Call for Speakers

  • POSSCON has become known for its world class speaker lineup. If you’d like to speak at the 2013 event please complete the form below and submit it to us.  The Call for Speakers opens October 16 and the deadline for consideration is November 15.

    We’re actively soliciting speakers for the following track categories:

    1. Web Development
    2. System Administration
    3. Hardware
    4. Education
    5. Demo


    Just a few past speakers have included..

    Scott McNealy

    Jesse Andrews

    Chris Aniszcyk

    Larry Augustin

    Matt Asay

    Jon ‘madddog’ Hall

    Jim Jagielski

    Leslie Hawthorn

    Chris Wanstrath

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  • Testimonials


    • Chris Wanstrath

      Chris WanstrathCo-Founder, GitHub

      The speaker lineup at POSSCON is world-class.

    • Matt Asay

      Matt AsaySVP, Business Development

      POSSCON turned out to be a great event. Big thanks to Jeffrey Hammond, Lee Congdon, Mark Anzani and Deb Bryant for a great AM of panel discussion

    • debbryant

      Deborah BryantOregon State University Open Source Lab

      Thanks to Matt Asay for moderating our panel at POSSCON. Well worth the trip to South Carolina. Great regional event.

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      Bryant PattenExecutive Direcor, National Center for Open Source and Education

      The synergy between developers, business people, and teachers makes POSSCON pretty unique, I haven't really seen this anywhere else.

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      Jon 'maddog' HallExecutive Director, Linux International

      It was very nicely run and I think you did a bang-up job. You should all be proud of what you did.

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      Matt HudsonArt Director, Palmetto Computer Labs

      This is like nothing you've ever seen before.  You can look at the pictures, you can watch the videos... but just like a concert, you have to be there.