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Interledger (ILP) Summit 2023

event starts

5 Nov 2023

event ends

8 Nov 2023


Marriott Hacienda Belen, Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica

The Interledger Summit 2023 is all about ecosystems for growth, so what better place than Costa Rica? This country is famous for its ecosystems, from tropical forests and cloud forests to mangroves, wetlands, and coral reefs. A country known as the happiest place on earth that’s all about sustainability provides a perfect backdrop for coming together to celebrate inclusivity, community, and Open Tech. Over the three days, you’ll join friends from around the world, sharing how ILP is solving issues in their communities, sharing insights and experiences of the regulatory environment, and learning more about the funding landscape. This year we’re also excited to announce day three will be a dedicated space for people to get hands-on with tech and get involved in an ILP Hackathon tackling what's new and what’s next in the protocol.  Pura Vida!

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

30 May 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

15 Aug 2023

Call closes in Central Daylight Time (UTC-05:00) timezone.
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The Interledger Summit 2023 Call For Speakers is now open! We seek dynamic, participatory, and informative sessions for San Jose that help grow the ILP network, Open Payments, and the financial inclusion ecosystem with the broader Interledger community. We have several formats available and themes we would love to explore.

Theme: Ecosystems for Growth
We celebrate community, inclusion, and Open Tech.

Topic areas we are looking for sessions in:

  • Open Payments Ecosystem
  • Building on the Interledger network
  • Financial Inclusion Lighting Talks centered on the Global South, women, impact, and regulatory environments.
  • Case studies, projects, and innovations in open payments, microtransactions, mobile money, and Web Monetization

Session Details:

  • This is a community conference — no sales pitches, please!
  • See event type for time, content, and logistics
  • All submissions should match the theme of the ILP Summitt
  • Microphones, projectors, and other AV equipment WILL BE PROVIDED.
    But you need a computer and files for any presentation or demo

Session Format:

Product Showcase Demo - Do you have an open payments ecosystem product in development you want to share and get feedback on? We are inviting 25-minute share-outs. These share-outs should be engaging, come with a slideshow or related media and reserve some of the 25-minute slots for Q&A.

Lightning Talks - This is a 10-minute talk on something you are working on, researching, or have experience with. It will be presentation style and needs to come with a slideshow or related media. AV equipment WILL BE PROVIDED.

What are the key points you would like to convey in your talk? Why do you think people will benefit from knowing these points? What critical insight can you share that will help other people with their plans? We are looking for Lighting Talks that cover these topics:

  • Working within regulatory environments (working with regulators)
  • Impact of creating access to open payments
  • Closing the gender gap in available payments tech
  • Open payments/financial inclusion in the Global South    

Panel - This is a 50-minute interactive conversation with curated experts that provides insights into a relevant topic featuring thought leaders, practitioners, and developers. Must have a plan to include and account for attendee participation, questions, comments, and discussion.

Creative Conversations - This is a 50-minute participatory session where you look to ignite a conversation with a community brainstorming session. Collective problem-solving, co-design, and paper prototyping activities focus on participation and group work.

Future of Interledger Talk - This is a 15-minute talk. Do you want to share where you think the Open Payments Ecosystem is/should be heading with the entire Summit? We are looking for engaging speakers who can help describe the world we are all trying to build. We will prioritize talks that appeal to a diverse audience, balance information and are entertaining while holding central Summit themes.

Dates to Remember

  • CFS Opens: 30 May 2023
  • CFS Closes: 15 August 2023
  • CFS Notifications: 7 September 2023
  • Event Dates: November 5-8  

Code of Conduct:
Interledger Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. Therefore, we encourage all submitters to review the complete Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions about submitting, please get in touch with

You must sign a speaker release form and code of conduct upon acceptance. Please, no sales pitches.


expenses covered


expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

Up to three hotel nights covered.