GopherCon 2023

San Diego, California September 26, 2023, September 29, 2023
Tags: Go, Golang

CFP closed at  March 14, 2023 07:00 UTC

GopherCon is an annual conference which began in 2014 and is dedicated to the Go programming language. It is organized by a community-driven group of developers who wish to promote the use of Go, the formation of an inclusive and supportive Go community, and the education of Go developers. GopherCon 2023 will take place September 26 - 29, 2023 in San Diego, California.

If you have an exciting talk, we want to hear from you! We are soliciting presentation proposals Monday, January 16th - Monday, March 13th. If you would like to participate in our mentoring program before submitting your talk, please email us at

CFP Description

Guidelines for Proposals

This Call For Proposals (CFP) includes two types of presentations:

  1. Keynotes and Talks will be located in the Main Theatre. These talks should present big ideas of general interest to the entire audience.

  2. Tutorial Sessions will be offered in two - three tracks. These sessions are appropriate for a deep dive into a specific topic.

All presentations will be recorded and published online after the conference.

Main Theatre Talks

Time limit: 25 minutes

Keynotes and talks will be held in the Main Theatre. The audience will be comprised of Go programmers of all experience levels. There will be no questions from the audience as part of your time allotment.

Tutorial Sessions

Time limit: 45 minutes

Tutorial Sessions will be offered in two - three simultaneous tracks. Because of their smaller size and self-selecting audience, Tutorial Sessions are ideal for technical discussions, a deep dive, or teaching a specific skill/technique. There will be no questions from the audience as part of your time allotment.

Important Considerations

Speaker Selection

GopherCon values diverse voices in the Go community, this impacts how we choose the final speaker lineup. We highly encourage first-time speakers, neurodivergent presenters, and new Go community members to submit a proposal. When presented with multiple proposals of equal quality, priority will be given to diverse community members and/or new content that has not been presented previously. We will, at our discretion, fill some speaking slots from outside the CFP with invited speakers to make the overall content more interesting, inclusive, and engaging for all our attendees.

Talk Outline

The reviewers need to know that you’ve thought about how you’ll present the material. One of the best ways to show that is by including an outline of your talk. Please include an outline with your submission, including approximate timing for each section.

Personally Identifiable Information

Please do not link or provide any information in your proposal that will disclose your identity. Our review process is double-blind, and we strive to make our CFP process impartial. Submissions that disclose identifying information will, at our discretion, be disqualified or asked to make immediate changes before the review process starts.