Register now for LibrePlanet 2016: "Fork the System" March 19-20, 2016 in Boston, MA
We are pleased to announce that registration for LibrePlanet is now open. Students and FSF members attend LibrePlanet gratis. Not a member? Join today to register gratis, or register at our non-member rate.
The conference will be held March 19-20, 2016, in the Boston area -- this year's theme is "Fork the System." Talks at this year's conference will touch on how free software creates the opportunity of a new path for its users, allows developers to fight the restrictions of a system dominated by proprietary software by creating free replacements, and is the foundation of a philosophy of freedom, sharing, and change.
Want to speak at LibrePlanet?
You have just a few weeks left to submit a session proposal -- the deadline has been extended to November 23rd, 2016 at 15:00 UTC (10:00 EST).
Do you have questions about what makes a strong proposal? We're hosting an information session to answer any questions you have about submitting a proposal for LibrePlanet on Tuesday, November 3rd from 19:00 - 22:00 UTC (14:00 - 17:00 EST). Join us in the #libreplanet IRC channel on freenode. Don't use IRC? Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help traveling to LibrePlanet?
We have a limited amount of funding to bring conference participants to LibrePlanet from all around the world. You can apply for a scholarship starting now -- the application deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2016 at 15:00 UTC (10:00 EST in the morning). Scholarship recipients will be notified in mid-December.
If you don't need a scholarship, you can help us welcome all types of people to LibrePlanet 2016 by making a contribution to the conference's scholarship fund now, or when you register for LibrePlanet. A donation of $50 covers one night in a shared Boston-area hotel room, but any amount helps.
LibrePlanet is an inspiring, creative gathering where you'll meet activists, students, developers, and leaders -- and you may get involved in a new project, gain new energy for free software activism, and make new friends. You definitely want to be in the Boston area on March 19-20, 2016 for LibrePlanet 2016.