Press Release 29th May 2013

Full Programme released; Early Bird extended to 14th June 2013.

The planning for the FOSS4G conference (17th – 21st September 2013) reaches a significant milestone with the release of the full programme for the 2013 conference ( This has been an extremely difficult process to orchestrate principally because of the desire to fit in as many of the excellent submissions that were received as possible. This has meant extending the programme to 9 continuous streams covering 200 presentations. A challenge enough of logistics, but in addition to this the Local Organising Committee have secured facilities to run additional workshops in parallel with the main conference. Community Voting for these additional workshops will be under way shortly, for which as an extra thank you to the community. These additional workshops will be run in a stream alongside the presentations and will be included in the conference fee.

Not only does your ticket now have added value, but in addition to mark the release of the programme the Early Bird deadline has been extended to the 14th June (closes midnight, British Summer Time). We hope that this gives as many of you as possible the ability to take advantage of the great reduction and confirm your place at the #geohappening of the year!

Notes to the Editor:

About FOSS4G ( FOSS4G is the global conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, hosted by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and organised by a Local Organising Committee. FOSS4G will be held in the United Kingdom for the first time in 2013, at the East Midlands Conference Centre ( in Nottingham, from 17th to 21st September. FOSS4G 2013 will follow on from the Association for Geospatial Information ( annual GeoCommunity event held in the same venue. These two conferences form a part of the geospatial focused events happening across the UK in September (

About OSGeo ( The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration. The foundation’s projects are all freely available and useable under an OSI-certified open source license

Media Sponsorship: FOSS4G would welcome the support and encouragement of media sponsors. Full details are available at

Logo: The FOSS4G logo can be downloaded from:


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