Call for Presentations

Please note that there are some changes to the schedule for RIPE 83. The community plenary has moved to Thursday and there will be an additional plenary session on Friday. Also, workshops or tutorials will not be running at this meeting.

The Call for Presentations (CfP) deadline has passed.

The Programme Committee is reviewing the submissions received and will decide whether a second Call for Presentations for plenary talks will be issued.

Lightning talk proposals can still be submitted until 25 November 2021.

The PC is looking for presentations covering the topics of network engineering and operations, including but not limited to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Managing IPv4 scarcity
  • Data centre technologies
  • Network and DNS operations
  • Internet governance and regulatory practices
  • Network and routing security
  • Content delivery
  • Internet peering and mobile data exchange
  • Connected Things (aka. Internet of Things – IoT)
  • Sustainable Internet Infrastructure

RIPE Meeting attendees prefer non-commercial presentations, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and should not attempt a product demonstration.


The following general requirements apply:

  • Proposals must be submitted using the meeting submission system.
  • All presentation proposals will only be considered by the PC if they contain draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on).
  • Presenters should indicate how much time their presentations will require.
    Here’s an indication of the average duration of each session format:

    • Plenary presentations: 20-25 minutes presentation with 10-5 minutes discussion
    • Lightning talks: 10 minutes in total for both the presentation and discussion
    • BoFs: one hour
  • Lightning talks should also be submitted using the meeting submission system.
  • The allocation of lightning talks will be announced the week before the RIPE Meeting.
  • Presenters who propose a BoF are encouraged to include speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a neutral facilitator.

Read more about the different presentation formats.

Plenary or Working Group?

Presenters should be clear on whether they wish to submit a presentation for a plenary or working group (WG) session. At present, most working groups will solicit policy proposals, discussion points or other content directly via their mailing lists. If you’re not sure what kind of session you should be presenting at, you may find it useful to check out further information on the difference between plenary and working group sessions.

The RIPE Meeting Code of Conduct

To ensure that RIPE Meeting values are upheld and that attendees experience a professional, respectful and safe meeting, please read the RIPE Meeting Code of Conduct.


If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email pc [at] ripe [dot] net.