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GStreamer Conference 2017

21-22 October 2017 · Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, View from Prague Petřín Lookout Tower (by Thomas Depenbusch), CC-BY-2.0
Photo by Thomas Depenbusch, View from Prague Petřín Lookout Tower

The 8th GStreamer Conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday 21-22 October 2017 at node5 in Prague, Czech Republic.

This is just before the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE), but not officially co-hosted with it and at a different venue in Prague.


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 27 August 2017, 23:59 UTC

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, including questions. We will only have a small number of 45-minute slots available, 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, what you like, what you dislike, how to improve things.

Please send all proposals to

Showcase or Lightning Talks

There will again be opportunities for short lightning talks for those who do not wish to present a full talk, but just want to showcase something they're working on, or present a problem or challenge they are facing or have solved, and that they think might be interesting for others to hear about.

Want to 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 Saturday evening. Details to be confirmed at a later date.

Schedule and speakers list

A schedule and speaker list is not yet available, and the call for papers is not yet open. You can have a look at last year's schedule to get an idea of the range of topics and speakers.

Lightning Talks: (submitted so far)

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  • Submit your lightning talk now!

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in open source cross-platform multimedia is encouraged to join us at the GStreamer Conference 2017!

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 will open at a later date.

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

Professional (Early Bird) 200 EUR (ca. 225 USD) incl. lunch (early bird, until 15 Sept)
Professional (Regular) 300 EUR (ca. 335 USD) incl. lunch (regular)
Student/hobbyist 50 EUR (ca. 55 USD) incl. lunch

The registration fee includes lunch at the venue on both conference days as well as access to the social event on Saturday evening.

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!

Concurrent conferences

There are a few other events taking place alongside or just before the GStreamer Conference on October 21-22 this year, so if you are making your way to Prague you might want to consider combining the GStreamer Conference with some of the other events.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) October 23-25, 2017
KVM Forum October 25-27, 2017

GStreamer hackfest

There are plans to have a hackfest just before or after the conference in Prague. Dates and venue are yet to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending the hackfest you may want to hold off on booking travel and accommodation yet.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The GStreamer Conference 2017 is only possible thanks to the financial support from our sponsors. For this year's sponsorship opportunities please refer to the sponsor brief (PDF) or get in touch with Tim-Philipp Müller.


This year's conference will take place in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and its biggest city.


The conference will take place at
Radlická 50
Prague 5
Czech Republic

The venue is in the city centre close to the Anděl transport hub.


There is no official conference hotel. A list of hotels will be provided at a later date.

For those who are planning to also attend the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, the Hilton Prague where ELCE takes place is within 20 minutes door-to-door from the GStreamer Conference venue node5 (7 minutes by metro using line B from Florenc to Anděl).


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

Conference News and Updates

2017-August-17: The GStreamer project is thrilled to have Collabora back as a Platinum sponsor this year!

2017-August-16: The GStreamer project welcomes back Fluendo who are sponsoring again at Gold level this year.

2017-August-16: We're delighted to have Igalia as a Gold sponsor this year!

2017-August-15: Talk submission deadline has been extended to Sunday 27 August 2017, 23:59 UTC

2017-August-15: We're chuffed to have Facebook sponsor the conference again at Gold level this year.

2017-August-15: The GStreamer project is excited to see Pexip return as Gold sponsor this year.

2017-August-14: UbiCast is welcomed back as special media partner who will again record talks and lightning talks

2017-August-10: Sponsorship brief available

2017-July-10: Talk submission deadline is Sunday 13 August 2017, 23:59 UTC (now extended, see above)

2017-July-10: Call for Papers

2017-June-14: Venue announced: node5

2017-June-14: Initial announcement.

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