FOSDEM 2021: LibreOffice DevRoom Call for Papers

FOSDEM 2021 will be a virtual event, taking place online on Saturday, February 6, and Sunday, February 7 ( The LibreOffice DevRoom is scheduled for Sunday, February 7, from 9AM to 7PM (times to be confirmed).


  • The reference time will be Brussels local time (CET).
  • Talks will be pre-recorded in advance, and streamed during the event
  • Q/A session will be live
  • A facility will be provided for people watching to chat amongst themselves
  • A facility will be provided for people watching to submit questions


December 27: Submission deadline
December 31: Announcement of selected talks
January 4: Publication of DevRoom schedule
January 15: Presentations upload deadline


We are inviting proposals for talks about LibreOffice or the ODF standard document format, on topics such as code, localization, QA, UX, tools, extensions, migrations and general advocacy. Please keep in mind that product pitches are not allowed at FOSDEM.

The length of talks is limited to a maximum of 25 minutes, as we would like to have some minutes for questions after each presentation, and to fit as many presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.


  • Presentations have to be pre-recorded and tested for streaming before the event.
  • Once your talk is accepted, someone will help you to produce the pre-recorded content.
  • Contents will be reviewed to ensure they have the required quality, and uploaded before January 15, to be prepared and ready for broadcast.
  • During the stream of talks, speakers must be available online for the Q/A session.


All talk submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:

While filing the proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself (name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be already stored in Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event” and select the “LibreOffice” DevRoom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, please contact for help.


Italo Vignoli:
Mike Saunders:


  1. By Aku

    • By Aku

      • By Mike Saunders