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2011 Call for Presentations

Update:The Call for Presentations deadline has been extended two weeks until Saturday, February 6th, 2011.

ABLEConf 2011 Call for Presentations

The Arizona Business and Liberty Experience Conference (ABLEconf) is soliciting presentations for its third annual conference. ABLEconf 2011 will take place on Saturday April 02, 2011, at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Tempe, Arizona.

Continuing ABLEconf's program to showcase free and open source software for business, we are seeking presentations in either 20 or 50 minute formats.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Open Source as a Management Philosophy
  • Managing your business "in the open".
  • Open Source in business and enterprise
  • Open Source in the cloud
  • Open Source operating systems and desktop applications
  • Open Source image editing/vector illustration suites and audio editing suites
  • Open Source gaming, entertainment, video, and social applications
  • Open Source for "Green" technology
  • Open Source philosophy and licensing
  • Open Source and Security
  • Open Hardware
  • Open Source in mobile devices (e.g. Android, Angstrom, Chromium O/S, and Open Source Apps for any mobile device)
  • System Administration with Open Source systems
  • Writing and contributing to Open Source Software
  • Development of in-house software using Open Source libraries and toolsets
  • Open government and Open Source in education
  • Women in Technology
  • Inter-operability between operating systems

To submit a proposal, email the proposal to proposals2011 (at)

Please include:

  1. title for the talk
  2. name, affiliation, bio and contact email address of the presenter (needed for publishing on the website and final program schedule)
  3. Is this a 20 minute or 50 minute presentation?
  4. What will be covered? A list or a brief description of the main points to be presented should be submitted. Please include enough detail to enable the committee to evaluate the proposal.
  5. Any special technical requirements beyond a standard projector.

Submission formats in plain text, PDF and Open Document Format (ODF) will be accepted. As we are committed to increase awareness of free and open technologies, it is highly desirable that presentations be done in open, non-proprietary formats.

Proposals must be submitted by January 22, 2011. Final presentation materials for accepted presentations must be submitted by March 13, 2011 if the presenter wishes to be included in the conference publication.

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