Call for Proposals

MiniDebConf Palakkad 2022, which will take place at NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, Kerala from November 12th to 13th, 2022, is now open for proposals. The deadline to submit proposals Friday, October 21, 2022.


Hosted by FOSS NSS (the Free Software club of NSS College) and organised by the Debian India community with support from Debian, MiniDebConf Palakkad 2022 aims to introduce and propagate Debian and Free Software among college students in Kerala.

The event will run from 1000 to 1700 hours IST (0430-1130 UTC) over two days.

Submitting an Event

You can now submit an event proposal. In addition to traditional presentations, we also have informal sessions known as BoFs (from “birds of a feather”), which can include anything from discussion sessions to workshops.

Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for questions). If your session requires a significantly different amount of time, please contact us about it.

There will be a dedicated session for lightning talks (short talks of maximum 5 minutes), for which submissions will be requested closer to the conference.

We are currently set up for talks in English and Malayalam. However, if you are more comfortable presenting in another language from the subcontinent, we would be more than happy to consider your proposal!

In order to submit a talk, you will need to create an account on the site. We suggest that Debian Salsa account holders (including DDs and DMs) use their Salsa login when creating an account. However, this isn’t necessary, as you can sign up with an e-mail address and password.


Talk Submission deadline: Friday, October 21st 2022
Acceptance notification: Sunday, October 23rd 2022

Topics can be anything that is relevant to Debian and Free Software.


We are planning this event as a physical event, and speakers are expected to give their talks in person. In cases where the speaker in unable to be present at the venue, we can arrange a video conferencing facility only if the speaker is willing to interact live with the audience. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pre-recorded talks at this event. If, after being selected, you are no longer able to give your presentation, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can offer your time slot to another potential speaker.

Code of Conduct

The event is covered by a Code of Conduct designed to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. The code applies to all attendees, including speakers, and to the content of all presentations. Do not hesitate to contact us by mail at india [dot] mini [at] debconf [dot] org if you have any questions or are unsure about certain content you’d like to present.

Video Coverage

As this is a purely in-person conference, talks will not be streamed live over the internet. Unless speakers opt out, scheduled talks can be recorded and published later under the DebConf license (MIT/Expat), along with presentation slides.

Please note that, although we will make your wishes known to the participants, we cannot control whether attendees record and publish your talk.


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the organizers at india [dot] mini [at] debconf [dot] org

If you’re a Debian Developer or selected speaker, we’re also allocating travel and accommodation bursary.

See you all at the conference!

MiniDebConf Palakkad Team