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  • DebConf 9 CfP announced
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  • DebConf 9 dates decided

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Registration for DebConf9 closed

Registration is closed for DebConf9, which took place in Cáceres, Extremadura from Friday 24 to Thursday 30 July 2009. The following information does not apply anymore:

To register follow one of the processes outlined below:

After you logged in

After you successfully logged in, please fill in at least the 'General', 'Contact' and 'Travel' tabs reachable through the 'Registration details' button on the bar on the left of the page. Please pay special attention to the 'DebConf' and 'DebCamp' boxes on the 'General' tab. You need to select at least the "I want to attend this conference" checkbox or your registration won't be valid.

Note to users who have an account from last year: We did our best to make sure you do not have to reenter all your personal data again, just the conference-specific changes. But please check if it is all still valid.

Travel Sponsorship

The deadline for applying for sponsorship has passed.

We hope to obtain enough sponsorship to help some people attend who would not be able to pay for their own travel. We intend to allocate travel sponsorship money between April and June. We will make travel sponsorship reimbursements as soon as possible, but unfortunately sometimes in the past it has only been possible quite long after DebConf.

If you would like to apply for travel sponsorship, please fill in as much information as you can on the registration pages. Even if you have not arranged your travel when you apply for sponsorship, we need to know which days you intend to spend at the conference.

The deadline for sponsorship applications was April 15th.

(This is also the case if you apply for accommodation and food sponsorship, without travel sponsorship.)

DebCamp Attendance

DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event than the main conference, giving an opportunity for group work on Debian projects. It will again be held in the week before DebConf, from Thursday 16th until Thursday 23rd July. In an effort to make DebCamp a little more organised we ask everyone who wants to attend DebCamp to fill in an additional textfield describing their work plans for the Camp.

Cost of attendance

As multiple attendees of past conferences suggested that we make it easy for attendees to make a contribution towards the cost of their DebConf attendance, we are again offering a way to do this.

As in the past the conference is free, and we will try our best to offer food and accommodation sponsorship to everyone who registered before April 15th. This deadline has passed. We also offer two additional registration options, "Professional" and "Corporate". The Professional category, EUR 300.00, is meant for every individual or company who want to help the conference by making a contribution to reflect the cost of their attendance. The Corporate category, EUR 1000.00, is intended for companies who pay their employees' attendance fees. If you register as a Corporate attendee, we will list your company on a special page on the conference website.

We encourage everybody to help making DebConf a success by selecting the Professional or Corporate registration category.

Attendees that register late (after April 15th) will need to pay at least the Professional fee (EUR 300).

Looking forward to welcoming you to Cáceres in July, the DebConf team