[Ottawa_users] Invitation: Rendez-vous OSGeo-Quebec, June 15-16, 2010

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri Apr 9 15:28:07 EDT 2010

Hi Ottawa Chapter members,

In case case you have not heard of this already, your neighbor the 
OSGeo-Quebec chapter is very busy organizing the first edition of 
"Rendez-vous OSGeo-Quebec", a 1.5 day meeting in Chicoutimi with a very 
exciting program.

This email is to extend the invitation to participate to you, it's not 
that far and with our line-up of speakers that would be well worth the 
drive. More details in the announcement below and on the website at:

I would also like to point out that we have a call for presentations 
that is currently open and ends on April 15th:

Even though most of the attendants will be French speakers, we would 
like to hear about your projects and are open to presentations in 
English, so your proposals are much welcome.

Finally, the official announcement follows below. Please spread the word 
around and don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions.


*** A Rendez-vous with Free and Open Source Geomatics! ***

The Quebec Local Chapter of OSGeo is proud to announce the first edition 
of Rendez-vous OSGeo Québec which will to take place in Saguenay, 
Quebec, on June 15-16, 2010.

The date of the event also coincides with the second anniversary of the 
local chapter which was created following a meeting at the same location 
in June of 2008. A very dynamic community of over a hundred active 
members has built around the OSGeo Quebec Local Chapter since its 
creation 2 years ago and we feel that it is just the beginning.

Members of the OSGeo community will be invited to share their projects 
and realizations, and visitors will have the exceptional opportunity to 
meet and interact with our great line-up of invited speakers, some of 
the key players of the North American OSGeo community, including (in 
alphabetical order):

     * Steve Lime
     * Jeff McKenna
     * Tyler Mitchell
     * Paul Ramsey
     * Frank Warmerdam

In line with OSGeo's knowledge sharing and community networking 
objectives, Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec 2010 complement its rich conference 
program with a good share of social events: an ice-breaker is planned 
for the first night, and a boat cruise on the gorgeous Saguenay Fjord 
will take place on the second night.

All the ingredients are there for a memorable gathering, and we hope 
that many of you from the nearby OSGeo chapters as well as from the 
international OSGeo community will join us in Saguenay in June.

More information about the conference program, invited speakers, 
registration, and more, are available on the Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec 
2010 website at http://rendez-vous-osgeo-qc.org/2010/en/


     * Sponsorship opportunities are available. The visibility plan is 
available at (In French) http://rendez-vous-osgeo-qc.org/2010/partenaires/

Media Partner:

     * Baliz Media : http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/

Call for presentations:

     * (In French) http://rendez-vous-osgeo-qc.org/2010/programme/appel/

Contact information:

     * Email : rdvosgeoqc2010 at gmail.com
     * Website: http://rendez-vous-osgeo-qc.org/2010/en/
     * Twitter : http://twitter.com/osgeoqc

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