35th Annual FIRST Conference | Empowering Communities

BoF Talk Submission Must Be a Registered Delegate


Bird of a Feather ("BoF") talks and activities are informal meetings that take place during the annual conference and are based on the interest of attending participants. Non-members are welcome to submit.

BoFs are scheduled throughout the conference week at the discretion of FIRST organizers. BoF topics must be submitted for review and approval using the form link found below. A list of approved BoFs will be listed on this website towards the end of May.

You must be a registered delegate in order to submit a BoF talk. Your email used during your registration must match in order to receive an access code.

Please have the following information ready for submission:

  • Talk Title
  • Abstract
  • Brief Bio of the Intended Presenter (if multiple, please add names of all presenters + bios in the text box)

The open submission period will close on May 12.

Keep In Mind...

  • BoFs are NOT conference presentations and do not take place in any of the session breakout rooms.
  • BoF space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Submission Form