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**This document is a draft.**
-**EmacsConf 2021 | November 28 and 29, 2020 | Online Conference**
+**EmacsConf 2021 | November 27 and 28, 2021 | Online Conference**
-The Call for Proposals for EmacsConf 2020 is now open, until
-**October 7, 2020**.
+The Call for Proposals for EmacsConf 2021 is now open, until
+**September 30, 2021**.
-After a successful [[EmacsConf 2019|2019]], we are back again this
+After a successful [[EmacsConf 2020|2020]], we are back again this
year and are once again calling for your participation!
EmacsConf is the conference about the joy of [Emacs][emacs], Emacs
Lisp, and memorizing key sequences.
We are holding EmacsConf 2020 as a virtual (online) conference again
-this year, especially now, given the current state of the world with
-the ongoing global pandemic. We remain fully committed to freedom,
-and we will continue using our infrastructure and streaming setup
-consisting entirely of [free software][freesw], much like the last
-EmacsConf.
+this year. We remain fully committed to freedom, and we will continue
+using our infrastructure and streaming setup consisting entirely of
+[free software][freesw], much like previous EmacsConf conferences.
We welcome speakers of **all backgrounds** and **all levels of
experience**, including newcomers submitting a proposal to give their
-first talk!
+first talk! This year, we are doing more to help bring more people on
+board -- as speakers *and* potentially as new EmacsConf organizers,
+for those interested in gaining hands-on experience with organizing a
+volunteer-run fully online conference alongside other EmacsConf
+organizers (keep on reading for more on this!) -- and would love to
+have you along as well.
### Important dates
-Mark your calendars: EmacsConf 2020 will take place on November 28-29!
+Mark your calendars: EmacsConf 2021 will take place on November 27-28!
We're planning for 9am to 5pm Toronto/EST (2pm-10pm UTC, 3pm-11pm
Zurich/CET). Depending on people's availability, it might be two
half-days.
@@ -36,23 +39,23 @@ half-days.
<tbody>
<tr>
<td colspan="2" align="left">CFP opens</td>
-<td colspan="2" align="right">August 24, 2020</td>
+<td colspan="2" align="right">August 2, 2021</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2" align="left">CFP closes</td>
-<td colspan="2" align="right">October 7, 2020 (new date)</td>
+<td colspan="2" align="right">September 30, 2021</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2" align="left">Speaker notifications</td>
-<td colspan="2" align="right">October 14, 2020</td>
+<td colspan="2" align="right">October 15, 2021</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2" align="left">Schedule published</td>
-<td colspan="2" align="right">November 7, 2020</td>
+<td colspan="2" align="right">october 31, 2021</td>
</tr>
<tr>
-<td colspan="2" align="left">EmacsConf 2020!</td>
-<td colspan="2" align="right">November 28 and 29, 2020</td>
+<td colspan="2" align="left">EmacsConf 2021!</td>
+<td colspan="2" align="right">November 27 and 28, 2020</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
@@ -65,7 +68,7 @@ Thank you for bearing with us as we all navigate these trying times.
<a name="formats"></a>
### Talk formats
-The following are the main formats for EmacsConf 2020 talks:
+The following are the main formats for EmacsConf 2021 talks:
- **10 minutes** (Lightning talk): Quickly present a cool project,
concept, or trick in 10 minutes or less!
@@ -79,7 +82,7 @@ The following are the main formats for EmacsConf 2020 talks:
educating the audience about something you enjoy.
We hope to have lots of great submissions this year, just like last
-year. In order that as many people as possible can present, it helps
+years. In order that as many people as possible can present, it helps
if presenters can be flexible about their time slots. So, for
non-lightning talk submissions, please let us know besides your main
preferred format if a shorter format would also work for your talk.
@@ -106,22 +109,22 @@ rather small and any issues that cannot be resolved quickly will
greatly detract from the presentation). We will send an email about
this with more details further down the line.
-Keynote speaker(s) for EmacsConf 2020 will be introduced in a future
+Keynote speaker(s) for EmacsConf 2021 will be introduced in a future
announcement.
### Topic ideas
Not sure what to talk about? You might find some neat ideas on the
[[ideas]] page. Feel free to add yours there too! If you're still
-not sure, come by our IRC channel `#emacsconf` on `chat.freenode.net`
+not sure, come by our IRC channel `#emacsconf` on `irc.libera.chat`
and say hi. You can join the chat using
-[your favourite IRC client][freenode-emacsconf], or by pointing your
+[your favourite IRC client][libera-emacsconf], or by pointing your
web browser to [chat.emacsconf.org][chat] which runs our self-hosted
instance of [The Lounge][thelounge] free software web IRC client.
A great way to get started with writing a proposal is to start by
-exploring the programs from previous years: [[2019|2019/schedule]],
-[[2015|2015/schedule]], [[2013|2013#program]].
+exploring the programs from previous years: [[2020|2020/schedule]],
+[[2019|2019/schedule]], [[2015|2015/schedule]], [[2013|2013#program]].
### Submission
@@ -129,7 +132,7 @@ Once you're ready to submit your proposal, the [[submit]] page has the
instructions on how to submit your talk.
All kinds of people use Emacs for all kinds of things. We would love
-it if EmacsConf 2020 could highlight interesting perspectives and
+it if EmacsConf 2021 could highlight interesting perspectives and
reflect the diversity of our community. If you know someone who might
have a good idea for a talk, please reach out to them and encourage
them to submit a proposal. Many people (especially from
@@ -153,7 +156,7 @@ speak)!
If you would like to get involved with the various aspects of
organizing the conference, such as planning the sessions and helping
with the infrastructure, see our [[planning]] page and come say hi to
-us at `#emacsconf` on `chat.freenode.net`.
+us at `#emacsconf` on `irc.libera.chat`.
Don't forget to subscribe to our mailing list,
[emacsconf-discuss][emacsconf-discuss], for discussion and
@@ -162,9 +165,9 @@ announcements about the EmacsConf conference.
We look forward to your ideas and submissions!
-[emacs]: //www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html
-[freesw]: //www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
-[chat]: //chat.emacsconf.org
-[thelounge]: //thelounge.chat
-[freenode-emacsconf]: ircs://chat.freenode.net:6697/emacsconf
-[emacsconf-discuss]: //lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacsconf-discuss
+[emacs]: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
+[freesw]: https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
+[chat]: https://chat.emacsconf.org
+[thelounge]: https://thelounge.chat
+[libera-emacsconf]: ircs://irc.libera.chat:6697/emacsconf
+[emacsconf-discuss]: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacsconf-discuss