21-25 July 2021 Online Event
UTC timezone


GUADEC is the GNOME community’s largest conference, bringing together hundreds of users, contributors, community members, and enthusiastic supporters together for a week of talks and workshops.


GNOME is a free and open-source software environment project supported by a non-profit foundation. Together, the community of contributors and the Foundation create a computing platform and software ecosystem, composed entirely of free software, that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use.


Please note: due to COVID-19, GUADEC 2021 will be held online.

We are continuing to monitor the global situation and will consider hosting a hybrid conference in Mexico as well if travel becomes possible.

The Call for Proposals is open!

Our GUADEC 2021 theme is "Future-Proofing FOSS". As you write your proposal try thinking about how your topic relates to planning and building for the future of FOSS.

We're welcoming a wide range of topics, but if you need ideas for your proposal we recommend the following: 

  • Application development

  • Privacy and security

  • Community and team building

  • Design of user and developer experience

  • Use of GNOME technologies outside the desktop

  • Newcomers initiatives

  • Project planning and governance

The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.