1. Plenary Session Presentation
This is a presentation that is followed by audience questions answered by the presenter or other members of the audience. The presentations are typically 30 minutes in length. The RIPE Programme Committee (PC) recommends using 20-25 minutes for presenting and 5-10 minutes for questions. If the presenter feels that more or less presentation time is needed, they must make this clear in their proposal. Presenters are welcome to propose other styles of presentations to the PC if needed.
2. Lightning Talk
Lightning talks are short (5-10 minutes) presentations covering any topic that may or may not include slides. The presenter can choose how much of this time to spend on their presentation versus Q&A.
BoF topics are expected to be non-commercial. They are also not intended for RIPE Policy discussions, as these should be held in the appropriate RIPE Working Group session.
If you are a first-time BoF organiser, the RIPE PC will be happy to help guide you through the process.
If you have any questions concerning presentation formats, please email pc [at] ripe [dot] net.