LibrePlanet 2017 Call for Sessions
The Call for Sessions is open until Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 10:00 EST (15:00 UTC). To access the form itself, you must view this page while logged in. If you don't already have a my.fsf.org account, please create one here.
Every year, LibrePlanet brings together developers, policy experts, activists, hackers and end users. It's a place to learn new skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to computer user freedom together as a community. 2017's LibrePlanet will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th in the Boston area. If you're new to the community, check out session descriptions and recordings from the previous LibrePlanet conference.
LibrePlanet is defined by its combination of technical talks with non-technical sessions on free software activism, culture, and current events. We are especially interested to see proposals from people who use free software or apply its values for social benefit, from academic research to community organizing, education to medicine and the arts.
We're committed to increasing the participation of speakers belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented at free software conferences, including women and people of color. If you're comfortable sharing demographic information, there is an area for it on this form, but your proposal will not be judged negatively if you leave those fields blank.
It's important to us to provide sessions that are friendly to newcomers, as well as those that help experienced hackers push their technical skills. Whatever your experience level or the experience level of your audience, we want to include your session! (As a corollary of this, we welcome sessions for kids or teens.)
Language is an important way to show commitment to computer user freedom. In your proposals and your presentation, please use terms like "free software" and "GNU/Linux" and avoid phrases like "open source."
While we do not provide honorariums for our speakers, speakers attend gratis and are eligible to apply for travel scholarships. So yes, please submit a proposal even if you live far away and aren't sure you can afford a plane ticket! Everyone who has submitted a proposal, will receive an email notification when the travel scholarship application opens.