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The Open Group builds compelling event programs featuring speakers who provide a wide range of expertise and experience, in order to give our attendees access to the best thought leadership in the industry. The Open Group events offer exposure for speakers’ ideas, expertise, and organizations to high-placed decision makers within influential organizations worldwide:

  • Representatives of global organizations including Fortune 500 companies, policy-making agencies and standard bodies
  • Professionals such as enterprise architects, designers and managers of IT infrastructure, product managers and engineering managers of architecture tools, system integrators, IT procurement professionals, and enterprise network security experts
Presentation proposals should be submitted online and will be reviewed by our Program Steering Committee. The session detail is a critical factor in determining whether your presentation proposal is accepted so spend some time outlining what you plan to cover.
The Program Steering Committee favors end-user perspectives and presenters, and vendor-neutral educational presentations that focus on the real-life applications and case studies. Front-line implementers and end-users are given preference in the speaker selection process. 
Vendors are encouraged to recruit clients and partners who are front-line implementers or end-users as presenters or co-presenters.

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium. To respect this neutrality, your presentation should not contain any marketing pitch for products or services.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Location & Date                       
Submission Deadline
San Francisco, US  2016
The Open Group San Francisco Event (January 25-27) and Member Meeting (January 25-28)
Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™ October 2, 2015
Hyderabad, India  2016
The Open Group (February 11-12)
E-Government  / IT4IT™ January 4, 2016
London, UK  2016
The Open Group London Event (April 25-27) and Member Meeting (April 25-28)
Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™ January 8, 2016
Austin, TX, US  2016
The Open Group Austin Event (July 18-20) and Member Meeting (July 18-21)
Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™ April 8, 2016
Paris, France  2016
The Open Group Paris Event (October 24-26) and Member Meeting (October 24-27)
Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™ July 1, 2016

* Marketing and product pitches are prohibited in presentations. If you are interested in marketing your products or services, please see our Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities page.

** Speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and living expenses. Event fees are waived on the day of the speaker’s presentation.

Proposed Speaker Information
Marketing Contact Information
Proposed Presentation
IMPORTANT: Provide enough details to convey the content and objectives of your presentation. We look for how-to content, best practices, end-user case studies, and organizational success stories — all with a focus on attaining business goals.
What are the intended learning outcomes for attendees?  Identify skills, capabilities and knowledge that attendees can apply to their own job function or professional development.


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