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LibrePlanet 2020 needs you: Volunteer today!

by Matt Lavallee Contributions Published on Jan 28, 2020 11:27 AM

Volunteer at LibrePlanet 2020

The LibrePlanet 2020 conference is coming very soon, on March 14 and 15 at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, and WE NEED YOU to make the world's premier gathering of free software enthusiasts a success.

Volunteers are needed for several different tasks at LibrePlanet, from an audio/visual crew to point cameras and adjust microphones, to room monitors to introduce speakers, to a set-up and clean-up crew to make our conference appear and disappear at the Event Center, and more! You can volunteer for as much or as little time as you like, whether you choose to help out for an hour or two, or the entirety of both days. Either way, we'll provide you with a VERY handsome LibrePlanet 2020 shirt in your size, in addition to free admission to the entire conference and lunch and our eternal gratitude.

Excited? If you're ready to help put on an excellent conference, we are more than ready to show you how. One important step is to come to an in-person training and info session at the Free Software Foundation office, in downtown Boston. We have scheduled six training sessions beginning late February; the last one is the afternoon of the day immediately before LibrePlanet, which is perfect for people arriving from far away for the event. Please come to one if you can! Some volunteer tasks (room monitors, A/V crew) require more training than others, but there are some important things we need all volunteers to know, and attending a training will ensure that you're fully informed. The schedule for trainings is at the bottom of this email.

You're interested? Wonderful. Please reply to this email or write to Let me know your T-shirt size (we'll have unisex S-XXXXL and fitted S-XXXL) and which training you can make it to. You can certainly volunteer without making it to a training -- I'll send you some info via email -- but your role may be a little less glamorous. Please also feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have; I will respond eagerly to your queries.

THANK YOU for supporting the Free Software Foundation and THANK YOU for volunteering for an excellent LibrePlanet!


All except one of these take place from 6 PM to 8 PM at the FSF office, 51 Franklin Street, Fifth floor, Downtown Crossing, Boston:

  • Wednesday, February 19
  • Tuesday, February 25
  • Thursday, February 27 (includes A/V training)
  • Wednesday, March 4 (includes A/V training
  • Tuesday, March 10 (includes A/V training
  • Friday, March 13: This is an afternoon session for people coming to town late, starting at 3 PM! It will also be at the FSF office, prior to the Friday night open house.
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