Announcing UbuCon Europe and Call for Contributions

We’re happy to announce the very first European Ubuntu Conference: the UbuCon Europe! It takes place from the 18th to 20th November 2016 in Essen, Germany. It is the first conference dedicated to the European Ubuntu community. We are looking forward to two days full of talks, workshops, exhibitions and demos. And if that’s not great enough already, our venue provides us with food too!

The Focus

The UbuCon Europe is an event for everybody: for beginners, developers and experts. The main topics will hopefully cover everything about Ubuntu and Open Source Software. Be sure to join the conference, if you are interested in:

  • getting familiar with Ubuntu, its flavors and subprojects
  • showcases of projects based on Ubuntu or other Open Source Software
  • an open and vivid atmosphere to discuss ideas and project with members of the Ubuntu and Open Source Community from all over Europe
  • learning new stuff
  • and getting involved in the Ubuntu Community!

The whole event will take place in the “Unperfekthaus” in Essen and will include hot, softdrinks and food. We will have to charge a fee to cover our costs. If you are a company and want to sponsor part of our event, please contact us via sponsors at

Not sure where Essen is? Then you should check our travel page

Talks and Workshops needed

For visitors

The UbuCon needs interesting talks and workshops. While we already have a few talks in the pipeline, we still have a lot of slots to fill. We do have five rooms available with up to seven talks per room per day.

UbuCon Europe is organised by the community and for the community. That’s your chance to request a talk or workshop! Our experience from the last UbuCons in Germany showed, that many requests from visitors got a talk from speakers. So, please don’t be shy and send your ideas in an E-Mail to idea at!

For speakers

We are looking for speakers who are interested in giving a talk, run a workshop or moderate a roundtable discussion. Friday is first day of UbuCon with just a Social Event to get to know each other. On Saturday and Sunday there will be the talks and workshops.

If you want to give a talk or do a workshop, please check our Wishlist page for requests from potential visitors. Of course, you can talk about any topic you want. Talks and workshops about Ubuntu are preferred, but may also cover other Open Source topics. As the conference is international and takes place in Germany, English and German are expected for the talks and workshops. However, talks covering Ubuntu subjects in English are preferred.

Please don’t hesitate to send us your proposal. Just send an email to idea at with the following information:

  • Title of talk/workshop
  • Name of the speaker
  • Company or project, if it exists
  • Type: Talk, Workshop, Discussion or something else
  • Duration: 30, 50, 110 Minutes or a custom duration
  • Target audience: Beginners, intermediate or experts
  • Short description about the topic of your talk
  • information about the speaker
  • attach a profile photo

Please send your proposals to idea at, the Call for Papers will end on the 31st July 2016.

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Originally posted to the loco-contacts mailing list on Fri Apr 1 17:39:45 UTC 2016 by Sujeevan (svij) Vijayakumaran

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