The openSUSE.Asia organization committee is inviting proposals to host the openSUSE.Asia Summit during the later half of 2016 (July to the middle of October). The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the largest annual openSUSE conference in Asia and is attended by over 400 contributors, enthusiasts from all over Asia
The event focuses primarily on the openSUSE distribution and its applications for personal and enterprise use. 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.
The last openSUSE.Asia Summit was held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015. 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. We need individuals and communities to get together and organize a successful openSUSE.Asia Summit. The openSUSE.Asia organization committee assists throughout the proces. You can learn more about openSUSE.Asia Summit at the following web sites:
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2014 (Beijin, China) https://events.opensuse.org/conference/summitasia14
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 (Taipei, Taiwan) https://events.opensuse.org/conference/summitasia15 https://news.opensuse.org/2015/12/15/opensuse-builds-bonds-in-asia-summit/
Proposals for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016
For those of you who are interested in hosting the next openSUSE.Asia Summit in 2016, you are invited to submit a formal proposal to the openSUSE.Asia organization committee. The deadlines for the proposals are as the following:
March 31th: Registration on the host candidates
April 30th: Submission of the proposals
The registration is enough if it contains informal introduction of the organizers and the city or the country where the summit will take place. Please e-mail your proposals to email@example.com. We might invite you to present your proposal in more details over our regular IRC meetings, or send you additional questions and requests. The results will be announced by the last week of May, 2016.
The conference will require availability of facilities for around one week, including a weekend, during the later half of 2016. 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. Proposed organizing committee 2. Proposed supporting organizations
1. Dates & Venue 2. Rooms 3. Keynotes 4. Registration 5. Travel support 6. Food and accommodation 7. Sponsorship 8. Call for paper 9. Call for volunteer 10. Theme 11. T-shirt
Activities and schedule
1. Hack-fest (This is an option) 2. Conference 3. Dinner and party
Expectations and marketing
1. Conference Venue 2. Conference Room 3. Tea break 4. Marketing materials（T-shirts，banner，badge，posters, etc.） 5. Lunch 6. Dinner 7. Travel subsidy 8. Accommodation 9. Miscellaneous （Think about 10% uplift to have more buffer）
Potential sponsors & media partners
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If this excites you enough, but you are still not sure, we should talk and see if we can solve your doubts. Please help to spread the words and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!