GNOME Foundation Annual General Meeting 2023

Dear Foundation members,

You are invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the GNOME Foundation, which is traditionally co-hosted with our annual GUADEC conference. We’re pleased to be able to say that this year’s AGM is a hybrid event welcoming in-person and remote participants at this year’s GUADEC in Riga, Latvia.

About the AGM

Every year, the GNOME Foundation’s Board of Directors sets aside some time at GUADEC for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Foundation and community members are invited to attend the AGM and hear updates on what has been happening at the GNOME Foundation for the last year, and also to get to know the new Board members and ask any questions that they may have. If there are any items requiring a vote by the Foundation membership to resolve, a vote can be conducted at the AGM.

Why attend?

Besides getting an update on what has happened at GNOME over the last year, and getting to know some of the GNOME Foundation leaders, there will be other fun things planned too. You can learn who will receive our annual Pants Award (en_GB: trousers!) for a deserving community contributor - we’re currently accepting nominations for the Pants Award.

Details for this year’s meeting

  • Time: 11:20am EEST (UTC+3)
  • Date: Friday 28th July 2023
  • Location: UL Academic Centre, Riga, Latvia
  • Online attendees: Please register for GUADEC to receive online participation instructions.

Agenda for this year’s AGM (subject to change)

  • Introduction to new Board of Directors, officers & committees
  • Reports on the previous 12 months: financials, updates from Executive Director & President
  • Upcoming priorities for the board
  • Q&A
  • Pants Award

If you are a member of our community who has contributed significantly, we encourage you to apply to become a GNOME Foundation member as soon as possible so that you can participate more fully in events like our AGM, board elections and other member votes. See the Foundation webpage for more information on how to apply for Foundation membership.

The Board is looking forward to seeing you at the AGM whether in person or online, and to celebrating our achievements over the last 12 months. If you have any questions before the meeting, please let us know and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Rob McQueen
President, GNOME Foundation Board of Directors

will attend :slight_smile: but virtually/online

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