Call for Presentations

Linux Developer Conference Brazil is meant to be a meeting point for communities developing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects that constitute the Core of modern Linux systems. A space to connect developers, enthusiasts, and companies and to foster both the development of the communities and the Brazilian FOSS market.

General Instructions

Presentations can be submitted either in English or Portuguese, but priority will be given to presentations in English. Submissions are accepted in three different formats: Presentations, which consist of live talks lasting 40 minutes including questions; Lightning Talks, expected to last from 5 to 10 minutes; and Workshops lasting up to 2 hours on the first day of the event.

Once you click on the "Submit a proposal" button at the end of the page, you will be redirected to the submission form where you can describe you proposal. You can write up to 900 characters in the Abstract section, which will be evaluated by the selection committee.

Important Dates

  • April 1st: Submission period starts
  • May 15th: Submission period ends
  • June 25th: Speakers notified
  • July 28th: Slide-deck delivery deadline
  • August 2nd-4th: The conference happens


Speakers are invited to submit talks concerning Linux systems development which are among, but not limited to, the following tracks:

  • Kernel and drivers
  • Containers and virtualization
  • Display servers and desktop environments
  • Multimedia frameworks
  • Compilers and toolchains
  • Graphic libraries
  • Networking and protocols
  • Bootloaders
  • Linux-based OSes
  • Init systems
  • Connectivity
  • Tracing
  • Security
  • Automated Testing and Continuous Integration
  • Internet of Things
  • Community
  • Industry challenges

Presentations may provide information on its expertise level, being it newbie, average or expert. All expertise levels have equal acceptance priority.


Your submission can have one of the three available formats (make sure you select the appropriate type when submitting):

  • Talks: 40 minutes talk including questions (on the two weekend days: August 3 and 4) ;
  • Lightning talks: 5 to 10 minutes talk, no questions (only on the last day of the event: August 4);
  • Workshops: 2 hours, hands-on workshop (only on the first day of the event: August 2).

Code of Conduct

Be sure to check our Code of Conduct before submitting your proposals.

Selection Process

All submitted presentations will be evaluated according to its coherence with the open source ecosystem, relevance to the open source community and its novelty.


If you have any problem with the CFP system, let us know by sending an email to