FOSS4G 2009 Press Release 15
For distribution to SSSI members, through SSSI email list.
Professional Development Points & Discount for SSSI members attending FOSS4G conference
Sydney, Australia. 2 July 2009.
The international conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) which is coming to Sydney 20-23 October 2009, is now offering Professional Development Points and a 5% discount to Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) members.
FOSS4G attracts 500-700 international delegates and offers business and technical presentations from the best international practitioners of Geospatial Open Standards and Open Source. 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 with an SSSI discount (5%) is just $AU690 for 3 days of conference and tutorials, and $AU375 for a day of workshops.
SSSI members can receive up to 30 CPD points for attending the main conference and workshops.
SSSI special membership discount is available by registering at: https://ei.eventinfotech.com.au/ei/rs.esp?id=739&scriptid=LOGINDR. Use your same Name and Organisation as registered with SSSI, and use Member Number: SSSI2009.
If you are an SSSI member and have already registered please contact the Conference Managers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange your 5% discount.
You can also have your say about which presentations will be selected by participating in the public voting on the 170+ abstracts that have been submitted. Voting is open from Monday 15th June until Sunday 18th June. Information on how to vote is available on the conference website.
Upcoming FOSS4G milestones
- 31 Jul 2009, Early registration deadline
- 14 Sep 2009, Completed program available
- 20 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Workshop
- 21-23 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
- 24 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Code Sprint
- Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
- Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
- Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
- Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
- GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
- Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/
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/
Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft
c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m