BoF Update

Lots of BoFs have been added to the schedule, so check them out to see what looks good!

Submissions for pre-scheduled BoFs are now closed. If you missed the deadline, you can organize a BoF on site by using the BoF Board near Registration.


When you need a break, play a game! The Exhibit Area will have foosball and video games – both modern (Wii Sports) and classic (Atari Flashback).

On Wednesday, there's Game Night in the Atrium, featuring board and card games.

Poster and Map Session Update

We have great news for those who like posters and maps, and those who like food!

We are adding a buffet dinner reception to the conference schedule for Wednesday night, March 11, 18:00 - 19:30 in the Atrium.

A highlight of the dinner will be the Poster and Map Session, a great opportunity for the community to share projects, ideas, and plans in a relaxed, informal setting.

Submit a BoF!

Submissions are now open for pre-scheduled BoFs. Use this form to submit. To see what's already planned, see the BoF Schedule page.

Available BoF times:

  • Monday 18:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

If you prefer a particular BoF slot, please send email to and we will try to accommodate your request.

Monday Dinner Meetup

Get the week off to a great start with dinner in Burlingame on Monday. Italian, Mexican, Burmese? There are lots of great restaurants to choose from and lots of great people to dine with. We provide transportation for the quick ride to town.

Details are on the Meetup page.

Speaker Pitches

Speakers, don't forget to submit your speaker pitch video to promote your talk!

Upload your video to YouTube and send a link to We will add it to a playlist on the YouTube.


  • Max length, 1 min
  • Highlight why people should attend
  • Tell us when it is; date and time of session

Make it innovative, humorous, entertaining, anything to help promote your session!

The top 5 pitches that receive the most views will win cool LocationTech SWAG. We will also feature the best pitches at the conference. Join the fun and create your pitch.

Here is the first videos we received:
The Drone Alternative: Multispectral Kite Aerial Photography & Photo Processing Workflow - Michele Tobias and Alex Mandel
Dam it, even beginners can make awesome maps - Penny Beames

Call for Posters and Maps

  • What's happening with your current project?
  • Do you have an interesting map to share?
  • Would you like to share it at FOSS4G NA?

We are looking for FOSS4G NA attendees to participate in an informal poster and map session at the conference on Wednesday, March 11. The session will be held during the buffet Dinner Reception in the Atrium.