From December 27 to 30, there will be the 34th Chaos Communication Congress happening in Leipzig. As in recent years, the FSFE is happy to host an assembly that includes an information booth, self-organised sessions and a meeting point for all friends of Free Software to come together, share or simply relax. This is our call for participation.

Free Software song sing-along at the FSFE-assembly during 33C3

With the CCC moving from Hamburg to Leipzig, there are not only logistic changes to be done but also some organisational changes. We are still figuring out the details, but in the context of this call, one of the major changes will be the loss of free available rooms to book for self-organised sessions. Instead, assemblies that match with each other are asked to cluster around 1 of several stages and use that as a common stage for self-organized sessions together. To make the most of this situation, the FSFE will for the first time not join the Noisy Square this year but form a new neighbourhood with other freedom fighting NGOs – in particular with our friends from European Digital Rights. However, at this point of time, we do not yet have more information about the concrete or final arrangements.

Call for session

Regardless of those details that still need to be sorted out, this is our call for participation. Sessions can be inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, community/developer/strategy meetings or any other public, informative or collaborative activity.

Topics can be anything that is about or related to Free Software. We welcome technical sessions but we also encourage to give non-technical talks that address philosophical, economical or other aspects of/about Free Software. We also like sessions about related subjects that have a clear connection to Free Software for example privacy, data protection, sustainability and similar related topics. Finally, we welcome all backgrounds – from your private project to global community projects.

You have something different in mind? For our friends, it is also possible to have informal meetings, announcements or other activities at our assembly. In this case, get in contact with me (OpenPGP) and we figure it out.

Crowded room during What makes a secure mobile messenger? by Hannes Hauswedell, one of our sessions during 33C3.

Formalities

If you are interested in hosting a session at the FSFE assembly, please apply no later than

* Sunday, November 19, 18:00 UTC *

by sending an email to Erik Albers (OpenPGP) with the subject “Session at 34C3” and use the following template:

Title: name of your session
Description: description of your session
Type: talk / discussion / meeting / workshop …
Tags: put useful tags here
Link: (if there is a helpful link)
Expected number of participants: 20 or less / up to 40 / up to 100
About yourself: some words about you/your biography

You will be informed latest on Monday, November 27, if your session is accepted.

Good to know

  • If your session is accepted we happily take care of its proper organisation, publicity and everything else that needs to be done. You are welcome to simply come and give/host your session : )
    But this is neither a guarantee for a ticket nor do we take care of your ticket! Check the CCC-announcements and get yourself a ticket in time!
  • You do not need to be a supporter of the FSFE to host a session. On the contrary, we welcome external guests.
  • Please share this call with your friends or your favorite mailing list.

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