With an abundance of precaution and care for the well-being of all LinuxFest presenters, sponsors, attendees, volunteers, and their loved ones, we have unanimously elected to not hold LFNW in-person at Bellingham Technical College this year. We were all looking forward to another excellent year of the Fest, but the role that events like ours can have in spreading the virus, already present in our locality, is too great to ignore. In the coming weeks, we will be connecting with the accepted presenters to find ways of bringing their talks to our website and YouTube channel, and setting up a space for Q&A. We will also be reaching out to our Individual Supporters who may elect to maintain their tax deductible donations in support of the Fest, or be fully refunded. Our Corporate Sponsors may choose to receive a full refund, or roll over their sponsorship to next year’s LinuxFest Northwest in April of 2021.
Stay tuned to https://blog.lfnw.org and our Twitter feed for updates, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any remaining questions. Stay safe, wash your hands, we’ll keep y’all up to date.
The LFNW organizing committee will be meeting this Thursday, Mar
11 12, at 7PM PDST. Our #1 topic of business is to plan how LFNW2020 will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. As soon as we have a concrete plan of action, we’ll post it here, on social media, and inform sponsors, presenters, and registered attendees via email.
Thanks for you patience while we sort things out.
It’s time to kick off LinuxFest Northwest 2020! Our theme this year is Be Excellent To Each Other! We want to share with you, and you with us, a conference that encourages collaboration, teaching, and lifting each other up.
Our call for proposals is open now through January 15, 2020, and we’ve shaken things up a bit. We’ve changed the session types and added a few new ones, we’re not suggesting specific tracks, and we’ve tried to clarify the difficulty levels. Read on for more details.
Our call for sponsors is open as well. If your organization supports our mission, we would appreciate your financial assistance - LFNW is the largest free open source conference in North America, and our sponsors keep it that way. If you would like to come and meet our awesome attendees through a booth in our Expo Hall, we would love you have you. Please check out our sponsorship prospectus for details, and reach out to email@example.com.
In addition to Bellingham’s delightful culinary scene, Bellingham Technical College offers options on site to help you through your day.
Our video team has gone above and beyond this year: in addition to switching to a fully open-source video processing software stack, we’re going live streaming some sessions this year!
Saturday, April 26
Live stream: https://live.lfnw.org/saturday
Sunday, April 27
Live stream: https://live.lfnw.org/sunday