[OSGeo Africa] Conference: FOSS4G2006 - Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics

Ramsley Sono RSono at csir.co.za
Fri Aug 4 08:24:06 EDT 2006

Dear Gavin
How can one apply for finding so that I can attend the conference?
I will like to come so that I can learn about GRASS.
Your response will be highly appreciated

>>> "Gavin Fleming" <GavinF at mintek.co.za> 04/08/2006 10:14 >>>

http://www.foss4g2006.org/  Open Source Geospatial Communities JOINT

FOSS4G2006 is a four day conference, bringing together all the Free and
Open Source Software for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G) communities. The
conference incorporates the OSGIS Conference, Mapserver User Meeting,
GRASS Users Conference, Java oriented FOSS4G and EOGEO Workshops.
Lausanne, Switzerland will host the conference, making it the first time
many of these groups will meet in Europe. It builds on the the success
of the Open Source Geospatial'05 conference held in Minneapolis, USA.

What will be covered? The conference focuses on an array of open source
technologies and presents how they are being used around the world.
Seminars and workshops will share the theme of advancing open source GIS
technology, by covering management and technical aspects as well as the
latest trends.How will it run? 
The event opens with one day dedicated to workshops, followed by a
joint plenary session that will set the direction of the conference. An
Exhibitor showcase will run the duration of the conference. This
showcase will provide government, academia, private organisations and
associations with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and
educate participants about open source technologies. There will be an
opportunity to mingle at evening events such as the "Meet & Greet
Exhibitors" Reception and a Boat Cruise on Geneva Lake, with a dinner in
the thousand year old Chillon Castle.Who will be there? 
This conference is an exciting opportunity for both users and managers
to network, learn about products and services, and develop both
technical and management skills for adopting open source technologies.
The event is expected to draw over 500 people from around the globe,
representing the existing user and developer communities as well as
those interested from government, non-government organisations,
academia, and industry. 
Finally, with the recent creation of the Open Source Geospatial
Foundation, FOSS4G2006 will be an exciting opportunity to network with
foundation members and projects.  

Get the flyer
Dates: from 12 September 2006 08:00 to 15 September 2006 18:00
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Gavin Fleming MScSustainable Development
ResearcherMintek w: +27-11-709-4668c: 0845965680f: 0866164820xmpp
(Jabber, Google Talk, etc.): gavinjfleming at gmail.compostal: P/Bag X3015,
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