Announcing the Plone Conference 2018 selection process

With Plone Conference 2017 drawing near, it is time to begin planning for our next conference in 2018

With Plone Conference 2017 drawing near, it is time to begin planning for our next conference in 2018.The annual Plone Conference brings together users, integrators, developers, designers, and other interested folk from throughout the world for a week of training, talks, and sprinting. Plone conferences are also an expression of community spirit: they are organized by a company, user group, or other entity with ties to and a history with the Plone community and are in essence not-for-profit events.

The Plone Foundation is soliciting proposals to host the 2018 Plone Conference. The selection process this year begins in time to allow for final selection of the conference venue during this year's Conference. The extended timeline allows groups and organizations interested in hosting the 2018 Plone Conference (or beyond) to work with the Barcelona team for hands on experience during this year's conference.

Let's revisit where we've been so we can determine where we might want to go: we've traveled the world from New Orleans, Lousiana, USA for the first Plone Conference to:

  • Vienna, Austria
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Naples, Italy
  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Bristol, UK
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Brasilia, Brazil
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Boston, MA, USA

and this year to Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya in Spain. But, there are many places yet to explore! If you have a place in mind, don't be shy: submit a proposal!

The Plone Foundation will accept proposals beginning September 1 through September 28, 2017.

The Foundation Board of Directors will review proposals and open those that are viable for voting by the Foundation membership between October 9–13, 2017. The winning proposal will be announced at the end of Plone Conference 2017 in Barcelona.

Everything you need to know to submit a proposal, including the full schedule for the process and in-depth requirements for hosting, is outlined in the official Plone Conference 2018: Call for Proposals.

On behalf of the entire Plone community, we look forward to your conference proposals!