SELF 2020 Call For Speakers
Want to speak at the 2020 SouthEast LinuxFest? You're in the right place! Simply fill out the form below to submit your talk to SELF. Due to the volume of submissions we get, simply filling out this form does not guarantee you a speaking slot. We will announce accepted talks on March 15th, 2020. To have your talk considered, please have it in no later than 11:59 PM ET March 14th, 2020.

Please note that by applying to speak, you agree to our speaker release ( ), as we release video and audio of each speaker's presentation. Only one modification to the license will be accepted, and that is the use of cc-by-nd (no derivatives) instead of cc-by for the license. If this is something you want to do, you must tell us that at the appropriate place in the form below. If you use slides, images, video, or other collateral during your presentation, you must provide the SouthEast LinuxFest with a copy of it under the same license that you agreed upon in the speaker release so we can produce the best possible audio and video.

As usual, our talk content is spread out over all three days (Friday-Sunday). Most talks are on Saturday June 13th. We will however have additional talks on Friday June 12th and Sunday June 14th early. Exact volume depends on A/V availability and affiliate events. If one of these days does not work for you, please mention that in the form.

We are looking for content for all experience levels from beginner to neckbeard. Some particular areas we're really looking for talks this year include desktop linux, gimp, inkscape, golang, python, security / infosec, drupal, wordpress, and bash. That being said, please don't be discouraged from submitting a talk outside of those things listed. We will continue to look for, welcome, encourage, and accept talks pertaining to enterprise, BSD, ham radio, historical technology, anything FOSS, and generally almost anything geeky.

There are no restrictions on the amount of talks you may submit. If you feel like you have multiple good talks you can deliver then submit this form multiple times. We encourage multiple submissions!

There are several benefits that come with being a speaker for SELF. SELF treats its approved speakers to a private speaker dinner. This will be held on the evening of Friday, June 12th at an undisclosed location at the hotel. You will also be provided with a t-shirt, lunch on Saturday, June 13th, as well as early access to a social event on Saturday featuring craft beers, liquor, and wine from throughout the southeast.

SELF is a free to attend event, and as such does not have the resources to pay to bring speakers in and cover all their expenses. 99.9% of the time, the speaker is on their own to cover travel and their hotel room and expenses. In general, those we do cover tend to be students within driving distance whose participation is an important part of their academic progress and who do not have the means otherwise to attend. If you're coming internationally in particular, SELF will not be covering any costs.
Full name *
Email Address *
How are you involved in open source? (Include dayjob if relevant)
Talk Title (Keep it relatively short for program guide printing purposes) *
Talk description (This is your sales pitch to an attendee to see your talk. We will use this for our schedules. Be concise but thorough.) *
Name, Position and Employer, and Brief Bio (For printing in our program guide and schedules) *
Who would this talk appeal to? What would they learn? *
Would you like to be considered for keynote? (NOTE: Keynotes generally have to have a broad appeal.) *
T-Shirt Size *
T-Shirt Type *
We want to get a feel for the general food preferences of the crowd. Which is these most applies to you? *
Food allergies? Special diet?
Which days can you speak on? (Select all that apply) *
I understand and accept the terms of the SouthEast LinuxFest speaker release linked to at the top of this form. Saying no here means you just filled out this enormous form for nothing, and your input will be forwarded to /dev/null *
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