CFP closed at  August 14, 2017 00:00 UTC

GraphQL Summit is the place to hear about important advances in GraphQL’s open source community, and learn best practices from those already using GraphQL in production applications.

The conference will be held at Bespoke, October 25-26, in the heart of San Francisco. We expect at least 600 attendees this year from a mix of company sizes and previous GraphQL experience.

The format of GraphQL Summit will be a single track over two full conference days, with a blend of 30-minutes talks, panels, and 7-minute lightning talks.

Check out the GraphQL Summit 2016 site for the agenda, videos, and photos from last year’s conference.

CFP Description

What we’re looking for

We look forward to seeing proposals from both individuals working on open source libraries to developers using GraphQL in large organizations. Talks tailored to GraphQL newcomers are welcome, but we plan on weighting the agenda more heavily in favor of technical topics for those with familiar with its core concepts.

Diversity is very important to us, and we are committed to delivering a well-balanced program both in terms of content and of speaker backgrounds. Previous speaking experience is helpful, but not required if your proposal is really compelling.

To have a better chance of being accepted, keep your proposals pitch-free and focus on technical stories or lessons, rather than products. Attendees should will walk away from your talk with knowledge they can immediately put to use and the resources to learn more.


  • Be clear and concise
  • Add as much detail as you can
  • Clearly outline core concepts you will cover
  • Multiple entries are welcome

Example talk topics

  • Incremental adoption stories for complex applications
  • Advanced GraphQL best practices
  • Building public GraphQL APIs
  • Cutting-edge GraphQL (live queries, etc)
  • The future of GraphQL
  • GraphQL 101 and core concepts
  • GraphQL developer workflows (tools and processes)
  • GraphQL in production and/or at scale
  • Open source libraries and tools
  • Bringing GraphQL to traditional API and database tools/services
  • How you convinced your team/organization/company to adopt GraphQL

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