2011/Speaker Information

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Before the Conference

Conference Schedule (When will my talk be?)

Once we've confirmed all speakers, we will finalize and publish the conference schedule. We aim to do this during the last week in April or the first week in May. If you can, please plan to attend the entire conference. If you have schedule constraints, please let us know as soon as possible (email content@opensourcebridge.org).

Code of Conduct

All OSBridge participants, including speakers must abide by our Code of Conduct. Please review it prior to your arrival at the conference and ensure that your talk materials conform to this code.

Conference Registration

Open Source Bridge offers free admission for speakers. Once we receive confirmation of your proposal acceptance, we'll send out conference registration codes.

Regarding travel costs: While we would love to cover speaker travel costs, we simply cannot afford to do so. As an all-volunteer run event where sponsorships and registration just cover the basic expenses of the event, we ask speakers to bear the expense of travel to help keep the event affordable to as many Open Source Citizens as possible.


We're working on arranging some hotel discounts for OSBridge attendees. When we have those, you can find them, along with lots of other information about Portland accomodations on the Lodging page.

Profile Photo

Make sure you've uploaded a profile photo for yourself and that it is high-res enough for use in our printed program.

Letters of Invitation

If you need a letter of invitation in order to help you obtain a visa for crossing the US border, let us know (email content@opensourcebridge.org).

Promote your talk

We have badges available for you to promote your talk: http://opensourcebridge.org/get-involved/promote/

At the Conference

Speaker Party

Puppet Labs is sponsoring and hosting this year's speaker party. It will be on Wednesday, June 22nd.


There will be projectors in every room. Be sure to bring the appropriate video adapter for your laptop (the projectors all accept VGA).


Whiteboards will be available in some rooms. We'll indicate which rooms when we get closer to the conference (early June). Please let us know if you absolutely need one.


The conference venue will be equipped with wifi for all participants. However, it is always a good idea to be prepared to present an offline version of your talk, just in case.

Session Notes

On your session page (session list here) there is a link to the session notes wiki page for your session. Be sure to remind attendees to take notes! You can also post your slides to this page.

Hacker Lounge

This year's Hacker Lounge space will be onsite at the Eliot Center. If you are presenting a project in development, consider scheduling a time when people can collaborate, discuss, and brainstorm. We encourage you to publicize this during your talk, and let us know (hackerlounge@opensourcebridge.org) so we can post the schedule on the conference website.