We are excited to welcome you as a speaker for FinOps X 2023. The event is happening in person at Marriott Marquis, San Diego California from Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30, 2023.

Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Preview Schedule Announced: Tuesday, April 4
  • All Speakers Announced: Friday, May 12
  • Speakers Registration Deadline: Monday, April 3rd.
    • You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. Please email cfp@finops.org if you need this information sent to you again.
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Sched.com Deadline: Monday, April 3rd
  • Draft Presentations & Prep call : Speakers must do a dry run of talk with staff between Monday May 1st and Tuesday May 30th (please do a dry run on Google Slides before hand)
  • Final Presentation Slides Uploaded for Review Deadline: Friday, June 2
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time (PST), UTC-8


All speakers receive complimentary registration. Sponsors will receive one speaker registration if their sponsorship level includes a breakout session benefit and one additional end user speaker registration.

Visa Letter Requests

If you require a visa letter, please register for the event and then complete the visa letter request here.

Change of plans or employment?

If at any time you have other commitments come up, please notify FinOps Foundation staff as soon as possible, allowing us time to prep another speaker within your organization or notify submission on our wait-list.

If your employment status changes before X, please notify FinOps Foundation staff as soon as possible; we do reserve the right to swap out sessions based on these sessions being allocated to practitioners.

Venue & Hotel Accommodations

The event will take place in San Diego, California, at the beautiful Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

We have negotiated a discounted rate at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Please visit our Venue & Travel page for more information. Rooms will likely sell out in advance of the room block close date of Tuesday, June 6, 2022 – we encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

Schedule, Timing & Speaker Profiles

The Final schedule will be announced Tuesday, May 12th, and will be posted to the website using FinOps X 2023. Session rooms and time are subject to change 24 hours before the event.

Most breakout sessions are 30 minutes in duration. Please view the schedule for your exact session time once available.

If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk; or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact cfp@finops.org.

AV Details 

Please note the following technical details:

  • FinOps Foundation staff will supply presentation equipment and have slide decks ready for the presenter.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9 aspect ratio via the slide templates provided.
  • The room will include a screen, projector, confidence monitor and (2) microphones; if there are more than 2 speakers, hand held microphones may have to be shared.

Presentation Details

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of the event. The deadline for presentations is Friday, June 2nd. Please submit your slides as early as possible as they will be reviewed and feedback adjustment may be required. We also have prep calls with all FinOps X speakers ahead of the event plus do additional design reviews of the final slides.

We will be using Google Slides. Before submitting your presentation please make sure that your submission will be compatible with Google Slides. This includes animation, text, font, and images.

To upload slides:

  • Copy FinOps X speaker template from here.
  • Rename the file “Title – Name (Company) – Final”
  • FinOps Foundation Staff will move Final slide decks into subfolders and access will be limited. Any change requests after Friday, June 2nd will need to be communicated via cfp@finops.org

Promoting Your Talk

To help promote your talk, we are asking each speaker to record a 30-second teaser video and post it to your social media channel using #finops. Once you have posted your teaser, please let us know on the #FinOps-x-2023-speakers Slack Channel, which we will invite you to directly.

We also appreciate you spreading the word about your presentation on LinkedIn and other channels in your networks . Once the schedule is live, we will add sample posts that you can share on your social media channels.

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

In collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), the Linux Foundation has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias. We highly recommend all of our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.

Code of Conduct

Please read, and abide, by our event code of conduct. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at conduct@finops.org

Contact Us

If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at cfp@finops.org.