Call for presentations

The call has now closed. Thank you for entering 84 excellent proposals!

Libre Graphics Meeting 2013: Future Tools will take place from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th April in Madrid, Spain. The 8th LGM will be held at Medialab Prado‘s brand new building in the center of Madrid, La Serreria Belga.

The Libre Graphics Meeting is an occasion for developers and artists to work together, to share experiences and to hear about new ideas. By Libre Graphics we mean Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration, photography, typography, art, graphics, page layout, publishing, cartography, animation and video. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards, file formats and actual use of these in creative work.

Please submit your proposal here.

We are looking for:

  • In-depth presentations on Libre Graphics technologies
  • Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
  • New projects in this area to meet the wider community
  • Updates from existing projects on recent progress, current status and future roadmaps
  • Reports, use-cases, best practices
  • Well articulated ideas for future approaches, tools and standards


Available formats (including questions):

  • Lightning talk (5 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)
  • Short talks (10 minutes)
  • Presentations (20 minutes)
  • Workshops (2 hours)
  • Birds Of a Feather (BOF) Discussion Meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs)


Special focus:

In line with the theme for the related Interactivos?13 workshop: Tools for a Read-Write world ( we are looking specifically for presentations about (re)imagining Libre Graphics workflows to support collaboration and exchange.

  • Protocols for exchange between applications
  • ePub and other cross-platform publishing technologies
  • Versioning solutions for visual work
  • Best practices in collaborative design
  • Designer-Developer collaborations


Practical Details:

  • Deadline: 15 February 2013. We will let you know if your presentation is selected by 25 February latest.
  • In the context of the meeting, we prefer short and concise presentations.
  • You can present in Spanish or English (simultaneous translation available); please provide a summary and title in English
  • For each BOF or meeting that wil be on the public schedule, we ask you to provide a report, to be made available to the Libre Graphics Community afterwards.
  • If you propose a workshop, let us know what you expect participants to bring, in terms of both prior experience and required items (sketchbook, laptop with applications preloaded, etc)


Presentations will be selected by:


Please submit your proposal here.