SOSS Policy Summit Europe

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Speaker Guide


Thank you for speaking at SOSS Policy Summit Europe 2024, in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, 14 May

This is your official event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer we will be adding additional speaker information, such as on-site details, as they are available.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Friday, 26 April
    You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. Please email if you need this information sent to you again.
  • Additional AV Request Deadline: Friday, 26 April
  • Speaker PowerPoint Presentation Deadline: Friday, 3 May
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, 14 May


  • To confirm your participation and secure your speaking slot, it’s important to complete your registration by Friday, 26 April, using the details you received in your notification email. If you require this information again, please reach out Be sure to submit any accommodation needs when registering. Failure to register by the deadline may result in your slot being given to someone on our waitlist.
  • If you have already registered for the event and are now a speaker listed on the schedule, please reach out to our registration team in order to be issued a refund.
  • Complimentary registration is also extended to co-speakers or panelists from the original CFP submission. Please ensure their participation format aligns with yours before registering. For example, you cannot present in person if your co-speaker can only participate by pre-record.
  • If you’re attending the event in person, please review our Health & Safety page. Remember to check for updates as the event approaches.

Visa Letter Requests

  • If you require a visa letter, please register for the event and then complete the visa letter request form.
  • We also ask that you 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 INFORMATION & Getting There


SOSS Policy Summit Europe 2024 will take place at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Pl. du Congrès 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Getting There

Please view details on our Venue & Travel page.

Schedule + Timing

The schedule will be announced on Tuesday, 9 April, and will be posted on our website using

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 own computers and HDMI adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones for each speaker or panelist.
  • If you require any additional AV, please email the by Friday, 26 April. We will make every effort to accommodate additional AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation DetailS + BRANDED POWERPOINT

Presentation Details

All speakers are required to submit a PDF-format version of their final presentation slides ahead of the event to We find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session. As a reminder, you will be driving the presentation from your laptop via PowerPoint and this PDF version is only for attendees to review. The deadline for presentations is Friday, 3 May.

To upload slides:

  • Log in to your speaker profile through or via the mobile site
  • On the top of the page click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved

Branded Powerpoint

We designed an optional PowerPoint template for our speakers. Use of this template is not required but we do welcome you to use it for your convenience.

Inclusive Speaker 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, which is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.

Contact Us

Do you have a speaker or schedule-related question? Please contact