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Call for Location

About the Conference

The Community is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual international conference in 2011. Since the first conference in 2003, OOoCon has been held in Germany, Slovenia, France, Spain, China and Italy, and will be held in Hungary in the fall of 2010 - could your local community rise to the challenge in 2011?

Hosting OOoCon is challenging, rewarding, exhilarating, exhausting, and can provide a huge publicity boost for in your country. There is no fixed date for OOoCon, although we prefer an autumn date.

Submitting a proposal

Proposals should be submitted before midnight UTC on Sunday February 21st 2010 and must follow the following guidelines:

Section 1 - Mandatory Information

Section 2 - Your proposal

In 400 words or less, answer this question:
Why should the Community award OOoCon 2011 to your team?

Note: The team running 2011 would be expected to 'shadow' the 2010 team, to help them with the 2010 event, and prepare better for their own OOoCon the following year.

Note: It has been our observation that as the conferences grow in stature they demand more professional effort. This is especially the case when dealing with the complex logistics of working with not only hundreds of participants, including businesses and government officials, but also sponsors. We encourage any applicant group to consider professional assistance, as well as Community engagement.

Section 3 - Protecting the Environment & Hosting an Online Conference

In an effort to support a sustainable world, the project not only provides a sustainable product and file format ODF, but wants to be environmentally conscious and reduce our carbon footprint whenever possible. Therefore, we ask every team creating a proposal for the OOoCon Call for Locations to consider the following:

We also look into the possibility of hosting a purely online conference, i.e. taking place using Internet conferencing systems. For example, by way of IRC, Skype, GizmoProject or SIP phone or video conferencing, webinars, or whatever technologies you know of that can help our community connect and exchange information in a real-time format.

As usual, the community will consider all proposals and vote to decide where the next OOoConference will be, whether or not it is a face to face meeting or an oline event.

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals should be sent to The deadline for submissions is midnight UTC on February 21st 2010.

Shortly after that date we will publish the applications and start the selection process, during which Community members will be invited to make their preferences known through a community consultation process.

Information about previous Conferences can be found at the OOoCon website. The proposals submitted for OOoCon 2009 and 2010 are available here.

Thank you and good luck with your proposals!

The Conference Team.

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