Submit Lightning Talk

The Call for Presentations (CfP) deadline has passed but lightning talk proposals can still be submitted.

Lightning talk proposals can be submitted until 10 May 2024.

View the RIPE 88 Meeting plan

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. 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 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 5-10 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.

Presenters’ Tickets

All speakers are required to purchase a ticket to attend RIPE 88, as the event is solely funded through community members and sponsors.

Speakers that come from an underrepresented part of the community or have new content or a unique topic to present on can apply to have their RIPE 88 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.