Reviews and Impressions

October 4, 2007

Attendees are posting their comments on their blogs and news letters!


A Great Conference

September 28, 2007

After five amazing, full days, the conference is wrapping up and folks are going home...


Things are Happening!

September 23, 2007

People are arriving, beers are being drunk, material is being delivered, rooms are being set up!


Conference Program Online

September 11, 2007

The printable PDF version of the conference profram is available online now!


Wednesday Banquet: IMAX and Museum

September 10, 2007

The Wednesday Banquet is shaping up nicely. We'll start out with a screening of the IMAX feature 'Titanica' at the theatre located inside the Museum, then head up to the third-floor galleries for munchies and art!


Demonstration Theatre Schedule Online

September 4, 2007

The demonstration theatre is going to be a great place to see applications in action! 10 minute demonstrations will be running throughout the lunch and coffee breaks, pop in and see what people are doing with open source geospatial!


OpenStreetMap comes to Victoria

August 30, 2007

As part of FOSS4G 2007, the OpenStreetMap project will be organizing a community mapping party in Victoria on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd.


Plenary! Plenary! Plenary!

August 17, 2007

The final programming for the opening and closing plenaries is complete, and we have a great line-up of speakers.


Posters! Posters! Posters!

August 15, 2007

We have had a great response in our call for poster presentations! Check out the list of posters and make sure you have time on Wednesday, September 26 at lunch to see the posters and talk to the creators.


FOSS4G in Directions Magazine

August 2, 2007

Our media partners at Directions Magazine have published an interview with conference chair Paul Ramsey and OSGeo Executive Director Tyler Mitchell. With heavy early registration, we're expecting 750 attendees at FOSS4G this year.


Presentation Program Selected

July 15, 2007

The program of presentations has been selected! Over 200 submissions were made, from presenters around the world. The conference committee has selected 120 oral presentations, which will be presented in 5 breakout tracks over three days. Presentations are 25 minute talks, followed by a 5 minute question-and-answer session.


FOSS4G 2007 Statistics

July 13, 2007

As we head towards selecting the final program for FOSS4G 2007, here are some statistics about the workshop, presentation, and review process.


Community Program Review Begins

June 30, 2007

The call for presentations has ended, and now FOSS4G needs your help! Join the community program review, and help us choose the presentations for the FOSS4G program.


Early presentations accepted!

May 12, 2007

The first ten presentations have been been selected early, to give prospective attendees a feel for what the final program will look like. Ten submissions were selected from the current set of submissions — the final program will feature 120 presentations, in five concurrent tracks. The early selections are:


Why FOSS4G? Alan Doyle answers

April 27, 2007

Alan advocates putting FOSS4G 2007 on your conference calendar and examines the recent GITA conference and what makes good conferences good.

What really struck me was the percentage of people who were not vendors or VIPs. Of the 1520 people there, only 64% were "actual" attendees. The positive spin by GITA was that there was a 14% increase in seminar registrations. That resonates with me, I want to learn things when I travel to conferences ... This year in Victoria, BC, FOSS4G2007 is expected to top 500 people, and since it's not really an exhibitor or VIP oriented affair, most of those 500 will be "actual" attendees.


Why FOSS4G? Jason Birch answers

April 15, 2007

Jason explains what makes FOSS4G a great sponsorship opportunity and how workshops liven up the FOSS4G mixture. FOSS4G workshops are hands on in a full computer lab, for an intense learning experience.

"The great hands-on workshops are a large part of what makes FOSS4G so successful. This year, the first day of the conference is dedicated to half-day workshops, and shorter 90-minute workshops will be offered throughout the conference."


Registration is open for FOSS4G!

April 9, 2007

Register early to save money and beat the rush! Early registration helps the conference committee to plan the event better, and saves you money too! General conference registeration is $395CAD, and the conference-and-workshops rate is $575CAD.


Why FOSS4G? Tom Kralidis answers

March 30, 2007

Tom explains why FOSS4G is at the top of his conference going list.

"If you come from the open source software world, or have an interest in geospatial, or are a geospatial professional who's curious about open source tools, technologies, the projects that use them, you'll want to think about this conference."


Workshops & Labs Selected

March 28, 2007

The workshops and labs have been selected for the conference program. Check out the many topics (mapserver, mapguide, grass, web development, java, standards, data) and levels (introductory, developers, advanced users) on offer.


Call for Presentations Open!

March 5, 2007

The Call for Presentations is now open and submissions are being accepted. Bring your story to FOSS4G! Case studies, benchmarks, visualization, development, hacking, collaboration and more!