March 20, 2021 - March 21, 2021

LibrePlanet 2021

LibrePlanet is a vibrant multi-day event that attracts a broad audience of people who are interested in the values of software freedom. The event brings together software developers, law and policy experts, activists, students, and computer users to learn skills, celebrate free software accomplishments, and face upcoming challenges to software freedom.

Online

The event brings together software developers, law and policy experts, activists, students, and computer users to learn skills, celebrate free software accomplishments, and face upcoming challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2021 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels. The theme for LibrePlanet 2021 is “Empowering Users.” This year’s event will be keynoted by Julia Reda, and other community leaders. The full schedule will be released in January. With a record number of speakers submitting talk proposals for the event, it is promising to be a fantastic experience.

Save the date:

Everyone can view the event live on the libreplanet.org page and join the event in the #LibrePlanet IRC channel on Freenode, and no registration is necessary to receive that access. But by registering, you help to make a better event in 2021 and beyond. To encourage registration, and appreciate those who can give a little extra towards the organization of the event, there are some benefits on top of universal access to the livestream. Here is what the different registration tiers do provide:

  • Participant: Registration is free (as in lunch)

Your registration helps greatly in the planning of the event. If you register, you get access to the virtual conference space, hallway track, and exhibitor hall. The FSF tech team is still researching the best platform to use for these, but whether we use Jitsi Meet, BigBlueButton, or another platform, you will have direct contact with the speakers, other attendees, and the exhibitors. FSF also offer a 10% discount to the GNU Press Shop for anyone who registers, which you can use to purchase any of the merchandise there, including preordering the LibrePlanet 2021 T-shirt! This level also gives you access to attend BOF (Birds of a Feather) sessions, and/or create your own.

  • Supporter (and associate members): Your registration fee goes a long way

Registration at this level costs $50 during early bird registration, which will last until Monday, February 15th, 2021, and $80 after this date. Your financial support will enable the organization of the event. To thank you for investing in the FSF and LibrePlanet, FSF will give you first access to limited-room workshops in the schedule, to be announced. You can also participate in the LibrePlanet trivia event, and win fabulous prizes from our exhibitors. You will receive a digital registration badge, a commemorative pin, and a souvenir USB drive with videos from the event.

FSF associate members and students have traditionally entered the event gratis, so this year, you will enter the event in this tier, at no cost. Members also have access to the member forum, where you can communicate with other members, and learn how to participate in the annual associate membership meeting.

  • Stalwart: Your financial support makes FSF better

Individuals can pay $200 ($150 early registration), and corporate attendees get access at $500 ($400 early registration). For supporting the event at this higher level, you receive all the previously mentioned perks, as well as our specially designed LibrePlanet T-shirt. You will be able to use the FSF job board for posting positions, and you can sign up for an hour of free licensing consultation. You can also join a digital coffee-time with FSF staff, in which you can ask the campaigns team or tech team questions like how to set up your own BigBlueButton or Jitsi Meet instance, how to start a free software conversation, or other questions you need answered to make your software usage more free.

  • Sponsoring and exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors are key to the event’s success. FSF also offer unique opportunities for businesses and other organizations to connect to and learn from a community that is dedicated to free software. Early bird pricing for exhibitors starts now, and will be available until February 15th, 2020. For information on how your company can have a table in our virtual exhibit hall, or how to further sponsor the LibrePlanet conference, please email .

More information here.