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One month until LibrePlanet! Pre-order t-shirts through February 28th

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Feb 24, 2016 03:34 PM
LibrePlanet is coming in less than one month, on March 19th and 20th.
Pre-order women's and men's/unisex styles. Available until February 28th.

Along with our partners at MIT's Student Information Processing Board (SIPB), we are gearing up for the biggest LibrePlanet ever. Hundreds of people have already registered to attend, and we don't want you to miss out on your chance to be there.

We expect higher than usual attendance this year, and advance registration is the best way to guarantee admission. Join the free software community at LibrePlanet 2016. We will welcome last minute attendance to the best of our ability, but registration by Wednesday, March 9 is encouraged. If we hit capacity before that deadline, we will close advance registration -- so don't delay. Remember, FSF members get gratis admission, along with the satisfaction of supporting free software year-round.

Also, through Sunday, February 28th, you can pre-order a LibrePlanet 2016 t-shirt. If you plan to pick up your shirt at the conference, please use the code LP16 to waive shipping. If you want a shirt shipped to you, do not use this code.

Read on if you'd like more information about volunteering, the program, the LibrePlanet email discussion list, or participating remotely.

Volunteering (get gratis admission!)

Volunteers are crucial to making LibrePlanet a smoothly run, enjoyable free software event. For a two hour or longer volunteer shift, you'll get gratis admission, a LibrePlanet t-shirt, and lunch provided. We have a wide variety of tasks for many skill sets, including outreach, A/V and livestreaming management, visitor services, speaker support, and even remote tasks. Get started by telling us your skills and interests through the quick volunteer application.


The program is up. Which sessions most interest you? This year, LibrePlanet offers interesting talks like "Artificial scarcity: Beyond the digital," "Taking back our freedom: Free software for sousveillance," and "Inessential Weirdnesses in Free Software," along with keynotes from Allison Randal, Richard Stallman, Karen Sandler, and Edward Snowden in conversation with Daniel Kahn Gillmor. Make sure you check out the social events, including the annual Friday open house at the Free Software Foundation office -- details here, with more to come.

LibrePlanet starts on the list

Looking to coordinate travel with other LibrePlanet attendees? Brainstorm ideas for lightning talks? Organize a get-together after the conference? Join the libreplanet-discuss email list and the #libreplanet IRC channel on Freenode to connect with other LibrePlanet attendees. The list and channel are active year-round as part of the community.

Participating remotely

Not everyone can join us in Cambridge (including our keynote speaker, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden), but you can still participate in LibrePlanet! We will livestream all keynotes and most other sessions -- the link will be available on the conference homepage soon. Maybe you want to host your own LibrePlanet satellite event -- we're calling them LibreLuna, and you can register yours now and we'll help promote your gathering, and our tech team may ask you to help test the livestream before the conference.

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