Yes the Ohio LInuxFest conference is not until October 24,25,26 but the Call for Proposals is in it's last leg!
The Call for Talks ends on 7/24/14 , so you need to get it done soon.
I know, you have been meaning to send in your proposal for a talk at OLF, and it would be a dynamite talk. .....But we need time to evaluate proposals and arrange a schedule.
More info about how to submit here: https://ohiolinux.org/CFP
If you want Free and Open Source Software communities to become more diverse and inclusive, and want to meet others who are working toward the same goal, then come to the Diverse Inclusive Open Source workshop!