Open Source Days 2013: Call for Speakers

Open Source Days 2013: Call for Speakers
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Open Source Days 2013 will take place the 9th and 10th of March 2013 and we are looking for gifted, entertaining and technically enlightened speakers for the conference. Training will be available the week before the conference.

Training courses - Half or full day
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We would like to continue offering longer training courses - half or full day, held on the day before the conference itself.

We are looking for both subjects and instructors.

Since we expect the course participants to pay for the training, we are willing to pay the instructor for giving the course, provided that a sufficient number of people sign up.

Naturally, the course instructors also get free access to the conference and we encourage course instructors to also give a talk during the conference.

Normal Talks - 45 minutes
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We are looking for amazingly talented speakers talking about their favourite subject. The subjects should only be limited to what's relevant for the open source sky. This includes open hardware, open data, open education, open government and open source software.

Speakers can attend the conference free of charge. We might be able to reimburse your travel and hotel. Please ask about this when submitting your talk proposal.

We are also looking for interesting keynote material. Feel free to suggest speakers to us :-)

Lightning Talks - 15 minutes
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Talk about anything you like. Tell us about your idea for a new project, how you made your first Twitter bootstrap-based application or something completely different. For lightning talks, only your imagination and the time frame are the limiting factors.

If you have never tried doing a presentation before, but are working on something you believe other people might find interesting, then this is a good opportunity to get started.

Lightning talk speakers can attend the conference free of charge.

Sponsorships
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Sponsorships can be in the range of DKK 10000 and up. Please write to sponsor@opensourcedays.org if you are interested in becoming a conference sponsor.

Your sponsorship could, for example, be used for:

* Provide a conference T-shirt.
* Provide breaskfast, lunch or dinner for the participants.
* Provide keyhangers.
* Provide a conference bag.
* Provide a conference beer event.
* Water, coffee, coffeecups and cake.
* Lounge area.
* Media sponsor.

Exhibition Booth
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If you are interested in an exhibition booth, you can also contact us at the sponsor@opensourcedays.org.

Please let us know if you have suggestions for exhibition booths as well.

Hackerspaces and Community Booths
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More information about these will follow once we get closer to the conference.

Contact Information
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Please, send us a title, a short description and a short biography of yourself to program@opensourcedays.org no later than January 14th, 2013.

You are also most welcome to contact us if you have any questions regarding the conference itself. You can also catch most of us in the IRC channel #opensourcedays on the EFnet IRC network.

Feel free to follow us on http://twitter.com/opensourcedays or https://facebook.com/opensourcedays to get the latest news about the
conference.