[Foss4g2008loc] Thinking of Exhibiting at the most important GIS conference in SA this year? Reserve your stand by July 7 for Early Bird rates

Magda Roos mroos at geoscience.org.za
Mon Jul 7 04:24:50 EDT 2008


Thank you for the notification. Can you perhaps create a sort of hyperlink at "Reserve your stand by July 7 to get early bird rates". By clicking on this link, it must take them to our web page.

And ... I can't find any information on the web page regarding the exhibition. Please tell me what type of information will be suitable for the web page and how I can load the data onto the web (floor plan, contact details etc). I also can't remember my login and password! Please help!


From: foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Gavin Fleming
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 3:36 PM
To: FOSS4G2008 local organising committee; Africa local chapter discussions
Subject: [Foss4g2008loc] Thinking of Exhibiting at the most important GIS conference in SA this year? Reserve your stand by July 7 for Early Bird rates

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

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 USD)

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

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 http://conference.osgeo.org/index.php/foss4g/2008/schedConf/registration

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: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008_Workshops_and_Labs.

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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