The OSI and the OSI Board of Directors are involved in a variety of events around the globe. You can see upcoming (and past) events where the OSI will or has participated.* You'll also find events and activities of the OSI Affiliate Membership and our Sponsors.


  • October 30 - Novermber 1, Open Information Security Foundation's Suricon, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.
  • October 17 - 19: sysarmy's,, Sarmiento 3131, Centro Cultural Kónex, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • June 2 - 6: Apereo Foundation's, Open Apereo, Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • May 29-30: Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, Austin, Texas.
  • May 26 - 27: 15th Annual International Conference on Open Source Systems, the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, in Montréal, Canada.
    • Fabio Kon, Patrick Masson, Tony Wasserman
  • April 26 - 28: Linuxfest Northwest, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA, USA
    • Molly de Blanc, Carol Smith
  • April 13: Linux Professional Institute presents at, OpenCamp, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • April 8 - 12: Drupal Association's, DrupalCon Seattle, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, USA
  • March 12 - 14: Linux Foundation's Open Source Leadership Summit, Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay, California, USA
    • Carol Smith
  • March 11: Open Source Initiative's, Hunter College, City University of New York, 695 Park Ave New York, NY USA
    • Patrick Masson (CSci 395.86 Open Source Software Development)
  • March 11: Open Source Initiative's, New York University, New York, NY USA
    • Patrick Masson
  • February 4: Software Conservancy's, CopyleftConf, DigitYser, Boulevard d’Anvers 40, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Molly de Blanc (Keynote: The Margins of Software Freedom)
    • Richard Fontana,
    • Carol Smith,
    • Italo Vignoli (Copyleft: Overcoming the resistance to change to FOSS)
  • February 2 & 3: FOSDEM, Campus du Solbosch, Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Molly de Blanc (Legal & Policy DevRoom)
    • Richard Fontana (Legal & Policy DevRoom),
    • Carol Smith (ClearlyDefined)
    • Italo Vignoli (Legal & Policy DevRoom, Open Document Editors DevRoom)
  • February 1: Open Source Initiative's, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 110 Eighth Street Troy, NY USA
    • Patrick Masson (Rensselaer Center for Open Source)

If you're interested in finding events related to open source--including those sponsored by the OSI--we recommend reviewing the links below.

* PLEASE NOTE: As OSI Board Directors are volunteers, participation in the events listed here may not be as a representative of the Open Source Initiative, but rather their employer, or another organization (e.g. open source project, community/advocacy group, etc.).