A new draft of the full program grid is available as a PDF. This version shows which days talks are on and also the tracking of talks within particular days (e.g., you can see which R talks are on "R Day"; which QGIS talk are on "QGIS Day"). An online version of the schedule is also available with links to abstracts. Take a look, but stay tuned for more:
The following grid provides daily information of where and when planned events will be. Locations are listed here and color-coded at the top of the grid:
|Harvard Center for
|Seaport Hotel &
World Trade Center
|Workshops||Workshops||Co-Located Events||PG Day||R Day||QGIS Day||Post-Conference|
|8:00||Workshop Session 1-1||Workshop Session 2-1||8:00|
|8:30||Fulcrum Live||Opening Plenary /
Paul Ramsey Keynote
|Holly St. Clair Keynote / |
Joe Cheng Keynote
|9:30||JS.Geo||Digital Globe Workshops||Concurrent Sessions (4)||9:30|
|10:30||Concurrent Sessions (3)||Concurrent Sessions (3)||10:30|
|12:00||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch / Poster Session||12:00|
|12:30||Concurrent Sessions (3)||12:30|
|13:00||Workshop Session 1-2||Workshop Session 2-2||13:00|
|13:30||Concurrent Sessions (4)||Concurrent Sessions (4)||13:30|
|14:30||María Arias de Reyna Keynote / |
|16:00||Concurrent Sessions (3)||Dr. Richard Stallman Keynote||End||16:00|
|17:00||End||End||End||MIT Academic Reception||B2B||End||17:00|
|17:30||Ice Breaker Social||End||17:30|
|19:00||Gala at the New England Aquarium||19:00|
Main conference topics include:
|Call for presentations closes|
|Community voting opens|
|Community voting closes|
|Accepted presentations announced|
We expect to have 200–250 talks selected through the Call for Presentations. Keynote and invited presentations will round out the program. The volunteer FOSS4G Program Committee will lead the process but you, the attendees, will help select the presentations through an open Community Voting process. The most popular presentations will be included in the program, and the Program Committee will select the remainder to provide a diversity of voices and content.
All presentations with accompanying papers will be labeled as “academic presentations” in the conference program. However, these papers will be mixed in with both academic and non-academic presentations based on the presentation themes and topics.
The Academic Subcommittee will support efforts to get the best papers published in appropriate academic journals and to potentially assemble a conference proceedings. Visit the Academic Paper Page
There are two days of workshops prior to the main conference days. These workshops provide many great opportunities for hands on training. Visit the Workshops Page
This year, once again, we are following the old tradition of hosting a code sprint right after FOSS4G 2017. The code sprint will be held Saturday August 19th, 2017 at District Hall.
Participation in the code sprint is free of charge and all folks currently involved or interested in getting involved in OSGeo community projects are welcome. This is open to all who wish to participate in one or more projects. There’s always plenty to do – it’s not all about programming. Translation, documentation, feedback, discussions, and testing are also very important for projects!
Registration with the conference is not a prerequisite for participation in the code sprint.
If you plan to attend, please signup here.