PyTorch Conference
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Speaker Guide

OVERVIEW

We welcome you as a speaker for PyTorch Conference 2024 taking place September 18-19 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. 

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Important dates & Deadlines

  • Schedule Announced: Thursday, June 27
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Monday, July 15
  • Additional AV Needs Deadline: Monday, September 2
  • Poster Session Submission Deadline: EOD Wednesday, August 14
  • Slide Submission Deadline: Monday, September 16
  • Event Dates: Wednesday, September 18 – Thursday, September 19

REGISTRATION

You received the speaker registration code in your acceptance email. If you have any issues, or need it resent, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

VENUE LOCATION & HOTEL INFORMATION

PyTorch Conference 2023 is taking place September 18-19 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. 

Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Boulevard
Landmark Building C, Suite 260
San Francisco, California 94123

The Linux Foundation has not contracted rooms at any properties, but a list of alternate lodging options is available on our Venue & Travel page.

VISA LETTER REQUEST

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

All visa letter requests must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event. Any visa letter requests made after the two-week deadline cannot be guaranteed. The Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days.

TRAVEL FUNDING

If you are applying for travel funding and have not submitted your request, please do so as soon as possible. The deadline for travel funding applications is July 26, 2024. (Note that talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.)

SCHEDULE & uploading Bio / Photo

The schedule will be announced on Thursday, June 27, and posted on our website using sched.com. You will receive an email directly from sched.com asking you to create your account; please make sure to upload your bio and photo if needed.

If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk, find that it conflicts with the content of another presentation, or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

Schedule Timing:

  • Session Presentations: 25 minutes
  • Lightning Talks: 10 Minutes
  • Poster Sessions: Wednesday, September 18, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
    • All posters will be on display throughout the day on Wednesday, September 18, allowing attendees to review the posters before poster sessions take place during the reception. You are only required to be at your poster during the Poster Sessions session, taking place during the reception.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please refer to the schedule or your speaker notification to confirm the accepted format of your submission. In order to maximize content for the conference, some sessions were accepted by the program committee in an alternative format. If you are unable to present, please reach out to cfp@linuxfoundation.org as soon as possible. 

AV Details + Requirements

Any additional AV requests are due by Monday, September 2.

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own computers and adapters to use during their talk
  • Speakers should format their presentation slides in 16:9  
  • You can download a conference-branded presentation template here; use of the template is optional.
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones.

If you require any additional AV, please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org with those needs by Monday, September 2. 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.

poster session information

Poster Session Print Deadline: EOD Wednesday, August 14. If your poster is not finalized at this point, or if you have any changes after this point, you’ll need to print and transport your poster to the event.

SPECIFICATIONS

An optional template is available for download here. The Linux Foundation will print posters on large size paper (A1 format). The finalized poster should be submitted in PDF by EOD Wednesday, August 14.

  • Size: A1 60cm x 84cm, printed one-sided
  • File type: PDF, include .3 cm (3mm) bleed & crop marks
  • Technical Specs:
    • CMYK color
    • Ideal bitmap resolution is 100-150 DPI in final size
    • Individual files sizes smaller than 100MB

Caution: Do not change the paper size in the example template. It is intentionally set to a big size.

SUBMIT YOUR FILE

Please add your finalized file to the Google Folder no later than EOD Wednesday, August 14.

For any questions, please contact Molly Sanchez at msanchez@linuxfoundation.org.

PRESENTATION TEMPLATE & SLIDE UPLOAD

All speakers are asked to submit final presentation slides before 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.

Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF format to Sched.com and must be formatted in 16:9. 

To upload slides:

  • Log into your PyTorch speaker profile through Sched.com
  • 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)
  • Or send them to cfp@linuxfoundation.org, who will upload them on your behalf.

You can download the PyTorch Conference presentation template here; use of the template is optional.

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

In collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), the Linux Foundation has created an online course designed 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. Please click here for the course

CODE OF CONDUCT

Ensure compliance with our Event Code of Conduct, prioritizing inclusivity and appropriate language and imagery in your presentation.

CONTACT US

If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at cfp@linuxfoundation.org.

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