FOSS4G 2020 Bid Process

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Basics

  • FOSS4G 2020 will most likely be held in North America.
  • "Letters of Intent" will be accepted from potential Local Organizing Committees (LOC) from North America. If there are no submissions from groups in North America, letters from other regions will then be solicited.
  • If more than one letter of intent is received, the Conference Committee members will vote. The vote procedure for 2020 is as follows: Every member of CC votes on every LoI. LoI's that receive more than 50% of "thumbs up"-votes will pass stage 1.
  • Selected letters will be invited to prepare a full bid based on the usual RFP process.
  • A proposal outlining budget, potential sponsors, LOC members, and venue costs will be required even if only one letter is received.

Summary of Important Dates (AoE)

Release RFP: 2018 September 10.
Letters of Intent (Stage 1) due: 2010 September 28
Stage 1 question period: 2018 September 29 to 2018 October 12
Stage 1 decision: 2018 October 19
Proposals (Stage 2) due: 2018 December 2
Stage 2 question period: 2018 December 2 to 2018 December 16
Voting Period: 2018 December 17th to December 21th 12h CET
Final decision by Conference Committee: 2018 December 22

Letters of Intent

  • Accepted until September 28, 2018
  • Limited to two pages
  • Read the RFP document (below) and answer the following questions:
    • Who is your conference chair?
    • Who else is on your LOC?
    • What is your venue?
    • What makes FOSS4G in your proposed location compelling?

RFP Documents

Bid Process

Decision