Call for Talks. What are we looking for?

Qt Desktop Days is primarily a technical event and we want our content to be as relevant and interesting as possible to our audience. The target audience is developers programming with Qt, building software for desktop systems.

Topics for Talks

We welcome proposals related to any aspect of Qt desktop software development, as long as they:

  • Bring practical knowledge for the attendees
  • Discuss the unique technical challenges of creating desktop applications
  • Are about Qt and its ecosystem.

The goal of the conference is to make the attendees better Qt programmers. Talks about general aspects of programming may be off-topic for this conference (as interesting as they may be). For instance, a talk like “C# for Qt developers” is off-topic; a talk like “Here’s what Qt should steal from WForms” could be accepted.

Here are some ideas:

  • Architecture your Qt application for multithreading
  • Using Python with Qt
  • Issues with running Qt Webassembly
  • QGraphicsView is still my best tool for ...
  • In-depth technical discussion of Qt features
  • Cross-platform desktop development using Qt
  • Widgets vs Qt Quick on the desktop
  • Automated testing strategies
  • Practical experiences using Qt on real-world desktop applications

These are just suggestions – we welcome any submission!


The chances of your proposal getting accepted depend on the quality of your abstract.

While we don’t need to see your entire presentation in advance, your abstract should still be detailed enough to make the committee members able to assess your talk on its merits. Therefore, your abstract should make the committee members understand what your talk will be about, what specific topics will be discussed, which limitations the proposed approach has (if applicable; e.g., is it platform-specific?), and so on. If the talk was already presented in the past, please mention so, and possibly discuss what is going to be different since the last time it has been presented.

Especially important are the take-aways from your talk. What will the audience have learned? How will it improve the attendees’ everyday life as software developers using Qt on the desktop?

Remember that the goal of the conference is to improve the technical skills of the participants, so your talk should help us achieve that.


Presentations are 40-45 minutes long, followed by 5-10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 55 minutes maximum. Due to the virtual nature of the event, we will be enforcing these limits, so please rehearse your speech to be sure it fits the time frame.

Each presentation will be live streamed, recorded, and redistributed freely on multiple video hosting platforms. Although we prefer live talks, we may allow some to be pre-recorded. It would, however, inquire you to participate live for the Q&A in the end.

Successful applicants will be contacted about the technical arrangements and asked to send a photograph and bio.


Due to the talks being live streamed, we require the speaker to have a proper network connection, audio, and video equipment. Should you need help with any of this, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

You can enter proposals until 2021-04-25 00:00 (Europe/Stockholm), 1 week, 1 day from now.