Conference Committee

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The Conference Committee is the official committee of OSGeo responsible for operating the annual FOSS4G conferences.

Noteworthy Documents

Goals

The conference committee have the responsibility to:

  • Run the selection process and voting for the global FOSS4G
  • Vote on conference related proposals submitted to the committee
  • Retain the collected wisdom for FOSS4G and related events
  • Advise the board, Local Organising Committees (LOC), and related events organisors, ideally referencing the FOSS4G Handbook
  • Ensure OSGeo foundation principles are applied to global FOSS4G conferences

See also: 2016 priorities are summarised in Conference Committee 2016 Priorities

Conference Committee Membership and Voting Policies

In 2016 the Conference Committee held discussions to update and formalise its membership criteria, numbers and voting procedures. A summary of these discussions is at Conference Committee Policy Discussions. When membership and voting policies have been agreed they will be detailed in this section


Current Members

  1. Steven Feldman (Chair) - member since October 2013 (chair of Global FOSS4G 2013)
  2. Eli Adam - member since January 2015 (1 of 4 co-chairs of Global FOSS4G 2014)
  3. Peter Batty - member since 2011 (chair of Global FOSS4G 2011)
  4. David Bitner (chair of the 2013 FOSS4GNA)
  5. Maria Brovelli - member since March 2016 (Chair FOSS4G Europe 2015)
  6. Jachym Cepicky
  7. Vasile Craciunescu - member since July 2013 (chair of FOSS4G Central and Eastern Europe 2013)
  8. David Fawcett (Programme Team FOSS4GNA 2013)
  9. Gavin Fleming - (chair of Global FOSS4G 2008)
  10. Darrell Fuhriman (1 of 4 co-chairs of Global FOSS4G 2014)
  11. Claude Philipona - (chair of Global FOSS4G 2006)
  12. Venkatesh Raghavan - member since Oct. 2006 (Chair FOSS4G-2004, FOSS4G-Asia 2014)
  13. Paul Ramsey - Chair of global FOSS4G 2007
  14. Cameron Shorter - member since 2009 (chair of Global FOSS4G 2009)
  15. Sanghee Shin - member since 2015 (chair of Global FOSS4G 2015)
  16. Till Adams - member since September 2016 (chair of Global FOSS4G 2016)

Past Members

  1. Lorenzo Becchi
  2. Allan Doyle
  3. Olivier Ertz
  4. Alain Grignon
  5. Luc Maurer
  6. Daniel Rappo
  7. Dave Patton
  8. Rafael Medeiros Sperb
  9. Jeff McKenna
  10. Arnulf Christl
  11. Markus Neteler
  12. Steve Lime
  13. Frank Warmerdam
  14. Dave McIlhagga (resigned August 2016)
  15. Jeroen Ticheler (resigned September 2016)
  16. Thierry Badard (resigned September 2016)
  17. Helena Mitasova (resigned September 2016)

Meetings

  • Meetings occur in IRC in the #foss4g channel (on irc.freenode.net) or by other means organized on the email list. Meetings are infrequent.
  • As of 2016 the Conference Committee Meetings page was not being maintained any more.

2018 Pages

2017 Pages

2016 Pages

2015 Pages

2014 Pages

2013 Pages

2012 Pages

Main page: FOSS4G 2012

  • RFP (OpenOffice, pdf)
  • budget template (OpenOffice)
  • Important dates:
    • Letters of Intent (Stage 1) due: 2011-06-30 (23:00 UTC)
    • Stage 1 question period: 2011-06-30 to 2011-07-07
    • Stage 1 decision: 2011-07-07
    • Proposals (Stage 2) due: 2011-08-01 (23:00 UTC)
    • Stage 2 question period: 2011-08-01 to 2011-08-05
    • Final decision: 2011-08-05

2011 Pages

2010 Pages

2009 Pages

2008 Pages

2007 Pages

2006 Pages

Event Policy Pages