Presentation Details

The next edition of HAProxyConf is already in the works. Currently, our call for papers process is open-ended. Submit now, and we will inform you about the upcoming deadlines as soon as they are published.

HAProxyConf presentations will be given at the in-person conference and live-streamed to our virtual platform on the conference dates. Our team will work with the presenters to help perfect the content of each talk.

Submissions will be accepted either through the form below or by email at For email submissions, please be sure to provide all of the data requested in the form in order to be considered.

Read more about the submission topic ideas in the following “Submission Recommendations” section.

Submission Recommendations

End-user use cases are highly preferred. Presentations that include details on your unique challenges, how HAProxy technologies were able to solve them, and what benefits you achieved will be strongly considered. The list below will give you an idea about the topic areas that we hope to see:

Infrastructure / High Availability

  • Infrastructure / High Availability (building resilient infrastructure)
  • CI/CD, automating HAProxy
  • High availability in multiple data centers
  • High availability in cloud, on-premises, and during migrations
  • Chaos engineering
  • High availability for IoT
  • Beginner / starting out with HAProxy, HAProxy 101
  • Lessons learned, journeys
  • Disaster recovery
  • Adopting a high availability mindset
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Configuration management
  • HA for storage

Load Balancing / API Gateway

  • Custom-built service discovery mechanisms using HAProxy's server-template directive or the HAProxy Data Plane API
  • Using HAProxy as an API gateway
  • Global load balancing
  • Transitioning from other Load Balancer/Proxy technologies to HAProxy


  • Using HAProxy as a security proxy
  • Using HAProxy for bot protection
  • Replacing ADN, CDN or WAF vendors with HAProxy

Kubernetes / Cloud-native

  • Containers, Docker, Kubernetes ingress

Service Mesh

  • Building a service mesh with HAProxy
  • Integrating HAProxy in an existing service mesh


  • Leveraging the power of HAProxy stats and logs
  • Integrating HAProxy in tracing flow
  • Monitoring, metrics, analytics
  • Logs, aggregation, data mining
  • Anomaly detection
  • Real user monitoring


  • Extending HAProxy with Lua
  • Extending HAProxy with SPOE


  • Tips and tricks with HAProxy
  • Abusing HAProxy features for unintended purposes

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring, Ops teamwork, learning
  • Teaching junior Ops team members

Submission Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Do provide all information required in the paper submission form, including speaker information.
  • Do give your talk a simple and interesting title.
  • Do explain why attendees should want to listen to your presentation and what lessons they will learn by doing so.
  • Do submit compelling end-user use case and/or HAProxy product/feature proposals.
  • Do include as much detail about your proposed talk as possible. The more information we have about your topic, the more likely it is to be accepted.
  • Do abide by all important dates, including the submission deadline and speaker acceptance dates.
  • Do keep the abstract concise (200 words or less), but still cover enough detail for the audience to get a clear understanding of what you will present.
  • Do not try to boil the ocean. Please limit the scope of your presentation accordingly.
  • Do not submit obvious vendor or product pitches. The goal of HAProxyConf is to provide exceptional and informative presentations for our attendees. Your proposal will not be considered if it is a clear attempt to promote your company and/or non-HAProxy product.

Post Conference Publication

All sessions will be recorded and made available online at a future date. Presenters will be required to sign a speaker acknowledgment form as part of the Speaker Acceptance process, granting the right to use your presentation online at the discretion of HAProxyConf. Additional details will be provided to all accepted speakers upon notification of their acceptance.

If you have any questions about the Call for Papers submission process, please contact us at

Submission Form

Speaker #1 Information
Speaker #2 Information (if appl.)
Presentation Information

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