openSUSE.Asia Summit 2024 Call for Speakers

4. Jun 2024 | openSUSE Asia Summit Japanese Team | CC-BY-SA-3.0

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2024 Call for Speakers

We are pleased to announce that the call for speakers for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2024 started today. The event will be held on November 2 and 3 in Tokyo, Japan. Please check our announcement for more details of the event.

The openSUSE.Asia committee members are looking for the speakers who share their knowledge or experiences related to openSUSE from different avenues of life. The speakers are able to receive sponsorship from the openSUSE Travel Support Program (TSP). It is a good opportunity for you to consider applying for the proposal and participating even if you are far from Japan.

In this year, we will invite Cross-Distro Track in collaboration with other distribution communities like AlmaLinux, Debian, and Ubuntu; we will welcome talks related to those distributions.


The examples of the topics (not limited to) are as the following:

  • openSUSE (e.g., Leap, Tumbleweed, Micro OS, Open Build Services, openQA, YaST)
  • Desktop environments and applications (e.g., GNOME, KDE, XFCE)
  • Office suite, graphic art, multimedia (e.g., LibreOffice, Calligra, GIMP, Inkscape)
  • Multilingualization support (e.g., input methods, translation)
  • Cloud, Virtualization, Container, and Container Orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes, Rancher)
  • Package supply-chain security, vulnerability management
  • Embedded and IoT
  • Other applications running on openSUSE

Topics that are not related to a specific technology are also welcome. For example:

  • An overview of FLOSS technologies
  • Development, Quality Assurance, Translation
  • Tips & Tricks, Experience stories (success or fail), Best practice
  • Marketing and community management
  • Education

Types of sessions

We are inviting proposals for these two types of sessions.

  • Long talks with presentation (30 min. + Q&A)
  • Short talks with presentation (15 min. + Q&A)

Lighting talk sessions (5 min.) will be announced later.


  • The deadline for the call for proposal documents: on August 4, 2024
  • Notification to speakers: on August 26, 2024

How to submit your proposal document

Please submit your proposal to the If you do not have a SUSE community account, please sign up from the top menu of the system before submitting your proposal document.

  • You must follow the openSUSE Conference Code of Conduct.
  • Your proposal needs to be written in English ranging from 130 to 250 words. It should also have a suitable title that reflects topics in your talk.
  • Please check the misspelling and the wrong grammar for them before the submission by using LibreOffice, Google Docs, or Grammarly.
  • Please check our guide for how to write a better proposal
  • If you are not familiar with writing documents and need any help, please contact committee members in your country/region.

Requirements for your presentation

  • You may use English or Japanese in speech but you need to write your documents or slides in English.
  • The speaker needs to be present at the venue; prerecorded video and a video call are not to be allowed.

Warning about lodging fee in Tokyo

Nov. 4 is a public holiday this year. Thus, the hotel price is very high. We strongly recommend booking your hotel right away with a cancelable plan while rooms of budget hotels are available at appropriate prices. Please check the event site for more details.

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