DevSummit 2021


When and where is Arm DevSummit being held in 2021?

Arm DevSummit 2021 is a virtual conference. Registrants of the Arm DevSummit 2021 virtual conference can access the conference’s virtual platform starting October 6. This is a good time to become familiar with the platform before the on-demand technical sessions are released. The live portion of the event is from Tuesday, October 19 through Thursday, October 21.

How can I stay informed about Arm DevSummit 2021?

Subscribe here to receive emails from Arm DevSummit 2021.

Who can I contact for more information?

Visit the ‘Support’ link within the main event navigation
  • Event Chat support is available during event hours from October 19-21.
  • Outside of event hours, you can contact our teams by emailing

What is Arm DevSummit?

Arm DevSummit 2021 is an immersive, three-day virtual conference for software and hardware practitioners from across the world. Held on 19–21 October, Arm DevSummit brings together the brightest and best from mobile and high-performance computing, chip design, machine learning, autonomous technology and the internet of things. It hosts more than 200 sessions from the biggest names in the business, including live interactive workshops and visionary keynote presentations.

Why is Arm DevSummit online this year?

For planning purposes we had to make a decision by the end of last year on whether to go virtual, hybrid or live for Arm DevSummit 2021. We couldn’t predict if there would be a significant drop in COVID-19 cases and how widespread the vaccinations would be. Therefore we decided Arm DevSummit 2021 will be a virtual event.

What types of Arm DevSummit tracks and sessions can I expect?

Mobile and high-performance computing, chip design, machine learning, autonomous technology and the internet of things.

Will Arm DevSummit 2022 be in-person?

The value of meeting face-to-face cannot be replaced but we are still defining what the new normal will be for an in-person Arm DevSummit conference in 2022 and how to make it safe for several thousand people to convene. We are optimistic that Arm DevSummit could be a hybrid event.

What should I do if I'm having connectivity issues?

Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome or Firefox browsers for optimal experience, resolution setting of 1600 x 1200 or above, and 20” size monitor or above. To find out if you have the most updated version of your browser, click on the links below.
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Can I use the same log-in credentials as Arm DevSummit 2020?

We are using a new registration system this year for Arm DevSummit, please create an account in our system.

Who can I contact if I have questions that aren't covered in the FAQ's?

Please contact

Does Arm DevSummit have a code of conduct?

Arm is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. Arm expects our attendees to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully. The Code of Conduct can be found here .

Are there Terms and Conditions for Arm DevSummit?

Yes, to review the terms and conditions associated with registering and attending Arm DevSummit click here .

Can I share my virtual log-in information with other members of my team?

We request that all attendees create their own account within our virtual platform. General registration is complimentary for all.

Can I access and view recordings of any sessions or keynotes from the conference?

Certain technical sessions will be made available On-demand available starting October 6, Live event content will be available within 24hrs after each session. All content will be available until December 8.

Can I give my feedback?

Event surveys will be available after the conference

How can I find out when you add new speakers to the agenda?

Sign up to our email list here to receive event updates

Will there be any opportunities to chat with the senior Arm leadership team?

See Campfire sessions on the agenda

Can I sign in from my mobile phone or tablet?

Yes. Our virtual platform is compatible with both a mobile phone and tablet.

How can I contact a salesperson?

Please visit the contact page to select which sales contact is right for you.

When will the full agenda be available?

The full agenda will be available August 4.

There is a lot of content happening at the same time. Will I have the chance to view any sessions I miss?

Yes. All sessions will be available on-demand within 24 hours for registered attendees.

How soon will sessions be recorded and available on-demand?

Live sessions excluding Campfires and Tech Sessions with Live Q&A will be available within 24 hours after the session concludes until December 8 for registered attendees. Workshops will be available for those that are eligible.

How are agendas chosen for the Arm DevSummit virtual event?

From May 13 to June 11, we hold a Call for Papers submission. A committee of 50 industry experts review and choose the best papers.

What types of Arm DevSummit tracks and sessions can I expect?

You can expect to learn about AI, IoT, chip design methodology, cloud native development, infrastructure for modern computing, autonomous, and more.

How can I find out about other Arm events?

Please visit our events page

Will Arm DevSummit 2021 have an in-person event along with the virtual event?

