Presentations and talks at GUADEC

Dates to remember

  • CFP Deadline: 23:59, 13 May 2019 (Timezone is UTC +3 Europe/Athens)
  • CFP Notifications: end of May, 2019
  • Schedule Announcement: June, 2019
  • BoF signup: TBA
  • Ad hoc session signup: TBA
  • Lightning talk signup: TBA

Scheduled presentations

The call of proposals is now closed.

Submit your talks here:

These will be 25 and 40 minute talks.

BoFs & hackfests

Main page at

Ad hoc sessions

There will be ad hoc slots available on each of the main conference days (23rd to 25th August). You will be able to propose sessions for these on the day. Attendees will have a chance to vote for them until lunch time and the sessions with the highest number of votes will take place at the end of the same day. If your proposal is not selected you can resubmit it on a following day. Sessions can be on any topic which is suitable for the audience, including topics outside of GNOME and software.

Lightning talks

Lightning talk slots will be available for signup on the morning of Sunday 25th August. Talks can be on any topic which is suitable for the audience. Lightning talks are normally 3 minutes long, depending on the length of the available slot. Talks will happen in the order that they are listed on the sign up sheet and speaker changes will be fast paced, so you need to come to the room 5 minutes before the lightning talks start and are expected to send in PDFs of your slides beforehand. If you want to use your own laptop for a demo or because you cannot export your slides in PDF format, any setup will come out of your allotted speaking time.

Intern lighting talks are reserved for anyone interning with GNOME. These are by invitation only. If you think that you are eligible to present your project during this slot, please get in touch with the GSoC admins at GNOME.


The papers team is looking forward to your talk proposal. In case of questions regarding the call for talks, please contact the papers team at For general questions regarding the conference, please consult the GUADEC website or contact the local GUADEC organizing team at (public mailing list).