Presenting at Open FSharp 2018

Do you have something you would like to present at open fsharp? We would love to hear about it!

Before going further, here is a bit of information about the event, to help you prepare your submission.


  • 1st of April: Call for Papers are open.
  • 1st of June: Call for Papers close.
  • 1st of July: All submissions will have received feedback.


Open FSharp aims to have content that is attractive both for beginners, and for experienced F# developers. We will have an equal amount of talks for each. When making your submission, please specify whether you intend this talk to be:

“Bunny": I expect the audience to have limited knowledge of the language, and will treat them gently. My goal is to give them practical advice, and guide them on their journey to becoming a confident F# developer.

“Tiger”: I don’t plan on explaining language basics, I would like to jump right in advanced techniques that will inspire experienced F# developers to go further, or showcase what can be done stretching the language.

“Bear”: I have a very cool subject I want to present, but it is not F# specific. Although the demo's, code snippets, etc... will be in F#, knowing the language is not very important here.


Whatever topic you find exciting - we want to hear about it! Of course, it should be F# related. In general, we are looking for talks focusing on practical applications of F#, and how the language can be used to build great solutions. We are particularly interested in topics such as cross platform development (dot net core and/or mono), mobile applications (Xamarin), Fable, design patterns, and testing.


All speakers get free admission to the conference, and are invited to the speaker dinner. For speakers giving a talk or a hands-on session, we will cover travel expenses up to 500 USD for travel from the US, Mexico or Canada, and up to 750 USD for international travelers.

Sadly, we cannot cover travel expenses for Lightning Talks.


If you have ideas or questions you would like to run by us, or if you feel a dry run, some feedback or a bit of coaching would help - we'll do our best to get your session ready. Feel free to reach out at if you want to discuss.

  • Talks 50 minutes, including Q&A!
  • Hands-on session 110 minutes
  • Lighting talks 15 minutes including Q&A

Code of conduct

Be respectful, be open, and be considerate.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.