Call for Participation

Libre Graphics Meeting 2015: Beyond The First Decade
The tenth annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 will take place 29 April – 2 May 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

This yearly event is an occasion for teams and individual contributors/artists involved in Libre Graphics 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, video, interactive media, generative graphics and visual live-coding. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards, file formats and  actual use of these in creative work.

We are looking for:

  • In-depth presentations of Libre Graphics code-contributions
  • Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
  • New and experimental projects in this area to meet the wider community
  • Reports, use-cases, best practices
  • Talks that show the accomplishments and strides that Libre Graphics has made in its first decade and what it can do next

Available formats (times include Q&A):

  • Lightning talk (7 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)
  • Presentations (20 minutes)
  • Entry for State of the Libre Graphics Union (1-2 slides)
  • Workshops (1 or 2 hours)*
  • Birds Of a Feather (BOF), discussion meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs or more)

State of the Libre Graphics Union:
We will kick off the event with a joint session that sums up all  things that have happened in our wide landscape over the last year.  Instead of slots in the schedule for general updates on each and every  Libre Graphics project, we invite you to submit a maximum of two slides,  showcasing new abilities and/or text enumerating the leaps forward  that your project made.

Special focus: Beyond The First Decade
Because 2015 marks the tenth edition of LGM, the focus this year is on the past and future of Libre Graphics. We have a special interest this year in projects that show where Libre Graphics has been, what distances it has travelled, and where it might go in the next ten years. We welcome submissions representing the broad ecology of Libre Graphics, from full-fledged software packages, to artist-built scripts, to art and publications, and even the cultural touchstones and issues present in Libre Graphics communities. We’re looking for talks, workshops and other events that show the accomplishments and strides that Libre Graphics has made in its first decade and what it can do next.

Practical Details:
Call opens: 18 December 2014
Deadline: 1 February 2015. EXTENDED to 13 February 2015

We will let you know if your presentation is selected by 20 February 2015 at the latest.

*We welcome all workshop  proposals, but would also like to encourage workshops which build on  topics addressed in talks. Please don’t hesitate to submit proposals for  both!

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 which applications installed, etc.)

For each BOF or meeting on the public schedule, we ask you to provide a short report, to be made available to the Libre Graphics Community afterwards.

The form for making a submission can be found here: Submit a Proposal for LGM 2015