Call for Papers

General Information

PostgresOpen 2016 will be held on September 13 - 16th in Dallas at the Westin Galleria Dallas. It will cover topics for PostgreSQL users, developers and contributors, as well as decision and policy makers. For more information about the conference, please see About.

Please note that PostgresOpen is open to all audiences and ages. All talks are expected to be appropriate for a diverse group. Please see our Conference Policies and feel free to contact the Committee with any questions.

Important Dates

The submission deadline for tutorials and regular sessions is May 30, 2016.

The conference commitee will review proposals and notify selected speakers by June 6, 2016.

The final schedule to be published nearer to the conference dates.

We will have a lightning talks session again this year! A separate CfP will be made for lightning talks closer to the conference dates.

All selected speakers will get free entry to the conference (excluding training sessions and tutorials). We do not in general cover travel and accommodations for speakers, but may be able to do that in limited cases. If you require assistance with funding to be able to attend, please make a note of this in the Submission Notes field.


Detailed Instructions

  • The first step to submit your proposal is to set up, or review for returning speakers, your speaker profile here. This system uses the PostgreSQL Community Auth system (the same system used by the PostgreSQL wiki, CommitFest, and Log in to the system with your PostgreSQL Community Auth credentials. Please note that while this is the same code, the speaker profiles are not shared between and
  • Once you've created your profile, this page will provide a link to a form where you can submit your talks for PostgresOpen 2016. When the site prompts for a login, use your regular community account. Should you already have your speaker profile, you can go to the talk submission page directly here.

Session Information

Each session will last 45 minutes, and may be on any topic related to PostgreSQL. Suggested topic areas include:

  • Developing applications for PostgreSQL
  • Administering large scale PostgreSQL installations
  • Case studies and/or success stories of PostgreSQL deployments
  • PostgreSQL tools and utilities
  • PostgreSQL hacking
  • Community & user groups
  • Tuning the server
  • Migrating from other systems
  • Scaling/replication
  • Benchmarking & hardware
  • PostgreSQL related products

Of course, we're happy to receive proposals for talks on other PostgreSQL-related topics as well.