Call for Participation

FOSS Backstage Design – taking place on March 6th 2024 in Berlin – is an open platform and we thrive on your contributions. Together with our dedicated program committee we want to shape a program that truly is “by the community for the community”. Therefore we are looking forward to your input.

We are looking for a diverse range of sessions and formats all around the topic of UX and design in Open Source and Free Software: Whether it is a talk on effective design collaboration, an open discussion on how to contribute design to OSS, a workshop on accessibility or an exhibition of best practice examples – anything is possible.

Our aim is to provide a stage and platform for the topics relevant to you, the wider FOSS Design community. FOSS Backstage Design is the place to meet like-minded people, discuss the latest developments and just generally jam together on all things UX and Design.

Related topics or formats not explicitly listed are of course welcome as well. We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing pitches. If you are seeking to market your company at FOSS Backstage Design, we’ll be delighted to send you our sponsoring prospectus and discuss all the benefits that a sponsorship entails. Please reach out to Paul at to learn more.

In case you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at