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GStreamer Conference 2018

25-26 October 2018 · Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Edinburgh View from Calton Hill


The 9th GStreamer Conference will take place on Thursday and Friday 25-26 October 2018 at Summerhall in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

This is just after the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE), but not officially co-hosted with it and at a different venue in Edinburgh.

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.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now open and talk proposals can be submitted.

Talks will be accepted and announced in batches subject to slot availability, so we recommend you send your proposal as early as possible!

The preliminary deadline for talk proposals is 31 August 2018.

The initial submission needs to be only a couple of sentences or paragraphs describing the talk you want to give and the desired length of your talk (please allow at least 5 minutes for questions at the end as well).

Talks can be on almost anything multimedia related, ranging from talks about applications to challenges in the lower levels in the stack or hardware.

Talk slots will have one of the following durations: 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 45 minutes, including questions. We will only have a small number of 45-minute slots available, so please consider whether you could also make do with 30 minutes before asking for a 45-minute slot, or let us know if both are an option.

We want to hear from you, what you are working on, what you are using GStreamer for, what difficulties you have encountered and how you solved them, what your plans are, what you like, what you dislike, how to improve things!

Please send all proposals to gstreamer-conference@lists.freedesktop.org. You do not need to subscribe to the list, and you should receive a confirmation that your proposal has been received within a couple of days.

Showcase or Lightning Talks

There will again be opportunities for short lightning talks for those who do not wish to present a full talk, but just want to showcase something they're working on, or present a problem or challenge they are facing or have solved, and that they think might be interesting for others to hear about.

Want to 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 Events

There will be a social event for registered attendees on Thursday evening.

Schedule and speakers list

A detailed schedule is not yet available, and the call for papers is not yet open. You can have a look at last year's schedule to get an idea of the range of topics and speakers.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in open source cross-platform multimedia is encouraged to join us at the GStreamer Conference 2018!

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 will be announced here and on the gstreamer-announce mailing list. You can also follow @GStreamer on Twitter.

There will be separate registration options for both professionals and for students and hobbyists. The following prices are indicative and may still change before registration opens:

Professional (Early Bird) 200 EUR (ca. 235 USD, 175 GBP) incl. lunch (early bird, until 15 Sept)
Professional (Regular) 300 EUR (ca. 350 USD, 265 GBP) incl. lunch (regular)
Student/Hobbyist/Community 25 EUR (ca. 30 USD) incl. lunch and social event

The registration fee includes lunch at the venue on both conference days as well as access to the social event on Thursday evening.

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!

Concurrent conferences

There are a few other events taking place alongside or just before the GStreamer Conference on October 25-26 this year, so if you are making your way to Edinburgh you might want to consider combining the GStreamer Conference with some of the other events.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) + OpenIoT Summit 22-24 October 2018

GStreamer hackfest

There will be a hackfest just after the conference, on Saturday and Sunday 27-28 October 2018 at CodeBase Edinburgh.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The GStreamer Conference 2018 is only possible thanks to the generous 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 Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

Venue

The conference will take place at
Summerhall
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Scotland, UK

The venue is in the university district and within walking distance from Edinburgh Waverley station.


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Hotels

There is no official conference hotel. We will provide a list of hotel suggestions at a later date.

Invitation Letter

If you need an invitiation letter for visa purposes, please get in touch.

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

2018-August-09: Talk submission deadline is Friday 31 August 2018, 23:59 UTC.

2018-August-09: Call for Papers

2018-July-13: We're excited to see Igalia return as a Gold sponsor this year!

2018-June-12: Sponsorship brief available

2018-June-11: Venue announced: Summerhall

2018-June-11: Initial announcement.

Past GStreamer Conferences

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Igalia

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