Teardown 2020 Call for Proposals

Have an idea for a talk, workshop, demo, or installation? We're looking for a broad range of topics, participants, skill levels, and formats. Read on for details and apply by filling out the form below.

Who should apply?

We'd like to see proposals from anyone with something interesting to say about hardware. There are no other restrictions on who can submit a proposal.

Why should I apply?

Teardown is a great opportunity to spread your ideas, show off your work, solicit feedback, enrich the hardware community, and foster collaborations. As if that weren't enough, all presenters will receive a complimentary Teardown pass.

Session Formats

There are four general session formats:

  • Talk: 25 or 50 minutes
  • Workshop: 1 to 3 hours, hands on
  • Demo: step people through your project in one of the common areas (tables and chairs available)
  • Installation: show off your creation in one of the common areas, unattended


Please fill out this application. We will review your proposal and contact you as soon as we can. See the official Teardown 2020 project page for the latest schedule and updates. We will not publicly release any of the information you provide in this submission without first giving you the opportunity to review it and make changes.

Which of the above best describes your proposed session?

Please provide a short description (less than 1000 characters) of your proposed session. This description, along with the title of your session, is primarily how Teardown participants will decide whether to attend your session.

Please provide some background about yourself, including any related project or speaking experience.

Provide additional information that will help us evaluate your proposed session, including links to where we can find out more about you or your project. Social media profiles, project repositories, demo videos, etc. are all helpful.

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