The Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, co-hosting GUADEC, the GNOME
Conference, and Akademy, the KDE conference, invite you to
participate in the inaugural Desktop Summit, from July 4th to July
10th 2009, in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
This year's conference represents the first time that Akademy
and GUADEC will be co-hosted, the core theme of the conference is
"the Free Software desktop". The GUADEC planners invite talks from
developers on core technologies which enable new ground breaking
functionality, application developers building cross-desktop
applications for Linux, and GNOME visionaries plotting the future
of the computing user interface. We also welcome presentations by
people from GNOME related projects, users of GNOME technologies and
from our partner projects.
We are asking for four types of submissions:
- 30 minutes presentations on GNOME topics
- 30 minutes presentations on cross-desktop topics
- 5 minutes lightning talks
- BOF and workgroup proposals
We invite people to submit abstracts for 30 minute presentations
about GNOME or cross-desktop topics to firstname.lastname@example.org,
including your name, biographical information, and a photo suitable
for the web, and a title and description of your presentation, of
under 400 words.
We also welcome informal proposals for 5 minute lightening talks
to be held on Saturday July 5th and proposals for BOFs and
workgroups which will be held from Tuesday July 7th until Friday
July 10th. Proposals for lightning talks and BOFs will be accepted
on a first-come-first-served basis, in the limits of available
space. Please send your proposals to email@example.com.
The deadline for submissions is Friday April 10th, 2009.
Successful candidates will be selected and notified by the
organizing committee by April 24th, 2009.
More information at