Fwd: Call for Workshops

Posted by ryan griffis | Mon Feb 19th 2007 1:40 p.m.

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>
> 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:
>
> http://www.foss4g2007.org/workshops.html
>
> The deadline for workshop submissions is February 28, 2007. Submit
> early,submit often!
> ________________________________________________________
>
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