Submission Guidelines

Attendees of RIPE NCC Regional meetings prefer to keep presentations non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and not attempt a product demonstration.

Presenters who are proposing a panel are encouraged to include speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a neutral facilitator.

In addition to the presentations selected in advance for the Plenary, the RIPE NCC might also offer time for “lightning talks”, which are selected immediately before or during the conference.

It is important to note that presentations delivered at a RIPE NCC Regional Meeting are publicly archived on our website after the meeting. Please keep this in mind if you are intending to present any sensitive information that you do not want publicly available.

The following requirements apply:

  • Proposals for presentations and panels must be submitted no later than 15 August 2018, using the meeting submission system. Proposals submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Presenters should indicate how much time they will require (20-minute slots are granted for presentations and 45-minute slots for panels).
  • Proposals for talks will only be considered if they contain at least draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on). For panels, proposals must contain a clear description as well as names of invited panelists/presenters.
  • The abstractof a proposal should be submitted in English. Presentations themselves can be submitted and given in English or Russian, as we use simultaneous translation.
  • To avoid technical issues it is expected that most, if not all, presenters and panelists will be physically present at the meeting.
  • Lightning talksshould be submitted using the meeting submission system. They must be short (10 minutes maximum) and usually cover more timely topics. These presentations can be submitted at any time. The allocation of lightning talk slots will be announced one day prior to the relevant session.

If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email regional-pc _at_ ripe _dot_ net.

Presentation Formats

  1. Stand-alone Presentation

This is a presentation followed by questions from the audience. Presentations are typically 20 minutes long. It is recommended to use around 15 minutes for the presentation itself and keep five minutes for questions. If the presenter feels that more or less time is needed for their topic, they must make this clear when they submit their proposal using the submission system. Presenters are welcome to propose other styles of presentations if needed.

  1. Panel Discussion

This is a discussion between several people on a specific topic. Typically, a panel discussion includes a moderator who introduces the topic and the panelists. The moderator leads the discussion between the panelists and the audience. Panel discussions should be around 45 minutes. If the proposer of a panel discussion feels that more or less time is needed for their topic, they must make this clear when they submit their proposal using the submission system.

  1. Lightning Talk

Lightning talks are short (5-10 minutes) presentations on any topic. Slides may be used, but they are not required. The presenter can choose how much of their presentation slot is allocated to questions from the audience.

Lightning talk proposals can be made in advance of the meeting or during the meeting. The RIPE NCC decides which lightning talks to allow on short notice – sometimes on the same day the talk is proposed.


RIPE NCC Regional Meeting Presentation Archives

Below you can also find links to the presentations from earlier meetings: