Call for Speakers

Open Call open until Sun, September 30 2018 at 05:00 PM

The OpenTechSummit China is unique Open Technology conference for developers, companies, and IT professionals. The event will take place from Friday 30 November – Sunday 2nd Decembe in Shenzhen. 

During the event developers, technologists, scientists, and entrepreneurs convene to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Artificial Intelligence software, Cloud Computing, Hardware and IoT.

  • Day 1, November 30:  Shenzhen Tech Scene Exploration Day 
  • Day 2, December 2: Conference Day 
  • Day 3, December 3: Culture and Networking 

For our China feature event we are looking for speaker submissions about Open Source for the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Search Engines, Cognitive Experts
  • Hardware and IOT 
  • Cloud, Containers, DevOps

There will be special events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Open Source Initiative and its impact in Open Source business. An exhibition space is available for company and project stands, and project assemblies.

Submission Guidelines

Please propose your session as early as possible and include a description of your session proposal that is as complete as possible. The description is of particular importance for the selection. Once accepted, speakers will receive a code for a speakers ticket. Speakers will receive a free speakers ticket and two standard tickets for their partner or friends. Sessions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Dates & Deadlines

Please send us your proposal as soon as possible via the OpenTechSummit speaker registration.

Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2018

Late submissions: Later submissions are possible, but early submissions have priority

Notification of acceptance: Ongoing basis

Schedule Announced: Oct 10, 2018

OpenTechSummit China: Novemeber  30th, 2018

Sessions and Tracks

Talks and Workshops

Talk slots are 20 minutes long plus 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. The idea is, that participants will use the sessions to get an idea of the work of others and are able to follow up in more detail in break-out areas, where they discuss more and start to work together. Speakers can also sign up for either a 1-hour long or a 2-hours workshop sessions. Longer sessions are possible in principle. Please tell us the proposed length of your session at the time of submission.

Lightning talks

You have some interesting ideas but do not want to submit a full talk? We suggest you go for a lightning talk which is a 5 minutes slot to present your idea or project. You are welcome to continue the discussion in breakout areas. There are tables and chairs to serve your get-togethers.

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 make, bring or show. 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 China is also looking for team members who are interested to co-host and moderate 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 OpenTechSummit China or have any questions, please contact us via

Suggested Topics

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

  • Hardware (Architectures, Maker Culture, Small Devices)

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


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