The OLF Conference is proud to announce that we will hold our 21st annual event in Columbus, Ohio on September 8 and 9, 2023. OLF welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software. To maintain safety while COVID is still circulating, on-site attendance will be limited. For this reason, we are charging a nominal fee for the “Enthusiast” level registration to reduce no-shows. (In the past, about 50% of registrants were no-shows, which is not something we can have this year.) Online attendance remains at “name your own price.” If cost is a concern, you could also consider volunteering to help out at the event. We are offering a limited number of “Scholar” tickets for those for whom the Enthusiast price is still a burden.
Before registering for an in-person ticket, be sure to review our COVID safety plan first – it sets out some minimal requirements you will need to follow. Note that walk-ins will be limited, and the Enthusiast Pass will be doubled in price to $20. Ticket sales online will close at noon Eastern time on September 7 or when ticket inventory runs out, whichever comes first.
The following table shows what you get with each registration level:
|OLF Institute Professional Pass||Supporter||Enthusiast||Scholar|
|Early Penguin talks||★||★||★||★|
|OLFI Professional training sessions||★|
|Lunch (Friday and Saturday)||★||★|
|Keynotes and talks||★||★||★||★|
|Souvenir T-shirt||No longer available||No longer available||No longer available|
Note that the t-shirts will only be available for pre-order when purchasing tickets until the printing deadline at noon on August 31 has been reached. These must be picked up on site; shipping is not included. We are not sure yet if we will be offering an option for t-shirts to be ordered and shipped outside of the registration process.
If you are registering for any of the OLF Institute training programs, please make sure to select the appropriate bundle on the registration form. We are also offering two-class OLF Institute bundles, if you would like to take classes on both days.
The Online Only Pass will let you access our streamed content, including the keynotes and main track of talks on Saturday. You will also get an invitation to our Slack instance, which will be used for Q&A with speakers and general chat.
We are looking forward to seeing you!