What is The Different?
_Starting this year, openSUSE.Asia organization committee are accepting proposals earlier for better preparation and well organized summit. This rule will be also applied for future summits. The guides for openSUSE.Asia Summit can be reached at _https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Asia_Summit
The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the largest annual openSUSE conference in Asia, attended by contributors and enthusiasts from all over Asia. The event focuses primarily on the openSUSE distribution, its applications for personal and enterprise use, and open source culture. It brings together the openSUSE community in Asia, providing a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss the present technology and future developments.
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 process.
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan. You can learn more about former openSUSE.Asia Summit at the following websites:
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2014 (Beijing, 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/
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) https://events.opensuse.org/conference/summitasia16
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 (Tokyo, Japan) https://events.opensuse.org/conference/summitasia17
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 (Taipei, Taiwan) https://events.opensuse.org/conference/summitasia18
Proposals for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019
For those of you who are interested in hosting the next openSUSE.Asia Summit, you are invited to submit a formal proposal to the openSUSE.Asia organization committee and join this year summit. The deadlines for the proposals are as the following:
July 31: Registration on the host candidates
September 10th: Deadline of Submission of the proposals
October 5th: Announcement of the result
The registration only requires the informal introduction of the organizers and the city or the country where the summit will take place. Please e-mail your proposals to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Without the registration, you cannot submit your proposal.
We will invite you to our regular online meetings so that you can understand how the summit is organized. Furthermore, we are going to ask you to show your proposals at the closing session if you attend the next summit in Taipei.
The submitted proposals are to be reviewed by the organization committee, and one of them is to be selected by vote. The committee might have additional questions and requests during the review.
Things to be Written in Your Proposals
The conference will require the availability of facilities for around a weekend, during the latter half of 2019. Final event dates should avoid other major free software conferences or other events that may have conflict (e.g., Open Source Summit Europe) and will be confirmed together with other openSUSE teams who might get involved.
Key points proposals should consider, and what will be taken into account when deciding among candidates, are:
* Proposed organizing committee * Proposed supporting organizations
* Rooms * Travel information and travel support * Food and accommodation * T-shirt
- Milestones until the summit
* The expected periods of the following events * Call for proposals * Call for volunteers * Call for the summit logo (optional) * Call for sponsors * See also: [https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Asia_Summit_Annual_Roadmaps](https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Asia_Summit_Annual_Roadmaps)
- Activities and schedule
* Registration * Hack-fest (This is an option) * Conference * Keynote * Dinner and party
Expectations and marketing
* Conference Venue * Marketing materials（T-shirts，banner，badge，posters, etc.） * Tea break, Lunch, Dinner * Travel subsidy and accommodation * 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!