LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community Conference to Unite Free Software Enthusiasts

The upcoming LibrePlanet 2024 conference is gearing up to bring together enthusiasts, developers, and free software advocates for an enriching experience centred around the theme of "Cultivating Community." Scheduled for May 4 and 5, 2024 at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, USA., this year's event promises a diverse array of talks, workshops, and discussions to foster inclusivity, engagement, and innovation within the free software movement.

Sessions and Speakers:

The schedule boasts a diverse range of sessions aimed at mobilizing grassroots efforts, increasing diversity, facilitating volunteer participation, and encouraging user contributions to free software projects. Notable sessions include:

Additional Highlights:
  • Discussions on pressing issues like the implications of artificial intelligence and promising projects like Lichess
  • The annual Free Software Awards ceremony for 2023
  • More than thirty sessions designed to inspire and educate attendees
Venue and Registration:

The conference will feature in-person talks in the Jupiter and Saturn rooms, with live stream access available for remote attendees. The Neptune room will host fully remote sessions.

FSF associate members and students can attend LibrePlanet for free but are required to register. Registration details for both in-person and online attendance can be found on the conference website.

Sponsorship and Volunteering:

LibrePlanet relies on the support of generous sponsors. Companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event are encouraged to review the sponsorship prospectus and contact [email protected] for more information.

Those interested in contributing to the event can organize Birds of a Feather sessions or volunteer their time. To volunteer, email [email protected] with details about availability and preferences.

Social Engagement:

Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion on the mailing list, IRC channel (#libreplanet), and wiki community. They can also help spread the word about LibrePlanet 2024 by using the provided flyer and sharing their excitement on social media using the hashtag #libreplanet.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow within the vibrant free software community. Register now and be a part of LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community!

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