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DataStax Accelerate 2020

event starts

11 May 2020

event ends

13 May 2020


Loews Coronado Bay San Diego, California, United States

The World's Largest Apache Cassandra NoSQL Event

DataStax Accelerate is where the Cassandra community comes together to explore the trends, strategies, and technologies driving application modernization and data management across the hybrid cloud. Whether you are looking to expand your Cassandra knowledge or learn from your peers about their DataStax Enterprise and Graph use cases, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn and network. Plus you might have a little fun along the way.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

05 Nov 2019

Call closes at 11:59 PM

05 Feb 2020

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Attending Accelerate is an amazing experience, but so is speaking at the conference—it’s a great way to give back to the community, share ideas, and build your presentation skills. We’ve opened the call for papers (CFP) and we’re looking for members of the Cassandra community to share their experience and expertise with both open source Cassandra and DataStax as well as graph, search, and analytics. If you have an interesting story to tell, whether it’s a success or a failure you learned an important lesson from, sharing your experience can have a real impact on the community.

The CFP closes February 5, 2020, but we highly encourage you to get your submission in before then.

Interested in submitting a paper for DataStax Accelerate London? You can do so here.

Benefits of Submitting

Speaking at an event like DataStax Accelerate can be great for your career, the community, and for your budget. Here’s why:

  1. It’s good for your career. Demonstrating your presentation skills will set you apart from your peers—it means you can deliver influential talks and engage an audience. Even if you’re not actively seeking career advancement, speaking at conferences can open doors you never knew existed.
  2. It’s great for the community. By sharing your knowledge and expertise with your peers, you will help make the Cassandra community stronger. A stronger community means higher-quality and more innovative contributions—a win-win for everyone.
  3. You get a complimentary pass (and other perks).  If your submission is accepted, you get a FREE full conference pass! Other perks include discount codes for friends and colleagues, exclusive speaker swag, and access to a VIP speaker lounge.

Not Sure What To Talk About?

Check out this blog to find out what makes a submission compelling and to review some of the most popular sessions from Accelerate '19.

If you need help with your submission or just want to talk about your idea, feel free to reach out to us at

event fee

free for speakers