FOSS4G 2009 Press Release 13

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Adding email addresses to foss4g2009-announce

Message to people who expressed interest in 2009

Thank you for expressing an interest in the conference for Free and Open Source Software http://2009.foss4g.org .

In order to streamline our announcements, we are moving our list of interested parties to an announcement email list, which we expect will receive ~ 2 emails per month reminding people about upcoming deadlines. http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2009-announce

In case you have missed previous announcements, they are achieved at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Releases .

Our next deadline is the close of our call for abstracts on 1 June.

Cameron Shorter, FOSS4G 2009 chair

Message to 2008 FOSS4G interested parties and prior attendees

Hello, You attended, or expressed an interest in attending the conference for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS4G) in 2007 and/or 2008. I trust that you found FOSS4G enlightening and enjoyable, and I hope that you and your associates will join us at FOSS4G in Sydney in 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org

In order to streamline our announcements, we are inviting people to join our announcement email list, which we expect will receive ~ 2 emails per month reminding people about upcoming deadlines. http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2009-announce

(You should receive an invitation email following this email).

Cameron Shorter, FOSS4G 2009 chair

Message to 2008 FOSS4G attendees

Hello, You attended the conference for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS4G) in 2007. I trust that you found FOSS4G enlightening and enjoyable, and I hope that you and your associates will join us at FOSS4G in Sydney in 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org

In order to streamline our announcements, we are adding prior attendees to our announcement email list, which we expect will receive ~ 2 emails per month reminding people about upcoming deadlines. http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2009-announce

Even if you can't make it, you may be able to forward announcements onto friends who are interested. 36% of attendees at FOSS4G 2007 heard about the conference from a friend or associate.

You can see our recent announcements at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Releases

In summary, registration is open and there are two weeks remaining to submit abstracts for presentations.

I hope to see you at FOSS4G in Sydney, Cameron Shorter, FOSS4G 2009 chair

Message to Australian Spatial@Gov attendees

Hello, As you are attending Spatial@Gov, you will likely also want to come to the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G), which is coming to Sydney from 20-23 October 2009.

http://2009.foss4g.org

FOSS4G attracts 500-700 international delegates and offers business and technical presentations from the best international practitioners of Geospatial Open Standards and Open Source. It includes presentations, workshops, demos, an installfest, and the Open Geospatial Consotium (OGC) is underpinning the conference with a Standards Based integration showcase based on a climate change scenario, demonstrating integration between Open Source and proprietary applications.

This is a rare opportunity for us Australians to have such a high caliber community come to us.

Early bird registration is just $AU725 for 3 days of conference and tutorials, and $AU375 for a day of workshops.

For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising Committee, join our announcement list or twitter feed at: http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/

Message to New Zealand contacts

Title: FOSS4G conference: Addressing Geospatial Standards in Government in innovative ways

The international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G) is coming to Sydney, Australia from 20-23 October 2009. This conference is especially valuable for Geospatial Government departments wishing to apply Open Standards in cost effective ways. This year we are very lucky to have such a high caliber conference come to our region.

http://2009.foss4g.org

FOSS4G attracts 500-700 international delegates and offers business and technical presentations from the best international practitioners of Geospatial Open Standards and Open Source. It includes presentations, workshops, demos, an installfest, and the Open Geospatial Consotium (OGC) is underpinning the conference with a Standards Based integration showcase based on a climate change scenario, demonstrating integration between Open Source and proprietary applications.

Early bird registration is just $AU725 for 3 days of conference and tutorials, and $AU375 for a day of workshops.

For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising Committee, join our announcement list or twitter feed at: http://2009.foss4g.org/contacts/