About DebConf

DebConf is the annual conference for Debian contributors and users interested in improving Debian. Previous Debian conferences have featured speakers and attendees from all around the world. DebConf16 took place in Cape Town, South Africa and was attended by 280 participants from 30 countries.

DebConf17 will take place in August 2017 in Montreal, Canada from August 6 to August 12, 2017.

It will be preceded by DebCamp, July 31st to August 4th, and Open Day, August 5th.

The Venue

Coll├Ęge de Maisonneuve is situated in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood, right next to the Montreal Olympic Stadium and the Botanical Garden. The college offers a spacious, open, yet affordable environment for plenary discussions and presentations, as well as informal workgroup meetings. Accommodation for participants will be available on-site.

Codes of Conduct and Anti-harassment

DebConf is committed to a safe environment for all participants. All attendees are expected to treat all people and facilities with respect and help create a welcoming environment. If you notice behaviour that fails to meet this standard, please speak up and help to keep DebConf as respectful as we expect it to be.

If you are harassed and requests to stop are not successful, or notice a disrespectful environment, the organizers want to help. Please contact us at antiharassment@debian.org. We will treat your request with dignity and confidentiality, investigate, and take whatever actions appropriate. We can provide information on security, emergency services, transportation, alternative accommodations, or whatever else may be necessary. If mediation is not successful, DebConf reserves the right to to take action against those who do not cease unacceptable behaviour.

See the DebConf Code of Conduct and the Debian Code of Conduct.