2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference
incorporating GISSA 2008, September 29 - October 3, Cape Town, South
Register here TODAY for early-bird rates: http://www.foss4g2008.org
Book TODAY to get the early bird rates: Conference registration before
the deadline is just R2900 (ZAR) (~$372 USD); after June 20,
registration is R3900 (~$500 USD). This covers the core 3.5 day
conference, featuring academic, presentation and poster tracks, live
demo theatre, plenaries, exhibition hall, wall-to-wall hands-on
mini-workshops ('labs') and more! A fantastic Gala dinner at Moyo in
Stellenbosch is an extra item that will be worth every cent. The early
bird really does get the worm!
To secure our special conference accommodation packages you need to
complete you registration and pay by 24 June.
PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS
We have been overwhelmed with quality submissions in our academic and
presentation tracks. You will be able to choose from among 60 academic
papers and 140 presentations, that will run in parallel with the labs.
For a taste of the content to expect and to get your mouth watering, use
the 'Browse' tools on the right panel of the conference website:
http://www.foss4g2008.org <http://www.foss4g2008.org/> . Note: At this stage we
are still accepting and confirming papers so NOT ALL will be visible
HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS AND LABS
For R4900 (ZAR) (~$628 USD) if you register before 20 June, you get a
full five days featuring all of the above PLUS the extremely popular
FOSS4G hands-on workshops. We have added some interesting technical
visits too this year. So register now and as soon as the items listed
below have been confirmed on the programme we will let you know so you
can make your choices, first come-first served. If you wait till after
June 20, full registration goes up to R5900 (ZAR) (~$756 USD).
Get a feel for the workshops and labs here:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008_Workshops_and_Labs. We will let
you know when you can choose your workshops, if you register for a
'conference + workshops' package.
Submission deadline for posters is 30 June. See
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
For engineers and other professions in South Africa who would benefit
from CPD accreditation, we are pleased to inform you that we are in the
process of arranging this.
Ed Parsons <http://www.edparsons.com/> , chief of geospatial technology
at Google and ex CTO of the UK Ordnance Survey will be our keynote
speaker at the opening plenary.
James Fee whom many of you will know from his blog
<http://www.spatiallyadjusted.com/> will feature in our closing
EXHIBITOR AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Early bird rates apply to exhibitors too! If you are planning to
exhibit, reserve your stand BEFORE 30 JUNE for big savings! For
information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, see
http://tinyurl.com/555ade or contact Gavin Fleming, Conference Chair via
email: gavinf at mintek dot co.za.
We hope to see you in Cape Town, South Africa in September, in just over
For up-to-date information, registration and program details, please
visit the conference website: http://www.foss4g2008.org/
PS: please disseminate this as widely as possible