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Our Call for Submissions is closed for #bbuzz 2020. We expect to publish the program in Early April.

Please come again for Berlin Buzzwords 2021


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What we offer

Being a speaker at Berlin Buzzwords is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience 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 record each session on video and publish them on YouTube.

An invitation to speak at Berlin Buzzwords includes a full conference pass with access to the conference as well as the barcamp on Sunday. 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.

*** The list is not complete and we are always happy about new and unique submissions. If you are looking for inspiration, please check out our YouTube channel to see videos of previous years' talks ***

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 are taking part in our Call for Submissions for the first time, please register here in order to submit a session proposal. Please us a new session form for each abstract you would like to submit.


The Call for Submissions will be open until Feb 16th 2020 23:55 CET EXTENDED to 23rd February!

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