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Subsurface LIVE Winter 2022

event starts

2 Mar 2022

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3 Mar 2022



Subsurface LIVE is the industry’s premier cloud data lake conference, featuring some of the most exciting, innovative speakers and open source projects propelling today’s cloud data lake ecosystem.

Past events have brought together more than 10,000 data engineers, architects, and scientists. Our Summer event featured more than 50 speakers from leading technology companies like Netflix, LinkedIn, Lyft, Uber, Adobe, AWS, and Microsoft, plus the original creators of Apache Arrow, Project Nessie, Apache Iceberg, Apache Parquet, Pandas, and more.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 2:30 PM

01 Nov 2021

Call closes at 11:59 PM

14 Jan 2022

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Attending Subsurface 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 presenters, and we’re looking for members of the data lake community to share their experience and expertise building modern cloud data lakes as well as key open source technologies such as Apache Iceberg, Apache Arrow, Apache Spark, and more.

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 first round of the call for presenters closes Nov. 30, 2021. The second round closes Dec. 20, 2021, but we highly encourage you to get your submission in by the first round so you have a better chance of being selected.

Benefits of Submitting

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

  1. It’s great for your career. Presenting on the great work you’re doing and demonstrating your presentation skills sets you apart from your peers and helps build your personal brand. It makes the community aware of the valuable work you’re doing and shows 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 peers, you help make the data lake community stronger as well as the communities’ surrounding projects. A stronger community means higher-quality and more innovative contributions, content, and collaborations — a win-win for everyone.
  3. It benefits your company. Presenting at industry conferences like Subsurface is a fantastic way to promote your company and the great work your team is doing. It’s also useful for positioning your company as a thought leader and for recruiting top talent, as it provides a mechanism to showcase the innovative ways your company is leveraging cloud data lake technologies.

Of course, you’ll also receive awesome swag, courtesy of Dremio and the other Subsurface sponsors.

Learn More

Check out the sessions from Subsurface LIVE Summer 2021 and read this blog for more insights into the content.

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