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The program submission period is now closed.


If you have already applied to present at LeakyCon Portland, you will receive an update from our team soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a specific format I have to follow? Does it have to be a panel?


Not at all! We welcome panels of all kinds, and you should create the program you want to run. Your program can be a panel, a roundtable, a lecture, a meetup, a singalong, or whatever you envision! Just make sure you specify what you’d like to create in your application (i.e. “I’d like to moderate a panel of four people…”)


Helpful hints: a panel consists of 3–5 people with a moderator who leads a discussion, and is often followed by a Q&A session with the audience; a roundtable consists of 4+ people discussing a topic amongst themselves as an audience listens and sometimes chimes in; a lecture consists of one or two people speaking to an audience.


Can I create a panel with an announced celebrity?


Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate celebrity guests on fan-submitted programming.


My presentation works best as a powerpoint. Will I have access to a projector?


LeakyCon will work with all accepted submissions to schedule content into appropriate rooms. Not every room will have a projector, however, so we cannot guarantee equipment access for all submissions. Most programming rooms will have a basic audio package, including microphones.


What if I’m not registered for LeakyCon?


LeakyCon presenters will be given a complimentary day pass for the day of their programming. If you have already purchased a registration, our team will be in touch to adjust your registration following acceptance notices.


How long are sessions at LeakyCon?

Most LeakyCon sessions are 60 minutes long. If you need more than 60 minutes for your session, please indicate this in your proposal. We cannot guarantee these requests will be accommodated.


How many people can be on a session?

Our stages can comfortably accommodate up to six presenters. If you’d like to have a session with more than six presenters, please email directly.


What A/V equipment will be available?

All programming rooms will have a basic sound system Select rooms will also have display screens. If you know you will want a screen for your session, please include that request in your proposal. We cannot guarantee the availability of screens. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptops for the presentation.

What if my session requires a piano, live animals, a dance floor, a white board, a fog machine, etc?

For all needs beyond microphones, audio speakers, and a projector, please email We will do our best to accommodate your request within venue regulations.

More Questions?

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at

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