FOSS4G North America Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

February 23, 2012, Washington D.C. FOSS4G-NA, the North American Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, has announced the keynote speakers who will be anchoring the upcoming event, April 10 to 12, at the Washington DC convention center.   Michael Byrne , Chief Information Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be delivering the keynote address on the morning of Tuesday, April 10th. He is will discuss the open source initiatives within the federal government and specifically the FCC. Keith Barber, Officer of Strategic Services of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be leading off the program on Wednesday, April 11, with an address about how open source software is being approached within the NGA.

Paul Ramsey, the FOSS4G- NA 2012 conference chair, pointed to the keynote speakers as a sign of open source making big strides in government. "These speakers have found a place for open source in some of the most demanding areas of government, and it’s important for people to hear their stories," said Ramsey, "And this is just the beginning of a packed conference program! Abstract submission will end March 1, and we’ll be announcing the full program shortly after."

FOSS4G-NA has strong support from the open source community with a growing set of sponsors that includes:

  • Gold Sponsors: OpenGeo and RadiantBlue.
  • Silver Sponsors: Azavea, LMN Solutions, MapBox, Spatialytics, Dewberry, and Esri.
  • Venue Sponsors: OGC, and USGIF.
  • Bronze Sponsors: MapGears, Spatial Networks, NBT Solutions, and Vizzuality.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available, for more information please visit http://foss4g-na.org/sponsorship/.

    About FOSS4G-NA 2012

    FOSS4G-NA is a regional event for North America and is being organized by the North American chapter of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) with additional support from members of a volunteer program and conference committee and the conference sponsors.
    The international FOSS4G is an annual global conference organized by OSGeo that focuses on bringing together individuals and organizations working with free and open source geospatial software. This year’s global FOSS4G event is scheduled for September 10-15, 2012 in Beijing, China.

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    FOSS4G-NA 2012 Conference - Washington, DC
    FOSS4G 2012 - Beijing, China
    OSGeo North America
    Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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