FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.


Services provided during the event


Need information about scheduled talks, the location of the rooms or other practicalities? We're happy to assist you at one of the Infodesks. The main infodesk is located in the H building.

Cloak room

Tired of carrying your coat, bags or umbrella around? Store them at our free and permanently staffed cloak room. Simply follow the signalization. Disclaimer: Fosdem cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage from any cause whatsoever of items left at the cloak room.

First aid

A Red Cross first aid team is present during the entire weekend. Follow the signs in the H building.

Physical security

Fosdem's goal is to organise an event where everyone can feel safe and comfortable. Towards that end, we have invested in having multiple professional security guards during the weekend.

If you see a (potential) problem, please approach one of them or a staff member who can be recognised by his/her bright yellow t-shirt with "Staff" on the back.

Some guidelines:

  • If you come by car, don't leave any valuables in it.
  • Do not enter a room if the sign says it is full: We need to consider fire safety.
  • Follow instructions given by the security guards or by a staff member: They are meant for your safety and that of others.

Lost & found

Found or lost something? Head over to the Infodesk in the H building.