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There are plenty of ways to socialize at LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Apr 02, 2024 02:44 PM
In this blog, we're sharing with you all the ways you can socialize and participate in LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community outside of the official program.

Social activities

Check out the growing number of social activities you can participate in on the weekend of LibrePlanet 2024:

  • Friday night "open" office: Socialize and see the FSF office for yourself;
  • Walk on Saturday night: Meet new people and get some fresh air after sitting through conference sessions indoors;
  • Annual FSF associate members meeting: Share your feedback with the FSF and discuss with other FSF associate members where you think the FSF should be going;
  • Diversity breakfast: A space for women, nonbinary people, and all those who have been traditionally excluded from technological and social causes;
  • Licensing table: Meet the Licensing and Compliance Lab;
  • Newcomer orientation: Connect with other people and get an overview of what's going on.

A ball room with chandeliers at the Wentworth Institute of Technology which will be the keynote room for LibrePlanet 2024.

How to actively participate in LibrePlanet: Cultivating Community

Do you want to participate in LibrePlanet more actively? Then consider proposing or organizing a Birds of a Feather session, volunteering to help with the event, or giving a lightning talk on a free software topic you're passionate about.

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. For more information see the Call for Volunteers. 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.

Organize a Birds of a Feather session

Birds of a Feather sessions (BoF) are a time for people to get together around a specific topic, either to focus on conversations, come up with new ideas, or just spend time socializing. Interested in organizing a BoF? On the LibrePlanet wiki, you can let others know what your session is about and where to meet. There are already some fun sessions about free software games and so-called "artificial intelligence" listed there.

Submit a lightning talk

Lightning talks are five-minute presentations given by conference attendees on free software topics they're passionate about. No matter if you intend to attend online or in person, submit a lightning talk today and gain an enthusiastic audience for your idea or project. The lightning talks will be presented on Sunday, May 5, 11:15 - 12:00 EDT (15:00 UTC). There are already some promising lightning talks listed on the LibrePlanet wiki. Check them out!

A classroom at the Wentworth Institute of Technology with the LibrePlanet 2024 logo on it.

The facts about LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community

LibrePlanet: Cultivating Community will be held on May 4 and 5, 2024. The in-person part of the conference will take place at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston, MA, USA. For information on transportation, accommodation, and restaurants, please visit the lodging & travel section of the conference page. If you haven't registered already, please register now:

Important notice for minors, parents, and guardians: The WIT asks us to inform you that minors will have to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian in order to attend LibrePlanet 2024 in person. Parents or guardians are responsible for the minors they accompany.

We look forward to seeing you at LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community!

Your LibrePlanet team

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