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Welcome attendees, get to know speakers first hand, and make LibrePlanet a unique experience

by Miriam Bastian Contributions Published on Mar 07, 2024 02:46 PM
We need your help to make the world's premier gathering of free software enthusiasts a success. Would you like to volunteer at LibrePlanet 2024 and play an important part in making the conference a unique experience?

You can volunteer for as much or as little time as you like, whether you choose to help out for an hour or two or the entirety of both days. Either way, we'll provide you with a very handsome LibrePlanet 2024 shirt in your size in addition to free admission to the entire conference and lunch -- and the community's eternal gratitude.

Photo of volunteers at LibrePlanet 2023.

Would you like to be:

  • Responsible for the GNU Press shop (on-site);

  • Part of the registration crew to welcome attendees and get to know speakers first hand (on-site);

  • A room monitor/moderator who introduces speakers (can be done remotely or on-site);

  • Part of an audio/visual crew to point cameras and adjust microphones (on-site);

  • Part of the set-up and clean-up crew to make our conference appear and disappear at the venue (on-site); or

  • An IRC moderator (online)?

If you are excited about any of these tasks please write to Let us know what you would prefer to do, what days/times of LibrePlanet you will be able to volunteer, and don't forget to mention your T-shirt size (we have S-XXXL).

For in-person volunteers, an important step is to attend a training and info session at the Free Software Foundation office in downtown Boston. There will probably be training sessions on Thursday, April 25, Friday, April 26, and Wednesday, May 01, from 18:00 to 20:00 EDT. If you have any doubts about availability for a training, please let us know so we can adapt to your schedule. Some volunteer tasks (e.g. room monitors, A/V crew) require more training than others, but there are some important things we need all volunteers to know. The training will also help you to connect with other volunteers before the event. You may still volunteer without attending a training but your assigned role may be slightly less "glamorous" (but equally important).

Thank you for volunteering! It's people like you who ensure that LibrePlanet stays excellent.

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