Register today for LibrePlanet -- or organize your own satellite instance


LibrePlanet started out as a gathering of Free Software Foundation (FSF) associate members, and has remained a community event ever since. We are proud to bring so many different people together to discuss the latest developments and the future of free software. We envision that some day there will be satellite instances all over the globe livestreaming our annual conference on technology and social justice -- and you can create your own today! All you need is a venue, a screen, and a schedule of LibrePlanet events, which we'll be releasing soon. This year, a free software supporter in Ontario, Canada, has confirmed an event, and we encourage you to host one, too.

Of course, ideally you'll be able to join us in person for LibrePlanet 2020: "Free the Future." If you can come, please register now to let us know -- FSF associate members attend gratis. We are looking forward to receiving the community at the newly confirmed Back Bay Events Center this year. We've put together some information on where to eat, sleep, and park in the vicinity of the new venue.

However, we know that not every free software enthusiast can make it to Boston, which is why we livestream the entire event. You can view it solo, with friends, or even with a large group of like-minded free software enthusiasts! It is a great opportunity to bring other people in your community together to view some of the foremost speakers in free software, including Internet Archive founder and Internet Hall of Famer Brewster Kahle.

We will also host an IRC instance, #libreplanet on Freenode, through which you can be in direct contact with the room monitors, who can relay any questions you may have about the talks going on here in Boston.

If you are working on getting a group of people together for the event, please let us and others know by announcing it on the LibrePlanet wiki and the LibrePlanet email list. If you have any questions, if you need any help organizing, if you'd like some free FSF sticker packs, or if you just want to let us know about a satellite instance, email us at We look forward to receiving you here in Boston and all over the world.

LibrePlanet needs volunteers -- maybe you!

LibrePlanet has grown every year in size and scope -- and its continued success is thanks to dozens of volunteers who help prepare for and run the conference. Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow community members and contribute to LibrePlanet, even if you can't attend in person. And yes, remote volunteers are definitely needed to help us moderate IRC chat rooms -- you can help us out from anywhere in the world!

If you are interested in volunteering for LibrePlanet 2020, email We thank all of our in-person volunteers by offering them gratis conference admission, lunch, and a LibrePlanet T-shirt.

Help others attend!

Take your support for LibrePlanet to the next level by helping others attend. We get a lot of requests from people internationally who would like to attend the event. We try to help as many as we can, and with your support, we can really put the "planet" in LibrePlanet.

We also hope that you'll spread the word about LibrePlanet 2020: write a blog, or take it to social media to let people know that you'll be there, using the hashtag #libreplanet.

We hope to see you in March!