Speaker Application

Apply now to present to one of the smartest audiences around.

Here you can submit a proposal for a talk at the Ohio LinuxFest 2019.

Talks are 50 minutes, generally 40 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

We seek talks in a huge variety of subjects, for people who range from experts to those seeking to learn what Free and Open Source Software is.

The call for talk proposals closes on August 17, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT (21:00 UTC).

You may include (plaintext) links, but please do not enter HTML as it will be stripped out.

If you have any questions, please contact us at speakers@ohiolinux.org

    Speaker Name(s) (required)

    Email (required)

    We will be using this to contact you. Please do not use a throw away account.

    Phone Number (required)

    This number is a

    Best Times to Reach You (required)

    If we need to contact you by phone, we will try to call during these times.

    Presentation Title (required)

    Presentation Abstract (required)

    This should describe what you will be talking about, plus include descriptions of anything special you will be doing to give your talk (e.g. demo, live examples, extra speakers, etc.). It will be used as the public summary of your talk.

    Biography (required)

    Please tell us a little about yourself, including what makes you knowledgeable in this area.

    Past Presentations

    If you've spoken at any other conferences, user groups, or any other gathering, please state so here. If available, please include links to copies of slides, recordings, or videos. NOTE: The Ohio LinuxFest encourages new speakers. Previous experience is NOT required for being accepted as a speaker.

    I have read and agree to the speaker agreement. (required)

    Please read the Ohio LinuxFest Speaker Agreement. If your talk is accepted, you are bound to the terms in the agreement. Please read it carefully.


    I agree to have my presentation recorded and distributed. (required)

    This is completely your choice and will not be used to determine talk selection.


    I agree to have my slides published on the Ohio LinuxFest or related website. (required)

    This is completely your choice and will not be used to determine talk selection.


    Days available to speak (required)

    CAPTCHA (required)