Spinnaker Summit

Call For Proposals (CFP)

The Spinnaker Summit Call for Proposals is now closed.


The sixth annual Spinnaker Summit will be co-located with KubeCon in Detroit on October 23-24, 2022. The Summit will bring together a global community of collaborators focused on the future of Spinnaker, the open-source continuous delivery platform. The event will include hands-on workshops, keynotes, happy hours, and more. Targeted toward developers, architects, operators, and technical leaders, this event will be a great place to share knowledge and build connections.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Early Bird Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15 at 11:59 PM PDT
  • CFP Early Bird Notifications: Friday, July 22
  • CFP Closes: Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59 PM PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Week of August 8
  • Schedule Announcement: Week of August 22
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, October 14
  • Event Dates: Sunday, October 23 – Monday, October 24, 2022

* Up to (5) CFP submissions will be selected and highlighted as Early Bird picks by the program committee from all talks submitted by the July 22 deadline. Talk submissions not selected as Early Bird picks will still be considered for the final agenda.

Suggested Topics

  • Security
    • How to secure Spinnaker cluster
    • How to enforce policy in your deployment pipelines
  • Adoption / Migration
    • How to launch new or migrate from legacy deployment infrastructure to Spinnaker
    • Pipelines as code
    • On-boarding
  • Performance
    • How to scale Spinnaker and deploy to Kubernetes as your organization grows
    • Monitoring and alerting best practices
  • Extensibility
    • Extending Spinnaker to use with other tools
    • Plugins / custom-stages
  • User Success Stories
  • Other 

Submission Types

  • Session Presentation – typically 30 – 40 minutes
  • Panel Discussion – typically 30 – 40 minutes
  • Birds of a Feather – typically 45 – 60 minutes
  • Lightning Talk – typically 5 – 10 minutes
  • Tutorial or Workshop – typically 1.5 – 2 hours

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.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – Complimentary passes for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • 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.
  • 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 prior to 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:

What are you hoping to get from your presentation?

What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?

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.

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.


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

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.