strategize around the next wave of solutions.


Even as we build today’s networks, tomorrow’s opportunities are on the horizon. From 6G to AI to intent-based networking to new use cases and new types of customers and new market plYour proposal doesn’t immediately fit into the above categories? Feel free to propose your idea and why the topic will benefit technical decision-makers and business leaders in the networking ecosystem. 

Submission Types

  • Session Presentation (typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Panel Discussion (typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Birds of a Feather (typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Lightning Talk (typically 5-10 minutes in length)
  • Tutorial/Workshop (typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length)
  • Other (Please describe session proposal; please fill in the space given on the CFP form)

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 should include the names of all participants. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Each session is allowed (1) primary speaker and (1) co­-speaker. The primary speaker for a proposal will receive a complimentary conference pass and the co-speaker will receive a discounted conference pass. s. For panel sessions, all panelists will receive a complimentary pass. 
  • For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary conference pass; there is a maximum of 4 panelists and 1 moderator.
  • 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.
  • You can view the submission form to help you prepare, and reach out to the cfp team for any questions.

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 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.