[ESIP-all] FOSS4G 2007 Call for Workshops

Perry Nacionales pnaciona at gis.umn.edu
Mon Feb 5 16:40:59 EST 2007

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 

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!

Perry Nacionales
Dept. of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota
pnaciona at gis.umn.edu

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