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h1. OsmoCon 2018

*OsmoCon (Osmocom Conference) 2018 is the technical conference for Osmocom users, operators and developers!*

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.

OsmoCon 2018 is your opportunity to deepen your understanding of Osmocom technology and to meet other people in and around the Osmocom Ecosystem.

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.

h2. Date

*Date: October 18 + 19, 2018*

h2. Venue

"Hotel Albrechtshof":https://www.hotel-albrechtshof.de/en/, Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany

h2. Call for Participation (CfP)

We are actively looking for proposals for participation from anyone interested in sharing their knowledge and/or experience with Osmocom software.

The Call for Participation (CfP) is available at https://pretalx.sysmocom.de/osmocon2018/cfp

*You can enter submissions until 2018-05-30 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)*.

h2. Programme / Schedule

The current draft schedule can be found at https://pretalx.sysmocom.de/osmocon2018/schedule/

Stay tuned for schedule updates!

h3. Schedule Outline

* October 18: 10am till 6pm
** there will be a social event / dinner afterwards. Details TBD.
* October 19: 9am till 5pm

h2. Tickets / Pricing

Tickets include
* access to all presentations / discussions / tutorials
* complimentary snacks, coffee/tea and beverages during the morning and afternoon break
* lunch at the venue cafeteria
* [[OsmoCon2018_SocialEvent|social event]] in the evening of October 18, including buffet food and beverages

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 15 10 is the latest possibility for the early bird rate!

h3. Community discount tickets

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.

h3. Contributor tickets

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.

h2. Travel Grants

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

h2. Organizational Support

Event organization and planning is provided by "sysmocom":http://sysmocom.de/

h2. Venue / Travel Information

"Hotel Albrechtshof":https://www.hotel-albrechtshof.de/en/, Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany

h3. Getting to the venue

h4. By Train

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.

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!_.

h4. By Plane

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.

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.

Local train services map: "PDF from bvg.de":https://www.bvg.de/de/index.php?section=downloads&cmd=58&download=399

h4. By Car

TBD

h3. Hotels in the vicinity of the venue

You have the option to stay right at the conference venue (Hotel Albrechtshof)

h2. Conference Code of Conduct

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.

h2. Video Recordings

Thanks to the help of the "C3VOC":https://c3voc.de/ (CCC Video Operation Center), we will have video recordings of the OsmoCon2018 talks.

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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