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Schedule posted: Explore the roots of freedom at LibrePlanet 2017

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Mar 10, 2017 03:09 PM
It's almost time: LibrePlanet 2017 kicks off in two weeks, on March 25! Will you join free software hackers, lawyers, activists, students, educators, librarians, and community organizers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to explore the roots of software freedom?

Register now to ensure your admission at LibrePlanet 2017: The Roots of Freedom. As always, FSF members and students attend gratis.

Need a little more convincing before you register? The LibrePlanet program is now available for your perusal.

Read on for more information about volunteering, the program, the LibrePlanet email discussion list, or engaging with the conference if you can't make it to Cambridge.

Volunteering (get gratis admission!)

We can't say it enough: LibrePlanet would be impossible without the help of dozens of volunteers. The free software enthusiasts who give their time and energy to LibrePlanet, both before and during the conference, are crucial to its success. Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow community members and give back to the free software movement. There are even ways to help if you can't attend in person! If you are interested in helping out with LibrePlanet 2017 email resources@fsf.org. We show our appreciation for our volunteers by offering gratis conference admission and lunch, plus a LibrePlanet t-shirt.

Program

This year, the LibrePlanet program will include more than 50 speakers, an array of practical workshops, the opportunity for any attendee to give a lightning talk, and for the first time, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, informal conversations based around shared interests—another great way for anybody at LibrePlanet to explore ideas important to free software, whether they're something not already on the program, or a deeper conversation jumping off of a LibrePlanet talk.

Want more LibrePlanet? Take it to the mailing 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 libreplanet.org community.

LibreLuna: LibrePlanet 2017 comes to you

We know not everybody can get to Cambridge to participate in LibrePlanet. So the FSF works hard to make conference proceedings available to the global free software movement. We will livestream all keynotes and most other sessions—the link will be available on the conference homepage during LibrePlanet. And we're bringing back LibreLuna—self-organized LibrePlanet satellite events hosted by free software fans across the planet. You can register your LibreLuna event now and we'll help promote your gathering.

LibrePlanet 2017 is produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation with the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT.

Explore the roots of freedom with us. Register for LibrePlanet 2017 today!

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