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Call for Proposals: DebConf20, Haifa, Israel

The DebConf Content team would like to call for proposals in the
DebConf20 conference, which will take place in Haifa, Israel, between
August 23rd and 29th 2020. It will be preceded by DebCamp from August
16th to 22nd.

You can find this Call for Proposals, in its latest form, online:


Please refer to this URL for updates on the present information.

## Submitting an Event

You can now submit an [event proposal]. Events are not limited to
traditional presentations or informal sessions (BoFs): we welcome
submissions of tutorials, performances, art installations, debates, or
any other format of event that you think would be of interest to the
Debian community.

Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time
for questions), other kinds of sessions (workshops, demos, lightning
talks, ...) could have different durations. Please choose the most
suitable duration for your event and explain any special requests.

In order to submit a talk you will need to create an account on the
site.  We suggest that Debian account holders (including DDs and DMs) to
use [Debian SSO] when creating an account. However, this isn't required,
as you can sign up with an e-mail address and password.

[event proposal]: https://debconf20.debconf.org/talks/new/
[Debian SSO]: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianSingleSignOn

## Timeline

If you depend on having your proposal accepted in order to attend the
conference, please submit it in a timely fashion so that it can be
considered (and potentially accepted) as soon as possible.

Proposals should be submitted before Sunday March 31st, 2020 to be
evaluated for the official schedule.

Late submissions are possible and will be considered on a case by case

## Topics and Tracks

Though we invite proposals on any Debian or FLOSS related subject, we
have some broad topics on which we encourage people to submit proposals,
including but not limited to:

- Introduction to Free Software & Debian
- Packaging, policy, and Debian infrastructure
- Systems administration, automation and orchestration
- Cloud and containers
- Security
- Community, diversity, local outreach and social context
- Internationalization, Localization and Accessibility
- Embedded & Kernel
- Debian in Arts & Science
- Debian Blends and Debian derived distributions

You are welcome to either suggest more tracks, or to become a
coordinator for any of them. For more information, see the [Content Team

[Content Team wiki]: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/20/Content

## Talk proposal help on IRC

This year we will be holding holding office hours on IRC. Those will
be designated times where the DebConf content team will be available
to help potential speakers prepare their talk proposals for DebConf.

Dates and times for those will be announced later.

## Code of Conduct

Our event is covered by a [Code of Conduct] designed to ensure
everyone’s safety and comfort. The code applies to all attendees,
including speakers and the content of their presentations. Do not
hesitate to contact us at <content@debconf.org> if you have any
questions or are unsure about certain content you’d like to present.

[Code of Conduct]: https://debconf.org/codeofconduct.shtml

## Video Coverage

Providing video is one of the [conference goals], as it makes the
content accessible to a wider audience. Unless speakers opt-out,
scheduled talks may be streamed live over the Internet to promote
remote participation, and recordings will be published later under the
[DebConf License] (MIT/Expat), as well as presentation slides and
papers whenever available.

[conference goals]: https://debconf.org/goals.shtml
[DebConf License]: https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/LICENSE

## Closing note

DebConf20 is accepting sponsors; if you are interested, or think you
know of others who would be willing to help, please get in touch with

In case of any questions, or if you wanted to bounce some ideas off us
first, please do not hesitate to reach out to the content team at

We hope to see you in Haifa!

The DebConf team

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