The GNOME Foundation is excited to announce that GUADEC, the annual GNOME conference, will be held in Zacatecas, Mexico in 2020, and in Riga, Latvia in 2021.
GUADEC brings together hundreds of users and developers every year to further the GNOME Project, and it is one of our longest-standing and most noteworthy events. For the first time, GUADEC is moving outside of Europe. Neil McGovern, the GNOME Executive Director, said “Recognizing our flagship conference as something that should move throughout the world is important. We hope to not only make it easier for people from North, Central, and South America to attend, but to help kick-start local participation in the GNOME project.”
Zacatecas, the capital of the state of the same name, is a city in the Bajío in Mexico. Its historical center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as its historical location, Zacatecas has high quality conference venues which are supported by the regional government.
Further, we are pleased to announce GUADEC 2021 will be held in Riga, Latvia. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Riga is the financial, creative, and cultural center of Latvia. Not only the capital and the largest city in Latvia, Riga is also the largest city in the Baltic States. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River.
The GNOME Foundation looks forward to hosting GUADEC 2020 in Zacatecas and GUADEC 2021 in Riga. To stay up-to-date with the latest conference deadlines and registration dates, news, activities, and more, follow @GUADEC and @GNOME on Twitter.
Whether you wish to present your work, take part in the workshops, or simply attend the talks, the GNOME Foundation hopes to see you in Zacatecas and Riga!