On behalf of the OpenMRS community, I am thrilled to let you all know that the 2017 OpenMRS Implementers’ Conference #OMRS17 will be hosted in Malawi this year. The Malawi Ministry of Health has organized a planning committee over the past few weeks, and they have set up weekly planning meetings with the OpenMRS events team to ensure that this event is the best yet! I'm going to ask @jeffneiman to share more information about that here once he gets a moment.
As the planning process unfolds, we’ll update this post and a future wiki page with more information. We know there's considerable interest in this event, and we’ll do our best to answer every question you have well in advance so you can prepare to attend this year’s conference.
If you have any suggestions, we welcome you to share them here on this talk post. If you are interested in helping us make this event happen, let me know! Look forward to seeing all of you soon!
The official dates are December 12-16, where the conference will be from December 12-15 and the hackathon will be from December 15-16. The official schedule is being developed and we'll share more information as it is developed.
For those arriving early, the planning committee and community leaders will be meeting on December 11 for a pre-conference meeting to discuss the upcoming events and wrap up any last minute details in regards to the sessions.
For those of you that will be applying for scholarships, please reference our Scholarship Criteria page on our wiki and familiarize yourself with what will be required in your application. I know that we have a lot of questions to answer regarding the cost so you can accurately budget your expenses and scholarship needs so please be patient as we finalize those details as quickly as possible.