Important dates

  • First come, first served
    Lightning talk requests
  • February 22, 2012
    Call for presentations closes
  • February 29, 2012
    Schedule released
  • March 23
    Award nominations closes
  • March 29, 2012
    RDFC 2012

Call for presentations

FSFÍ (Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society) and call for presentations and award nominations for the fourth Reykjavik Digital Freedoms Conference which will be held on March 29, 2012.

The conference topics this year are:

  • Open Access to Scholarly Publications
    • Keynote: Alma Swan, executive co-director of SPARC Europe
  • Public Rights and Special Interests
    • Keynote: Glyn Moody, freelance journalist focusing on digital freedoms

Presentation submissions should fall under one or both of these topics. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes for the presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. A projector is provided along with Internet access.

To ensure the participation of as many as possible it is requested that the presentations be held in English. All presentations will be recorded.

Those who wish to give a presentation are asked to send a title and description of the presentation, along with a short description of themselves and a photo (which is allowed to use freely) in email to: presentations[a]rdfc[.]is before Wednesday February 22, 2012.

Lightning talks

Those who work on various free projects also get a chance at the conference to introduce their projects by giving a lightning talk (the projects do not have to be relevant to the conference topics). Lightning talks can be at most 5 minutes in length.

It is possible to request a slot for a lightning talk both before and during the conference. The amount of lightning talk slots is limited and they will be allotted in the order of the requests. For that reason, interested participants are encouraged to request a slot sooner than later.

Interested participants are asked to send the topic of their lightning talk to: lightningtalks[a]rdfc[.]is

FSFÍ Freedoms Award

The FSFÍ Freedoms Award will be awarded for the third time at the conference. The award is a gratitude and encouragement to those who have contributed to digital freedoms in Iceland.

FSFÍ is looking for nominations of recipients for the third FSFÍ Freedoms Award. The recipient of the award will chosen with a closed vote.

Nominations should be sent, along with a description of the nominee’s contribution to digital freedoms, to: award[a]rdfc[.]is before March 15, 2012.

Previous recipients of the award are:

  • Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson for his unselfish work to advance free software
  • Áslaug Agnarsdóttir for her unselfish work to advance open access to scholarly publications


Icelandic Digital Freedom Society (FSFÍ) was founded in March, 2008. The goal of FSFÍ is to advocate, foster, and protect digital freedoms so that rights of Icelanders are maintained in a digital world. The focus of FSFÍ is that our technology, culture, communications and knowledge are free. is an Icelandic interest group for open access with a goal to get the government, universities, and public institutions, that support research and academic endavours, to form a policy around open access publications. The group also aims to get Icelandic universities to sign the Berlin Declaration from 2003.

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