SOSS Community Day Europe

Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

Secure Open Source Software (SOSS) Community Days are an opportunity for Community Members from across the Security and Open Source ecosystem to get together and share ideas and progress on capabilities that make it easier to sustainably secure the development, maintenance, and consumption of the open source software (OSS) we all depend on.  Brought to you by OpenSSF.

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, June 16 at 23:59 CEST (UTC+2) / 2:59 PM PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, June 25
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, June 26
  • Presentation Slide Due Date:  Tuesday, September 17
  • Event Dates: Thursday, September 19

Reminder: This is a community conference — so no product and/or vendor sales pitches.

Tracks & Suggested Topics

Suggested Topics Include:
  • Security Education & Community Development
  • Open Source Security Tooling & Innovation
  • Open Source Vulnerabilities & Threats
  • Security Research
  • AI & Open Source Security

Submission Types

  • 5-minute Presentation
  • 10-minute Presentation
  • 15-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Extended Presentation

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 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 for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • 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 before the event.

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 and its project communities are 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.

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