November 15, 2019

2020 brings about even more opportunities to spread the word about your work with FreeBSD. Submit to these upcoming conferences.

FreeBSD MiniConf at LCA 2020: January 2020, Gold Coast Australia

The Call for Sessions for the one-day event is now open. Suggested topics include:

  • Introduction to FreeBSD
  • OpenZFS
  • Contributing Documentation
  • FreeBSD History
  • Ports and Packages
  • DTrace Introduction
  • Containers in FreeBSD
  • FreeBSD for Linux SysAdmins
  • Other areas of FreeBSD that would be interesting for new people

Find out more at:

Submission Deadline Extended: December 12, 2019

FOSDEM BSD Dev Room: Sunday, February 3, 2020, Brussels, Belgium

A BSD Devroom will again take place during FOSDEM 2020. The BSD Devroom will host talks about all BSD operating systems and connected projects.

The talks can cover the following subjects:

  • Internal hacker discussion
  • Real-world examples
  • Presentations about new and shiny features
  • Community discussion or presentations

Find out more at:

Submission Deadline: November 24, 2019

SCALE 18x: March 5-8, 2020, Pasadena CA

The deadline for submitting to the Call for Presentations for SCALE 18x is quickly approaching. SCALE 18x invites you to share your work on FOSS programs and open hardware projects with the rest of the community, as well as exchange ideas with some leading experts in these fields. A list of specialized tracks can be found at:

SCALE is an excellent venue for advocating about FreeBSD. The Foundation will again be running a one-day FreeBSD workshop. We hope you’ll join us. Find out more and submit today.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019

BSDCan 2020: June 2-6, 2020, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Call for Papers for BSDCan2020 is now open. BSDCan is one of the biggest BSD conferences of the year and an excellent venue for talking about how you’re using FreeBSD. Consider submitting your work as it provides an unparalleled opportunity to get in-person feedback. 

Find out more at:

Submission Deadline: December 19, 2020

OSCON 2020: July 13-16, 2020, Portland, OR

The Call for Speakers is now open for OSCON 2020. OSCON provides vendor-neutral talks that looks into the technology, tools, and processes to talk about the challenges software developers are dealing with today. It’s a great venue for sharing your work involving FreeBSD.

Find out more and submit at:

Submission Deadline January 14, 2020

Mini FreeBSD Developers Summit at FOSDEM 2020, January 31, Brussels, Belgium 

The Foundation is again sponsoring a Mini-Developer Summit scheduled to take place on January 31, 2020 right before the main conference. The Call for Proposals is now open. Find out more here.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020

LinuxFest Northwest: April 24-26, 2020, Bellingham, Washington

The Call for proposals is open for LinuxFest Northwest. For this year’s theme, Be Excellent to Each Other, the organizers would like you to to emphasize positive collaboration, teaching, and the general lifting up of the open source community.

Submit proposals for Lectures, Short Labs, Long Lectures, Labs, Recesses, and Assemblies.

Find out more and submit at:<

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020

Opening Soon

AsiaBSDCon 2020: March 19-22, 2020, Tokyo, Japan

AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The CFP will be opening soon. Find out more at:

Tentative Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019