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Connect 2020

This free, virtual event is a celebration of our community and all things OpenStreetMap. Connect 2020 will include an informal Mappy Hour Thursday evening, a scheduled half day of talks on Friday, and a day of workshops, birds of a feather sessions and mapathons on Saturday. We hope to make this an annual gathering that enables people from across the country to learn about OpenStreetMap and network with fellow mappers through a combination of curated and community-led dialog. Interested in participating in the event? Submit a talk proposal, facilitate a Saturday session, or sign up to volunteer.


The event will be free to attend, but we welcome donations in any amount. Please register using this form. By registering, you also agree to abide by the OpenStreetMap US Code of Conduct.


Thursday October 29, 2020: Mappy Hour ~ 8:00pm ET to 9:30pm ET

Join us for an informal Mappy Hour to connect with fellow mappers and kick off the event.

Friday, October 30, 2020: Curated Sessions ~ 2pm ET to 6pm ET

Join us on Friday as a speaker or tune in to watch 4 hours of live, curated OpenStreetMap content.

Saturday, October 31, 2020: Self-Organized Community Facilitated Sessions ~ 10am ET to 4pm ET

Saturday will be a combination of workshops, birds of a feather sessions, thematic mapping parties and more! Do you have an idea for a panel or a even a workshop? The format of a self-organized session could be the right place for that. The only requirement that we have to your topic is that it has to be related to OpenStreetMap and that you abide by the OSM US Code of Conduct. Learn more on the wiki page.

Your financial support helps keep events like Connect 2020 free and accessible. Is your company interested in supporting OpenStreetMap US? Email us at connect@openstreetmap.us and refer to our Sponsor Prospectus for more information.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


  • U.S. Department of State’s MapGive Initiative

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