Call for Speakers/Topics for OpenStack Conference

The OpenStack Program Committee formally announces the Call for Speakers/Topics for the April 26-29 OpenStack Conference/Design Summit in Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency. As the Design Summit agenda is drawn directly from the submitted developer blueprints, the call for speakers/topics is only for the OpenStack Conference held on April 26-27.

OpenStack Conference – April 26-27, 2011
OpenStack Design Summit – April 27-29, 2011

All speakers interested in submitting a topic can either send an email to [email protected] or update the Topic Submission Etherpad at All topics received will be added to the Etherpad for Program Committee review as well as community input. The submission process is open from January 31, 2011 until February 28, 2011. As of March 1, 2011 the Program Committee will begin putting together the complete agenda.

The following information is required when submitting your topic:

  • Title of session
  • Brief abstract
  • Speaker name
  • Length of time needed (e.g. 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes)
  • Track for session


The current high-level agenda of the OpenStack Conference for speaker submissions:

April 26, 2011

GENERAL SESSION (9:00 am-  11:45am)


COMMUNITY TRACK (1:00 pm – 4:30pm)
This track allows the community to focus on critical issues related to development processes and plans, management and oversight as well as business planning. All community members are welcome to participate as the community moves from its infancy to a young and substantial open source project.

TECHNICAL TRACK (1:00pm – 4:30pm)
This track focuses on various technology issues related to OpenStack and cloud computing in general.  These sessions are not meant to focus on upcoming features for the projects; we have blueprint sessions for that.

April 27, 2011

USER TRACK (9:00am – Noon)
This track provides OpenStack users the opportunity to learn first hand how OpenStack meets their business needs and delivers the open standard cloud computing solution for the marketplace.


ECOSYSTEM TRACK (1:00am – 4:30pm)
This track lays out the foundation for the OpenStack partner ecosystem providing partners an exclusive roadmap for future development activities and revenue opportunities.  Existing partners providing information on their ecosystem development offers business development managers a chance to learn and improve their own OpenStack ecosystem engagement.



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