The following Linux conference links are in order according to
the month of the year in which the conference usually occurs ---
going from January through December.
After Feb 2020, when Covid-19 became evident in the United States,
some conferences were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 --- or they went
on-line on the internet.
When some conferences were restarted (in-person), circa 2022, the
conference dates may have shifted. And some conferences may have
been terminated before 2020. These changes may be indicated by a brief
note at some of the conferences below. The note is usually a link
to a WEB SEARCH for more information on the conference.
For some conferences, a Wikipedia link is provided.
The typical start and end dates are shown --- mainly to
indicate the length of the conference, in days.
A typical or recent host city is shown after the date.
Note that, for the most part, these are conferences in the U.S. ---
or Canada. Some international conferences are shown in some
'calendar' or 'list' web pages, whose links are provided below.
Some of the conferences are not purely Linux conferences, such as
Open Source Software (OSS) conferences. Some
include information on other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows
and/or Apple Mac. But those conferences include information that could
be of use to Linux users.
I have high-lighted some of the conferences --- some that
I may want to attend someday. The month-days are in a bold font.
You can use a 'Find text' option of your browser to find keywords
on this page,
such as 'open' or 'free' or 'chicago' or 'ny' or 'tcl'.
Start of Linux conference links:
SCALE (Southern CALifornia Linux Expo) - at
Jan 20-22 (2012), Los Angeles, CA
(shifted to July in 2022, temporarily?)
Game Developers Conference - at
Mar 5-9 (2012), San Francisco, CA
(still active in 2022)
POSSCON (Palmetto Open Source Software Conference) - at
Mar 27-29 (2012), Columbia, SC
(no conferences after 2015?)
Texas Linux Fest - at
Apr 2 (2011), Austin, TX
(no conferences in 2020 and beyond?)
FOSS4G North America (Geospatial software) - at
Apr 10-12 (2012), Washington, D.C.
(no conferences after the one in 2019 in San Diego?)
Indiana Linux Fest - at
Apr 13-15 (2012), Indianapolis, IN
(discontinued after 2013?)
Penguicon - at
Apr 27-29 (2012), Dearborn, MI
(continued in July 2022)
LinuxFest Northwest - at
Apr 28-29 (2012), Billingham, WA
(was presented virtually in 2022?)
Southeast LinuxFest (SELF) - at
Jun 8-10 (2012), Charlotte, NC
(returned 'in-person' in 2022)
Ottawa Linux Symposium - at
Jun 26-29 (2012), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(discontinued after 2014)
Open Source Bridge (OSBridge) - at
Jun 26-29 (2012), Portland, OR
(discontinued after 2018)
OSCON (Open Source Convention) - at
Jul 16-20 (2012), Portand OR
(discontinued after 2019, when Covid-19 hit)
FOSSCON (Free & Open Source Conference) - at
Jul 23 (2011), Philadelphia, PA
('live events' were suspended in 2020)
Open Source Summit (formerly LinuxCon) - at
events.linuxfoundation.org/ open-source-summit-north-america/ about/ linuxcon/
Aug 29-31 (2012), San Diego, CA
(supported by the Linux Foundation)
(discontinued after 2019, when Covid-19 hit ;
scheduled for Sep 13-16, Dublin, Ireland)
Linux Plumbers' Conference - at
Sep 12-14 (2022), Dublin, Ireland
(supported by the Linux Foundation)
(was 'virtual' in 2021, Sep 20-24 ;
scheduled for Sep 12-14, Dublin, Ireland)
Linux Kernel Developers Summit - at
Sep 12 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
(by invitation only ; supported by the Linux Foundation)
(was 'virtual' in 2021)
Ohio LinuxFest (OLF) - at
Sep 28-30 (2012), Columbus, OH
(was 'in-person' in 2021, Dec 3-4 in Columbus, Ohio)
Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) - at
Oct 27-29 (2012), Toronto, Canada
(discontinued after 2018 ??)
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference (SeaGL) - at
Nov 4-5 (2022), 'virtual'
(founded in 2013)
Tcl-Tk Conference - at
www.tcl.tk/ community/ conferences.html
Nov 12-16 Chicago (in 2012)
(was moving each year --- to east, west, middle USA ; then Houston)
(was online via Zoom in 2020 & 2021)
Lists of other Linux & FOSS conferences:
End of Linux Conference Links.