[Live-demo] [OSGeo-Discuss] 2017 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference CfP and Registration - Anyone able to present OSGeo-Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 13:09:53 PDT 2016

OSGeo-Live folks,

Are there any within our community who would be willing to stand up and 
give an OSGeo-Live lightening presentation, and/or an OSGeo-Live 
workshop in Washington?

A presentation is ready to go, along with abstract:



We have also been discussing putting together a workshop, but as yet 
this hasn't been done. For a 90 minute workshop, you could draw on 
quickstarts. Something like:

15 minutes: Introduction to OSGeo and Open Source

15 minutes: Databases: Postgis Quickstart

15 minutes: WebServices: GeoServer Quickstart

15 minutes: Desktop: QGIS Quickstart

15 minutes: Browser: Openlayers or Leaflet Quickstart

15 minutes: Spare for questions, extra exercises, extra Quickstart

On 21/10/2016 10:56 PM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> Folks,
> following up from the FOSS4G 2016 conference in Bonn where "Land 
> Information" was one of the four key topics this CfP from the World 
> Bank may be of special interest to us.
> I have personally attended the last three editions of this conference. 
> Land Information is obviously all about geospatial and location but 
> the community is widely unaware of the potential of geospatial 
> software and even less so about Open Source. There are only a handful 
> of software vendors in the domain and practically no Open Source 
> providers.
> In his keynote at FOSS4G Klaus Deininger (Lead Economist at the 
> Development Research Group of the World Bank) specifically asked for 
> support from the Open Source Geospatial Community to support the Land 
> Information Domain with technical know-how (see the video of his 
> presentation 
> <http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/FOSS4G-2016/foss4g-2016-1574-keynote_vi_--hd.mp4>). 
> If we (from the Open Source community in general) manage to get in a 
> dozen of talks then we may even get a separate conference thread. 
> Software tools from the FOSS4G domain like QGIS, PostGIS, OpenLayers, 
> etc. already permeate many projects but are oftentimes not sustainable 
> because of a lack of service providers and direct contact to the 
> communities. This domain has basically been waiting for us.
> Please note that the deadline for abstracts is approaching fast! See 
> below for details:
> The 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 
> <http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/08/22/land-and-poverty-conference-2017-responsible-land-governance-towards-an-evidence-based-approach> 
> will be held from *March 20 to 24, 2017* in Washington D.C. under the 
> theme of /Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence-Based 
> Approach/*. *
> *Reminder call for paper abstracts *
> Please note the deadline for individual paper abstract submission is 
> *Midnight October 31, 2016 (Eastern Standard Time). *Please check the 
> conference website 
> <http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/08/22/land-and-poverty-conference-2017-responsible-land-governance-towards-an-evidence-based-approach#2> 
> for more information on conference themes, submission instructions and 
> review process.
> *Call for lightning talk proposals: innovation day on March 23*
> The conference is partnering with the Open Geospatial Consortium 
> <http://www.opengeospatial.org/> to organize the 'Innovation Day' 
> ("lightning talks" presenting use cases, followed by hands-on 
> demonstrations). Please submit proposal for a lightning talk through 
> theconference website 
> <http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/08/22/land-and-poverty-conference-2017-responsible-land-governance-towards-an-evidence-based-approach#6> 
> (see also priority themes, submission instructions 
> <http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/614341475264834515/Lightning-Talk-Submission-Guidelines-2017.pdf> 
> and review process).
> *Call for MasterClass proposals: learning & knowledge sharing day on 
> March 24*
> The knowledge sharing and learning day (March 24) is an opportunity 
> for presenting and discussing cutting edge tools, research approaches, 
> and methodologies during focused 90 min sessions. Please submit 
> proposal for a MasterClass through the conference website (please view 
> the submission guidelines 
> <http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/660221475264836609/MasterClass-Submission-Guidelines-2017.pdf>). 
> *Early bird registration*
> We encourage you to take advantage of the /early bird registration 
> rate of $250/, which will expire on December 15, 2016.
> The conference brings together technical experts, government 
> representatives, academia, CSO and industry from all over the world.
> We very much look forward to your abstracts and meeting you at the 
> conference.
> Best regards,
> Land Conference Team
> -- 
> Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
> http://www.worldbank.org/landconference2017
> https://www.conftool.com/landandpoverty2017 
> <https://www.conftool.com/landandpoverty2017>
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Cameron Shorter
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