Open Hardware Summit went virtual last year having been scheduled for mid-March in NYC. This year we are keeping it virtual as well. Last year, we increased viewers at our event 10x. The in person Summit is generally a 300 person event, but being virtual, the 2020 Open Hardware Summit was viewed over 3,000 times.
Our sponsor perks have changed a bit this year, we invite you to check them out as they include virtual opportunities. We hope to have your sponsorship again for our 2021 Summit!
*A note about the goodie bags: The 2020 goodie bags have been stuck in NYU during the pandemic and we just gained access of 1 person able to go in on a limited basis to start putting them together. We will then ship them out to 2020 ticket holders.
For 2021, goodie bag items will be shipped directly to the OSHWA office and shipped out from there, so ticket holders will receive items prior to the 2021 Summit.
The 2021 Open Hardware Summit will be held Friday, April 9th 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually. Though talks will be livestreamed, tickets will grant access to interactive portions of the event including meet-and-greets, workshops, and sponsor booths.
The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference of the 501c3 Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). We aim to foster technological knowledge and encourage research that is accessible, collaborative and respects user freedom. OSHWA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity and donations and sponsorships to OSHWA and the Summit are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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