OOoCon 2008

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How to get from the Airport to the Hotel

Please download this file: File:OOoCon2008-AirportToHotel.pdf

Conference Program

The Conference 2008 will extend over three days, Wednesday 5th November to Friday 7th November inclusive. The Conference will open on 9am on Wednesday, and close on Friday 5.00pm.

Details of these three days may be found here:

Further more, on Tuesday there will be some meetings for community-projects.

Conference Venues

Registration Desk (Sign in)

The registration desk in order to sign in for the OOoCon will open on Tuesday, November 4th form 09:00 to 20:00 at the Beijing Friendship Hotel, Building no. 3, rooms 30201 and 30202.

Wednesday, Nov 5th, 9:00 Opening ceremony at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse

You will need an invitation letter in order to be able to enter the venue. In order to receive it, please sign in at the Beijing Friendship Hotel on Tuesday November 4th, see above.

Main venue at Peking University Overseas Exchange Center

The main program will start on Wednesday at 14:30 at the Peking university. Please refer the venue map below.

OOoCon exhibition at the Peking University Hall

The OOoCon Exhibition will be held 3 minutes by foot from the main venue at the Peking University Hall

Venue Map

You can find all the Conference locations on Google maps. (Other information are also included in this map.)


This sectors is about sponsorship information of OOo Conference 2008, please visit Sponsorship for details.

Names of local FOSS companies and institutions

This is a list of local FOSS companies and institutions that are participating in the OOo Conference 2008.


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Local Information

  • Weathers of NOV: Temperature: around 3 ~ 7 ℃, windy and try
  • Mobile Communication: Pay-As-you-go/Prepay (Shen-Zhou-Xing in Chinese) SIM Chips can be purchased from mobilephone shop, the chip can work with mobilephone that supports GSM900MHZ and GSM1800MHZ.
  • Beijing Taxi fares: start at ¥10 (approximately 10 RMB = 1 Euro) within 3km, then ¥2/km. (It will be slightly expensive for a trip after 11pm). Taxi services: 96103 or 68373399 (local number)

Tips for the presentations

In order to guide unexperienced speakers about best practices and things to avoid while standing in front of the audience, there is this document available: TipsForPresentationsAtOOoCon.odp (Any other place to make the document available welcomed)


  • ticketing
  • billing
  • participation fee for registration
  • sponsors
    • to commit to how many of their developers will be present
    • to commit as soon as possible to how much sponsorship they are going to provide
    • to advertise the event for us - e.g. by putting our banner ads on their sites
  • travelling
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