Vault '20 Information for Presenters

Welcome to all Vault '20 speakers! We're so glad that you'll be joining us in Santa Clara, CA, USA.


If you have questions, please contact or your Program Co-Chairs, Christoph Hellwig, Erik Riedel, and Ric Wheeler,

To-Do List

  • Sign your Consent-to-Publish form.
    • USENIX requires a signed consent form from all presenters, which allows us to publish the audio, slides, and/or video of your talk. USENIX makes these freely available to the public as part of our commitment to open access. Please review and e-sign the Vault '20 Consent Form for Talks. If your company requires that you sign its speaker release form instead, please send the completed version to
  • Register for the conference.
    • The USENIX Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online.
  • Read the USENIX Event Code of Conduct and USENIX Event Guidelines for Speakers.
  • Prepare your slide deck.
    • Slides should be set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Use of Images, Audio, and Video in your Materials: It is very important that you secure permission to use copyright-protected materials in your slide deck, paper, or other materials used at a conference or submitted for publication. Even when an item has a Creative Commons license, you must read and comply with the terms of the license.

    USENIX receives copyright infringement notices from time to time, resulting from authors or speakers using copyright-protected materials without proper licensing or attribution. When this happens, we have to depublish the work in question until/unless the issue is resolved. Licensing fees may be incurred, even when the work is depublished, and USENIX will bill the author or speaker for any costs incurred. When possible, USENIX will refer the complainant directly to the author or speaker, who will be solely responsible for resolving the complaint.
  • Get your visa.
    • If you live abroad and need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact the USENIX Conference Department ( as soon as possible. Visa applications can take at least 30 working days to process. Please identify yourself as a presenter, and include your full postal address in your email.
  • Email your slides (after the conference).
    • In order to make your talk available on the program web page immediately after the conference, please email a PDF of your slides to as soon as possible after your presentation.

A/V and Technical Setup

USENIX provides a projection screen and projector, plus the following:

  • 1 wireless lavalier microphone
  • Cables and extension cords: HDMI and VGA are provided for connecting your laptop to the projection system. Please check your device ahead of time and bring any special adapters you might need, including for Mini-Displayport or USB-C.
  • Laptops are not provided.

Promote Yourself and the Event on Social Media!

Please wait until we post the program before you announce that you're speaking at the conference, as not every submitter has learned whether their proposal was accepted. Once the program is posted, help us promote the conference on social media with the #vaultconf20 hashtag.

Our attendees come from around the world to learn from you, so this is your chance to get people excited about your session. We've posted some suggested Tweets and sample graphics below, which you're welcome to use.

Suggested Tweets

I'm speaking at #vaultconf20 in Santa Clara, CA, USA, on February 24–25, 2020. Join me!

Join me at #vaultconf20 in Santa Clara, CA, USA, on February 24–25, 2020!


Feel free to use the banners below to promote your session at Vault '20. Contact the USENIX Communications Department ( if you need a different size.

Join Me

Vault '20 Join Me button

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I'm Speaking

Vault '20 I'm Speaking button

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