|| ||Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jzb-AT-zonker.net>|
|| ||Ohio LinuxFest 2006 schedule announced|
|| ||Thu, 22 Jun 2006 14:03:40 -0600|
Ohio LinuxFest 2006 schedule announced
Fourth annual Ohio LinuxFest call for papers
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- June 22, 2006 -- The fourth annual Ohio LinuxFest is
returning to Columbus, Ohio on September 30, 2006, and organizers are
looking for presenters and sponsors to make this year's event even more
successful than last year's.
The LinuxFest will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center,
and is a single-day event with sessions for experienced and
inexperienced Linux users, as well as an expo floor for commercial
exhibitors and non-profit Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
projects. More than 700 people attended the LinuxFest last year, and
organizers expect an even larger turnout this year.
LinuxFest has a friendly, community oriented format that's focused on
educating users about FOSS in a fun environment. Because few
conferences reach out to users in the Mid-West, the LinuxFest is a
unique opportunity for users to come and learn about Linux, and find
out how they can make use of Linux in their businesses and homes. Last
year's LinuxFest featured a diverse set of speakers and topics, and
this year promises to be even better.
The LinuxFest organizers are now looking for talented Linux and open
source enthusiasts to deliver interesting talks about FOSS in several
conference tracks. Proposals are being accepted now, and should be
submitted no later than July 10, 2006. Presentations should be
educational and fun, and provide attendees with useful information. If
you are interested in speaking at this year's event, please submit your
presentation by visiting http://www.ohiolinux.org/speak.html.
Hosted talks in 2005 included speakers from KDE, Novell, IBM, HP,
Ubuntu, Astaro Corporation, the Linux Terminal Server Project, N2Net,
the Apache Software Foundation, and many others.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Ohio LinuxFest are also available.
Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship packages are available,
potential sponsors should see http://ohiolinux.org/sponsor.html for
futher information about sponsorships. As a community event, Ohio
LinuxFest organizers are also accepting a limited number of .Org
"sponsorships" for free software projects that would like to exhibit at
Online registration for attendees will begin on July 1. Attendees
should book their rooms at the Holiday Inn Columbus City Center as soon
as possible, as rooms are limited. For more information about the 2006
Ohio LinuxFest, visit http://www.ohiolinux.org/.
Beth Lynn Eicher
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