Linux Security Summit Europe 2019 Speaker Guide


Thank you for speaking at Linux Security Summit Europe, October 31 – November 1, 2019, in Lyon, France.

This is your official event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer as we will be adding additional speaker information, such as on-site details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email

Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019
  • AV Requests Due: Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Presentation Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019


To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker and use access code LSSEUSPK19 by Friday, August 23. If you are not registered by August 23rd, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list so please do so promptly.

Visa Letter Requests

If you require a visa letter, please register for the event and then complete the visa letter request here.

We also ask that you please note the following:

  • Provision of a visa letter by The Linux Foundation does not guarantee visa approval as final approval is made at the sole discretion of the government of the event’s host country.
  • The Linux Foundation strongly recommends requesting a visa letter at your earliest possible convenience and to contact your local Embassy/Consulate with any visa questions you may have.
  • The Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days.

Venue Location

Linux Security Summit Europe will be held at the Lyon Convention Center.

Lyon Convention Centre
50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69463 Lyon, France
Telephone: +33 (0)4 72 82 26 26

Hotel Accommodations

We have negotiated discounted room rates at various hotels and invite you to view this information on our Venue & Travel page.

Please note, rooms will most likely sell out in advance of the room block close dates. We encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lyon!

Schedule + Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced Monday, August 19, and will be posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account; please make sure to upload your bio and photo.

If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk; or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact

AV Details + Requirements

Any additional AV requests are due by Monday, September 30th

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own computer and adapters to use during their talk
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9
  • The room will include a screen, projector, handheld & lavalier microphone.

If you require any additional AV, please email with those needs by Monday, September 30th. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate additional A/V needs; however, final approval for additional A/V requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Due by Wednesday, August 14

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of the event. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session.

Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF-format to and must be formatted in 16:9.

If you would like to use the Linux Security Summit Europe PowerPoint template for your presentation, you can download it here. (Please note it is not required to use the presentation template.)

To upload slides:

  • Log into your Linux Security Summit Europe speaker profile through
  • On the top of the page, click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved

Promote your Talk

Once the schedule is announced on Monday, August 19th, we appreciate you spreading the word about #linuxsecuritysummit and your session – please find some sample tweets below to share on your social channels!

  • Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #linuxsecuritysummit – visit “link to your session” to add my talk to your schedule!
  • Thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting at #linuxsecuritysummit! Visit Linux Security Summit to see the full schedule 👍
  • Just learned my talk “Session Name” was accepted 🎉 See you all in Lyon, France for #linuxsecuritysummit! “link to your session”
  • Can’t wait to speak at #linuxsecuritysummit in Lyon, France – visit Linux Security Summit to check out the full lineup!

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity and unconscious bias. It is strongly encouraged by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that all our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.

Click here for the course.

Code of Conduct

Please read and abide by our code of conduct, which can be found here. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.

Contact Us

Do you have speaker or schedule related questions?

Please contact





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