GraphQL Summit 2018

San Francisco November 07, 2018

CFP closed at  August 15, 2018 23:08 UTC

GraphQL Summit is the world’s largest GraphQL conference, and 2018 is the third year we’re organizing it!

This year’s Summit will feature two days of talks from GraphQL experts from around the world. Hear from leaders of GraphQL’s major open source projects and learn how developers are using GraphQL in production at top startups and enterprises.

Check out the highlight reel from last year’s event:

CFP Description

GraphQL Summit is a celebration of all things GraphQL. We are excited to have a diverse selection of talks from speakers with different experiences and backgrounds that tell a complete story about the community.

Almost everyone in our community has some sort of GraphQL experience that they could share. Even if you aren’t 100% sure that your topic is going to be interesting for the GraphQL Summit audience, go ahead and submit it! We’ll be happy to help with your talk content, slides, and presentation as the event comes closer.

Check out this video for highlights of last year’s conference:

Example topics

Here are some ideas of topics that we think will be relevant to the GraphQL Summit audience:

  • Stories about adopting GraphQL in production at companies large and small
  • Cutting-edge open source projects moving the community forward
  • Hard-earned best practices about GraphQL development both on the frontend and backend
  • Introductory content for those at the beginning of their GraphQL journey
  • Thoughts about the benefits or tradeoffs involved in using GraphQL

In general, anything goes as long as it’s related to GraphQL. The proposal review committee will look over the talks to create a balance of these different perspectives.

Here is a YouTube playlist of all the talks from last year’s event:


As the GraphQL community matures, the attendees of GraphQL Summit have gained experience with GraphQL. We expect attendees to have a roughly even distribution between different stages of GraphQL investment, starting from initial investigation of the technology and going all the way up to having multiple APIs in production. The audience includes primarily frontend and backend developers, but also engineering leaders, product managers, designers, students, and other backgrounds that are interested in developer technologies.