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From: Thomas Gramstad <thomas@gramstad.no>
Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:06 AM
Subject: Call for participation -- FSCONS 2017
To: announces@fscons.org

Call for participation -- FSCONS 2017
4-5 November 2017, Oslo, Norway

The Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) is a meeting place for social change, focused on the intersection between technology, culture and society. FSCONS is organised according to the principles laid out in our Manifesto, a living document accepted by the society's members at the yearly meeting.

The conference brings together people from a wide range of fields, and merges the technical with the social, seeking both to activate and challenge. Open discussion and brainstorming are as important as the talks given during the conference.

We're looking for proposals that relate to Free Software, Free Culture or Free Society generally, as well as those which are at the crossroads of the three or which take the philosophy and brings them to a whole new field. To give you a hint of the scope of the conference here are some topics already planned:

* Changing society: Redefining social structures for resilience.
* Art: Digital and physical forms in modern culture.
* Open Technology: Infrastructure of the Future?

But don't let this restrict your thinking: you can submit a proposal even if it doesn't quite fit into any of the above topics.

The deadline for your proposal is July 15th.
How to submit your proposal

In order to submit your proposal, please go to https://frab.fscons.org/en/fscons2017/cfp/session/new , register your proposal and make sure you provide valid contact information. This proposal form is to be used only for your personal proposal. If you have ideas of other people you want to suggest as speakers, please feel free to suggest those in the FSCONS Wiki, https://wiki.fscons.org/Suggested_Speakers_2017 .

After the review period, ending July 31th, you will get notified if your proposal is accepted or not.

Important dates for FSCONS 2017

* July 15th - deadline for submissions
* July 31th - all proposals will be notified.

If your proposal is accepted, the abstract submission deadline is September 1st.

We are looking for sponsors, if you think you can help us get funding, please, contact us at org-oslo@lists.fscons.org.

Looking forward to seeing you at FSCONS 2017 in November!

FSCONS Norway team

Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit FSCONS exists to provide a meeting place where subjects covering society, culture and technology can be discussed and brought to lifee in peer discussions, without being confined to each particular subject area. It should provide both the physical and virtual space where people, organisations and governments, with interest in the three subject areas can meet in a participatory and constructive dialogue. The unique combination of topics creates a platform where cross-pollination between the areas can occur, and where new co-operations and thoughts can emerge which allows the participants to find new inspiration even from areas outside of their own.

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