Presentation Submission to FPC for Approval

  • The intent of the presentations at the Euro-IX Forums are to keep presentations non-commercial, as well as no product or marketing presentations are allowed.
  • The presentations should focus on technology presentations, user experience, study/research results, or proposals for common practices amongst the IXPs. For example, if you want to describe a technology or solution, you should focus on the underlying technology and how it fits into the IXP space, as well as provide an overall picture of the proposal together with a motivation.
  • The Euro-IX Forum Programme Committee (FPC) will accept/reject or ask for more clarifications before the presentations are approved for next Euro-IX Forum.
  • The presentations for the main agenda should be 20-30 minutes, while a lightning talk (LT) presentation should be 5-10 minutes.

General rules

  • Proposals for the general session presentations, panels, workshops and tutorials must be submitted for FPC to review no later than 6 weeks before the forum, using the FPC 'Proposals' tab on the fora event page.
  • Proposals submitted after the due date will be considered by the FPC on a “first come first served” basis, hence it is of big importance to submit your proposal in time to make sure they are approved for the next forum.
  • Presenters should indicate how much time they will require.
  • Proposals for talks will only be considered by the FPC if they contain at least draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on). For panels the proposals must contain a clear description, as well as who the panellists are, presenters and moderators.
  • Due to potential technical issues, it is expected that all presenters will be physically present at the Euro-IX Forum meeting.
  • Lightning Talks must be submitted for FPC to review, preferably no later than 2 weeks before the forum, using the 'Proposals'  tab on the event pages. In some cases, the Lightning Talks can be submitted just days before the Euro-IX Forum starts, or even during the meetings first day.
If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email the Secretariat.

Presentation tips

Here are some presentation guidelines to help you to prepare for easy to read and easy to understand information on your slides:
  • Limit the number of slides to avoid information overload
  • Number your slides
  • Use less text and a larger font size as your slides need to be readable from the back of a large room
  • No smaller than 18-point font
  • Use contrasting colours. Black and white work best
  • Diagrams are very useful to explain technology
  • Charts showing data support your point
  • Animations are great to illustrate actions/events
  • If you are wondering how your presentation will display, upload your slides in .pdf format
  • Presenters are encouraged to test their presentation before they present
  • It’s a bit embarrassing for slides to say, “Company Confidential”