Irish OSGeo Symposium 2018

The Irish Local Chapter of OSGeo are delighted to announce the hosting of the Second National Symposium in Portlaoise, Ireland on Friday, 25th May 2018. We, the organisers, welcome all delegates to our second meeting as an OSGeo community in Ireland.

Our second national symposium follows on from our very successful inaugural event in Limerick, Ireland in May 2017.

The event is open to anyone. However it will be particular interest to individuals or groups based in Ireland such as: those with an interest in FOSS4G, users of open source software and FOSS4G, geographers and geoscientists, computer scientists, software developers and programmers, software companies, open data users, researchers, government agencies, SMEs, NGOs, students, citizens, etc.

The symposium will provide a relaxed and stimulating environment to learn about OSGeo, meet people with similar interest in OSGeo and FOSSG, and learn new skills in the workshops. There are lots of people using OSGeo software and tools in Ireland and this symposium will allow them to meet and re-connect as a community.

Follow OSGeo IE on Twitter – we’ll be using Twitter for the 2018 event.

A call for participation, programme, event registration, sponsorship information and details of workshops will be available very soon.

Inquiries and queries can be emailed to peter DOT mooney AT mu DOT ie or directly to the Irish OSGeo Mailing list at []

Call for Contributions – Presentations – Lightning Talks

We are delighted to announce the official call for participation in this event.To accommodate as many presentations as possible whilst showcasing a wide and varied selection of FOSS4G and OSGeo usage and applications in Ireland presentation format will be structured as lightning talks. Lightning talks will be structured as follows. They are strictly limited to 7 minutes.

Ideally, presentations should focus on the use of FOSS4G and OSGeo applications and software by large companies, SMEs, individuals, national and local government, academia (students, researchers, academics), volunteer communities, citizen scientists, etc who are based in Ireland.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Submit the abstract of your proposed contribution using our specially designed Google Form. Deadline for submission of your abstract is Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 23:59:59. We’ve extended this deadline due to numerous requests.


Event Registration

Early bird registration IS NOW OPEN.

Early bird registration costs only €45.00 and is open until April 30th 2018. After this time the standard price ticket will be €60.00.

Registration is available on the Eventbrite website.

Event Sponsorship:

If you are interested in sponsoring this event we would be delighted to hear from you. Sponsorship of our event can take many forms and we would be delighted to discuss the best sponsorship option for you. Please contact Daniel (daniel  DOT o DOT mcinerney AT gmail DOT com) or Peter (peter DOT mooney AT mu DOT ie) for more information and to have a chat about sponsorship.



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