[OSGeo Africa] Thinking of Exhibiting at the most important GIS conference in SA this year? Reserve your stand by July 7 for Early Bird rates

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Fri Jul 4 09:35:54 EDT 2008

2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference
incorporating GISSA 2008, September 29 - October 3, Cape Town, South


We've extended the exhibitor early bird deadline because of mailing list
hitches, so Reserve your stand by July 7 to get early bird rates:


Commercial Exhibitors

Booth size (3mX3m) Early i.e. reservation by July 7 is R17 500 (~$2270



Booth size (3mX3m) Early i.e. reservation by July 7 is R12 500 (~$1620


Exhibitors to date (4 July) include: Autodesk; SITA; Google; GIMS;
Geograph; Borealis; Open Spatial Solutions; GIS Global Image; CDSM
(Chief Directorate: Surveys and Mapping); Eskom ESI; MapWindow; United
Nations; OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium); CSIR, Camptocamp, 52North,
SAEON, Optron

There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsors to date
(20 June) are: Platinum: Autodesk; Gold: SITA; Silver: Google and GIMS;
Bronze: WhereGroup, MapGears, LatLon, GeoTerraImage, DM Solutions Group
and Mintek.



Conference registration is covers the core 3.5 day conference, featuring
academic, presentation and poster tracks, live demo theatre, plenaries,
exhibition hall, wall-to-wall hands-on mini-workshops ('labs') and more!
A fantastic Gala dinner at Moyo in Stellenbosch is an extra item that
will be worth every cent. 


By 26 June we had 300 delegates from over 40 countries. Register at



We have been overwhelmed with quality submissions in our academic and
presentation tracks. You will be able to choose from among 60 academic
papers and 140 presentations, that will run in parallel with the labs.
For a taste of the content to expect and to get your mouth watering, use
the 'Browse' tools on the right panel of the conference website:
www.foss4g2008.org <http://www.foss4g2008.org/> . 


Hands-on workshops and labs

At an additional cost, you get a full five days featuring all of the
above PLUS the extremely popular FOSS4G hands-on workshops. We have
added some interesting technical visits too this year. Get a feel for
the workshops and labs here:


Keynote speaker

Ed Parsons <http://www.edparsons.com/> , chief of geospatial technology
at Google and ex CTO of the UK Ordnance Survey will be a keynote speaker
at the opening plenary. 


We hope to see you in Cape Town, South Africa in September, in just
under three months!


For up-to-date information, registration and program details, please
visit the conference website: http://www.foss4g2008.org/ 


PS: please disseminate this as widely as possible


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