Registration open for DebConf12

April 12th, 2012

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for DebConf12, which will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, from Sunday 8 July to Saturday 14 July 2012. The conference will be preceded as usual by one week of DebCamp, from Sunday 1 July to Saturday 7 July.

As previous years, three different registration options will be available: Sponsored, Professional and Corporate. Through the Sponsored category, the Debian Project intend to help some people attend who would not be able to pay for their own travel to DebConf. The Corporate category, with a USD 1300 (EUR 1000) registration fee is intended for those attending DebConf as representatives of companies. The Professional category, with a USD 650 (EUR 500) registration fee, is intended for any individual or company who wants to help the conference by paying the direct costs of their attendence.

It will only be possible to apply for food and accommodation grants and/or travel grants until 15 May. For more detailed information about how to register, please see the separate announcement from the DebConf team.

Airline discount

The DebConf team has arranged an airfare discount for attendees with SkyTeam through their Global Meetings program. The discount is available on most SkyTeam airlines for travel from 26 June until 20 July to and from the Managua, Nicaragua, airport (MGA) for the purpose of attending DebConf12. To see what SkyTeam Global Meetings can offer for your DebConf12 travel needs, go to http://www.skyteam.com/GlobalMeetings and enter Event ID 2254S.

Call for papers

Debian invites submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion sessions and tutorials for its DebConf12 conference. Submissions are not limited to traditional talks: you could propose a performance, art installation, debate, or anything else. Official submissions will be accepted until 1 June 2012, 23:59 UTC.
This year, we will continue to organize some talks into thematic tracks. If you have a proposal for a DebConf track, please contact debconf-team@lists.debconf.org. Previous examples included Debian Science, Debian Infrastructure, and Community Outreach tracks. If you would like to be a track coordinator, please volunteer on that list. Detailed information on how to submit an event are available on the mail from the DebConf team.

About DebConf

DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place annually since 2000 in various locations over the world. If you are interested in helping by working as a volunteer during DebConf, please contact debconf-team@lists.debconf.org
If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by donating money or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship team at sponsors@debconf.org.
More information about DebConf12 can be found on the conference website.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.