PX4 Developer Summit

Call For Proposals (CFP)


Dronecode PX4 Summit Call for Proposals is now open.

The PX4 Developer Summit is the top event for open source drone developers and roboticists and the best option to reach hundreds of developers, students, and researchers and learn the latest advancements in the industry directly from top contributors.

Dronecode’s flagship event gathers leading technologists from leading open source and robotics communities to further the education and advancement of drone development.

If you aren’t ready to submit, view the submission form to help you prepare.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
Please CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT before submitting for the first time. Thank you!

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, July 9, at 11:59 PM PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, August 14
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, August 17
  • Presentation Slide Due Date: Monday, October 16
  • Event Dates: Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Suggested Topics/Track Focus

  • Any talks related to the open source projects hosted within the Dronecode Foundation umbrella: PX4 Autopilot, Pixhawk, MAVLink, QGroundControl, MAVSDK
  • ROS, ROS 2, Gazebo, XRCE-DDS
  • Open Standards
  • Open Hardware
  • Offboard control
  • State Estimation
  • Simulation
  • Hardware integration
  • Computer Vision, VIO, Obstacle Avoidance
  • AI / ML
  • Deep Learning
  • Cloud / Edge
  • Advancements in hardware development for Drones
  • Academia submissions encouraged

Session Types

Types of Submissions:

  • Session Presentation (typically 30 minutes in length)
  • Panel Discussion (typically 30 minutes in length)
  • Lightning Talks (typically 5-15 minutes in length)
  • Birds of a Feather (typically 45 minutes to one hour in length)
  • Workshops (typically 1.5 to 2 hours in length)

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our 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 per accepted speaker (and co-speaker, if required). For accepted panel discussions, up to 5 panelists, + 1 moderator will receive a complimentary event pass; additional panelists will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches 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 contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org for any questions.

Preparing to Submit

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 create 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 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.


For questions about the CFP system, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org