The ROSCon 2016 organizing committee aims for ROSCon to represent the entire ROS community, which is diverse and global. In addition to promoting technology that is open source, we also strive to ensure that our communities themselves are as open and accessible as possible, since we recognize that diversity benefits the ROS ecosystem as a whole.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, and wherever you do it, if you're interested in ROS, then we want you to join us at ROSCon. To help reduce the financial barriers to conference attendance, the ROSCon organizing committee is offering a number of scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the tech community. These scholarships will include a complimentary conference registration pass and two nights' twin-share* accommodation. Please note that all other expenses (including travel and any visa requirements) will be the responsibility of the participant.
*To maximize the impact of the scholarship funds, scholarship recipients will be asked to share a room with another recipient.
We invite applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the tech community (including but not limited to: women, LGBTQ+, people of color, people with disabilities, and people from ethnic minorities in their country of residence), who may not otherwise be able to attend ROSCon.
How to apply
To apply, please fill out this form by the 14th of August, describing how you are involved with ROS and the robotics community and what you hope to get out of attending ROSCon 2016. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Every applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application by the 20th of August.
For more information about ROSCon 2016, including the program, code of conduct, and childcare options, please see http://roscon.ros.org/2016/