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<nettime-ann> ANNOUNCE: Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 Montreal Needs Your Sponsorship, Presentations, and Registration


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Help Keep LGM Free for Developers and Artists

Your contribution can help make Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 (LGM) a
success! All funds donated by the community to the LGM 2011 Pledgie
campaign go directly towards providing travel reimbursement to the
developers of free graphics applications like GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus,
Open Font Library, and MyPaint, and to the artists that use these apps
to create their work.

Libre Graphics Meeting is an invaluable meeting ground for developers
and end users because it brings them together face to face.
Underwriting travel costs is essential to LGM's success, as many open
source developers and independent artists and designers cannot count
on employer-provided travel. LGM has been free of charge since the
very beginning -- but as the open source community continues to
expand, the economy getting tougher, attendance keeps increasing, and
the need for LGM support is greater than ever.

Your support is vital for the continued success of LGM, whether you
are a developer, an attendee, or simply a fan of free graphics
software. Click here to make a donation:
http://pledgie.com/campaigns/14610

No matter what the size of your individual donation, you can also help
us spread the word: add the LGM Pledge button to your site, and blog
about the event to raise awareness.

For larger organizations and companies, we have platinum, gold,
silver, bronze and copper levels of sponsorship which give you
attention and eyeballs on your company and products for supporting
this amazing group of thought leaders in creative and design
industries: http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2011/sponsors.


Submit a Presentation!

LGM's strength comes from the presenters who talk about their work and
inspire others by sharing their experiences, techniques, and best
practices. Whether you are a developer, an artist, or an enthusiast,
you can be a part of this year's event by sharing your story and your
work.

The LGM community wants to hear your proposal for a session. Submit
your idea any time between now and April 20, 2011 by visiting
http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/Conference_2011/Submit_Talk

Topics of interest include: open design, development of creative
applications, color standards and color management, designer and
developer collaboration, web services, workflow, exchange between Open
Source Software and artists, power-user techniques, graphics business
best practices, and research findings.

We already have great submissions like Hackaplot: a project for
collaborative art and cool hardware revival, Libre Graphics Global
Documentation Project , Krita: Professional Digital Painting, Laidout
and Strange Interfaces, Better and faster image resizing and
resampling, A manhole to West Africa: hackers, artists and page layout
professionals using free softwares, Crafting an Open Font Stack, EBook
Design With Open Source, Efficient Creative Web Workflows - An
Investigation, Fabricating a Libre Graphics Future, Future Tools,
Generative Typesetting with Context, Hypermedia and the Annihilation
of Time and Space, Inkscape for Beginners, Using Blender for Patent
Absurdity, Making Avatars: Unleashing the Power of Inkscape and Open
Clip Art Library to Create and Share, Publishing documentation with
Publican, PiTiVi and the state of GStreamer video editing, Open Mind,
Literally: Utilizing and Teaching Free Culture As A Life Path, OSP:
Adventures in distributed design, MyPaint - the past, the present and
the future, Make free art now! Creativity with free software: FooCorp,
GNU FM and the Free Software Foundation, Libre Graphics magazine: A
year of fantastic and more to come from you!


Register Now!

You may now register for LGM2011 by visiting
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2011. We have four full days of main
events, night events, parties, a big dinner, and more. Even before LGM
we have some pre-events for those whom arrive early. But, we need to
know you are coming. The main event is completely free thanks to our
community fundraising campaign and sponsors.


Who is Attending?

More and more people are signing up right now! Let us know you are
coming and reserve a free spot: Adam Hyde, Adam Turcotte, Alessandro
Rimoldi, Alexandre Quessy, Ana Carvalho, Anthony Thyssen, Brad
Phillips, CelineCelines, Chantal Racette, Christopher Adams,
Christopher Webber, Elisa de Castro Guerra, Fabricatorz, Femke
Snelting, Francesco Fantoni, Fred Weinhaus, Ginger Coons, Hong Phuc
Dang, Ian Scheller, Jean-FranÃois Fortin Tam, John Cupitt, John
Haltiwanger, Jon Nordby, Jon Phillips, Louis Desjardins, LukÃÅ TvrdÃ,
Magaouata DAN BOURGAM, Mamadou Diagne, Matt Lee, Nicolas Robidoux, OSP
(Open Source Publishing), Pete Ippel, Ricardo Lafuente, Robert Oakes,
RomÃo DOSSA, Ryan Lerch, Tom Lechner and many more soon to be
announced design stars.


