Are you attending State of the Map in person (in Italy) or online? Here are some ideas on how to actively participate/contribute to the conference in person or online!
1. Help out as a volunteer
Volunteers are the driving force of OSM and SotM conference. Would you like to help by volunteering to ensure the SotM is as smooth as possible? Here are the roles you can help with:
In-person Volunteers (Note: You must be physically present in Italy)
- Conference setup (volunteers must be already at 18 August available)
- teardown/clean up
- registration/info desk
- technical assistants for the speakers
- Session hosts (OSM knowledge is mandatory)
- the info desk at Venueless
- technical assistants for the BBB rooms
If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to the SotM Working Group via sotm [at] openstreetmap [dot] org and sign up at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2022/volunteers#Schedule
2. Submit a lightning talk
Share a 5-minute talk about your mapping initiatives/experiences in OpenStreetMap or about your local community activities to the global OpenStreetMap community! Sign up at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2022/registration_lightning_talks
Deadline for submission is
12 August 2022 16 August 2022
3. For technique-oriented people, you can help as part of the video team!
Please reach out to the SotM Working Group via sotm [at] openstreetmap [dot] org
4. Be the SotM 2022 photographer(s)
The person(s) could generally take some photos in the name of SotM organization team and also should take the group photo. We kindly as ask the released photos have CC licence (*) so we can use them later in the SotM context.
(*) under an open license (CC-BY-SA 3.0 or later recommended or CC0)
5. Organize a self-organized session
Besides the main programme, we will offer space for self-organized sessions (or Birds of Feather / BoF). We have set up the OSM wiki page https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2022/self-organized_sessions, where you can sign up for a self-organized online session. For the on-site self-organized session, we will set up a whiteboard where you can reserve your timeslot and room at the conference venue. You can brainstorm for your session topic as early as now!
6. Check the SotM 2022 Programme schedule and plan which sessions you are attending
We have a variety of tracks (general, academic, workshops) and topics in our programme schedule https://2022.stateofthemap.org/programme/ so you can plan as early as now which talks/sessions you are attending as well as list your questions to the speaker(s)!
Did we miss anything? If you have participated in SotM conferences before, let us know how and share your experiences in the comment/reply!
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The State of the Map conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap, organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in the UK to support the OpenStreetMap Project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development, and distribution of free geospatial data for anyone to use and share. The OpenStreetMap Foundation owns and maintains the infrastructure of the OpenStreetMap project. The State of the Map Organising Committee is one of our volunteer Working Groups.
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