Nextcloud Community Conference 2024: call for speakers

Nextcloud Conference 2024 call for speakers

Sharing a passion for open source, digital privacy, and software development? Contributing to Nextcloud or developing apps for our ecosystem? Join Nextcloud Community Conference as a speaker or a workshop lead to inspire, educate, and engage with the Nextcloud community. Call for speakers is now open — let’s build a safer digital world together!

⏱️ Deadline

Submit your proposals by end of day June 30th.

🎤 Formats

Present a 5-minute lightning talk or a 30-60 min. workshop.

📍 Event Location

Nextcloud Conference is taking place at MotionLab.Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Be a speaker at Nextcloud Community Conference 2024

The agenda of the Nextcloud Community Conference is in the making, and we are seeking sessions that offer insights into our ecosystem and its latest developments. The theme of this year’s conference is «Building a safer digital world» — we especially encourage topics that resonate with this theme.

We welcome all topics potentially interesting and useful for the Nextcloud community, such as:

  • Updates on Nextcloud apps
  • Development of the new Nextcloud features
  • Running Nextcloud on unique hardware setups
  • Accessibility, design, and user experience
  • Tackling privacy challenges
  • Privacy-focused project showcases

Speaking formats


Lightning Talk

A brief 5-minute talk on a selected topic presented to the entire Nextcloud Community Conference audience.


An interactive learning session allocated in a slot of 30 or 60 minutes. Examples: Learning how to develop a Nextcloud app, building Workflows, bringing your Nextcloud app to Vue.js, and much more!

Travel support for speakers ✈️

We are happy to provide travel support for speakers and volunteers at the Nextcloud Community Conference and the Contributor Week. The program covers 80% of travel and hotel expenses. If you need assistance in your travel, apply below and we will get back to you with more information.

Proposals FAQ 🗒️

Do I need to submit a final title and description now?

With your proposal, you need to submit a final title and speaker information. The description can just include the outline of your idea that will help us understand your topic well. You will have time to finalize your talk or workshop details prior to the event.

I submitted my proposal. When will I hear back?

We will get back to you as soon as possible. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll receive an email from us! Note that sometimes we receive a lot of talk proposals, so then we have to select them based on the first come, first serve model. Nevertheless, we accept most proposals that are sent in so your chances are high.

Do I have to prepare any materials?

Yes! For both lightning talks and workshops, you will have to submit a draft of your slides for us to approve. The deadline for slide submission is August 26th.

What if I am not a good public speaker?

Bear in mind that the talks are meant to be low-key and low-stress. We want to provide you with a fit platform to share what you love, so we encourage and welcome anyone to present! The conference team is happy to help you prep and practice if you’re worried about anything.

Do I need to memorize my speech?

Nope! Prepare your talk how you see fit! If you prefer to memorize it, create note cards, or have a word-for-word copy to read from, all options are acceptable.

Join us at Nextcloud Community Conference!

Nextcloud Community Conference and Contributor Week is at Motion.LabBerlin from September 14-20th. Visit the event page to learn more details. See you at #NextcloudConf2024!

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