Arm DevSummit 2021 is exclusively a virtual event.

Does Arm DevSummit have social media and an official event hashtag?

Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn and use #ArmDevSummit in your posts.

When will sessions be available to view?

On-demand sessions will be available October 6 and live content will be available from October 19 - 21. All sessions will be online until December 8.

Can I create my own agenda?

Yes. After registering for Arm DevSummit you can create your own agenda and add sessions to both your agenda and personal calendar.

Can I ask questions during the sessions? If so, how?

Certain sessions include a Q&A chat with the speaker during the live event.

Will there be multiple sessions going on at the same time?

Yes. Visit our agenda for more details.

Are sessions be pre-recorded or live?

Sessions are both pre-recorded and live.

Can I view last year's sessions and keynotes?

You can view Arm DevSummit 2020 keynotes, technical content and workshops on the Arm Software Developer YouTube Channel.

How can I ensure my system is compatible for the virtual conference?

Use this standard system check tool to verify your system.

Why can't I hear audio?

Try one or more of the following: check volume on internal or external speakers from your keyboard or click icon in the lower right side of task bar; click unmute; try using headphones; or change audio devices by opening sound settings and enter audio preferences. In the Output section, click Manage Sound Devices then Troubleshoot , Device Properties and/or Test. Check for Windows updates and/or update your audio driver.

What are the system settings for optimal user experience?

For optimal experience, a resolution setting of 1600 x 1200 or above, and 20” size monitor or larger.

What type of internet connection is required?

Normal download speed is between 12 Mbps and 25 Mbps. Normal upload speed is between 1.2 Mpbs and 10 Mpbs.

What minimal computer speed requirements do I need to participate?

You need 3 Mbps as a minimum download speed and 1 Mbps for upload.

Do I have to download any software to join the virtual event?

No, our platform can be accessed from your browser.

Do I have to download Zoom to join the virtual event?

You can use Zoom in your laptop or desktop browser. Mobile devices require the downloaded app.

Will I be asked for a Zoom password?

No, we will not ask for a Zoom password.

What browsers do you support?

Chrome, Safari, Edge Chromium, and Firefox.

How do I find my Browsers Version and OS?

To find your computer details, visit this link .

How do I test my bandwidth?

To find your Internet bandwidth performance, click this link .

How can I participate if my company has a corporate firewall in place?

In most cases, firewalls are not a problem. You should be able to participate in the entire event even if your company has a firewall in place. There is a port checker in the system check. This allows you to see any potential issues. Run the system check here .

The sessions are listed in a different time zone than mine. How can I update this?

You can change your time zone within your profile. The schedule will change across the environment to reflect your local time.

Do I have to attend the entire event?

No, you can view any sessions on-demand or live as your schedule permits.

Who can attend your virtual event?

The conference is open to everyone from software and hardware engineers to chip designers: anyone looking to use Arm technology to build the best performing, richest and most impactful next-generation experiences.

What do you do to ensure a safe environment?

Protecting the digital safety of our attendee’s, exhibitors, presenters, and staff is paramount. We monitor, deter and manage any disruptive activity. We have a security team dedicated to ensuring a secure online experience. Only registered attendees can access our virtual event. We recommend you use a private Wi-Fi network rather than a public network and be up to date on antivirus software.

Can I pick the breakout sessions and campfires I want to attend?

Yes. You can create your own agenda.

Do I need a webcam for this event?

No. Attendees are not on camera during this event.

I am a member of the press / I am an industry analyst. Where can I find more information about press/analyst registration?

Press and analyst registration will open in early July. Please check back at that time to submit a request for a press or analyst pass. If you would like to be notified once registration opens, please email

How do I submit a presentation for submission?

Visit the Arm DevSummit website under "Call for Papers" or click here , create an account, and follow the steps.

When does call for papers open?

The Arm DevSummit 2021 Call for Papers opens on May 13, 2021 and closes on June 11, 2021

When do you notify speakers of submission approval?

Speakers' acceptance emails will be sent out on July 7, 2021

If my submission is not approved for a session is there another option for participation and sharing my information?

