At Seneca College, we think free and open source software are real alternatives. Seneca College's Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) and the School of Information and Communications Technology is proud to present the 11th annual of the Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS). Over two days, we bring together developers, educators, industry, the user community and other interested parties to discuss open source, open web and academic/industry partnerships.
Last year's FSOSS event was a great success and had wide participation from various sectors. Help make this year's FSOSS even greater.
Who Will Attend
The symposium expects 200+ people, including IT professionals, high profile Open Source developers, thought leaders, movers and shakers, educators, students and those interested in being introduced to open source. These delegates play a key role in influencing the Open Source community and the IT field.
Notable organizations participating in past FSOSS symposiums include Mozilla, Novell, Apple, Red Hat Inc., Microsoft Canada, IBM Canada, Sun Canada, ATI, EDS Canada, Electronic Frontier Foundation, OpenOffice.org, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, RBC Financial Group, Big Blue Button, next systems, and the National Research Council.
"The entire symposium was intellectually stimulating, highlighting trends in open source and how to do what we do better." (Crystle Numan, Newsforge)
"If you are in Northern America and have wanted to go to a conference but the big conferences were either too expensive (OSCON) or far away (FOSDEM), I heartily recommend this one." (Benjamin Smedberg, Mozilla Corporation)
Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
This highly successful event depends on the generous support of our sponsors to help us keep registration costs low and accessible to a wider audience in the spirit of Open Source. We invite you to participate and be recognized in a variety of ways, including monetary donations to sponsor meals, breaks; promotional gifts, speaker gifts, conference kits, etc. Sponsorship packages are outlined below. Other donation ideas and contributions are also welcome. All levels of financial contribution are welcome and appreciated.
Diamond Elite Sponsorship ($10,000)
Platinum Sponsorship ($7000)
Gold Sponsorship ($4000)
Silver Sponsorship ($2000)
Other Sponsorship opportunities
♦ Draw prizes associated with entrance tickets
♦ Any other appropriate swag
To arrange for sponsorship, please contact:
Rose Mary Saliba (Co-chair, FSOSS 2012) - 416-491-5050 extension 33703
Guidelines will be provided for submitting:
For questions regarding sponsorship, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org