Call for Papers

General Information

PGDay Chicago will be held on April 26th, 2024, in Chicago, IL at Convene. 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 PGDay Chicago 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 regular sessions is January 15th, 2024.

The conference committee will review proposals and notify selected speakers by January 29th, 2024.

The final schedule will 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. 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.

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Speaker Profile

Talk Submission

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 pgconf.eu). 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 postgresql.eu and postgresql.us.

Once you've created your profile, this page will provide a link to a form where you can submit your talks for PGDay Chicago. When the site prompts for a login, use your regular postgresql.org community account. Should you already have your speaker profile, you can go to the talk submission page directly here.

Session Information

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

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

Talk Resources

Anyone interested in submitting a talk to PGDay Chicago is welcome to email us at contact@pgdaychicago.org at any time! We're happy to help with ideas, suggestions, or advice for any stage of the talk-creation process.

Here are some additional links and resources on writing and submitting a proposal, improving public speaking skills, creating a presentation, and more that may be helpful for prospective speakers:

Wondering what tools could be used to create your talk? Some popular (& free!) choices include: