Call for Presentations

The Open Group builds compelling event programs featuring speakers with a wide range of business and technology expertise, to give our attendees access to the best thought leadership in the industry. The Open Group events offer exposure for speakers’ ideas, expertise, and organizations to high-placed decision-makers within influential organizations worldwide:

  • Representatives of global organizations including Fortune 500 companies, policy-making agencies and standard bodies
  • Business and technology professionals interested in achieving business objectives through technology standards

The session detail is a critical factor in determining whether your presentation proposal is accepted so spend some time outlining what you plan to cover.

The Program Steering Committee favors end-user perspectives and presenters, and vendor-neutral educational presentations that focus on the real-life applications and case studies. Front-line implementers and end-users are given preference in the speaker selection process. 

Vendors are encouraged to recruit clients and partners who are front-line implementers or end-users as presenters or co-presenters.

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium. To respect this neutrality, your presentation should not contain any marketing pitch for products or services.


Upcoming Events

To propose a presentation, click the appropriate link in the table below. This will take you to the submissions page for the event. In most cases, you will need to register for an ID and Password for that page, and log in to it. This secures the submission process and enables you to return to the page and update your submission later if you wish.

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* Marketing and product pitches are prohibited in presentations.

If you are interested in marketing your products or services, please see our Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities page.

** Speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and living expenses. Event fees are waived on the day of the speaker’s presentation.

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