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API Specifications Conference 2020

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08 Sep 2020

event ends

10 Sep 2020


Computer History Museum Mountain View, California, United States


The API Specifications Conference (ASC) is a place for API practitioners to come together and discuss the evolution of API technology. ASC includes cutting edge technology keynotes and sessions that chart the future of APIs, in-depth specification and standards discussions and an extensive tutorial track. The event is designed to be highly interactive with plenty of discussion time through workshop and un-conference style sessions in order to facilitate interaction.

OpenAPI Specification, gRPC, AsyncAPI, GraphQL, RAML, Blueprint, oDATA, JSON Schema, and other formats will all be topics, enabling attendees to get familiar with these formats and discuss how to use them in practice.

The event has its origins in the API Strategy and Practice Conference (APIStrat) which ran for many years and became part of the OpenAPI Initiative in 2016. The collaborative spirit and community from APIStrat will be continued through the ASC event and we look forward to many of the same lively conversations and debates!

API practitioners including API developers, API Operations teams, API Designers and Enterprise Architects will attend ASC 2020. Content at the event will range from beginner introductions to API specifications all the way through best practice and cutting edge specialist topics.

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CfS opens at 7:00 AM

08 Apr 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

30 Apr 2020

This event is in UTC-08:00 - Pacific Time US & Canada - time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

Please submit your proposals for either a talk, open discussion, or tutorial: 

  • Talk - A 20-30 min talk to teach attendees something new, share experiences, best practices, and more.
  • Open discussion - If you want to lead an open discussion on a specific topic for attendees to share experiences, work on specification proposals together, or explore new ideas together. 
  • Tutorial - A long form workshop to teach attendees something new. 

The most important part of the submission is information about yourself and the topics you’d like to present on. 

Be concise, but also be specific. It is hard for us to accept talks that are vague. Remember to ask: What exactly will someone get out of this talk?

In the Session description section, include an abstract (1-2 paragraphs) for your talk.

In the Notes to organizer section, consider adding a brief outline to help us get a better idea of what the talk will be about. 

If you need help or advice for your submissions, please contact We are especially encouraged to help first time and underrepresented speakers. 

The event code of conduct can be found here:

event fee

free for speakers

Some travel and accommodation scholarships are available, reach out to for more information