The Linux Foundation Announces 2011 Event Schedule, New Conference in Europe
SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its 2011 event schedule and the latest expansion of its premier Linux conference, LinuxCon, to Europe. LinuxCon Europe will take place October 26-28, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.
“As we approach the 20th anniversary of Linux and the operating system experiences increasing adoption throughout Europe, it is only fitting that we host LinuxCon where Linux originally took root,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “LinuxCon Europe will provide developers, vendors and users a forum in which they can collaborate on advancing Linux for this important market.”
The Linux Foundation today is also releasing the Call for Presentations for its full 2011 event lineup, which includes LinuxCon conferences in North America, Japan, Brazil and Europe, as well as other events focusing on embedded Linux in both North America and Europe.
The Linux Foundation this year will organize and host the popular Embedded Linux Conferences (ELC) in North America and Europe, as a result of last year’s merger between The Linux Foundation and the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF). ELC, now in its sixth year, is dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.
The Linux Foundation’s events provide a neutral, collaborative environment that advances the state of the art of the Linux platform and provide networking and education in the technical, business and legal arenas, including professional Linux training opportunities. Pressing issues facing Linux are solved in these open forums where developers, Linux users, ISVs and distribution vendors collaborate on everything from the next kernel release to workgroup milestones to major enterprise deployments.
“The Linux Foundation’s events provide distinctly unique forums where technical content is shared and put into action to advance the Linux platform,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “The Linux Foundation’s 2011 event lineup reflects our commitment to the highest quality content and to prioritizing the regions and topics having the biggest impact on the future of Linux.”
The Linux Foundation’s 2011 Schedule of Events
The Linux Foundation End User Summit
March 1-2, 2011
Hyatt Jersey City/Jersey City, NJ
An exclusive, invitation-only event that brings together high-performance end users with the highest-level Linux community developers.
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit
April 6-8, 2011
Hotel Kabuki/San Francisco, Calif.
An exclusive, invitation-only summit gathering of core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations for plenary sessions and workgroup meetings.
Embedded Linux Conference
April 11-13, 2011
Hotel Kabuki/San Francisco, Calif.
The premier, vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.
June 1-3, 2011
Pacifico Yokohama/Yokohama, Japan
The premier Linux conference in the Asia-Pac region, bringing together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.
August 17-19, 2011
Hyatt Regency Vancouver/Vancouver, British Columbia
The industry’s premier Linux conference and flagship event for The Linux Foundation.
LinuxCon Europe/Embedded Linux Conference Europe
Co-located with Linux Kernel Summit and GStreamer Conference
October 26-28, 2011
Clarion Congress Hotel/Prague, Czech Republic
The newest venue for unmatched collaboration and education opportunities on all matters Linux.
November 17 & 18, 2011
Expo Center Norte/Sao Paolo, Brazil
South America’s premier Linux conference
Registration details for these events and the CFPs can be found at http://events.linuxfoundation.org .
The Linux Foundation is offering a special promotion to those who want to commit early and book their registration for LinuxCon North America and Europe. There will be a special promotional discounted registration fee of USD$200 available to the first 50 people who register for each event. These will go quickly so people who are interested are encouraged to register now.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation  is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting technical events , including LinuxCon , and generating original Linux research  and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com , reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training  opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter. 
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