The aim of this conference is to create awareness about open-source technologies. It would also serve as a platform for open-source people to meet and interconnect with each other.
As far now, the confirmed keynote speakers include Linux Torvalds (from the Linux Foundation), Mark Shuttleworth (founder of Ubuntu), Joe Brockmeler (from openSUSE), Bdale Garbee (from Hewlett Packard), Imad Sousou (from Intel) and Bob Sutor (from IBM). Apart from keynote speeches, 75 conference sessions and various roundtable sessions are scheduled as well.
Like myself, don’t get disappointed if you cannot manage to make it to Portland. Linux foundation will be providing free live video streaming sessions for the keynote speeches.