Located in Boston's Seaport Innovation District, the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center overlooks the Boston Harbor and is central to many attractions.


With a robust schedule of keynote speakers, paper sessions, and talks, this event has great opportunities for learning and networking.


Two days of conference workshops will be held prior to the main conference at Harvard University with hands on sessions for both new and experienced users.

Social Events

Many evening events are planned, including a Welcoming Party at Harpoon Brewery, an Ice Breaker at the Seaport Hotel, and a Gala at the New England Aquarium.

We are excited to welcome you to Boston in 2017!

Keynote Speakers

Holly St. Clair Photo

Holly St. Clair

Chief Digital Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Paul Ramsay Photo

Paul Ramsey

Solutions Architect

Dr. Richard Stallman Photo
Courtesy of Blake Livingston/CC-BY-SA

Dr. Richard Stallman

Founder and President
Free Software Foundation


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Sponsorship Opportunities

This event is an amazing opportunity to play a vital role in the community around free and open source geospatial technology. To find out more please visit the sponsorship page.

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