October 21-22-23, 2018
Raleigh Convention Center
Downtown Raleigh, NC & The RTP

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Call For Speakers

Update: The 2017 Call for Speakers is now closed and the selection process has begun. Thank you to everyone who submitted a talk. If you missed out on the call but would still like to participate in ATO 2017, we will continue to accept talks until the selection process is over.


The All Things Open selection committee is seeking talks from established technologists with many years of experience, technologists and community members that may be new to “open”, and 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: 2017 All Things Open Call for Speakers
When: Tuesday, February 14 – Tuesday, March 28 (6 weeks)
Deadline: Tuesday, March 28

Talk categories and tracks to be featured in 2017:

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

Just a few of the reasons to submit at talk to All Things Open 2017:

  1. 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 2016 more than 2,400 attended from 32 states and 19 countries. In 2017, we’re expecting 3,000+ from all over the world. It is a diverse audience with nearly every major technology company represented.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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