Open Source Leadership Summit Speaker Guide


Thank you for speaking at Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place March 12-14, at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay, California.

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 Jillian. 

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

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • AV Requests Due: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Presentation Deadline: by Friday, March 8, 2019


To confirm that you will be presenting, please use the information below to register as a speaker by Tuesday, February 26, 2019. If you are not registered by February 26, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list so please do so promptly.

  • Please click here to register
  • Our registration platform is now integrated with the Linux Foundation Identity Management Platform (LFID). Once you click the link above to register, you will be prompted to login using your LFID, or to create an LFID account if you do not already have one. For further information, view our Identity Management FAQ.
  • Once logged in, please enter Speaker Access code OSLSSPK19
  • Select speaker from the registration type
  • Fill out the registration form

Visa Letter Requests

If you are not a United States citizen, we recommend that you check with your local government for information on required documents and arrangements you’ll need for travel to Half Moon Bay, California as soon as possible.

If you require a visa letter, wait 24 hours after completing the registration process above, and then fill out a visa letter request here.

All visa letter requests must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event. Any visa letter requests made after the two-week deadline cannot be guaranteed.

Venue Location

Open Source Leadership Summit will be held at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay, California.

The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved blocks of rooms at several hotels and invite you to view this information on our Venue & Travel page.

Rooms are limited and may sell out in advance of the room block close rate – we encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

Schedule + Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced Tuesday, February 12 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 Jillian Hall.

AV Details

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  
  • A conference branded presentation template will be provided shortly (optional to use)
  • The room will include a screen, projector and (2) microphones (one wireless clip-on and one wireless handheld)

If you require any additional AV, please email Jillian Hall with those needs by February 26, 2019. 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 Friday, March 8

A conference branded template is available here for download. Please note, use of the template is optional. 

Please send your final presentation, in .PDF format,  to where it will be posted to the slides page.

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 Jillian Hall,





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