BSDCan is an enormously successful grass-roots style conference. It brings together a great mix of *BSD developers and users for a nice blend of both developer-centric and user-centric presentations, food, and activities.
BSDCan 2017 will be held 9-10 June 2017, with tutorials on June 7-8, in Ottawa. They are requesting proposals for talks, and do not require academic or formal papers. If you wish to submit a formal paper, you are welcome to, but it is not required.
The talks should be written with a very strong technical content bias. Proposals of a business development or marketing nature are not appropriate for this venue.
Find out more here.