We are very happy to announce that Steve Matteson of Monotype has agreed to give the keynote address. He is the designer of Open Sans, Droid, Liberation, Noto Sans for Latin, and many more typefaces, and has worked on a vast array of typographic projects.
The conference will be held online via Zoom. Thanks to the University of Adelaide, Australia, for making this possible.
We envision a schedule similar to a physical conference, with talks of approximately 30-40 minutes, time for q&a, and several breaks throughout the day. We also hope to offer several workshops. The times will be determined after we have a better sense of the timezone that will work best, how many presentation proposals are received, etc.
As always, the success of the conference depends on speakers coming forward. Please email the conference committee with proposals and abstracts. Call for papers.
We request that all participants and speakers register for the conference, although it is free of charge. Donations are most welcome to help defray expenses and to support TeX and TUG.
We dearly hope it will be possible to have the 2021 conference (physically) at RIT, as had been planned for this year.
For this first online TUG conference, we especially need lots of help for it to go well. Some of the jobs we know we'll need volunteers for:
Sponsored by the TeX Users Group, DANTE e.V., the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology, STM Document Engineering Pvt Ltd, University of Adelaide, Australia, and individual donors. Thanks to all.
Additional sponsors are greatly appreciated, as is mentioning the conference to colleagues and in any other contexts.