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Flink Forward Berlin 2024

event starts

21 Oct 2024

event ends

24 Oct 2024


Gasometer Schöneberg Berlin, Germany

Apache Flink® & Everything Streaming Data 

Flink Forward brings data streaming communities together to learn, network, and share experiences and best practices in stream processing, real time analytics, event-driven applications, and the management of mission-critical Flink deployments in production.

This year, we’re planning a very special event, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Apache Flink®! Now is your chance to be part of this keystone event and join us onstage as a Speaker for Flink Forward Berlin 2024! 

Do you have a great streaming data story to share? 

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Call for Presentations
Call opens at 12:00 AM

08 Apr 2024

Call closes at 11:59 PM

31 May 2024

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Do you have a great streaming data story to share?

Speaking at Flink Forward Berlin 2024 is a great way to connect with hundreds of your peers and become involved in the streaming data community!

Share your vision for the future of streaming data.

Talks should be informative, interesting, educational, and thought-provoking. If you’re talking about a product then please do more than just pitch it. 


Talks about all aspects of streaming technologies, event-driven applications, real time analytics, streaming architecture, and the management of mission critical Flink deployments and other real-time systems are welcome.

We’re looking to fill tracks on Operations, Ecosystem, Technology Deep Dives, Use Cases and more. If you have something to share about data streaming, the diverse experts comprising the Program Committee would love to consider you for a speaker session on the Flink Forward stage.

Topics for Consideration

  • Developing Real-Time Applications - All things related to building applications with streaming technologies, including development practices, testing, scaling, and more.
  • Streaming Technologies - Anything streaming, from introductory talks to technical deep dives. 
  • Architecture - What tools and processes do you or your business use alongside a Flink deployment? Share integrations and connectors you are using to create unique architectures and solve surprising use cases.
  • Solution Stories (use cases / case studies) - How do you use data streaming in your business? Why did you adopt it? What problems does it solve (or create)? What lessons did you learn that might help others on a similar journey?
  • Operations and Observability - SREs, share your successes, learning opportunities, and experience with operating a streaming pipeline or streaming technologies, both in the cloud and on-premises. 
  • Pipelines Done Right - Streaming ETL, Batch Pipelines, or something in between!
  • Real-time Analytics - What use cases does a real-time dashboard serve? How are you building dashboards? Do you even need to capture data in real-time for analytics?
  • Nerding Out! - Do you have a random idea or side hobby that is SUPER interesting but might have little to do with traditional event streaming? Perhaps you have a novel way of using Flink outside the normal applications? Or just an entertaining talk about the nuances of git or AI…if it’s fun and shareable, submit! 
  • Academia and Beyond - Do you have a history lesson or theory to share that includes data streaming? Or do you use real-time data applications in your academic studies? Submit your talk for consideration!

Submit your ideas, perspectives, and thought-provoking discussions that will ensure attendees have both a good time and send them home better-informed and more capable than they came. Stand out by submitting relevant, creative, entertaining and engaging new proposals. Have a lot of ideas? We’re looking forward to seeing them all! Please submit a separate entry for each topic. 

Why Speak at Flink Forward? 

  • Admiration and adulation of your peers
  • Free admission to the conference days
  • Invitation to the Speaker Welcome Dinner and special Speaker swag 
  • Recognition on the Flink Forward website with your headshot and bio
  • Social media recognition and assets
  • Global Flink Community Exposure: Showcase your work to an international audience of Flink developers, data engineers, and industry leaders
  • The talk will be recorded and made available afterwards

Talk Type and Rules

All sessions will be 30 minute presentations (including an optional 5-10 mins Q&A).

You can submit up to 3 sessions. However, a maximum of 1 session per submitter will be accepted. 

A maximum of 3 people are permitted to present for each session. Each accepted presentation can include the submitter and up to 2 co-speakers.

Please note adding additional co-speakers after the CfP is closed is not allowed, unless one of the speakers cannot attend and the new speaker is covering their topic. 

Voting is conducted anonymously by the Program Committee. Please note: in an effort to give as many speakers the opportunity as possible. In the case that more than one of your sessions is accepted, the Program Committee reserves the right to choose the highest ranked session and limit the submitter to one session. In the case of tied votes, the Program Committee Chairperson will choose the session that best supports the intended diversity of the event

Selected speakers get free tickets to the conference days, an invitation to exclusive speakers' sessions, and are entitled to any benefits of a speaker at the conference. Please Note: Ververica does not cover travel, lodging or visa expenses. These expenses are the responsibility of the selected speaker. 

Selected speakers do not get free entrance to the training days prior to the conference days. Please note: training days are intended for community members, who want to develop their skills. If community members signs up for training, they also receive free entrance to the conference.

The selected speakers will be informed via email. Please accept or reject the offer as soon as possible (within a week). By letting us know promptly in the case that you will not be speaking, it allows us enough time to inform the next speaker in line.

If you need to cancel your session at the conference, please inform us as soon as possible. You are welcome to nominate another speaker from your organization in your place. In this case, the new speaker is required to present the same session topic that was originally selected, with minimal change in topic.

Key Submission Fields to Prepare

  • Session title (100 chars max)
  • Session description (2,000 chars max)
  • Speaker bio (1,000 chars max)

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers opens: 08 Apr 2024 12:00 am 
  • Call for Papers closes: 17 May 2024 11:59 pm
  • Speaker Notifications sent: 31 May 2024 (estimated) 

Please note that dates are subject to change.

event fee

free for speakers

Selected speakers' conference pass will be covered. Travel and lodging are the speakers' own expenses. Ververica GmbH will not provide any financial support or fee for speaking at the conference.