Call for hosts for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015

2. Apr 2015 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

[caption id=”attachment_18545” align=”alignright” width=”300”]openSUSE Asia Summit 2014 Submit proposals for the openSUSE Asia Summit 2015[/caption]

The openSUSE.Asia organization committee is inviting proposals to host the openSUSE.Asia Summit during the later half of 2015. The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the featured annual openSUSE conference in Asia.

The event focuses primarily on the openSUSE distribution, and also covers desktop environments, applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the openSUSE community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technology and future developments.

Last Summit

The first openSUSE.Asia Summit was held in Beijing in 2014. The Summit’s preference is to find new locations each year as we spread openSUSE throughout Asia, and we are looking for local organizers to rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent openSUSE event. The openSUSE.Asia organization committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning and delivery of the event.

You can learn more about openSUSE.Asia Summit at our official website:

For those of you who are interested in hosting the next openSUSE.Asia Summit in 2015, you are invited to submit a formal proposal to the openSUSE.Asia organization committee. The deadline for the proposal(s) is April 30th, 2015. Please e-mail your proposal to We might invite you to present your proposal in more details over our regular IRC meetings, or send you additional questions and requests. Results will be announced by the last week of May, 2015.

The conference will require availability of facilities for around one week, including a weekend, during the later half of 2015. Final event dates should avoid other key free software conferences or other events that may have conflict and will be confirmed together with other openSUSE teams, which might get involved.

Key points proposals should consider, and what will be taken into account when deciding among candidates, are:

  1. Introduction

  2. Objectives

  3. Local Organizers ● Proposed organizing committee ● Proposed supporting organizations

  4. Proposal ● Dates & Venue ● Rooms ● Keynotes ● Registration ● Travel support ● Food and accommodation ● Sponsorship ● Call for paper ● Call for volunteer ● Theme ● T-shirt

  5. About Venue

  6. Activities and schedule ● Hack-fest (This is an option) ● Conference ● Dinner and party

  7. Expectations and marketing

  8. Budget Estimation ● Conference Venue ● Conference Room ● Tea break ● Marketing materials(T-shirts,banner,badge,posters, etc.) ● Lunch ● Dinner ● Travel subsidy ● Accommodation ● Miscellaneous (Think about 10% uplift to have more buffer)

  9. Potential sponsors & media partners

  10. Conclusion

Feel free to contact if you have any questions. Please help to spread the words and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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