DebConf10 will be held in New York City! I’m glad I live in New Jersey, work in the city and that DebConf is free to attend. I’ve registered, and if you are planning to attend, be sure to do so as well. Information below was taken from the DebConf10 website.
DebConf10 and DebConf and LinuxCon 2010
Registration is now open for DebConf10. The dates
of the conference are August 1-7, 2010, with arrivals at our group lodging permitted as of 3 PM on July 31 and departures required by 11 AM on August 8. The conference is preceded by DebCamp from July 25-31 including the arrival day. To receive announcements regarding DebConf and DebCamp, please subscribe to the debconf-announce
How to register
To register follow one of the processes outlined below:
After logging in
After logging in, please fill in at least the ‘General’, ‘Contact’ and ‘Travel’ tabs reachable through the ‘Registration details’ button on the bar on the left of the page. Please pay special attention to the ‘DebConf’ and ‘DebCamp’ boxes on the ‘General’ tab. You need to select at least the “I want to attend this conference” checkbox or your registration won’t be valid.
Note to users who have an account from previous years: We did our best to make sure you do not have to re-enter all your personal data again, just the conference-specific changes. Please check and verify if it is all still valid.
When making changes in the conference management system, please revisit the page to ensure that your changes have been successfully recorded.
We hope to obtain enough sponsorship to help some people attend who would not be able to pay for their own travel. We hope to allocate travel sponsorship money between April and June. We will make travel sponsorship reimbursements as soon as possible, but unfortunately sometimes in the past it has only been possible quite long after DebConf.
If you would like to apply for travel sponsorship, please fill in as much information as you can on the registration pages. Even if you have not arranged your travel when you apply for sponsorship, we need to know which days you intend to spend at the conference.
The deadline for sponsorship applications is April 15th.
DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event than the main conference, giving an opportunity for group work on Debian projects. It will again be held in the week before DebConf, from Sunday July 25th through Saturday July 31st. In an effort to make DebCamp a little more organised we ask everyone who wants to attend DebCamp to fill in an additional text field describing their work plans for the Camp.
Cost of attendance
As multiple attendees of past conferences suggested that we make it easy for attendees to make a contribution towards the cost of their DebConf attendance, we are again offering a way to do this.
As in the past the conference is free, and we will try our best to offer food and accommodation sponsorship to everyone who requests it before April 15th, but if the number of people requesting sponsorship significantly exceeds previous years we may have to limit this.
We also offer two additional registration options, Professional and Corporate. The Professional category (USD $650.00) is meant for every individual or company who wants to help the conference by making a contribution to reflect the cost of their attendance. The Corporate category ($1300.00) is intended for companies who pay their employees’ attendance fees. If you register as a Corporate attendee, we will list your company on a special page on the conference website.
Both paid registration categories optionally include free food and accommodation; other non-sponsored attendees are encouraged to stay or eat with the group at their own expense. Room costs will be USD $53 per person per night; food costs are not yet finalized.
We encourage everybody to help making DebConf a success by selecting the Professional or Corporate registration category.
Attendees that register late (after April 15th) are ineligible to request food or accommodation sponsorship.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to New York City in August.
— DebConf team