Fwd: LibrePlanet 2023: Let's chart the course together! Submit your session by November 2

Baffo 32 baffo32 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:59:21 PDT 2022

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From: Free Software Foundation <info at fsf.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 02:29:41 -0400
Subject: LibrePlanet 2023: Let's chart the course together! Submit
your session by November 2
To: Karl Semich <baffo32 at gmail.com>

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Dear Karl Semich,

**We are proud to announce the fifteenth edition of the Free
Software Foundation's (FSF) conference on ethical technology and user
freedom, which will be held in spring 2023, both online and in Boston
(exact venue TBD). In these fifteen years, LibrePlanet has always
been a community that brings together concerned users of all varieties
to carve out the direction of software freedom for today as well as
for years to come. The [call for sessions][1] is now open and
will close on November 2, 2022. Potential talks should examine free
software through the lens of the theme "Charting the Course."**

[1]: https://my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-sessions

LibrePlanet has always been a community event. We have placed
individuals from the community front and center, making the conference
an experience focused on connection, collaboration, and
education. Together, let's imagine a sustainable future in which
privacy is respected, technology follows the highest ethical
standards, and software and users are truly free. Together, let's
chart the course for coming generations to software freedom.

[**Submit your session today!**][1]

[1]: https://my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-sessions

## LibrePlanet: Charting the Course

At [LibrePlanet 2023][2], we will discuss new opportunities and new
threats to the movement, such as artificial intelligence, technology
in health care, and the role free software has to play in achieving
ecological sustainability. Now, it's time for us to chart the course
through to full digital freedom for all of us. Let's build a future
where it is the user and not corporate monopolies that control our
ways of communicating, what information we want to share, and how we
want to live.

[2]: https://libreplanet.org/2023

**Submissions to the call for sessions are being accepted through
Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 EDT (16:00 UTC). General registration,
exhibitor registration, and sponsoring packages will follow soon.**

We invite activists, hackers, law professionals, artists, educators,
students, developers, new and familiar faces alike, policymakers,
tinkerers, free software beginners, and anyone looking for technology
that aligns with their ideals to [submit a proposal][1] for a session
at [LibrePlanet 2023][2]. To access the submission form, use
your my.fsf.org username *baffo32*. Session proposals
can focus on software development, copyleft, community, or other
issues related to the theme.

[1]: https://my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-sessions
[2]: https://libreplanet.org/2023

## What kind of sessions are we looking for?

Are you integrating free software into your life, or are you
struggling to do just that? We want to hear from you! Examine free
software through the theme "Charting the Course" and:

* Share how you integrate free software in your daily life, your
  struggles and successes;

* Give a talk exploring the theme through broader spheres of
  education, licensing, medicine, government, business, art, social
  movements, or improving accessibility;

* Tell the world about your free software project;

* Suggest an educational panel or Q&A session on a pressing topic like
  free software in artificial intelligence or software-driven cars;

* Explore current topics in free software licensing and copyleft, or
  give a great licensing tutorial;

* Host a workshop or tutorial on how to use a free software tool, free
  software program, or free hardware project;

* Explore a free software concept or share your technical knowledge in
  an interactive session or through a live programming session, or

* Lead a project "sprint" (a group work session).

All sessions will be reviewed by a community committee representing a
wide range of expertise. It's important to us to provide sessions that
are friendly to newcomers, as well as those that help experienced
hackers improve their technical skills. Whatever your experience level
or the experience level of your audience, we want to include your
session! If you're new to the community, or if you're looking for
inspiration, check out last year's [conference site and session
videos][3]. Anyone interested in doing a workshop can also do so by
submitting to the
call for sessions. We hope that we get as many great workshop submissions
as we did [last year][4] so that we can do another series.

[3]: https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2022-video/
[4]: https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2022-workshop/

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, if you would like to be
part of the LibrePlanet 2023 committee, if you need help with your
session proposal, or if you would like to just socialize, please come
meet with us in our LibrePlanet hour on IRC.

These sessions will be held weekly office hours on Thursdays, starting
September 22 (with the exception of October 6) from 13:00 to 14:00 EDT
(17:00 - 18:00 UTC) in the #libreplanet channel of the
[Libera.chat][5] IRC network.

[5]: https://libera.chat/

Call for sessions office hours IRC event links:

* <https://www.fsf.org/events/libreplanet-2022-cfs-office-hours-2022-09-22>
* <https://www.fsf.org/events/libreplanet-2022-cfs-office-hours-2022-09-29>
* <https://www.fsf.org/events/libreplanet-2022-cfs-office-hours-2022-10-13>
* <https://www.fsf.org/events/libreplanet-2022-cfs-office-hours-2022-10-20>
* <https://www.fsf.org/events/libreplanet-2022-cfs-office-hours-2022-10-27>

*Not yet set up for IRC? Please read <https://libreplanet.org/wiki/IRC_Help>.*

You are also welcome to email to <campaigns at fsf.org> with your session
ideas and questions.

After three long years hosting LibrePlanet online only, we are excited
to have in-person events in Boston. We look forward to seeing everyone
next spring!


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