The aim of the conference is twofold: the exchange
of information and experiences between users of
geographic data and free and open source software
for processing geographic information, and the
possibility for new or potential users to discover
the functionality of these systems and the
availability of data, and to meet developers and
The deadline for all proposals is Midnight ET,
May 31, 2023<\s> June 11th
At this time, FOSS4G NA is seeking the following:
Workshops are intended to be highly stimulating 3-hour blocks of time that guide participants through the features of various software projects. These can be designed for beginner, advanced, or all levels to cover the majority of user needs. It is encouraged to hold workshops in a hands-on manner where everyone is invited to use their own computer and bring back home all of their achievements.
All workshops will be scheduled for Monday, October 23rd. Workshops will be scheduled by FOSS4G NA Workshop Committee.
If you have developed a free and open source project
related to geospatial technologies, if you have
implemented a FOSS4G solution or product, or
participated in a project that uses FOSS, we invite
you to participate by submitting a proposal.
Presentations are expected on experiences both in the use of free geographic data and metadata, and in the use or development of free and open source geographic software. Your contribution could present how you use open source geospatial software, how it helps to solve your company's/organization's problems, a new development you are involved in and what it has improved, as well as presentations in the various application fields.
Submissions promoting restricted licensed software will not be accepted. This is a Free Open Source Software conference and FOSS is the main interest.
All proposals must be submitted via an online portal powered by the PreTalx platform therefore emailed proposals will not be accepted. The following items are required, and please plan to have ready for completing the online submission form:
Maximum 10 words
Maximum 40 words - This will be used in marketing materials to promote your talk.
Maximum 800 words - This should be a comprehensive description of your presentation which is what will be used to determine acceptance or rejection.
You will also be asked to select a track that best fits your proposal. The options are:
Maximum 10 words
All Levels, Beginner, Advanced
20, 30, 40, 50, or No Maximum
FOSS4G is committed to increasing equity, inclusion, and diversity in our organization. To help us track our progress, there are also optional questions pertaining to age, race, and gender identity. These answers will remain strictly confidential and will only be available to the FOSS4G NA Executive Committee.
After the online submission closes on
May 31st Jun 11th, the proposals will be
reviewed by the Conference Program Committee to
determine what submissions will be accepted or
Submitters will be notified of the final decision by June 9th and will receive a Presenter Toolkit outlining details needed to provide you with a successful experience.
Please contact Cindy Sherwood if you have any questions or need assistance with the online submission process.