[geos-devel] FOSS4G 2007 Call for Workshops

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Mon Feb 5 13:41:44 EST 2007

Folks, here's an announcement for the upcoming (in September) FOSS4G 
conference! Paul


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 ___________
   * Interoperability
   * 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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