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      -qt-user-state:0;"><b>2 day Conference 15th & 16th March 2017</b></p>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">FLOSS UK Council are now accepting submissions
      for presentations and workshops for our main annual conference
      event. In recent years we have evolved into the UK's primary
      support organisation for Free/Libre Open Source Systems (FLOSS)
      supporting Free and Open Technology. <br>
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      -qt-user-state:0;">The Spring Conference is the UK's longest
      running event supporting systems and network administrators. But
      as FLOSS UK has evolved to support open networks, software,
      hardware and data so our primary conference has become open to
      submissions on these areas. <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">If you would like to offer a forum or half-day
      workshop that might interest our target audience, please submit a
      proposal. <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">All submissions are judged using a 'blind'
      process. Please avoid any identifying information in the body of
      your proposal.</p>
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      -qt-user-state:0;"> </p>
    <p style=" margin-top:0px; margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:0px;
      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">If you have a novel solution to a problem,
      experience of a particular application or hardware platform, tips
      and tricks for fellow open source delegates, or a favourite tool
      you could talk about, use of open data, please submit a paper for
      consideration by the programme committee. <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">There will be a prize for the best conference
      talk. Bursaries may be made available for accepted speakers who
      are unable to afford travel costs, subject to Council approval
      with all bursaries being fixed in advance. All accepted speakers
      receive a complimentary Conference place and a ticket for the
      conference dinner. <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">We are also seeking lightning talks for the
      event – please contact us if you have something you want to
      schedule in the programme – Lightning Talk speakers who make no
      other presentation are not eligible for free conference places or
      dinner. <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">Significant Dates: <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">Initial closing date for abstracts: <b>20th
        January 2017</b><br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">Speakers notified by: <b>27th January 2017</b></p>
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      -qt-user-state:0;"> </p>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">Workshops: Tuesday 14th March 2017</p>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">Conference: 15th & 16th March 2017 <br>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;"><b>To submit a paper, please email
        <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:spring2017@flossuk.org">spring2017@flossuk.org</a></b></p>
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      margin-right:0px; -qt-block-indent:0; text-indent:0px;
      -qt-user-state:0;">All submissions will be acknowledged.</p>
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