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GStreamer Conference 2016

10-11 October 2016 · Berlin, Germany

The 7th GStreamer Conference will take place on Monday and Tuesday 10-11 October 2016 at the Betahaus in Berlin, Germany.

This is the same week as the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and the week after LinuxCon Europe, but not officially co-hosted with these conferences and at a different venue this time.


The GStreamer Conference is a conference for developers, decision-makers, community members, industry partners, and anyone else interested in the GStreamer multimedia framework or Open Source and cross-platform multimedia.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now open and talk proposals can be submitted.

The deadline for talk proposals is Sunday 7 August 2016.

The initial submission needs to be only a couple of sentences or paragraphs describing the talk you want to give and the desired length of your talk (please allow at least 5 minutes for questions at the end as well).

Talks can be on almost anything multimedia related, ranging from talks about applications to challenges in the lower levels in the stack or hardware.

Talk slots will have one of the following durations: 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 45 minutes. There will only be a small number of 45-minute slots, so please consider whether you could also make do with 30 minutes before asking for a 45-minute slot.

We want to hear from you, what you are working on, what you are using GStreamer for, what difficulties you have encountered and how you solved them, what your plans are.

Please send all proposals to

Showcase or Lightning Talks

If you don't think you have enough material for a full talk, but perhaps just want to showcase something you're working on, or present a problem or challenge you are facing or have solved, and that you think might be interesting for others to hear about, why not submit a ca. 5-minute mini-talk for our lightning talk/showcase event?

Simply send a quick mail to above to reserve your slot (subject to availability).

There is no deadline for Lightning Talk submissions, slots will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Social Event

There will again be a social event for registered attendees on Monday 10 October 2016 in the evening from ca. 19.00-23.00h (location yet to be determined).

Schedule and speakers list

Schedule and speakers will be published at a later time after the call for papers concludes in August.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in open source cross-platform multimedia is encouraged to join us at the GStreamer Conference 2016. Whether you are a hobbyist or a student interested in the field of multimedia, or working for a company using or looking to use GStreamer in their products, this is the perfect event for you to network at and to learn more about the latest technological breakthroughs in and around GStreamer. The talks will target both developers and managers.


Registration is not open yet.

There will be separate registration options for both professionals and for students and hobbyists:

Professional 250 EUR (ca. 280 USD) incl. lunch (early bird)
Professional 340 EUR (ca. 380 USD) incl. lunch (regular)
Student/hobbyist 100 EUR (ca. 110 USD) incl. lunch
These prices are indicative only and may still change.

The registration fee includes lunch at the venue on both conference days.

For those uncertain about whether to register as a professional or hobbyist, the general rule is that if your company pays for you or sponsors you, you are a professional, and if you personally pay you are a student or hobbyist. If in doubt drop us a mail or just register as hobbyist. The important thing is that you'll make it to the conference!

Speakers who do a longer presentation will receive a discount code, so if you have submitted a talk or plan to submit a talk you may want to wait with registration until a decision has been made as to whether your proposal has been accepted.

Sponsors will receive a number of free registrations as part of their sponsorship package.

Concurrent conferences

There are a few other events taking place alongside or just before the GStreamer Conference on October 10-11 this year, so if you are making your way to Berlin you might want to consider combining the GStreamer Conference with some of the other events.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) October 11-13, 2016
Open IoT Summit October 11-13, 2016
LinuxCon Europe October 4-6, 2016


The GStreamer Conference 2016 is only possible thanks to the financial support from our sponsors. This year's sponsorship brochure is not yet available, but if your company would like to become a sponsor please get in touch with Tim-Philipp Müller and we'll send it to you as soon as it is ready.


This year's conference will take place in Berlin, the capital of Germany and its biggest city.

Getting there

Berlin has two airports: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) which both provide regional and international connections.


The conference will take place at the
Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20
10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

The venue is in the city centre just around the corner of the Moritzplatz underground station (line U8), about 9 mins walk from the Kottbusser Tor underground station (lines U1 + U8).

For those also planning to attend the Embedded Linux Conference Europe or Open IoT Summit, bus line M29 connects the betahaus (stop Moritzplatz) to the Maritim Hotel (stop Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand), ca. 20 minutes door to door.


Hotel suggestions will be provided at a later time.


If you have any questions about the GStreamer Conference or are considering becoming a sponsor please contact Tim-Philipp Müller.

Conference News and Updates

2016-May-26: Date and venue confirmed, talks may be submitted.

Past GStreamer Conferences

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