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What you need to know for LibrePlanet this weekend

by Zak Rogoff Contributions Published on Mar 18, 2013 06:56 PM
LibrePlanet starts this Saturday (the 23rd), only days away! We've got you down as registered for the conference, so we want to go over a few things. This email is long, but it's worth reading or at least skimming the whole thing to make sure you're not missing an important piece of information.

Register now!

Registration and breakfast (gratis) start at 8:15 AM on Saturday. The first session is at 9:00 AM.

The program is here. Keep in mind that it could change.

Getting there: The conference location is
Harvard Science Center
1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

NOTE: The hardest part of getting there is finding the building once you arrive at Harvard. Make sure to check out our logistics page to for directions.

Lodging: If you're looking for lodging recommendations, the logistics page has that too.

Students: If you're a student and not a member, make sure to bring your student ID.

Social events: In the evenings, there will be a variety of social events to check out. Don't miss these opportunities to have fun and network with the wonderful people of the free software movement. Details on the social events are here, but here's a summary:


  • FSF Meet and Greet (No RSVP required)
  • Women in Free Software dinner (RSVP to Libby Reinish)


  • Free Software Futurists dinner (RSVP to Chris Webber)
  • Empowermentors Collective dinner (RSVP to Kira)
  • FooBar afterparty (No RSVP required)

Preparation: There are a few conference sessions, all optional of course, that you might want to prepare for:

  • The Coreboot install party, where experts will help you replace your computer's BIOS with a free software version. This is only for ThinkPad X60 or T60 laptops. If you'd like to participate, please read the session's page and add your name to the list.
  • Lightning talks, in which conference attendees (you!) will give five-minute talks about a free software-related topic of their choice. Prepare a talk, or make one up on the spot. Go here to learn more or sign up to talk.

Most of all, don't forget to get excited! LibrePlanet is going to be a welcoming, social environment with lots of great people that care about software freedom. Also, as previously stated, it will have the coolest t-shirt of any LibrePlanet so far.

Zak Rogoff
Campaigns manager

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