[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G NA Program Announced, Early Bird Deadline April 1

David William Bitner david.bitner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 13:21:48 PDT 2013

Preliminary Program Announced!

The Program Committee has announced the preliminary
We received a lot of great abstracts and are excited about the quality and
diversity of the program.
Early Bird Deadline

Just a reminder, the Early Bird deadline for registration is sneaking up on
us very soon. Please make sure to register <http://foss4gna.eventbrite.com/> by
April 1st to get the discount rate!

We've got a great list of sponsors <http://foss4g-na.org/sponsor/> lined up
for the conference, but are certainly looking for more. Don't be left out
in the cold on this opportunity! Many thanks to all those who have
committed to sponsoring to date, this conference would not be possible
without your support.
Student/Mentor Opportunities

If you are a student or a seasoned professional willing to act as a mentor,
please check out our Student Opportunities

The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium in collaboration with the FOSS4G North
American Conference is pleased to present a diverse list of workshop
offerings on Tuesday, May 21st, at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis
 (the day before the FOSS4G NA conference!). These workshops will encompass
both open source and proprietary solutions.
Registration<https://m360.mngislis.org/event.aspx?eventID=76603> for
this event is handled by the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium.
Visualizing Neighborhoods Hackathon

The University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and Open
Twin Cities is scheduling a hackathon to coincide with FOSS4G NA and the
Neighborhoods, USA conference that will also be in Minneapolis.

*Visualizing Neighborhoods*
a day-long event to bring together neighborhood leaders, technologists,
data visualizers, designers, artists, scientists, civil servants, and
anyone else interested to explore how data can be used for research,
analyzing, mapping, outreach, engagement, and communication in our
neighborhoods.  The goals are to start conversations, build community,
experiment, and prototype projects for neighborhoods.
David William Bitner
FOSS4G North America 2013 Conference Chair
dbSpatial LLC
bitner at dbspatial.com
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