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h1. OsmoCon 2018
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*OsmoCon (Osmocom Conference) 2018 is the technical conference for Osmocom users, operators and developers!*
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For the second time, the Osmocom Conference brings together users, operators and developers of the Osmocom Open Source cellular infrastructure projects, such as OsmoBTS, OsmoBSC, OsmoSGSN, OpenGGSN and others.
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OsmoCon 2018 is your opportunity to deepen your understanding of Osmocom technology and to meet other people in and around the Osmocom Ecosystem. 
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Join us for two days of presentations and discussions with the main developers behind Open Source Mobile Communications, as well as commercial and non-profit users of the Osmocom cellular infrastructure software.
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h2. Date
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*Date: October 18 + 19, 2018*
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h2. Venue
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"Hotel Albrechtshof":https://www.hotel-albrechtshof.de/en/, Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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h2. Call for Participation (CfP)
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We are actively looking for proposals for participation from anyone interested in sharing their knowledge and/or experience with Osmocom software.
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The Call for Participation (CfP) is available at https://pretalx.sysmocom.de/osmocon2018/cfp
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*You can enter submissions until 2018-05-30 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)*.
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h2. Programme / Schedule
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The current draft schedule can be found at https://pretalx.sysmocom.de/osmocon2018/schedule/
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Stay tuned for schedule updates!
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h3. Schedule Outline
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* October 18: 10am till 6pm
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** there will be a social event / dinner afterwards. Details TBD.
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* October 19: 9am till 5pm
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h2. Tickets / Pricing
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Tickets include
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* access to all presentations / discussions / tutorials
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* complimentary snacks, coffee/tea and beverages during the morning and afternoon break
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* lunch at the venue cafeteria
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* [[OsmoCon2018_SocialEvent|social event]] in the evening of October 18, including buffet food and beverages
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Tickets are priced at 375 EUR (early bird rate, incl. 19% German VAT) and *are available* for purchase "here":https://pretix.sysmocom.de/sysmocom/osmocon2018/. Please note September 10 is the latest possibility for the early bird rate!
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h3. Community discount tickets
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For community attendees without commercial backing, we are offering subsidized tickets for the price of 70€. Please send a mail requesting a voucher code (and some context if we don't know you) to osmocon2018@sysmocom.de.
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h3. Contributor tickets
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If you are a *community member* who has been actively contributing to the development of at least one of the Osmocom projects, and attending OsmoCon unrelated to your professional job, *you can apply for a complimentary ticket*. Please contact osmocon2018@sysmocom.de and identify your affiliation with the project.
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h2. Travel Grants
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If you are a community member who is involved in development and/or operation of Osmocom based cellular networks and would like to attend but your employer is not covering travel costs, please apply for an Osmocom travel grant by sending e-mail to osmocon2018@sysmocom.de
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h2. Organizational Support
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Event organization and planning is provided by "sysmocom":http://sysmocom.de/
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h2. Venue / Travel Information
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"Hotel Albrechtshof":https://www.hotel-albrechtshof.de/en/, Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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h3. Getting to the venue
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h4. By Train
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The local and regional train station "Friedrichstr" is very close to the event venue.  A variety of trains, S-Bahn as well as U-Bahn (underground) are interconnecting at Friedrichstr.
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Please note *you must use the exit "Schiffbauerdamm"*, which you can reach exclusively from the western end of the top-most rail tracks of S3/S5/S7/S9, as *it is the only exit that gets you to the northern shore of the river Spree*.  _All other exits of the station will not get you where you need to be!_.
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h4. By Plane
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The TXL bus takes you directly from the Berlin TXL airport to the central station (_Berlin Hauptbahnhof_), where you can change into any east-bound S-Bahn train such as S3, S5, S7, S9 and exit two stops later at _S Friedrichstrasse_, which is within walking distance of the venue.
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Coming from SXF airport, probably best take the S9 which brings you all the way to _S Friedrichstrasse_, which is within walking distance of the venue.
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Local train services map: "PDF from bvg.de":https://www.bvg.de/de/index.php?section=downloads&cmd=58&download=399
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h4. By Car
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TBD
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h3. Hotels in the vicinity of the venue
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You have the option to stay right at the conference venue (Hotel Albrechtshof)
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h2. Conference Code of Conduct
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All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the [[Code_of_Conduct]]. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
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h2. Video Recordings
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Thanks to the help of the "C3VOC":https://c3voc.de/ (CCC Video Operation Center), we will have video recordings of the OsmoCon2018 talks.
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The recordings will be linked from the above schedule table, but can also all be found at https://media.ccc.de/c/osmocon18
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