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Register to be part of LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community

by Miriam Bastian Contributions Published on Oct 18, 2023 12:11 PM
The registration for the sixteenth edition of the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) annual conference LibrePlanet is open.
Register to be part of LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community

Registration for LibrePlanet 2024 is now open

We were delighted to see several people email us preemptively and ask where they could register to attend LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community. Since we're as excited about the next edition of LibrePlanet as you are, we're opening registration today.

Starting now, you may:

LibrePlanet will be held on May 4 and 5, 2024, at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, as well as online.

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LibrePlanet registration levels

Registration helps us prepare for the event. In return for your advanced registration, we will give a small token of our appreciation at a couple of different tiers:

  • In-person Participant: enter at no cost as an associate member or opt to pay the regular price.

Come to Boston and experience the unmatched in-person conference feeling. The event will be in the Boston area, and the exact venue will be announced soon. Meet friends, both old and new; sit next to interesting people in the audience; and chat casually with fellow advocates during coffee breaks.

Note that COVID-19 is still an issue that we take very seriously in organizing an in-person conference, so please read the event's COVID-19 Policy carefully.

FSF associate members will be invited to participate in the annual associate membership meeting.

Nonmembers can register for LibrePlanet at our nonmember rate of $90 for the two days or $60 for one day.

You will only be admitted to the in-person conference if you have registered as an in-person participant. Register to the in-person event now.

  • Online Participant: registration is gratis.

The "Online Participant" level grants you general access to the online edition of LibrePlanet, and registration is gratis. As always, anyone can attend the online edition of LibrePlanet. We will broadcast the event via a fully free software livestream on Everyone will be able to join the discussion via the general #libreplanet IRC channel on Libera.Chat, as well as via room-specific IRC channels. Registration helps us plan the amount of server space we need, and it is useful to know expected participation numbers as we reach out to prospective volunteers for things like moderation. It also ensures you won't be left out of any important communications about the event. Register to the online person event now.

  • Online Supporter: a small contribution goes a long way.

Help us with the expenses we incur in bringing a spectacular event to the community both online and in person by contributing financially when attending online. Even the online part of a conference has organizational expenses, such as facilitating our fully free streaming setup. Registration at the Supporter level starts at $25 during early bird registration, which will last until March 1, 2024 and $50 after this date. To thank you for investing in the FSF and LibrePlanet, you will receive a digital registration badge that you can share on your personal blog, or on social media.

  • Stalwart: your financial support helps us create a memorable event.

No matter if you attend online or in person, your additional financial support helps us create a memorable event for many people all over the globe. With your contribution, you fund essentials like our fully free servers, gratis admission for students, and refreshments for attendees. And you make it possible for us to devote the substantial amount of time necessary to organize everything -- an effort which is nearly year-round. Individuals can pay $200 ($150 early registration until March 1, 2024), and corporate attendees get access at $500 ($400 early registration until March 1, 2024). For supporting the event at this higher level, you receive all the previously mentioned perks, as well as our specially designed and ethically manufactured LibrePlanet T-shirt and a souvenir USB drive with videos from the event, so you can look back at them in the future and share them with your community. You'll also have the option to get an hour of free licensing consultation in 2024, or advice in another field where we might be able to help.

Call for Sessions: Only one week left

Join keynote David Wilson from System Crafters in presenting at LibrePlanet. Hurry up to submit your talk, workshop, or panel idea to the Call for Sessions, which will close on October 25, 12:00 EDT (16:00 UTC). All you need to submit is a talk title, an abstract, and (optionally) a biography. Come to our Call for Sessions office hour on October 19, 13:00 to 14:00 EDT (17:00 - 18:00 UTC) if you have questions or if you're looking for inspiration. All you need to do is enter the #libreplanet channel of the Libera.Chat IRC network and ask your questions.

Nominate those who inspire you for a Free Software Award

Nominate those who inspire you for:

The deadline for nominations is November 21 at 23:59 EST (04:59 UTC).

Sponsoring and exhibitors

Does your company or organization want to be at the nexus of ethical technology, a vibrant community, and the future generation of free software specialists? Then sponsor LibrePlanet or become an exhibitor. Early bird pricing for exhibitors is happening now, and will be available until February 8, 2024. Nonprofits and individual projects are eligible for a discounted exhibitors price.

Volunteer remotely or in person

We are looking for volunteers who can either support us on-site or online. We'll be looking for people who can help us with moderation, room monitoring, and other important tasks that make the event possible. Your help makes LibrePlanet an even greater success, and while volunteering you can learn from others and thereby further refine your organizational or technical skills. Please email and let us know whether you want to volunteer in person or remotely.

Sign up for the LibrePlanet announcements list

Don't want to miss out on what's happening? Make sure you sign up for the LibrePlanet announcements list at the top of the LibrePlanet website to get the latest updates. If you need more information, or have any questions about the tiers, please email

Thank you for supporting LibrePlanet. I hope to see you at the event!

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