Call for Speakers

Open Call open until Sat, December 22 2018 at 11:59 PM

The annual FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit is an Asia’s leading Open Technology conference for developers, companies, and IT professionals. The event seeks to bring about opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange among members in the open source community.

The FOSSASIA Summit 2019 will take place from Thursday 14th – Sunday, 17th March in Singapore.The event gives attendees latest updates about innovative open source technologies which have the potential to disrupt the entire industries, including Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, just to name a few. An exhibition space is also available for company and project stands, together with project assemblies.

We are now looking for proposal submissions for the coming event, speakers having expertise in the following areas please join us:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Blockchain

  • Cloud, Containers and DevOps

  • Database

  • Kernel and Platform

  • Tech Community

  • Open Source Design

  • Open Education

  • Open Event Solutions

  • Mobile Technologies

  • Web Technologies

Submission Guidelines

Please propose your detailed session as soon as possible. The description of your proposals is of particular importance for the selection! Accepted speakers will receive a free speaker ticket and two standard tickets for family members or friends. Notifications of acceptance are sent out on an ongoing basis.

Submission Link:

Important Date

  • Call for speakers closes on December 22th, 2018

  • Notification of acceptance: On an ongoing basis

  • Late submissions are possible, but early submissions have the priority.

Sessions and Tracks


Upon submission, please propose the type and length of session that you would like to present:

  • Lightning talk: 5 minutes long

  • Talk: 20 minutes long, plus an extra of 5-10 minutes for Q&A

  • Workshop: Typically 1 - 2 hours long

  • Panel Discussion: Typically 50 minutes long

Stands and assemblies

We offer spaces in our exhibition area for companies, projects, installations, team gatherings and other fun activities. We are curious to know what you would like to showcase. Please add details in the submission form.

Developer Rooms/Track Hosts

Get in touch early if you plan to organize a developer room at the event. FOSSASIA is also looking for team members who are interested in co-hosting and moderating tracks. Please sign up to become a host here.


Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published in various formats under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This license allows commercial use by media institutions as part of their reporting. If you do not wish for material from your lecture to be published or streamed, please let us know in your submission.

Sponsorship & Contact

If you would like to sponsor FOSSASIA or have any questions, please contact us via

Suggested Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence (SUSI.AI, Algorithms, Cognitive Expert Systems AI on a Chip)

  • Hardware (Architectures, Maker Culture, Small Devices)

  • DevOps (Continuous Delivery, Lean IT, Moving at Cloud-speed)

  • Networking (Software Defined Networking, OpenFlow, Satellite Communication)

  • Cloud & Microservices (Containers - Libraries, Runtimes, Composition; Kubernetes; Docker, Distributed Services)

  • Databases (Location-aware and Mapping, Replication and Clustering, Data Warehousing, NoSQL)

  • Science and Applications (Pocket Science Lab, Neurotech, Biohacking, Science Education)

  • Kernel Development and Linux On The Desktop (Meilix, Light Linux systems, Custom Linux Generator)

  • Open Design and Libre Art (Open Source Design)

  • Open Event (Event Management systems, Ticketing solutions, Scheduling, Event File Formats)