XDC 2009: Portland, Oregon September 28-30

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The X Developers' Conference for 2009 will be held at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon, from Monday September 28 through Wednesday September 30. PSU is within walking distance of Portland's downtown area and a wide variety of dining, lodging, and public transportation options.

The conference is scheduled to follow directly after Linux Plumbers Conference 2009 so that people attending both LPC and XDC can do that with a single trip.

The conference will be held at the University Place hotel and conference center on the edge of the PSU campus.

We will run the 3-day summit as a normal conference, with presentations and also birds-of-a-feather group sessions, as well as informal 'corridor sessions', and plenty of time for after-hours social activities.

Attendance is free, but you must register beforehand, by putting your name on the Attendees page.


We encourage attendees to stay at the conference hotel (University Place) for convenience. We have initially reserved a block of 20 rooms for the conference, (so let them know you're with the conference when making a reservation). We will attempt to increase that block size as needed, (so please make your reservation as early as possible).


Portland is easily accessed by the Portland International Airport(PDX). Portland has a very nice public transportation system, (TriMet), including the MAX light-rail system with the red line service between the airport and downtown, and the green line serving PSU. Use TriMet's trip planner to find good transportation options. And note that you can simply enter "PDX" for the airport and "PSU" for the University.


Portland is a city of many food carts, and there is a large selection (Thai, Mexican, vegan African-Caribbean, soup, sandwiches, etc) right outside PSU, in the parking lot at the corner of 4th & College Sts.

Registration, talks

If you are coming, or just interested, please subscribe to a low-volume mailing list for updates. Also, please add your name to the Attendees and if you are thinking about giving a talk, add your ideas to the bottom of the Program page.