Call for Presentations

You can still submit your proposals for the plenary sessions, BoFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) and lightning talks. You have until 27 September 2020 to submit your presentation. Proposals submitted after this date will only be considered if there are still time slots available. Please note that no workshops or tutorials will be organised at this meeting.

See descriptions of the different presentation formats.

The PC is looking for presentations covering the topics of network engineering and operations, including but not limited to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Managing IPv4 scarcity
  • Data centre technologies
  • Network and DNS operations
  • Internet governance and regulatory practices
  • Network and routing security
  • Content delivery
  • Internet peering and mobile data exchange
  • Connected Things (aka. Internet of Things – IoT)

Submissions

The following general requirements apply:

  • All presentation proposals will only be considered by the PC if they contain at least draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on).
  • RIPE Meeting attendees are quite sensitive to keeping presentations non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results, or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and should not attempt a product demonstration.

Presenters should be clear on whether they wish to submit a presentation for a plenary or working group (WG) session. At present, most working groups will solicit policy proposals, discussion points or other content directly via their mailing lists. If you’re not sure what kind of session you should be presenting at, you may find it useful to check out further information on the difference between plenary and working group sessions.

RIPE Meeting attendees are quite sensitive to keeping presentations non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results, or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and should not attempt a product demonstration.

Presenters should indicate how much time their presentations will require.

Here’s an indication of the average duration of each session format:

  • Plenary presentations: 20-25 minutes presentation with 5-10 minutes discussion
  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes for both the presentation and discussion
  • BoFs: one hour

The following general requirements apply:

  • Proposals must be submitted using the meeting submission system.
  • Lightning talks should also be submitted using the meeting submission system and can be submitted any time up to and including the meeting week. The allocation of lightning talks will be announced on short notice – in some cases on the same day but often one day prior to the time slot allocated.
  • Presenters who propose a panel or BoF are encouraged to include speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a neutral facilitator.
  • All presentation proposals will only be considered by the PC if they contain at least draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on). For panels, proposals must contain a clear description, as well as the names of invited panelists, presenters and moderators.

Diversity and Inclusion – The RIPE Meeting Code of Conduct

To ensure that RIPE Meeting values are upheld and that attendees experience a professional, respectful and safe meeting is a priority, please read the RIPE Meeting Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email pc [at] ripe [dot] net.