25-27 August 2020
Canada/Newfoundland timezone

FAQs

How much does it cost?

The 2020 costs and schedule will be on the Attend page.

How can my organization become a Sponsor?

First of all, thank you for asking! Linux Plumbers Conference sponsorship is managed by the Linux Foundation. You can find details in the 2020 brochure. Great benefits come with sponsorship. Please check it out. 

When does registration open?

Following feedback from last year, we're opening registration on 15 June 2020 at the Standard Rate. This means we should have a significant portion of the conference content available when Registration opens.  See our Attend page for registration details.

How do I get on the registration waiting list?

At the moment we haven't yet opened registration.  After registration opens, if we run out of places, we'll post details of the waiting list here.

When does registration end?

At the latest, registration may end on the night before the conference opens. However, we have a maximum capacity and registration closes as soon as we reach that capacity. Typically this happens prior to the closing day, hence registering earlier rather than later is advisable.

Is there a discounted rate?

Yes, for anyone not currently employed in the Linux or Linux-related industries (including Students).  If you have questions or wish to apply for a discount code, please contact us.

Can I get a travel sponsorship?

Our travel budget  is extremely limited. If you require a travel sponsorship please submit a request to the Linux Foundation Community Developer Travel Fund.  Priority for travel sponsorship will be given to speakers and microconference runners. Note that travel reimbursement will only cover your airline ticket and your accommodations. We will not reimburse other expenses such as, for instance, taxis and meals.

Where can I find information about the hotel, travel, and activities?

Refer to the Attend page for information.

Do I need a visa to get into Canada?

We strongly recommend that anyone with questions regarding travel visa requirements for Canada check with the Canadian Embassy and/or Consulate in their country of residence. It is our understanding that no visa is necessary in 2020 if you are a U.S. citizen and will be traveling to Canada for up to 90 days. 

Planning to travel to the conference with someone, can I bring them to the evening events?

Yes, it is possible to purchase a guest pass as part of registration for exactly that reason. You can find out more here on our Attend page. An attendee badge or guest pass is required to take part of the evening events.

How do I get an official invitation to the conference for my visa application?

After you register, please fill in this form to obtain a Visa letter. It is important that you register first and then request a visa letter. You must select “Linux Plumbers Conference 2020″ in the pull down menu.

How do I submit a microconference proposal?

Our Call for Proposals page for instructions on suggesting Microconference topics and submitting proposals will be posted soon. Please note that a successful microconference requires buy-in and participation from maintainers and other high-profile people active in the area. So, if you submit a microconference proposal, you will also need to encourage others to submit talk proposals relevant to your topic.

The program committee has the final say in choice of microconference topics. Each microconference must have a runner, who will have a final say in what talks are accepted into that microconference.

What is the purpose of the Linux Plumbers Conference?

The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is a developer conference for the open source community. The LPC brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux — kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, etc. — and gives them three days to work together on core design problems. The conference is divided into several working sessions focusing on different “plumbing” topics, as well as a general paper track.

A good topic will cut across community boundaries, and should generate vigorous discussion leading to beneficial change. One excellent example from a past LPC was “From Naught to Sixty in 5 Seconds” back in 2008. This topic involved a sizable fraction of the Linux-related software stack, and required coordinated changes to many components. It set the goal of booting a netbook in five seconds, and within a few months actually achieved a three-second boot. That said, talks describing lessons learned during an already-completed implementation effort are also welcome, as long as they are likely to generate good discussion and to help others avoid similar pitfalls in future implementation efforts.

Do you have an anti-harassment and discrimination policy?

Yes. You can find our policy on the Anti-harassment policy page.