OpenPOWER Summit US 2018


Call for Presentations/Speakers

We thank our Members and other interested parties for their interest and note that the Call for Presentations/Speakers has now closed.  Proposals are now being evaluated and notifications will be sent out on/after January 19.  

Members who wish to exhibit at the Summit should send a brief expression of interest to if they have not already made contact with the Summit organisers.

Details on how to register to attend this event will be made available shortly.

The original CfP/S text appears below for reference.

The OpenPOWER Foundation invites Members, researchers, hardware and software developers, ISVs and academics worldwide to apply to present on topics of interest at the third annual OpenPOWER Summit.

Keynote and Member presentations will be delivered on March 19 to an audience of OpenPOWER members, press, analysts, technology visionaries, industry peers and academics

  • Speakers receive a complimentary full conference pass to the OpenPOWER Summit and IBM Think 2018
  • Presentation lengths range from 15 to 30 minutes

Please submit a brief application to on a single page, PDF format.  Include the speaker’s bio, organization (if applicable), presentation objective(s) and abstract.

As a technical event, preference will be given to sessions of a technical rather than commercial nature.

Abstract submission deadline*:                                                                                   January 10, 2018 

Presentation selections notification:                                                                            January 19, 2018

Final speaker registration date for OpenPOWER Summit and Think 2018:               February 11, 2018

Upload presentation titles and presenter bios:                                                            February 11, 2018

Provide presentations to OpenPOWER Summit steering team for feedback:             February 18, 2018

Submit final presentations:                                                                                          March 1, 2018

Presentation Dry Runs at the Summit venue:                                                              March 18, 2018

Live presentations at the Summit:                                                                                March 19, 2018

* Please submit abstracts as early as possible as only a limited number of presentations can be accommodated.

Questions ?  Please contact the Summit organizers at