Call for Papers

FOSS Backstage is an exciting new conference dedicated to everything governance, collaboration, legal and economics within the scope of FOSS. 
Our Call for Papers will be open until February 18th, 2018. Update: The deadline has been extended until February 25th.
To submit your proposal please register here and find some more details below.

What we offer

Undivided attention onstage for your session and a video of your talk. Besides, you get a free ticket for the conference. 

What we are looking for

FOSS Backstage will provide a space to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to community management, vendor neutrality and leading projects without discretionary power. Conference topics will include open source project leadership best practices, community management, open source project metrics, open source strategy for the enterprise, adopting open source collaboration in corporations, legal matters when dealing with open source and many more.

Related topics not explicitly listed above are welcome as well.
We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in cooperating or partnering with FOSS Backstage, please contact us via


Selection process

There will be an anonymized review of all submissions. Members of the program committee will not see the name, photo, short bio and gender of the applicant to reduce unconscious bias.

How to Submit

Please register here in order to submit a session proposal. After your completed your registration go to “Dashboard” -> “Add Content” -> “Session”. Please submit each proposal as a separate session.


The Call for Papers will be open until February 18th, 2018. Update: The deadline has been extended until February 25th.

Any more questions?

Please read our FAQ for more information.