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