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What do you have to say? Share it at LibrePlanet 2016

by Zak Rogoff Contributions Published on Oct 02, 2015 01:48 PM
LibrePlanet 2016 is coming! Next year's conference will be held March 19-20, 2016 in the Boston area. The call for proposals has been extended to November 23rd. General registration and exhibitor registration will open later in October.

You've got until Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 in the morning EST (15:00 UTC) to submit your proposals. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Every year, LibrePlanet brings together developers, policy experts, activists, hackers and end users. It's a place to learn new skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to computer user freedom together as a community. If you're new to the community, check out last year's conference site and session videos for a taste of what's to come.

What kind of sessions are we looking for?

LibrePlanet is defined by its combination of technical talks with non-technical sessions on free software activism, culture and current events. We are especially interested to see proposals from people who use free software or apply its values for social benefit, from academic research to community organizing, education to medicine and the arts.

We're committed to increasing the participation of speakers belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented at free software conferences, including women and people of color. If you're comfortable sharing demographic information, there is an area for it on the proposal form, but your proposal will not be judged negatively if you leave those fields blank.

It's important to us to provide sessions that are friendly to newcomers, as well as those that help experienced hackers push their technical skills. Whatever your experience level or the experience level of your audience, we want to include your session! (As a corollary of this, we welcome sessions for kids or teens.)

What makes LibrePlanet so special is the amazing contributions from our speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers. We can't wait to hear your ideas. Submit a proposal now!

Nominations are still open for the Free Software Awards

If you know a free software contributor or project that deserves celebration, don't hesitate to nominate them! This is your opportunity to publicly recognize people and projects that have inspired you. Your nominations will be reviewed by our awards committee and the winners will be announced at LibrePlanet 2016.

Learn more about the free software awards and submit a nomination.

That's all for now. See you in March!

If you'd like to sponsor LibrePlanet, please email us at campaigns@fsf.org.

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