[fdo-users] FOSS4G 2007 Call for Workshops
rbray at robertbray.net
Mon Feb 5 15:49:22 EST 2007
The FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference is
pleased to announce the Call for Workshops for the 2007 conference,
being held September 24-27 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
FOSS4G is the premier conference for the open source geospatial
community, providing a place for developers, users, and people new to
open source geospatial to get a full-immersion experience in both
established and leading edge geospatial technologies.
This is your chance to showcase your favorite application, integration
solution, or other topic. You will use your superior classroom skills to
lead a group of attendees through your chosen topic in either a half-day
or ninety minute lab or classroom format. Half-day workshops will be
delivered on Monday, September 24 (the Workshops day), while the ninety
minute workshops will run concurrently with the presentations during the
remainder of the conference.
While we are open to workshops on a wide range of topics, we strongly
encourage workshop submissions on the following topics:
- Practical Introduction to ___________
- NeoGeography and NovelGeography
- Using a Software Stack
- 3D Worlds
In the tradition of previous FOSS4G events, we expect that the majority
of workshops will be "hands on", with participants seated in front of
computers and able to follow along with the instructor, working directly
with the software and applications under discussion.
Be prepared to spend considerable effort in creating your workshop. Past
experience has shown that a high quality workshop requires about three
days of preparation for each hour of presentation time. As part of this
preparation you will be expected to develop material for attendees to
take away with them, such as handouts, a 'workbook', CDROM, etc.
In recognition of this effort, workshop presenters will receive a
reduction in the price of conference registration:
free registration for delivering a half-day workshop
half-price registration for delivering a 90-minute workshop
Because of limited space, you may want to consider submitting two
versions of your topic, one for each length format.
Please visit the workshops page on our website to download the
submission templates and instructions for sending them in:
The deadline for workshop submissions is February 28, 2007. Submit
early, submit often!
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