March 21-22
MIT Stata Center
Cambridge, MA

Program Social Events

Thursday, March 19th

Unofficial pre-conference dinner -- sorry, it's filled up!

An informal dinner and drinks for people who are in town on the Thursday night before LibrePlanet.

When: 19:00, Thursday 3/19
Where: Veggie Galaxy at 450 Massachusetts Avenue near Central Station on the Red line
RSVP: Required. Please email if you plan to attend

Friday, March 20th

Free Software Foundation open house

Mingle at the FSF office before the conference with speakers and other attendees. Refreshments will be served. FSF campaigns staff will lead an optional International Day Against DRM strategy session at 18:00 for those who'd like to help plan activities for the next IDAD.

When: 17:00 - 19:30, Friday 3/20
Where: FSF Office (transportation tips) at 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110 near Downtown Crossing Station on the Red and Orange Lines

Women's dinner

There will once again be a women's dinner (for people who identify as women) before LibrePlanet again this year. It will be held at Chau Chow City, a restaurant in Boston's Chinatown within easy walking distance of the FSF's office. Chau Chow City has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and a full bar. Plus, this year the Open Invention Network has graciously agreed to sponsor our meal!

When: 20:00, Friday, 3/20
Where: Chau Chow City Restaurant, 83 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111
RSVP: Email with "RSVP Women's Dinner" in the subject line to let us know that you're coming (and how many other women you will bring)

Please feel free to share this with any other free software/free culture-interested folks who identify as women, whether they are attending LibrePlanet or not. Please RSVP so that we can make sure the restaurant is ready for us.

Saturday, March 21st

LibrePlanet Party!

Enjoy appetizers and pool provided by the FSF and spend time with the LibrePlanet community. Flat Top Johnny's has a full bar and kitchen, and is open to all ages. The restaurant is only nine minutes away from the conference on foot.

When: 19:00 - 22:00, Saturday, 3/21
Where: Flat Top Johnny's at 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, 02139
Wheelchair access: On Binney Street

Sunday, March 22nd

Sunday pub night

Grendel's Den in Harvard Square is a favorite among the Boston-area free software community. Join us at this local institution, which offers reasonable prices on good food and beer in a quirky and cozy atmosphere.

When: 21:00, Sunday, 3/22 - 01:00, Monday, 3/23
Where: Grendel's Den at 89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 near Harvard Station on the Red Line
Wheelchair access: There is elevator access upon request. Call 617-491-1160 to have someone from Grendel's assist you.