The Code4Lib community is calling for proposals to host the thirteenth
annual Code4Lib Conference in 2018. As the first call for proposals
met with no response, this is the second round of proposals with a new
deadline. I have reason to believe that there will be at least one
proposal this time around, but I also encourage any group who is
seriously considering making a proposal, and who has the appropriate
permissions, to consider making their bid known as soon as possible.
Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend reviewing the conference
hosting web page  and How To Plan a Code4LibCon on the wiki  to
learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks and the
responsibilities involved with hosting the conference. In particular,
I would like to point out that in recent years, the total cost of
hosting the conference has been in the low to middle-low six figures.
The deadline for proposals is midnight PST on Friday, March 17th,
2017. The decision will be made via online popular vote. If at least
one proposal is received, voting will begin on or around Monday, March
20th, 2017 and will continue until midnight PST on Friday, March 31st,
2017. The results of the vote will be announced early the week of
April 3rd upon confirmation that the winner of the vote remains
willing and able to host the conference.
You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning
list  and linking to your proposal on the 2018 Hosting Proposals
wiki page ; attention to the criteria listed on the conference
hosting page is appreciated. Good luck!
A number of people who have helped organize past conferences are on
the main mailing list, code4libcon, Slack, and IRC. In addition,
members of the Local Planning Committee for the 2017 Conference will
also be available to potential bidders to answer questions; if you
wish to get in touch or set up a call, please contact Galen Charlton
at gmcharlt at gmail dot com.
Here's a sample of past successful cities:
* 2016 https://c4l-phl.github.io/
* 2015 http://osulp.github.io/code4lib-pdx/
* 2014 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amxzn4xs26ILszZek5nIEEfd4qHNfLjp1BAc5CU5YKw/edit
* 2012 https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle/
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