FOSS4G is OSGeo's annual global event focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial.
We label FOSS4G "event" because a FOSS4G is far more than just a conference. A FOSS4G includes talks, code sprints, bird-of-a-feather sessions, workshops, social events and lots of other attractive smaller and larger happenings.
In 2016, the annual FOSS4G conference will take place in the former capital of Germany, in Bonn. In order to give this global event, with an expected attendance of 1000, a worthy setting we've chosen the former plenary chamber and building of the German government, now known as the World Conference Center Bonn as our conference and exhibition venue.
Inspired by the international context and by the location of Bonn on the shores of the river Rhine, we have choosen “Building Bridges” as the main theme for this year's conference. “Building bridges” to cultures from all around the globe, where open source software for geospatial is used. Building bridges to other open source software and open data communities. Building bridges to professionals and newbies. Building bridges to students, developers, decision makers and commercial software service providers. But above all building bridges to connect people.