The Call for Submissions is now open

We believe in collaboration, participation, and the exchange of ideas. That's why we encourage all Big Data Open Source enthusiasts to submit ideas for talks, workshops, and discussions. Topics in previous years have included Large Data Processing, NoSQL, IR/Search, AI/Machine Learning, Data Science, and we are open to submissions on related topics not listed. If you already have a speaker account you can simply login here, if you are submitting for the first time please register here. Our Call for Submissions will be open until 16 February 2020.

What we offer

Being a speaker at Berlin Buzzwords is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with fellow attendees. It is a great way to develop your ideas and get feedback from an engaged audience . Speaking at Berlin Buzzwords helps you gain experience on stage which you can reference as we capture each session on video and publish them on youtube*.

An invitation to speak at Berlin Buzzwords includes a full conference pass with access to conference and barcamp. We also offer free accommodation for 2 nights at a nearby hotel to speakers from outside of Berlin.

What we are looking for

Berlin Buzzwords is looking for talks on:

  • Search / IR systems – Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch or comparable solutions

  • NoSQL – like Apache Cassandra, Flink, MongoDB, Hbase, CouchDB and others

  • Large Data Processing – Hadoop itself, MapReduce, Cascading etc.

***We are always looking for the next Buzzwords, and related topics not explicitly listed above are welcome as well.***

Please note that we do not accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in a media partnership or sponsorship, please contact us at

Selection process

There will be an anonymized review of all submissions. Members of the program committee will not be able to view your name or any other personal information given in your speaker profile so as to avoid unconscious bias.


If you already registered as a speaker for a previous edition of Berlin Buzzwords, please click here to reactivate and update your account.