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LibrePlanet 2024: May 4 and 5, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

by Miriam Bastian Contributions Published on Jan 02, 2024 04:46 PM
The dates and location of LibrePlanet 2024 have been announced!

We have exciting news: we found a venue we think will be great for LibrePlanet: the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) at 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA and we also have a new date!

LibrePlanet: Cultivating Community, will be held at the WIT on May 4 and 5, 2024.

Yes, May is indeed an unusual month for LibrePlanet, as the conference typically happens in March. However, we believe the date change will serve us well. There are already many free software events going on in March 2024, which is also around spring break; and that often stands in the way of our wish to bring more students to our events. Besides, Boston has always been a challenging city to find a location within a reasonable budget.

We really hope you can make it! The WIT is home to a School of Computing and Data Science, a School of Architecture & Design, a School of Engineering, a School of Management, and a School of Sciences & Humanities. We look forward to having LibrePlanet at this place of learning and are sure that the conference will benefit from it.

Register to attend LibrePlanet in person.

Register to attend LibrePlanet remotely.

Rooming with other free software enthusiast

Do you have space nearby the venue and want to host a LibrePlanet attendee or speaker? Will you be visiting and want to room with like-minded individuals? The accommodations section on the LibrePlanet wiki is your place to let others know.

Support LibrePlanet by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor

LibrePlanet is organized by the FSF, a 501(c)(3) charity. The conference is made possible thanks to charitable sponsors and exhibitors who want to be at the juncture of ethical technology, a vibrant community, and the future generation of free software specialists. Thanks to conference sponsors, we can offer free admission to students, a welcoming event space, social activities, and refreshments for attendees. Support from generous sponsors also enables LibrePlanet to run on free software infrastructure, including livestreaming and session recordings. There's still time to apply to become a sponsor. To do so, follow the instructions on https://libreplanet.org/2024/sponsors/.

Early bird pricing for exhibitors is happening now, and will be available until March 20, 2024. Nonprofits and individual projects are eligible for a discounted exhibitors price. Learn more in our sponsoring and exhibitor prospectus or simply email campaigns@fsf.org.

We're excited about next year's LibrePlanet. We have already announced that video creator David Wilson will keynote LibrePlanet 2024, and we plan to have another keynote announcement for you very soon. Additionally, we intend to organize a pre-conference workshop series for you this spring. Stay tuned to learn more. Meanwhile, we encourage you to watch some videos from last year's conference, and please make sure that you're registered for the conference. Don't forget that members from the associate level, including students, get gratis entry to the conference.

We hope to see you at LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community!

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