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The GNOME Foundation invites bids for hosting GUADEC 2024.

GUADEC is the largest annual gathering of GNOME users and developers, and we’re looking for locations outside of Europe for the 2024 conference. Bring GUADEC to your city next year! 

If you are interested in submitting a bid to host GUADEC 2024 in your city, please send an intention to bid by end of the day on Feb 8th, 2023. Bids will be due on Feb 28th, and you can talk to the Foundation Board and previous GUADEC organizers to find out more about what is involved.

Your bid should demonstrate that:

  • The location is easily accessible by plane or train
  • You have a motivated local team with a few core members, preferably with experience in event organization
  • A suitable venue is available to host the event
  • There are affordable accommodations and places to eat
  • There is a local industry and government support
  • Rough Cost Estimation for the conference budget.


  • Intention to bid: 8th of February 2023
  • Bid submission: 28th February 2023

Intentions to bid and bid submissions should be made by e-mail to Both intentions and bids should also be added to:

Bids from previous years are available for reference. If you need more time to finalize your bid please contact

Organizing GUADEC is a large undertaking but local teams will have help from Foundation Staff members and Engagement Team contributors!

You can find more information on what’s involved in putting together a GUADEC bid at:, including an overview of the sorts of things you should include in the proposal.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Foundation board at