LibrePlanet 2021 Call for Sessions
The Call for Sessions is open until Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, 12:00 EST (16:00 UTC). To access the form itself, you must view this page while logged in. Clicking the login link will reload this page if you're already logged in. If you don't 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. LibrePlanet will be held in the spring of 2021 (date TBA). 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, in fields including academic research, community organizing, education, medicine, the arts, and many more. We're committed to increasing the participation of speakers belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented at technology 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 improve their technical skills. Whatever your experience level or the experience level of your audience, we want to include your session!
Remote session considerations
While the goal is to hold the LibrePlanet 2021: Empowering Users in person in the Boston area, the coronavirus pandemic may still prohibit large-scale gatherings, so our conference planning will incorporate the possibility of an online conference like the one we held in 2020. As such, we will consider applications for remote only sessions, like all others, with the intent of integrating quality sessions into the schedule.
While we do not provide honorariums for our speakers, speakers attend gratis and are eligible to apply for travel assistance in this form. So yes, please submit a proposal even if you live far away and aren't sure you can afford a plane ticket!