[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] SotM 2020 - Move to virtual conference

Christine Karch christine at hermione.de
Thu Mar 26 13:45:32 UTC 2020


the deadline ended a month ago. At the moment it is not planned to call
for additional submissions. We will ask the speakers of "accepted talks"
first, and then see what the feedback is. If we have too much
cancellations, we would make an additional call. But this is not planned
at the moment, just a thought.



Am 26.03.20 um 14:41 schrieb Jo:
> Hi Christine,
> That's great news, better than to have to cancel it completely anyway.
> If the conference is virtual, I wouldn't mind submitting a talk for it.
> Is this still possible?
> Polyglot
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:50 PM Christine Karch <christine at hermione.de
> <mailto:christine at hermione.de>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     SotM 2020 will be a virtual conference!
>     Due to the high infection risk of SARS-COV-2 virus and all its
>     consequences like travel restrictions, cancellation of physical
>     meetings, "social distancing", and more, a physical SotM is not possible
>     this year.
>     The local team - who have done great work preparing this conference so
>     far - have suggested to change the physical conference to a virtual one.
>     This wasn't just an idle talk:  they have already started a cool open
>     source software project - https://gitlab.com/billowconf/billowconf for
>     managing this!
>     So the SotM working group adopted this plan, and agreed to have a
>     virtual SotM conference this year instead of a physical one.
>     We know about your disappointment not meeting each other physically this
>     year (we are disappointed too), but after a few months of lockdown and
>     "social distancing" we are sure we will all be excited to be reading and
>     seeing each other in chats and videos. We will share more of the
>     technical plans as the date comes closer.
>     The date of the conference will stay the same, but shortened to two
>     days: 4-5 July 2020. We planned an extended Q&A session after each talk
>     and plenty of free spaces for discussions. So that the OpenStreetMap
>     community can have a great week-end together.
>     Christine
>     on behalf of State of the Map Working Group
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