Open Source in Finance Forum London
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Speaker Guide

Welcome

We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for Open Source in Finance Forum London 2024, held on Wednesday, June 26, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London.

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

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 23
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Wednesday, May 29
  • Speaker Presentation Deadline: Monday, June 24
  • Event Date: Wednesday, June 26

Registration

  • Please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org if you need speaker registration information sent to you again.
  • All speakers receive complimentary registration; co-speakers or panelists can register using the same details.

Visa Letter Request

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

Venue Information

This year’s event will occur at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London.
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7UT
United Kingdom

Hotel Accommodations

Refer to our Venue & Travel page for more information.

Schedule, Timing + Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced on Thursday, April 11, 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 if necessary.

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 cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

AV Details + Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their computers and adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones. 
  • If you require additional AV, please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org with those needs by Wednesday, May 29. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate other AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made case-by-case.

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 Monday, June 24.

To upload slides:

  • Log into your Open Source in Finance Forum London speaker profile through Sched.com or via the mobile site.
  • Go to your session within Sched
  • Click on Manage & Promote your session
  • Underneath the session title, select Add Presentation
  • Select the file and click Upload 
  • Upload your pdf document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • The presentation will automatically save to your session
  • Or, view the Uploading presentation to Sched screenshot

An optional PowerPoint template is available to download HERE 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 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. Our Code of Conduct 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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