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Kafka Summit London 2023

event starts

16 May 2023

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17 May 2023


ExCel London London, United Kingdom

Discover the World of Streaming Data

As event streaming moves to the center of the systems we are building next, companies of all sizes are re-thinking their software architectures with real-time context at the forefront. Monoliths are evolving into Microservices. On-prem deployments are moving to the cloud. The old batch mindset is being replaced with stream processing as the demands of the business impose more and more real-time requirements on developers and architects.

This revolution is transforming industries—and the business of software development.

What started at companies like LinkedIn, Uber, Netflix and Yelp has made its way to countless others in a variety of sectors. Today, thousands of companies across the globe build their businesses on top of Apache Kafka®. Apache Kafka is an open source event streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day. Since being created and open sourced by LinkedIn in 2011, Kafka has quickly evolved from a simple piece of event logging infrastructure to a full-fledged event streaming platform.

Kafka Summit is the premier event for developers, architects, data engineers, DevOps professionals, and anyone else who wants to learn about streaming data. It brings the Apache Kafka community together to share best practices, learn how to build next-generation systems, and discuss the future of streaming technologies.

Welcome to Kafka Summit London 2023! 

We plan to host Kafka Summit London in-person.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:01 AM

14 Nov 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

09 Jan 2023

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Do you have a great Kafka story to share?

Speaking at Kafka Summit is a great way to connect with hundreds of your peers, become more involved in the Kafka community, and have a public platform for you to share your story of the future of streaming platform.

Abstract submissions

We are looking for your most interesting, most informative, most advanced, and most generally applicable talks on Apache Kafka® and the tools, technologies, and techniques in the Kafka ecosystem. Winning submissions will make it clear that you understand how to take your knowledge and experience and transfer it to Kafka Summit attendees. For example:

  • A deep dive into a recent Kafka feature or a KIP under development
  • Patterns you have developed while building event-driven systems
  • Development techniques, libraries, and debugging techniques that have helped you build event-driven systems
  • An experience report about the Kafka-based system you’ve built, including takeaways that the audience can put into practice right away
  • Beginner-level introductions to Kafka, Connect, the Streams API, KSQL, and other ecosystem tools
  • Specific explanations of how Kafka and stream processing enabled you to build a solution unique to your industry, and applicable to others with similar use cases

Submit fresh ideas, unique perspectives, and thought-provoking discussions that will give our attendees a good time and send them home better-informed and more capable than they came. So do your best to stand out by submitting relevant, engaging, creative, and entertaining proposals.  You must submit a separate entry for each topic.

Please note: product pitches, whether explicit or thinly-disguised, are unlikely to get selected.

There are two formats to choose from when submitting:

  1. Lightning Talk: 10 minute presentation (1 speaker)
  2. Breakout Session: 45 minute presentation (including 5-10 mins Q&A, up to 2 speakers)

Key submission fields to prepare:

  • Session title
  • Session description (200 words max)
  • Speaker bio (100 words max)
  • Previous speaking experience (100 words max)

As a speaker, you will receive:

  • Full conference pass
  • Recognition on the Kafka Summit London 2023 website with your headshot and bio
  • Adoration of your peers

Important dates:

  • Call for Papers opens: November 14, 2022
  • Speaker Office Hours: November 30, 2022, December 14, 2022, and January 4, 2023 (10am GMT and 7pm GMT each date)
  • Call for Papers closes: January 9, 2023  
  • Speaker Notifications sent: February 7, 2023

Dates subject to change.


Please review the Kafka Summit Code of Conduct.

Questions? Please email

event fee

free for speakers

You will receive a complimentary conference pass.