Hi all,

I'd like to announce ORCONF 2016, the annual open source digital design conference. This year we're very pleased to be hosted by Davide Rossi and his group at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy over October 7th, 8th and 9th.

As in previous years, we're looking forward to bringing together those involved and interested in any facet of open source embedded systems engineering.

We'd like to have a strong showing from the various open source communities and their projects that are out there, academia and their interesting research ideas that either directly or indirectly contribute to the open source hardware ecosystem, and commercial developers who either contribute or perhaps just have success stories to share about their use of, or collaboration with, open source hardware projects.

As usual, the http://orconf.org site is the place to go for all of the information as it becomes available.

Registration and presentation submission forms are now live. Please do register if you plan to attend:


If you'd like to present at ORCONF this year, then please fill out this form as well, and we'll be in touch:


The conference is being organised by the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation (FOSSi) with help, of course, by our hosts at the University of Bologna. ORCONF will be free to attend, and we'd like to provide food and drinks during the day for attendees, amongst other things, and so are seeking sponsors for the event. Please get in touch if you'd like to sponsor us this year.

We look forward to another great conference this year, and hope to see as many of you there as possible.

The ORCONF team