University of Toronto - Toronto
29 / 04 / 2015 - 02 / 05 / 2015

For its 10th edition, Libre Graphics Meeting is looking back at the
 achievements of Free/Libre and Open Source software for artists and
 designers, also looking forward, at the developments coming in the
 next decade.

Since its first edition, held in Lyon, France, in 2006, Libre Graphics
Meeting has been bringing together software developers, artists,
 designers, users and other contributors to Free/Libre and Open Source
 graphics software. For its tenth edition, Libre Graphics Meeting heads
 to Toronto for four days of talks, workshops, hack sessions and meetings.

Developers and prominent users of software projects like Inkscape, Gimp,
Scribus, Fontforge, My Paint, Blender, and Krita — among many others — come
together to show off their projects and discuss them with the larger 
Libre Graphics community. Not only is Libre Graphics Meeting an exciting
and motivating moment for developers and users of all kinds, from
typographers to illustrators, designers and video artists, it’s is also
a unique moment for users and developers of free software to collide and
share ideas beyond the confined space of mailing-lists, bug trackers or


The program, available
online now (, is packed
 full of talks and workshops, from new methods of type design to
animation, as well as plenty of time built in for informal collaboration
 and discussion. As well as the four scheduled days, LGM 2015 will also
 feature pre-event work sessions and hackathons, including the Inkscape 
Hackfest, which will allow developers of the popular vector graphics
 software to get together and do concentrated work.

LGM is open to the public, and registration is free (visit The annual fundraising
 campaign ( helps support the travel
 costs of contributors travelling to attend LGM.

If you are 
an artist or developer interested in Free and Open Source tools, don’t
 miss a chance to participate in this unique and itinirary event. You will learn how those
 tools are reshaping the way artist work and have the opportunity to
share your ideas with some of the most interseting people of this community.


About Libre Graphics Meeting

Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the annual gathering of users and
developpers of Free and Open Source software for graphics, design, and
 visual art. This unique event brings together different groups, usually 
gathering around specific projects, online, via their mailing-lists or
 forums. LGM has grown over the years to become an essential moment in
 the lives of these diverse but interconnected communities. The
 discussions, presentations and feedback available at LGM have had a
 positive impact on the developpment of both the tools and their
 respective communities. The event gives developers, contributors and
users a chance to get together, get things done, and come up with new
ways forward.

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