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Ubuntu Summit 2023 – Call for Proposals

Do you have a revolutionary project that’s pushing the boundaries of the open source landscape?

Are you an inspiring community leader who’s building a sustainable coalition for the future?

Is your passion for education and advocacy helping foster the next generation of innovators?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we welcome you to submit an abstract for Ubuntu Summit 2023

Submitting a Talk Abstract

Log into the Events Platform

The first step towards submitting your abstract is logging into our Event Platform. On the Ubuntu Summit 2023 event page, click the Login link on the top navigation bar. You will be greeted by the Ubuntu One Login screen. If you already have an Ubuntu One account, simply login using your credentials, if not you quickly sign up for a free account. 

Register for the Conference

If you are ready to travel, regardless of if you will speak at the event, make sure you register for in-person attendance. As we have limited seats, you will need to “Apply” for registration, but we will generally accept everyone until we reach the capacity. If you are not sure yet, go ahead and join us remotely.

Submit your Abstract

Once you’ve put some thought into your proposal, head over to the call for abstracts page and click on “Submit new abstract”. Here are some tips on putting together a solid proposal:

Title and Content: The Content section is the elevator pitch for us and those potentially interested in joining your talk. The title shows in the timetable that will be published closer to the event, and there will be an event-specific page with more background and information about yourself. Here are a few questions to think about in case you need help putting together your abstract:

  • The session title should get people interested in your topic. If you read it in a full schedule, would you click on it to learn more?
  • Provide background about the project or topic you’ll be presenting. Make sure it also appeals to people who don’t (yet) know much about the technology.
  • What is known and what is unknown about the topic?
  • What will you be talking about during the session? How did you solve the problem at hand?
  • What will participants learn by the end of the session?
  • How do people get involved once they’ve completed your session? 

Tracks: We’ve put together numerous tracks to categorise your session and give participants an idea of what to expect at the conference. Head to our tracks page to learn more and decide how your session fits in. If you’re unsure of which track to choose, send an email to and we can assist you.

Authors and Bio: Add yourself, and anyone else presenting with you, as authors to your proposal. Other authors will need to sign in to our events platform at least once for you to find them in the search. The page about your session will show information about the presenters, so make sure you fill in a short bio and attach a picture to tell us who you all are.

Wait for an Acceptance Email

If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to join us in Riga to deliver your presentation and participate in the entirety of the Ubuntu Summit. Your travel, hotel, and meals may also be provided, courtesy of Canonical.

Submission Deadline


Abstracts submission deadline: July 21, 2023 at 23:59
Abstracts review period until: July 28, 2023
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2023

Please note the submission deadline could be subject to change. If you need assistance submitting your abstract, please send an email to

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