It'd be great to meet some fellow Replicant users at LibrePlanet next
year. Who all is able to attend? Perhaps we could do a workshop or hang

In Solidarity,

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Subject: Register now for LibrePlanet 2017: "The Roots of Freedom" March
25-26, 2017 in Boston, MA
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:10:14 -0400
From: Georgia Young, FSF <>
Reply-To: Georgia Young, FSF <>

LibrePlanet 2017
Gratis for students and FSF associate members
[Register now](

Clear your calendars for the last weekend of March 2017!
[Registration][0] for [LibrePlanet][1] is now open. The
conference will be held March 25-26, 2017, in the Boston area.


Last year, over 350 people participated in LibrePlanet, traveling
from 11 countries and 28 U.S. states. And remember FSF members
like you [attend LibrePlanet gratis][2], so do students!


This year's theme is "The Roots of Freedom." Some talks at this year's
conference will look back at the historical "roots" of the free
software movement, including the Four Freedoms, the GNU General Public
License and copyleft, and the focus on strong security and privacy
protections. Others will look at the movement's strong, foundational
"roots" -- and the exciting developments that grow from them in
education, business, activism, and the arts.

# Want to speak at LibrePlanet?

You have just a few weeks left to [submit a session proposal][3]
-- the deadline is November 14th, 2016 at 18:59 EST (23:59 UTC).


Do you have questions about what makes a strong proposal? We're
hosting an information session to answer any questions you have
about submitting a proposal for LibrePlanet on Tuesday, November
1st from 15:00 - 18:00 EDT (19:00 - 22:00 UTC). Join us in the
[#libreplanet][4] IRC channel on Don't use IRC? Email
your questions to <>.

[4]: irc://

# Need help traveling to LibrePlanet?

We have a limited amount of funding to bring conference
participants to LibrePlanet from all around the world. [You can
apply for a scholarship starting now][5] -- the application
deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2016 at 10:00 EST in
the morning (15:00 UTC). Scholarship recipients will be notified
in mid-December.


If you don't need a scholarship, you can help us welcome all
types of people to LibrePlanet 2016 by [making a contribution][6]
to the conference's scholarship fund now, or when you register
for LibrePlanet.


# Will your company sponsor LibrePlanet?

Would your employer consider sponsoring LibrePlanet? We'll be
providing the info you need to persuade them soon, but you can
also contact us now at <> for more information.

LibrePlanet is an energizing, friendly event where you'll meet
activists, students, developers, and leaders -- and you may get
involved in a new project, gain new energy for free software
activism, and make new friends. We work hard to ensure a
welcoming environment for all, and we have a [safe space
policy][7]. Don't wait to register: we want you here with us on
March 25-26, 2017 for [LibrePlanet 2017][1].


Georgia Young
Program Manager

P.S. Check out LibrePlanet 2016's [video of testimonials][8]
about why the free software community loves this annual event!


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