Call For Papers Is Now Open

The Call for Papers is now open! The agenda will be announced in February 2022.


Do you have a great Kafka story to share?
Speaking at Kafka Summit is a great way to connect with hundreds of your peers, become more involved in the Kafka community, and have a public platform for you to share your story of the future of streaming platform.

Abstract submissions
We are looking for your most interesting, most informative, most advanced, and most generally applicable talks on Apache Kafka® and the tools, technologies, and techniques in the Kafka ecosystem. Winning submissions will make it clear that you understand how to take your knowledge and experience and transfer it to Kafka Summit attendees. For example:

  • A deep dive into a recent Kafka feature or a KIP under development
  • Patterns you have developed while building event-driven systems
  • Development techniques, libraries, and debugging techniques that have helped you build event-driven systems
  • An experience report about the Kafka-based system you’ve built, including takeaways that the audience can put into practice right away
  • Beginner-level introductions to Kafka, Connect, the Streams API, KSQL, and other ecosystem tools
  • Specific explanations of how Kafka and stream processing enabled you to build a solution unique to your industry, and applicable to others with similar use cases
  • Submit fresh ideas, unique perspectives, and thought-provoking discussions that will give our attendees a good time and send them home better-informed and more capable than they came. So do your best to stand out by submitting relevant, engaging, creative, and entertaining proposals. You must submit a separate entry for each topic.

There are two formats to choose from when submitting:

  1. Lightning Talk: 10 minute presentation
  2. Breakout Session: 45 minute presentation (including 5-10 mins Q&A)

Key submission fields to prepare:

  • Session title
  • Session description (200 words max)
  • Speaker bio (100 words max)
  • Previous speaking experience (100 words max)

As a speaker, you will receive:

  • Full conference pass
  • Speaker swag
  • Recognition on the Kafka Summit London 2022 website with your headshot and bio
  • Adoration of your peers

Important dates:

  • Call for Papers opens: October 18, 2021
  • Call for Papers closes: December 20, 2021
  • Speaker Notifications sent: January 26, 2022

Looking for feedback on your abstract before submitting it? Join the #summit-office-hours channel in our Community Slack workspace on December 15 at 10am GMT or 11am PT to get real-time feedback on your idea or abstract.

Dates subject to change.