LibreOffice Conference 2014

Event Details
September 2, 2014 (All day) - September 5, 2014 (All day)
University of Bern Bern

The LibreOffice Conference is the annual gathering of the worldwide LibreOffice Community and interested developers, marketers, adopters, end-users and supporters. This year, the LibreOffice Conference will be held in Bern, Switzerland, on September 02 - 05, 2014, at the Bern University. Our program reflects the broad engagement and diversity of the community: it includes talks and workshops from various areas of the project. We currently work on the program and put it online as soon as possible.

The LibreOffice Conference 2014 will be jointly organized by the Document Foundation (TDF), the Swiss Open Systems User Group, and the Research Center for Digital Sustainability of the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Bern and hosted by the University of Bern.

In addition, on September 2 the LibreOffice community will gather for several face-to-face meetings: Board of Directors, Engineering Steering Committee, and Certification Committee. During the conference week, TDF will also organize the first certification training session for migration and training candidates.

Bern is the federal city of Switzerland and the seat of the parliament, government and administration of the Swiss Confederation, the Canton of Bern and the City of Bern. The old city is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1982.

"Holding the LibreOffice Conference in the city of Bern will definitely improve the awareness of Open Source software in Switzerland, and hopefully trigger the migration process in public administrations which has already started in France, Germany and Italy", say Nicholas Christener and Matthias Stürmer, leaders of the organization committee.