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Exciting talks, hands-on workshops, and thrilling discussions await you at LibrePlanet 2024

by Miriam Bastian Contributions Published on Feb 26, 2024 10:33 AM
In this blog post, we're sharing with you all the sessions that have been confirmed for LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community.

Exciting talks, hands-on workshops, and thrilling discussions await you at LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community. If you haven't registered already, register now to save your spot!

Collage of headshots of ten LibrePlanet 2024 speakers: David Wilson, Hayley Tsukuayama, Olivia Gallucci, T. Kim Nguyen, Christina Haralanova, Jurgen Gaeremyn, Crescent Omeje, Corwin Brust, Matt Campbell, and Shivanand Edrami.

A schedule that will excite you

This year's theme is Cultivating Community and besides our regular program of free software projects and developments, the schedule is full of sessions on mobilizing from the grassroots, increasing diversity in the free software community, facilitating the participation of volunteers, and encouraging users to contribute to their favorite projects. Examples for sessions on cultivating community we are looking forward to are:

In addition, the schedule features a whole new track on being creative with free software! Learn how to write free culture fantasy with free software from Seth Patterson and how to make a libre movie with only libre software from "Blender Dumbass." And of course, as always, the LibrePlanet schedule also features talks on pressing questions such as the threats of so-called "artificial intelligence", and also sets the stage for fun and promising projects like Lichess.

This schedule also holds our annual Free Software Awards ceremony for 2023. We are sure it will intrigue both regulars and newcomers. And these are just some of the highlights that await you. Check out the full schedule of more than thirty sessions made to inspire you on the LibrePlanet website.

The Jupiter and Saturn rooms will exclusively feature in-person talks, all of which can also be viewed by remote attendees via the livestream. The Neptune room will be fully remote.

The facts about LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community

LibrePlanet: Cultivating Community will be held on May 4 and 5, 2024. The in person part of the conference will take place at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, USA. For information regarding transportation, accommodation, and restaurants, please visit the lodging & travel section of the conference page.

FSF associate members and students can attend LibrePlanet gratis, but we still ask you to register to the event so that we can prepare. If you haven't registered already, please register now:

Become a LibrePlanet 2024 sponsor or exhibitor

LibrePlanet cannot exist without generous sponsors. If you or your company would like to sponsor or exhibit at LibrePlanet, have a look at this year's sponsorship prospectus, and email campaigns@fsf.org for more information. Sponsoring provides you, and your organization, with a unique opportunity to engage one-on-one with an influential audience of decision makers and technology professionals and to connect with top industry talent in software development, licensing, and free software applications.

Time to socialize -- Birds of a Feather sessions

If you want to contribute to the program, you can organize a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session for LibrePlanet 2024. BoF sessions can be a time for people to get together around a specific topic, project, or identity, either to focus on conversations, come up with new ideas, or just spend time socializing. If you're interested in organizing a BoF session, please list it on the LibrePlanet wiki and email campaigns@fsf.org.

Volunteer at LibrePlanet 2024

If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to resources@fsf.org. In your email, please let us know if you would like to volunteer in person or remotely, what days/times at LibrePlanet you will be able to volunteer, and if you want to receive a LibrePlanet T-shirt as a thank you (don't forget to mention the size; we have S-XXXL).

Spread the word about LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating community

Excited about the program? Can't wait to start discussing sessions and ideas around LibrePlanet? Join the discussion mailing list, the IRC channel at #libreplanet, and the wiki community now. Finally, we hope you'll help us spread the word about LibrePlanet 2024 with the flyer FSF intern Gabriel-Cezarin Popovici created. In addition, please blog or microblog using the hashtag #libreplanet to let people know that you'll be there, what sessions you are looking forward to, or to share memories of previous LibrePlanet conferences.

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