Call for Presentations

The RIPE Programme Committee (PC) is now seeking content proposals from the RIPE community for the plenary sessions, lightning talks and BoFs. RIPE 85 is going to be a hybrid meeting this year so both in-person and virtual presentations would be accepted and encouraged.

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is Monday, 3 October 2022.

Proposals submitted after this date will only be considered if there are still time slots available.

The PC is looking for presentations covering the topics of network engineering and operations, including but not limited to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Managing IPv4 scarcity
  • Data centre technologies
  • Network and DNS operations
  • Internet governance and regulatory practices
  • Network and routing security
  • Content delivery
  • Internet peering and mobile data exchange
  • Connected Things (a.k.a. Internet of Things – IoT)
  • Sustainable technologies

RIPE Meeting attendees prefer non-commercial presentations, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Most successful talks focus on operational experiences, research results or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and should not attempt a product demonstration.


The following general requirements apply:

  • Proposals must be submitted using the meeting submission system.
  • All presentation proposals will only be considered by the PC if they contain draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on).
  • Presenters should indicate how much time their presentations will require.
    Here’s an indication of the maximum duration of each session format:

    • Plenary presentations: 20-25 minute presentation with 10-15 minute discussion
    • Lightning talks: 10 minutes in total for both the presentation and discussion
    • BoFs: one hour
  • Lightning talks should also be submitted using the meeting submission system
  • The allocation of lightning talks will be announced the week before the RIPE Meeting.
  • Presenters who propose a BoF are encouraged to include speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a neutral facilitator.

Read more about the different presentation formats.

Plenary or Working Group?

Presenters should be clear on whether they wish to submit a presentation for a plenary or working group (WG) session. At present, most working groups will solicit policy proposals, discussion points or other content directly via their mailing lists. If you’re not sure what kind of session you should be presenting at, you may find it useful to check out further information on the difference between plenary and working group sessions.

Presenters’ Tickets

All speakers are required to purchase a ticket to attend RIPE 85 as the event is solely funded through community members and sponsors.

Speakers from an underrepresented part of the community and those who do not have sufficient funds of their own can apply to have their RIPE 85 day ticket fee waived. Requests should be sent to the Programme Committee and the RIPE Chair Team will make the final decision based on the circumstances.

The RIPE Code of Conduct

To ensure that RIPE Meeting values are upheld and that attendees experience a professional, respectful and safe meeting, please read the RIPE Code of Conduct..


If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email pc [at] ripe [dot] net.