From OpenRadioMiniconf
Jump to: navigation, search

Evenen all,

The Call for Presentations for the Open Radio Miniconf at LCA2016 is now open! All details are available on the LCA2016 wiki at

A copy of the CfP is included below - please pass this along to your radio and open source networks and anyone else that you may think would be interested.

As highlighted in the CfP below, we're especially keen to make the Open Radio Minconf a diverse and inclusive event. If you know anyone from a group that is typically under-represented at tech events who may be interested in presenting, please take a moment to forward this CfP on to them.



Open Radio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2016

Submission Dates

  • November 1st, Announce CfP for talks
  • November 30th December 31st, Close CfP
  • December January 13th, announce programme
  • February 2nd, MiniConf [1]

'No pressure' policy

The Open Radio Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an radio-related talk to submit a proposal even if you've never presented at a conference before. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may otherwise not consider submitting a proposal.

Commitment to Diversity

We are especially keen to present a diverse range of experiences and voices, and actively encourage women and people from other groups that are frequently under-represented at tech events to submit a proposal. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may fit with this objective.

Suggested Presentation Topics

Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.

Some ideas include:

  • Hardware for SDR
  • Software for SDR
  • Protocols over the air
  • Digital voice
  • Understandning data modes
  • Encoding and Decoding data
  • Logging data or voice
  • Positioning
  • Radio direction finding
  • Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
  • Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
  • Simple data links with cheap radio chips

Presentation Format

Presentations will be 'lightning talks' session with multiple 5-15 minute mini-presentations. Ideally we would like to see proposals for longer lightning talks, you can also just present on the day (this is a very low-pressure way to ease yourself into presenting, so please have a think in advance about what you'd like to present).

Need some help?

If you have an idea (or the beginning of an idea) for a presentation for the Open Radio Miniconf, we'd be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Kim VK5FJ at or ping him at @vk5fj on Twitter to start the conversation.

Code of Conduct

Anyone presenting at the Open Miniconf is bound by the same Code of Conduct as presenters and conference attendees of the main conference. The full LCA2016 Code of Conduct is at

To help ensure that presentations comply with the Code of Conduct, we require presenters to submit a copy of their presentation/slide deck for review by Monday 25th January, 2016 (one week prior to the start of LCA).

Presenter Responsibilities

Presenters at the Open Radio Miniconf must be registered attendees of the main LCA2016 conference. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs.

How to Submit Proposals

Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.


Kim VK5FJ Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator

PS - copy used with permission from the Astronomy Miniconf CfP