FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018

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Overview

This conference was the inaugural FOSS4G SotM Oceania, held in Melbourne, Australia, 20-23 November 2018.

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Venue

The conference was held at the University of Melbourne, in the Old Arts Building.

Sponsors

Platinum

  • Koordinates
  • Geoplex
  • Bing
  • TerriaJS

Gold

  • Gaia Resources
  • Mapillary
  • Address Finder
  • TechnologyOne

Silver

  • AlantGeo
  • Carto
  • Spatial Vision
  • Mapbox
  • Spatial Partners
  • Georepublic

Bronze

  • North Road
  • AURIN

In Kind

  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Mammoth Geospatial
  • Synthesis Technologies
  • FrontierSI

Program Overview

Date Name Tickets Sold
20 November Workshops 206
21 November Conference Day 1 252
22 November Conference Day 2 250
23 November Community Day 121

Keynotes

Social Program

Date Name Venue No. of Attendees Payment Structure
20 November Travel Grant Program Breakfast Vertue Coffee Roasters Paid for out of Good Mojo allocation
20 November Icebreaker The Shaw Davey Slum 96 Included with conference registration
21 November Women in Spatial Breakfast Seven Seeds Paid for out of Good Mojo allocation
21 November Conference Dinner Brunswick Mess Hall 129 Separate ticket ($80)
22 November GeoRabble The Clyde Hotel Organised separately but sponsored by FOSS4G SotM Oceania

Conference Attendees

By jurisdiction

Jurisdiction Attendees  % of Total
Victoria 102 41.0
New Zealand 28 11.2
New South Wales 28 11.2
Australian Capital Territory 26 10.4
Queensland 18 7.2
Western Australia 14 5.6
Tasmania 8 3.2
United States 6 2.4
South Australia 4 1.6
Northern Territory 2 0.8
Fiji 2 0.8
Samoa 1 0.4
Timor-Leste 1 0.4
Hong Kong 1 0.4
Serbia 1 0.4
Papua New Guinea 1 0.4
Canada 1 0.4
Malaysia 1 0.4
United Kingdom 1 0.4
Germany 1 0.4
Japan 1 0.4

By ticket type

Jurisdiction Attendees  % of Total
Full Price 146 55.7
Early Bird 30 11.4
Community Contributor 29 11.0
Sponsor 26 10.0
Volunteer 9 3.4
Travel Grant Program 7 2.7
Student 7 2.7
Keynote 4 1.5
One Day 4 1.5

Media

Good Mojo

Travel Grant Program

This conference had the first regional Travel Grant Program funded (in part) by OSGeo.

7 attendees were provided with grants to help cover flights, accommodation and visas. 2 half day workshops, conference registration and access to all social events including the conference dinner were also provided.

You can read interviews with 5 of the attendees:

Organisation

Conference Committee

  • John Bryant - Chair / Travel Grant Program Lead
  • Dr. David Dean - Community Day Lead
  • Dr. Sarah Goodwin - Academic Program Co-Chair
  • Greg Lauer - Marketing and Promotion Lead
  • Alex Leith - Program Lead
  • Phillip Mallis - Volunteer Lead
  • Trisha Moriarty - Workshop Lead
  • Edoardo Neerhut
  • Cameron Shorter
  • Daniel Silk - Social Program Lead
  • Kerry Smyth
  • Vasiti Soko
  • Dr. Adam Steer - Sponsorship Lead
  • Jonah Sullivan
  • Dr. Martin Tomko - Academic Program Co-Chair

Partners

This conference was organised in partnership with SSSI, who managed the finances.

OSGeo and the OpenStreetMap Foundation supported our efforts from the beginning.

OSGeo contributed funding toward our Travel Grant Program and Community Day.

Meeting minutes