How to Submit Microconference Discussions Topics

These instructions are for any attendee that would like to submit a discussion topic for a microconference. If you want to submit a BOF proposal instead, read the instructions here.

LPC is largely composed of a series of microconferences, which are mini-conferences centered around a specific topic like Automotive, Containers, Network Virtualization, etc. The specific content of each microconference is community driven, so now that we have a list of approved microconferences we have opened up submissions for sub-topics. The final content of each microconference will be determined by the microconference leads based on these submissions.

The submissions site is fairly intuitive; some documentation is included below. Please pay special attention to items in bold.

Logging into the MCs and BOFs Proposals Sites Using Open ID

Note: These instructions apply to logging into both the microconferences proposal site and the BOF proposal site.
The proposals sites accepts logins from any Open ID. Common sites are listed in a pull-down box. To use an existing Open ID, click on the service, for example, Technorati, then enter your user ID in the box provided underneath the list of sites, in this example, “Technorati username”, and the page will form the correct URL in the OpenID field, as shown in the image below:


If your Open ID is from a site not listed, manually type in a URL in the box next to “OpenID”. If you don’t have an OpenID account, you can create one using using the link on the Login page.

Submitting a Microconference Discussion Topic

  1. Go to the Microconference Topic Proposals page.
  2. Click on Submit a Proposal.
  3. Log in with an OpenID as described above
  4. By default, the proposal will show you as the sole speaker; click on “Add another speaker to your proposal” to enter additional presenters.
  5. Fill in the dialog boxes provided – the fields should be self-explanatory. Once you have filled in all the required fields (indicated with a red asterisk), click “Create” at the bottom of the screen to create your session.
  6. That’s it! If you want to review or change your proposal, you can always go back to the Proposals page and click the “My Proposals” link on the right hand side of the page. Everything is editable, including which microconference you targeted, so if you make a mistake you can update it at any time. Submitters have the ability to destroy their proposals, which will remove it completely from the system. Do not destroy a submission unless you mean it, and do not destroy a proposal once it has been Accepted by the microconference chair. Instead, contact the lead and explain the situation.

There is a link on the Proposals page that can be used to upload slides; these can be added at any time and are not required in the initial proposal. It will be very useful however if the slides are uploaded by the time the conference is taking place.

The leader for each microconference is responsible for approving your proposal and scheduling it as part of the microconference time block. If you have issues with scheduling or concerns specific to your microconference, contact your microconference lead. If you don’t know who your lead is, please refer to the list of Microconferences. Each Microconference lists one or more leaders.

If you have any questions regarding the microconferences discussion topics submission process, please contact us.