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LGM 2013 : Libre Graphics Meeting 2013


When Apr 10, 2013 - Apr 13, 2013
Where Madrid
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2013
Notification Due Feb 25, 2013
Categories    free software   graphics   tools   linux

Call For Papers

Libre Graphics Meeting 2013: Future Tools will take place from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th April in Madrid, Spain. The 8th LGM will be held at Medialab Prado‘s brand new building in the center of Madrid, La Serreria Belga.

The Libre Graphics Meeting is an occasion for developers and artists to work together, to share experiences and to hear about new ideas. By Libre Graphics we mean Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration, photography, typography, art, graphics, page layout, publishing, cartography, animation and video. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards, file formats and actual use of these in creative work.

Please submit your proposal here:

We are looking for:
In-depth presentations on Libre Graphics technologies
Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
New projects in this area to meet the wider community
Updates from existing projects on recent progress, current status and future roadmaps
Reports, use-cases, best practices
Well articulated ideas for future approaches, tools and standards

Available formats:
Lightning talk (5 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)
Short talks (10 minutes)
Presentations (20 minutes)
Workshops (2 hours)
Birds Of a Feather (BOF) Discussion Meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs)

Special focus:
In line with the theme for the related Interactivos?13 workshop: Tools for a Read-Write world ( we are looking specifically for presentations about (re)imagining Libre Graphics workflows to support collaboration and exchange.

Protocols for exchange between applications
ePub and other cross-platform publishing technologies
Versioning solutions for visual work
Best practices in collaborative design
Designer-Developer collaborations

Practical Details:
Deadline: 15 February 2013. We will let you know if your presentation is selected by 25 February latest.
In the context of the meeting, we prefer short and concise presentations.
You can present in Spanish or English (simultaneous translation available); please provide a summary and title in English
For each BOF or meeting that wil be on the public schedule, we ask you to provide a report, to be made available to the Libre Graphics Community afterwards.
If you propose a workshop, let us know what you expect participants to bring, in terms of both prior experience and required items (sketchbook, laptop with applications preloaded, etc)

Presentations will be selected by:
pippin (Gimp)
Louis Desjardins (Scribus, LGM)
Laura Fernandez (Medialab Prado)
Jon Nordby (MyPaint)
Alessandro Rimoldi (Scribus, Grafiklabor)
Femke Snelting (LGRU, Constant)
Alexandre Prokoudine (Libre Graphics World)

Please submit your proposal here:

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