Keynote Call for Presentations

For the 2023 OCP Regional Summit, submitting a keynote will be a seperate process from the standard engineering workshop submissions, which you can find here. Please read below for instructions on how to submit a keynote presentation for Day 1 (April 19) of the OCP Regional Summit. 

The keynote submission period is OPEN. 

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Keynote Requirements:

  • The ideal keynote speaker will be charismatic and draw participants in anticipation of their message or announcement.   

  • Keynote content should have broad relevance to the entire OCP ecosystem, including developers, adopters, users and business leaders from enterprise, financial services, manufacturing, retail and communications companies of all sizes.   

  • Consideration will be given to the announcement of contributions of new innovation and technology.   All contributions discussed during a keynote must be fully executed and accepted by the IC committee beforehand.   The OCP staff and IC committee can quarantine early specifications and collateral for release coincident with the keynote.    

  • Keynotes that highlight OCP technology and product adoption and speak to business and technical benefits will be given priority. 

  • OCP was founded on the idea that a better cloud data center could be built and operated.  Keynotes that address the challenges of GHG emissions, embodied carbon reduction, and water conservation in support of a sustainable future will be given priority.  

Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a speaking engagement of any sort. OCP Foundation and Project Leadership will review qualified presentations and selections will be determined by content and relevance. The OCP Foundation may accept or reject any presentation in its sole discretion at any time. OCP will treat all information you provide in accordance with our privacy policy posted at: OCP Privacy Policy » Open Compute Project. Content should not be commercial in nature and should not be proprietary or contain confidential information.

All keynote submissions must be received before the deadline (February 10, 2023) via the online submission form in FNVirtual. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.  All submission topics must be relevant to OCP and meet specific criteria (outlined in submission) for consideration.

By submitting an abstract, you agree to abide by the following keynote deadlines:

January 12 Submission Period Open
February 10 Submissions Period Closes
February 13-17 Keynotes Selection Period
February 17 Keynote Presenters Notified 
*Conditionally accepted pening final presentation content.
February 20 Keynote Schedule Posted Publicly
March 10 Slides due to OCP
March 13-24 Call(s) with OCP - Review slides & provide feedback
*Deadlines for slide revisions will be assigned during calls.
April 3-7 OCP verification that all conditions are met.
April 7 Final Presentations due to OCP


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