Open Source in Finance Forum London

Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

The Call for Proposals is now open.

The Open Source in Finance Forum is a conference for experts across financial services, technology, and open source to deepen collaboration and drive innovation across the industry to deliver better code faster. This event will showcase recent developments and the direction of open source in financial services; provide practical knowledge and guidance on best practices, tools, and technologies; explore how to build a successful community; and provide unparalleled opportunities to network with the executives and individuals driving open source in financial services.

Please be aware that the Linux Foundation will now utilize Sessionize for CFP submissionsSessionize is a cloud-based event content management software designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. If you need guidance, please review how to submit your session for an event to see step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, March 17 at 12:00 AM PDT / 0800 CET
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, April 9 
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, April 11
  • Presentation Slide Due Date: Friday, June 21
  • Event Date: Wednesday, June 26

Suggested Topics

We welcome talks on a wide range of topics relevant to open source in financial services, such as:

  • Open Source Readiness
  • Open Regulation Innovation / Common Domain Model
  • AI in Finance
  • Cloud for Finance / FINOS Common Cloud Controls
  • Interoperability / FDC3
  • FinOps / Cloud Operations
  • Open Source Software Supply Chain Security
  • Hot Topics (D&I / ESG / Emerging Tech / Payments)

Submission Types

  • Session Presentation (typically 30 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (typically 30 minutes)
  • Round Table Discussion (typically 30 minutes)
  • Workshop/Tutorial (typically 30 minutes)
  • Lightning Talk (typically 15 minutes – ideal for first-time speakers)

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. If you need help in finding panelists, please reach out to osff@finos.org.
  • 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.
  • One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for accepted speaker(s) per submission.

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.

How to Give a Great Talk

We want to ensure submitters receive resources to help put together a great submission and, if accepted, give the best presentation possible. To help do this, we recommend viewing seasoned speaker Dawn Foster’s in-depth session titled Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker!

Have More Questions? 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 you are doing, and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. If 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.