Speaker FAQs

Welcome to the FOSS4G NA Speaker FAQs. If you have a question that isn't answered below, email us. The FAQs will be updated regularly, so please check back occasionally for new information.

How do I add speakers when creating a submission?

A user can be added as a speaker for a talk if she/he has a valid eclipse.org account and if they have successfully logged in to a FOSS4G NA website at least once in the past year. On the submission form, enter a name or email address. If the speaker has an account, the system will locate the speaker. You can then select the name you want from the list of search results.

What are the registration discounts for speakers?

  • Workshops: Each accepted Workshop earns two 100%-off speaker discounts; the discount goes to the first and second speaker listed on the workshop
  • Talks: Each accepted Standard Talk speaker may register for the conference at the discounted price of $250
  • Speaker discounts are not transferable; unauthorized use will result in your registration being cancelled and additional registration fees may be incurred
  • All speakers must register for the conference in order to attend the session and give the talk

How do I register as a speaker?

Speaker discounts are implemented via discount codes or special registration links. Specific registration instructions will be sent in the notification email that goes out to each accepted speaker. In most cases, it is better to wait to register until you know the status of your talk submission. However, if you wish to register before January 1 to get the lowest price, and you are later accepted as a speaker, we will adjust your registration price to reflect the new cost.

Does everyone listed on a talk need to register for the conference?

Yes, all speakers listed on a talk need to register. It's important – this is your way of communicating to us that you do intend to show up and give your talk!

What should I do if I have to cancel my talk?

First, try to find a colleague who can fill in for you and then email us to let us know. Registrations are transferable if your plans change. If you must cancel, please email us as soon as possible so that we can fill your place in the program with a talk on the waiting list.


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