Jul 21 – 25, 2021 Online Event
UTC timezone

Call for Participation: BoF, Workshop, and Lightning Talk

Submitting a BoF, Workshop, or Lightning Request

We highly encourage everyone to submit a session. These sessions are a great way to share your thoughts with others, discuss various topics, receive feedback and help specific projects move forward. BoFs and Workshops can be either 1 (one) or 2 (two) hours and lightning talks are 10 minutes.

Each session is self-organized and it is up to the hosts and participants to decide if the session is to be loosely oriented around a set of topics, or have a well-defined agenda. Lightning talks will be scheduled by the organizing team.

All requests are due by June 6th, late requests will not be scheduled.

Available Times

  • BoFs and workshops: July 23 and 24 
  • Lightning talks: July 24 from 15:00-16:00 UTC 
  • Intern talks: July 23 from 15:00-16:00 UTC

Spots are limited. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but please note that we may not be able to fit every proposed session into the schedule. If your session request is accepted and added to the schedule you will be notified by email.

To submit a request please fill out the short form online: https://surveys.gnome.org/495331?lang=en

Definition of Terms 

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks describe works in progress, new and untested ideas, or opportunities for collaborative work. Lightning talks are an excellent way to spark discussions and get feedback on an idea.


A workshop is a period of discussion or practical work on a particular subject in which a group of people share their knowledge or experience. 

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather (BoFs), provide an environment for people with similar interests to meet for informal discussions.