9th Annual Libre Graphics Meeting – Leipzig, Germany, April 2-5, 2014

Libre Graphics Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of open source projects from the graphics area and developers and users of these programs. They come together to share the newest developments and ideas how to improve their software or to show what can be achieved with it.

LGM2014 is taking place on April 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany, and will feature workshops for artists and ca. 90 inspiring talks to showcase new and upcoming projects such as Tupi, Kune, Synfig, Laidout, as well as established projects such as GIMP, Krita, Inkscape, Scribus, and Blender.

Since 2006, Libre Graphics Meeting is the primary event where developers of free software for artists meet to work on common goals. LGM is free to attend and open to all! Please let us know you are coming so we can plan ahead to welcome you. Register here!


To give an overview of what to expect in 2014, last year in Madrid (our picture) there were 89 scheduled talks, 10 workshops, 3 performances, 3 lectures, 15 lightning talks with participants traveling from 26 countries like Argentina, Australia, Thailand, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Vietnam.

You can visit the pages of Libre Graphics Meetings from the past.

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Enthusiastic quotes about the Libre Graphics Meeting:

“LGM is my favorite conference. I want more conferences or gettogethers like this. Feedback from an animator struggling to finish a task is million times more valuable than online polls asking for a feature that exists in other tools.” Jakub Steiner/ jimmac

“The LGM is the most important event on the annual calendar for me because it brings together everyone involved in the libre graphics space to meet and share ideas. Most of all, I see how libre fonts fit into a wider libre graphics movement, so I come away freshly inspired to continue working in this area.” Dave Crossland

“The very close interaction among developers with artists and designers is priceless. The opportunity to exchange ideas with other project leaders and programmers focused on graphics is something that you can’t find in other event around the world.” Gustav Gonzalez, Tupi Project

“LGM is a great chance to meet with other designers working in the open, and this year’s event was no exception. If this year’s LGM is anything to go by, open graphics and design are in good shape.” Allan Day

“The Libre Graphics meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards, file formats and actual creative work.” María Leandro / tatica