[opensource] Fwd: Ohio LinuxFest 2007 - Registration Open

James Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Wed May 30 11:40:30 EDT 2007


We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Ohio LinuxFest
will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the Greater Columbus
Convention Center in downtown Columbus. The Ohio LinuxFest is the
largest conference and expo for Free and Open Source software
professionals and enthusiasts in the mid-west. Everyone with
an interest in Linux, Free Software, and Open Source Software
is welcome.

This year's conference will be returning to the same location
as last year, with some additional conference rooms closer to
the main venue. In addition, the organizers have been able
to secure a block rate for the Drury Inn, an *excellent*
hotel adjacent to the convention center (Please book early!
http://www.ohiolinux.org/hotel.html)

The Ohio LinuxFest 2007 is free for all to attend, but you do
need to register ahead of time. Once again, we are offering an
All Conference Pass option for $65.00 to 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 Drury Inn, and a limited-edition Ohio LinuxFest t-shirt. (The
All Conference Pass is not refundable, but can be transferred.)

If you're planning to attend, please register at:

    http://www.ohiolinux.org/attend.html

and be sure to do so early, as seating is limited.


There's still time to sign up as a speaker or sponsor for
this year's Ohio LinuxFest as well. We encourage members
of the Linux and open source community to submit a speaker
application right away. We are 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://www.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. And we are adding more opportunities
to sponsor the event to get your name out (stay tuned for updates).
Please register your interest at http://www.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. Please apply at http://www.ohiolinux.org/sponsor.html
(and select non-profit)

The Ohio LinuxFest is a non-profit event run by members
from various LUGs in Ohio (and PA). If you would like
to help at the event, please submit your information at
http://www.ohiolinux.org/volunteer.html


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

PS. Please forward this announcement to your friends, co-workers,
and mail lists.


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