[opensource] Ohio LinuxFest 2006 - Registration Open

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Wed Jul 12 15:35:26 EDT 2006

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Last year's Ohio LinuxFest was, hands-down, the best one yet. With more
than 700 attendees and great speakers from KDE, IBM, Novell, HP, the
Linux Terminal Server Project, Ubuntu, the Apache Software Foundation,
and many others, it was a great time for all involved -- and we're sure
that this year will be even better.

This year's LinuxFest will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention
Center on Saturday, September 30. This is an event for experienced and
inexperienced Linux users, with three conference tracks, an expo floor
with commercial exhibitors and community projects, and the opportunity
to meet hundreds of other FOSS users and enthusiasts.

The Ohio LinuxFest 2006 is free for all to attend, but you do need to
register ahead of time. This year we're also offering an All Conference
Pass for $65 that will help offset the cost of running the conference. The
All Conference Pass includes lunch on the day of the conference, drink
tickets for the party after the conference, vendor swag, access to
the conference suite at the Holiday Inn, and a limited-edition Ohio
LinuxFest t-shirt.

If you're planning to attend, sign up at http://ohiolinux.org/attend.html,
and be sure to do so early. The registration deadline is September 22,
but we do recommend that you register early to help us gain an accurate
head count to plan by. For those attending the LinuxFest from out of
town, we have arranged a group rate through the Holiday Inn Columbus
City Center, but the number of rooms are limited and reservations
must be made before September 5 to qualify for the group rate. See
http://ohiolinux.org/attend_hotel.html for more information on lodging.

There's still time to sign up as a speaker or sponsor for this year's
Ohio LinuxFest as well. The deadline for speaker applications has been
extended to July 31, and we encourage members of the Linux and open
source community to submit a speaker application right away. We're
looking for presentations from open source developers, commercial
organizations using Linux and open source, and end users who have valuable
experience to share with other attendees. More information is available
at http://ohiolinux.org/speak.html.

Sponsorship packages are still available as well. Organizations can choose
from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver packages; Each package includes space
on the exhibition floor, space in the Ohio LinuxFest Program, not to
mention the opportunity to help bolster the FOSS community in the Mid-West
while spreading the word about your organization. The sponsorship packages
are explained in more detail at http://ohiolinux.org/sponsor.html.

We also have a limited number of .Org sponsorship packages available,
but they're going fast. Be sure to sign up right away if you'd like to
represent your FOSS project at the Ohio LinuxFest.

This year's Ohio LinuxFest is shaping up to be the best one ever, so be
sure to register right away. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus
in September!

Best regards,

The Ohio LinuxFest organizers team at ohiolinux.org

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