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Downtown Raleigh, NC USA

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Call For Papers



We encourage anyone interested in speaking to submit a talk(s) for secondary 2018 and 2019 consideration, or for the Open Source 101 conference series.

Please note we are seeking talks from established technologists with many years of experience, technologists and community members that may be new to “open”, and everything in between. In addition, we are proudly seeking talks from traditionally underrepresented groups and organizations. In short, we’re seeking a diverse lineup as we firmly believe it delivers the most value to attendees.

What: 2018 All Things Open Call for Papers

When: Tuesday, February 21 – Tuesday, April 24

Deadline: Tuesday, April 24, 11:59 pm ET

Talk topics and focus areas we’re looking for include:

  • Design/UI/UX
  • Mobile
  • Front-End Development
  • Front-End Engineering
  • Programming languages
  • Back-End Development
  • Databases
  • Networking/Infrastructure
  • Linux
  • DevOps
  • Big Data
  • Cloud
  • Hardware/IoT
  • Open Data/Open Government
  • Business
  • 101 – Introductory
  • Community
  • Start-Up
  • Education
  • Demo/Case Study
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare/Science
  • Security


Along with the topics and focus areas above we’re placing special emphasis on a few in 2018. They include:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning

Open source tools, platforms, and frameworks are enabling and pushing the evolution of AI/ML like never before, and we want attendees to learn more. A few of the topics we’re seeking talks on include:

  • Tools/Libraries/Frameworks/Languages
    • GPUs
    • TPUs
    • Quantum Computing
  • Case studies
    • AR
    • VR
    • Self-driving cars
    • Robotics
  • Methodologies
    • QA
    • Regulation
    • Bias
    • Algorithms


We would like to explore the blockchain and distributed ledger ecosystems, and the many technologies, solutions, projects and layers being built on top of the platform. Just a few of the talk topics possible include:

  • 101 topics designed to answer basic questions
  • Use cases – Healthcare, banking, energy, payments, insurance, music, etc.
  • Vital topics – Legal, security and standards
  • Technical – The underlying architectures
  • Projects – Crypto token powered & non crypto taken powered
  • Crypto Currency – Bitcoin, Litecoin, investing, exchanges, etc.

Just a few of the reasons to submit a talk to All Things Open 2018:


Keynote sessions were standing room only on both conference days in 2017, hosting 3,000+

Access to a diverse and sophisticated audience

All Things Open is the largest open source/tech/web event on the East Coast of the United States. In 2017 more than 3,200 attended from 34 states and 16 countries. In 2018, we’re expecting 4,000+ from all over the world. It is a diverse audience with nearly every major technology company represented.

Breakout sessions were often overflowing with attendance of 150+

Tremendous networking opportunities

We place great importance on networking and meeting new people, and we structure the event with this in mind. Multiple socials will be available before, during and after the conference as well as after hour events hosted by partners designed to promote education, communication and sharing.


Speaker only networking opportunities

We fully understand speakers find tremendous value in meeting other speakers and sharing information, ideas and expertise. We host a stand-alone speaker lounge (entirely optional) as well as a Speaker/Sponsor dinner designed to give you additional face-to-face opportunities. We also frequently facilitate introductions between speakers and generally help ensure ROI in every way possible.