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GStreamer Conference 2016

10-11 October 2016 · Berlin, Germany

The 7th GStreamer Conference will take place on Monday and Tuesday 10-11 October 2016 at the Betahaus in Berlin, Germany.

This is the same week as the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and the week after LinuxCon Europe, but not officially co-hosted with these conferences and at a different venue this time.

Details

The GStreamer Conference is a conference for developers, decision-makers, community members, industry partners, and anyone else interested in the GStreamer multimedia framework or Open Source and cross-platform multimedia.

Showcase or Lightning Talks

If you don't think you have enough material for a full talk, but perhaps just want to showcase something you're working on, or present a problem or challenge you are facing or have solved, and that you think might be interesting for others to hear about, why not submit a ca. 5-minute mini-talk for our lightning talk/showcase event?

Simply send a quick mail to gstreamer-conference@lists.freedesktop.org above to reserve your slot (subject to availability).

There is no deadline for Lightning Talk submissions, slots will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Social Event

There will again be a social event for registered attendees on Monday 10 October 2016 in the evening from ca. 19.00-23.00h (location yet to be determined).

Schedule and speakers list

The Schedule and list of speakers will be published soon (end August / early September).

We have an exciting range of topics and speakers lined up for you again this year:

Lightning Talks: (submitted so far)

  • Yet Another Update about Video4Linux2 in GStreamer
    Nicolas Dufresne, Collabora
  • FFV1 and Matroska as a new standard for video archiving
    Georg Lippitsch, ToolsOnAir
  • Writing Software Synthesizers for GStreamer
    Stefan Sauer, Google
  • ...
  • Submit your lightning talk now!

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in open source cross-platform multimedia is encouraged to join us at the GStreamer Conference 2016. Whether you are a hobbyist or a student interested in the field of multimedia, or working for a company using or looking to use GStreamer in their products, this is the perfect event for you to network at and to learn more about the latest technological breakthroughs in and around GStreamer. The talks will target both developers and managers.

Registration

Registration is not open yet, but we hope to open it very soon (by/before ~5 Sept).

There will be separate registration options for both professionals and for students and hobbyists:

Professional 250 EUR (ca. 280 USD) incl. lunch (early bird)
Professional 340 EUR (ca. 380 USD) incl. lunch (regular)
Student/hobbyist 100 EUR (ca. 110 USD) incl. lunch
These prices are indicative only and may still change.

The registration fee includes lunch at the venue on both conference days.

For those uncertain about whether to register as a professional or hobbyist, the general rule is that if your company pays for you or sponsors you, you are a professional, and if you personally pay you are a student or hobbyist. If in doubt drop us a mail or just register as hobbyist. The important thing is that you'll make it to the conference!

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed and talk proposals can no longer be submitted. Anyone who has submitted a talk proposal should have received an e-mail letting them know whether their proposal has been accepted.

Lightning talks may still be proposed.

Concurrent conferences

There are a few other events taking place alongside or just before the GStreamer Conference on October 10-11 this year, so if you are making your way to Berlin you might want to consider combining the GStreamer Conference with some of the other events.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) October 11-13, 2016
Open IoT Summit October 11-13, 2016
LinuxCon Europe October 4-6, 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities

The GStreamer Conference 2016 is only possible thanks to the financial support from our sponsors. For this year's sponsorship opportunities please refer to the sponsor brief (PDF) or get in touch with Tim-Philipp Müller.

City

This year's conference will take place in Berlin, the capital of Germany and its biggest city.

Getting there

Berlin has two airports: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) which both provide regional and international connections.

Venue

The conference will take place at the
Betahaus
Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20
10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Germany

The venue is in the city centre just around the corner of the Moritzplatz underground station (line U8), about 9 mins walk from the Kottbusser Tor underground station (lines U1 + U8).

For those also planning to attend the Embedded Linux Conference Europe or Open IoT Summit, bus line M29 connects the betahaus (stop Moritzplatz) to the Maritim Hotel (stop Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand), ca. 20 minutes door to door.

Hotels

The following is just a small selection of hotels which may or may not be suitable. Berlin is a major city and tourist destination and as such has many hotels and hostels in all price categories. The below is merely a small selection, you can find more using the usual booking engines such as booking.com, lastminute.com or airbnb.com. As always, it is advisable to book your accommodation earlier rather than later.

Many hotels in the city centre (Mitte) will be within walking distance (up to 30mins) of the conference venue, or just a short taxi ride away. There is also a public transport in form of busses, trams, S-Bahn (overground metro) and U-Bahn (underground metro). Our venue, the Betahaus, is right next to the U Moritzplatz underground stop which is on the U8 Line and M29 bus route.

The following hotels are located within half an hour of the betahaus and had at least a couple of rooms left at the time of writing, but there are many other hotels in the city which may be even better located or provide better value:

There are also many hotels in the (very central) Alexanderplatz area which are just a short U-Bahn (underground metro) ride away from the venue (it's 7 mins from U Alexanderplatz to U Moritzplatz), e.g.:

Those also attending the Embedded Linux Conference at the Maritim Hotel Berlin may wish to stay there and take the M29 bus from Gedänkstätte deutscher Widerstand to Moritzplatz (17 mins, every 10 mins), which is just a few steps aways from the betahaus (GStreamer Conference venue).

If you find any other places that might be worth mentioning here, please send us a mail.

Contact

If you have any questions about the GStreamer Conference or are considering becoming a sponsor, please contact Tim-Philipp Müller.

Conference News and Updates

2016-August-28: List of talks and speakers available

2016-August-28: Added list of hotels

2016-August-28: Sponsorship brief available

2016-August-26: Speakers have been notified about their talk proposal

2016-June-16: Talk submission deadline is Sunday 7 August 2016

2016-June-16: Call for Papers

2016-May-26: Date and venue confirmed, talks may be submitted.

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