OSH2024 branding by Enna Kim @fongkikid
Join us in Montreal, Canada for the 2024 Open Hardware Summit!
Call for talk proposals, workshops, Summit Fellowship applications and more to come…
How did OSHWA pick Montreal?
After OHS2023 we sent out a survey asking people about their thoughts around 2024 and found there following:
– The survey had over 120 responses.
– In general, people thought the most inclusive location would be where the most people lived, however as you can see from the Eventbrite ticket map, our community is spread across the globe. Many people cited needing a city that was less expensive than NYC, but also that had public transit. Many people requested we not host the Summit in a US state that had laws imposing on the safety of LGBTQIA or BIPOC participants.
– Overall, outside the US, Canada had the most responses as to where the next Summit should be. While the US was first, we recognize that response may skewed be because the previous Summit(s) have been in the US, giving more survey responses from that population.
– A large majority thought the hybrid approach to Summits being both online and in-person was the most equitable and inclusive. OSHWA is committed to continuing our hybrid Open Hardware Summit.
The map below shows where we had OHS2023 tickets purchased from