Submit Your Artwork!

In addition to the speakers' schedule, LGM 2011 hosts a juried
exhibition of art and design produced with free software. Submissions
are due by the end of April; a jury selects fifteen pieces to be
printed and exhibited at StudioXX during LGM, and a further eight will
be included in the next issue of Libre Graphics Magazine. Details for
how to submit your work are here:
http://www.libregraphicsmeeting.org/2011/exhibition


Give Your Feedback!

All throughout LGM 2011, you will have the opportunity to join in
birds-of-a-feather (BOF) sessions, panel discussions, and hands-on
workshops led by the libre graphics community. Come share your
feedback, ask questions, and help make libre graphics much improved.

A special bonus opportunity in LGM 2011 is the chance to participate
in a usability lab session coordinated by ICGQ, Inc. Saturday, May 14,
the ICGQ graphic art industry members will sit down with the LGM
developers and artists to do an in-depth analysis of the open source
graphics suite, with an eye towards helping new users learn the
environment.


Pre-LGM Activities!

Always wanted to create a sewing pattern from a python script? Work
with developers and artists around the same table? Visit a color lab?
From Friday evening 6 May onwards we organize workshops, excursions
and other activities for early arrivals. The perfect warm up for LGM!
Watch out for latest announcements at
http://www.libregraphicsmeeting.org/2011/pre-lgm


Thanks to Our Current Sponsors

Main Sponsor and Partners

Ãcole Polytechnique, http://www.polymtl.ca/en/, Create Project,
http://create.freedesktop.org\


Platinum Sponsors

Organization Internationale de la Francophonie, http://www.francophonie.org/


Gold Sponsors

Google, http://google.com/


Silver Sponsors

The Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (QIGC),
http://icgq.qc.ca/bienvenue_icgq/,

Wikimedia CH, http://www.wikimedia.ch/

To become a sponsor, please visit
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2011/sponsors and/or contact
libregraphicsmeeting {AT} gmail.com.


About Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 in Montreal

May 10-13, Ãcole Polytechnique Engineering School

Programmers and artists from around the world are headed to Montreal
for the 6th annual Libre Graphics Meeting in May. The Libre Graphics
Meeting is an annual gathering for the users and developers of free
and open source creative software: artistic tools that are free for
anyone to use and modify. LGM gives software developers, artists,
musicians, designers and other creative professionals the opportunity
to collaborate, share their work and learn from each other.

The Libre Graphics Meeting exists to unite and accelerate the efforts
behind Free, Libre and Open Source creative software. Organised by
volunteers from the international Libre Graphics Community since 2006,
this annual meeting is the premiere conference for developers, users
and supporters of projects such as GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita,
Scribus, Hugin, the Open Clipart Library, and the Open Font Library.
At LGM, teams gather to work on interoperability, shared standards,
and new ideas. Work at prior LGMs has pushed the state of the art in
important areas such as color management, cross-application sharing of
assets, and common formats.


For More Information

For more information, visit http://www.libregraphicsmeeting.org

LGM 2011 is hosted by the Create Project, Libre Graphics Community and
Polytechnique.


Press Contact

Sponsoring Organization: Libre Graphics Meeting and Create Project.
* Jon Phillips
* jon {AT} fabricatorz.com
* +1.415.830.3884 (skype: kidproto)
* http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/
* Pledgie campaign: http://pledgie.com/campaigns/14610
* Photos: http://ur1.ca/a34y


Organization Contact

* Louis Desjardins
* louis.desjardins {AT} gmail.com
* +1.514.994.9351


Blog Post Announcement

* http://ur1.ca/3vw3t

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