Every year we receive hundreds of high-quality submissions through our Arm DevSummit Call for Papers. Since there are usually three times as many submissions as there are available sessions, we can only accept 30 percent of submissions. Reasons for a submission not being selected are often due to many submissions covering the same topics, submissions sounding overly promotional, or submissions that are not presenting highly relevant subject matter in a deeply technical way. If your submission has not been accepted, we encourage you to try again next year.

I have submitted a proposal but have not heard back yet. How can I find out the status?

If you've received a confirmation email, your submission has been collected and is being reviewed. Session submitters and speakers will be notified of acceptance, rejection and/or suggested modifications by end of July. If you have not received a response by then, please contact

If I'm approved, when do I need to submit the final presentation for review?

The final draft of your presentation is due September 2, 2021. You are also requested to submit a first draft before August 11, 2021 so our Technical Program Committee can review and give feedback.

How long is a session?

Technical conference sessions are 25 minutes, panel discussions are 25 minutes, and workshops are 75 minutes. Please check with your speaker manager to confirm timing.

What is the process for approving submissions?

Speaking submissions that grab our attention are:
  • Technical and reveal new ways of designing SoCs and developing software for Arm-based systems.
  • Real-world case studies in which Arm technology is incorporated in a project, innovative application, or a solution to a technical challenge in an end product, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made (and why) during the design and development processes.
  • A hands-on demonstration illustrating key technical principles that engage the audience in a creative or interactive way.

What types of session and presentations can be submitted for Arm DevSummit?

There are three types of presentation formats which include:
  • Conference Sessions: 25-minute educational, technically driven sessions presenting new or "how-to" information to attendees.
  • Panel Discussions: 25-minute conference sessions that consider a timely topic of interest in discussion format, involving a moderator and a maximum of three (3) panellists representing different viewpoints on the topic under discussion.
  • Hands-on Workshops: 75-minute technical seminar providing attendees with hands-on experience in areas such as developing new features, implementing security security features, or learning new debug practices on Arm-based devices

How many speakers can present one session?

Up to four (4) speakers can participate in each session, however only one speaker may be on the screen at a time. Because all speakers must accept the speaker agreement, please provide all speaker names, companies, biographies, and photos before July 22, 2021.

Can I submit multiple proposals?

We encourage you to submit several papers. Each submission will be considered and reviewed independently. Please submit each paper separately.

What are the main reasons sessions don’t get selected?

Frequent reasons submissions are not selected are as follows:
  • Incomplete submissions: If there are key details or information missing from your submission the Technical Program Committee will pass on your submission.
  • Sales/product pitches: Our Technical Program Committee quickly eliminates them from consideration.
  • Sessions that are too general and don’t fully explain the main points that they cover.
  • Presenters who’ve been poorly evaluated by attendees in the past.

Can we submit papers in my local language?

No, CFP submissions needs to be submitted in English only.

What are the review criteria for the Call for Papers selection?

Every submission is carefully reviewed by at least two members of our Technical Program Committee. To increase your chances of being selected, pay attention to the following criteria when submitting your paper.
Quality: Proposals should be well organized and easily understood. The abstract and summary are judged as indicators of what can be expected of the session.
Relevance: The proposed session or panel should be highly relevant to the interests of the Arm DevSummit audience in general and the track topic in particular. Example: real-world case studies.
Impact: Sessions and Panels should contribute to the educational mission and technical nature of Arm DevSummit. Submissions reporting on important results, methodologies, or case studies of special significance will be considered favorably.
Originality: Reports on new development methodologies, case studies for innovative device designs, or other novel results contribute to the Arm DevSummit goal of providing a high-quality educational program for practicing engineers and developers.
Authenticity: The less commercial content is the best. It is acceptable to use a product in a design case study or as a proof of concept for a design methodology. Product promotion is not permitted in the technical sessions.

How do I become an Event Partner of Arm DevSummit 2021?

Contact and a member of our sales team will be in touch to provide additional information.

What levels of Event Partnerships are available?

Event Partnership package information will be available via our Event Partner Prospectus. To receive this prospectus email

Do any of the Event Partnerships include speaking opportunities?

Yes, for information about our partnership offerings please contact

Is there a virtual exhibition space/expo floor?

We will not have an exhibition space/expo floor during the virtual event in 2021. Each Event Partner will have a dedicated partner page.