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[Discuss-gnuradio] Announcing GNU Radio Conference 2015

From: John Malsbury
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] Announcing GNU Radio Conference 2015
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:22:43 -0700


We are happy and excited to finally announce GNU Radio Conference 2015! GRCon15 is the next installment of the fastest growing SDR-focused conference in the world.  GRCon is becoming the go-to event for for beginners, advanced users, and core developers to exchange ideas and information related to SDR.

Here are some brief details:

Dates & Location

There are several other conferences occurring in September this year.  To avoid conflicts with those, we’ve decided to hold the conference on August 24-28, a bit earlier than last year.  

While it has taken us some time to settle on a venue that is a good match for this event, it was time well spent and we are very excited about the result. The conference will be held at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington DC.  Counting the areas designated for vendor booths, demos, and hands-on-tutorials, the total event space is ~3 times larger than the venue used for GRCon14.  This modern venue gives us plenty of room for growth and comfort, is conveniently accessible by DC Metro, and is located near many hotels and notable landmarks.

We expect about 250 attendees this year.

The Program

This conference is focused on practical deployment of SDR, with a heavy focus on professional interaction and exchange.  Here’s a rough overview of what we are planning:

Call for Presentations and Tutorials

If you would like to showcase your latest work with GNU Radio and software-defined radio please submit an abstract.  This year, we are using EasyChair to facilitate review and selection.  You will need to create an account, which takes a few minutes.  The submission period will close on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Call for Sponsors

The year-over-year growth of GRCon since 2012 is a testament to the success and drive of this community.  If you are in the business of software-defined radio, do not miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your products and services.  If you are interested in sponsoring GRCon15, please contact us directly.

A preliminary agenda, conference info, and registration will be posted on the web in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, help us spread the word!

Best Regards,

John Malsbury

Michael Dickens

Tom Rondeau

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