Ubuntu Live: call for participation is open

The Call for Participation is now open for Ubuntu Live, the first official conference dedicated to this award-winning and popular Linux-based operating system. The three-day event will aim to give participants all the knowledge they need to explore and set in motion the powerful features in Ubuntu and related applications. Program chairs are building an event that will offer expert-led tutorials, big-picture plenary gatherings, focused sessions, and a lively “hallway track” to bring participants face to face with the worldwide Ubuntu community. Ubuntu Live is happening July 22-24, 2007 in Portland, Oregon, right alongside the O'Reilly 2007 Open Source Convention (OSCON). Proposals are due by February 14, 2007.

Ubuntu Live is brought to you by Canonical – the official commercial sponsor and distributor of Ubuntu and related projects – and O'Reilly Media, Inc. – a longtime champion of and participant in the open source community.

“Have a great Ubuntu-related idea that needs exposure to a wider audience? Best practices or knowledge you'd like to share? Want to help guide the future of Ubuntu? If so, we want to hear from you!” says program chair Jane Silber.

The conference will bring together the people who deploy and manage Ubuntu in the enterprise, companies offering services and solutions based on Ubuntu, and the folks who build it. Participants will include IT professionals, government and business leaders, educators, community leaders, and enterprise users.

Submissions are welcome on any aspects of developing, using, customizing, or deploying Ubuntu. Possible areas of interest include:

  • Ubuntu in small and medium businesses
  • High performance computing
  • Ubuntu in the NGO/non-profit sector
  • Building Ubuntu derivatives
  • Ubuntu in education
  • Building Ubuntu-based appliances/products
  • Point of sale, mobile, scientific research, banking, and other verticals
  • Performance optimization in large enterprise
  • Community contributions

The program committee will be selecting a set of presentations to cover a range of audience interests. The committee is also interested in proposals from speakers whose experience is based on Kubuntu, Edubuntu, or another Ubuntu derivative.

Founded by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu is developed and supported by a large community committed to the principles and spirit of open source. Ubuntu emphasizes the interconnectedness of the work of many project contributors from around the world and accessibility for all users regardless of language or abilities. Ubuntu Live is the official, trusted event for the Ubuntu community, welcoming all its various segments–experts, longtime users, established companies, and newcomers alike in a passionate, energizing environment.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline for all proposals is February 14, 2007.
  • Speakers will be notified by February 26, 2007.
  • General registration will open in April 2007.

Additional Resources:

For conference details and to submit a proposal, visit: http://www.ubuntulive.com

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About Canonical and Ubuntu

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