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KLF 2015 : Kansas Linux Fest 2015


When Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Where Lawrence Public LIbrary,Lawrence, Kansas
Abstract Registration Due Dec 15, 2014
Submission Deadline Jan 1, 2015
Notification Due Feb 1, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2015
Categories    linux   free/libre open source   open knowledge   open hardware

Call For Papers

What is Kansas Linux Fest?
Kansas Linux Fest is a new festival of Free/Libre Open Source Software, Open Hardware and Open Knowledge.

The Kansas Linux Fest will be held for the first time on the 21st and 22nd of March 2015, in Lawrence Kansas. The goal is to establish a yearly conference where members of the FLOSS community can meet and share for the Heartland. The next closest Linux Fest is in Ohio and there is no other within 12 hours driving from here.
Kansas Linux Fest is organized into two days of talks and workshops in parallel. We will have talks from F/LOSS experts from around the word, from the region and local developers and communities presenting their work.

Speakers should be judged by a committee represented by local and international F/LOSS/OK/OH

We will pick speakers in this priority :

1. National and International FLOSS/open knowledge/open hardware speakers.
2. Status reports from local and regional hacklabs/lugs etc
3. Local regional developers presenting projects they are working on.

We have the Library from 9-6 on Sat and from 12-6 on Sunday. So we will
find some event to do outside of the lib from 9-12 in the city before
they open. That

We will have one meeting room, which will be split that up into 2 hour
workshops during the day.

Here are the slots of time available across the two rooms.

For Sat :Mar 21, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote
10:00am - 11:00am Talk1 (Main room)
10:00am - 12:00pm Workshop1 (meeting room)
11:00am - 12:00pm Talk2 (Main Room)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Talk3 (Main room)
1:00pm - 3:00pm Workshop3 (Meeting Room)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Talk4 (Main Room)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Talk5(Main Room)
3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop2 (Meeting Room)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Talk6 (Main Room)

For Sun Mar 22, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am Other Event outside Lib
11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 1:00pm Keynote 2
1:00pm - 2:00pm Talk 9
1:00pm - 2:30pm Workshop4
2:00pm - 3:00pm Talk 10
2:30pm - 4:00pm Workshop5
3:00pm - 4:00pm Talk 11
4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Ceremony/Round Table

Each of these talks will have 5 minutes before and after for setup, so you have 50 minutes for them.

So that is a total of 11 talks, 5 workshops, two keynotes and a round table.

We have a green room in the auditorium that could serve as a ready
room. We have two wireless lavaliere mics and a handheld wireless mic
in the auditorium as well as a projector and screen. In Meeting Room C
we have a big screen TV that can be connected to a laptop. The room is
small enough a mic set up isn't necessary.

When registering your talk, please indicate your preferred type of talk, time slot, travel plans, any resources needed and contact information.

The talk proposals will be sent to our review board via a mailing list :!forum/kansas-linux-fest

You can email your submission for a talk proposal to :

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