We are calling on all members of the OpenStreetMap community to share your ideas and session proposals for the 12th State of the Map US. Whether you are brand new to OSM or a core contributor, we want to hear from you. Do you want to host a workshop to share your mapping or technical expertise with fellow mappers? Are you interested in discussing an OpenStreetMap-related topic in depth with like-minded folks? Do you want to do an outdoor mapping event? Let us know!
The program will include space for featured speakers, panels, 15 minute talks, 5 minute lightning talks, workshops, and birds of a feather topics. There’s even room for improvisational sessions and outdoor activities. Our goal is to not only feature speakers but also include more time for organic participation from all attendees.
This year we’ll be celebrating OpenStreetMap in The Great Outdoors!
Whether you’re helping improve data for trails in our national parks, leading local events to collect sidewalk data in NYC, or improving the availability of open imagery through drone capture, we’re looking to celebrate all of the reasons OpenStreetMap and open geospatial get us outdoors. And there’s no better place to celebrate mapping the great outdoors than Salt Lake City, Utah!
This project is powered by a diversity of projects and innovations outside of this theme that we also want to hear about. Therefore, we are also inviting proposals about anything OpenStreetMap, including but not limited to:
OpenStreetMap basics and how to’s
Mapping all the things (rails! trees! shops! trails! boundaries! imports!)
OSM in recreation - hiking, biking, water sports, etc.
Civic tech: OSM at your school, in education, in government
Demo that cool tool you built with OSM
User experiences - how have you been using OSM data?
Community experiences, such as stories from you local OSM group
The state of the map in [FILL IN YOUR STATE]
Corporate & institutional contributions to OpenStreetMap
OSM in the field
Don’t worry if your idea doesn’t fit neatly in these categories. Please submit it anyway and surprise us!
Need some inspiration? Check out past year’s talks all findable via the OSM US website.
Want to propose a session but need some financial support to attend? Scholarship applications are open!
Have questions? You can email us at email@example.com or chat in the #sotmus channel on Slack.
We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!
Note that by submitting a session you acknowledge and accept the following:
- You will cover your own travel expenses and conference registration. Speakers will be able to register at a reduced ticket rate.
- Your session may be recorded on video and published on the internet.
- You have read and will abide by the OpenStreetMap US Code of Conduct.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please download the sponsorship prospectus and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.