We are calling on mappers, academics, policy makers, developers, geo-hackers, business leaders and open geodata supporters to propose an idea for State of the Map US 2017. This call is open to everyone - in or outside the community, no matter how seasoned or new you are in OpenStreetMap.
When we say ‘idea’ we mean literally that. You are welcome to propose a traditional 20-minute talk, a 5-minute lightning talk. or a workshop of your length! But we also welcome any ideas that do not fit the traditional molds. We are excited to see what you come up with! For some inspiration, why not have a look at previous year’s programs or even watch some of the recorded talks? Here they are: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013.
The State of the Map US Call for Ideas closes at the end of Thursday, June 15 (local time). Please get your Ideas in before then. We will let everyone know if their Idea will be part of the conference by August 1.
Useful things to know
We will have child care available.
We have a Code of Conduct that we expect everyone to follow. You will be asked to accept this code when you submit your idea.
We are an open community intent on sharing. The ideas presented at the conference will be interesting to a much wider audience than the immediate people present. We will therefore be recording all sessions on video and taking photographs. These will be published on the Internet. If you have any concerns about such documentation, please get in touch with us.
We do not provide free admission for folks with accepted Ideas. We do however have a Scholarship program. If you need any assitance, we totally encourage you to apply. The conference web site will have more information.