It’s official – the Spring 2013 OpenStack Summit will be held in Portland, April 15-18, at the Oregon Convention Center.
We’re expecting 2000 OpenStack users, prospective users, ecosystem members and developers to attend the Spring Summit. As usual, we’ll have a variety of content and tracks, ranging from compelling user stories and technical deep dives to the business case for OpenStack and hands-on workshops. If you’d like to submit a presentation, panel or workshop, the call for speakers is now open and will close February 15. If you are interested in submitting a session for the Design Summit, which is a special track planning the development work to be implemented in the “H” release, there will be a separate system opening closer to the Grizzly feature freeze and closing after the Grizzly release in April.
Summit attendees will again vote on speaking submissions to help determine which presentations are the best fit for our Spring Summit. We’ll also have subject matter experts serving as track chairs to make sure all of our audiences are well-served. The voting system will open on February 18, with the goal of locking the agenda by March 11.
Having a presence at the OpenStack Summit is a great way to get your company in front of the OpenStack community. The call for sponsorships will open January 14, and there are four available levels of Sponsorship: Headline, Premier, Event, and Startup. Sponsorships are sold on a first come, first served basis once the agreement is posted January 14. In the meantime please view detailed information in the Sponsorship Prospectus.
Event registration and discount hotel rates will be available the week of January 14, so stay tuned and check back for updates.
For an idea of what to expect, check out our recap video from the Fall 2012 OpenStack Summit that was held in San Diego.
We eagerly anticipate the Spring 2013 Summit will be the most dynamic one yet. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend – we look forward to seeing you in Portland!