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Speaker Guide


We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for PrestoCon 2023, which will take place in person on December 5-6, 2023, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Please bookmark this link for easy reference and click through the tabs on this page to access the information.

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Friday, October 13
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Friday, November 10
  • Speaker Presentation Deadline: Friday, December 1
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 6
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time


You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. If you need those details again, please contact All speakers receive complimentary registration. 

Please be sure to select “In-Person Speaker” as your Registration Type and enter the voucher code on the same page.

Visa Letter Requests

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

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 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.

Venue + Hotel Information

This year’s event will occur at The Computer History Museum, located at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043.

View hotel information on our Venue & Travel page.

Schedule, Timing + Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced on Thursday, October 5, and posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account; please make sure to upload your bio and photo.

Reminder: All sessions are 30 minutes in duration, and lightning talks are 10 minutes in duration. 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 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 (1) microphone for each speaker. 
  • If you require any additional AV, please email with those needs by Friday, November 10. 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 + PowerPoint Template

All speakers must upload their final presentation slides by Friday, December 1, for review by the program committee. In addition, we want to provide a hard copy for accessibility purposes and find that adding presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session.

To upload slides, follow these instructions (guide with screenshots):

  • Log into your PrestoCon speaker profile through or via the mobile site
  • Go to your session within Sched
  • Click on Session tools to the right of the session title
  • Underneath the session title, select Add Presentation
  • Upload your pdf document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • The presentation will automatically save to your session

An optional PowerPoint template is available to download HERE for your use but is not required. 

Inclusive Speaker Orientation 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

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