Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Practical information

Registration and cost

FOSDEM is free to attend. There is no registration. Just turn up!
The conference is primarily funded by sponsors and the sale of t-shirts on-site but we also gratefully accept donations.

Getting there

FOSDEM takes place at the ULB Solbosch Campus in Brussels, Belgium. Information about the venue and how to get there can be found on the transportation & venue page.

Where to stay

We can't recommend particular hotels or hostels in Brussels and we can't arrange your accommodation for you, but we have compiled a list of popular places to stay, recommended by other attendees.


We don't own the university campus and have little control over its accessibility. Nevertheless, most of the conference is accessible to attendees with physical limitations. Consult our accessibility page for details on how to get around campus in a wheelchair and how to get accessible seating in presentations.

Services during FOSDEM

There are a number of free services available to visitors during the event, see details here.

Code of Conduct

In order to keep FOSDEM a fun, interesting and positive experience for everybody, we expect participants to follow the FOSDEM Code of Conduct.

Job Corner

Some passive recruitment is allowed for open source positions and contracting. See Job Corner for details.

Novel Coronavirus information (aka 2019-nCoV, Wuhan coronavirus)

At the beginning of 2020 the World Health Organisation identified a new virus spreading in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province of China.

As of Wed 29 Jan 2020, World Health Organisation and Belgian Government advice do not indicate a threat serious enough to require any changes to FOSDEM.

We recommend that visitors who are concerned refer to the World Health Organisation's travel advice .

If you are feeling unwell, please consider staying home or in your hotel. We know it's frustrating but it is best to avoid spreading illness, regardless of whether it's a cold, 2019-nCoV, or a more usual virus. You can watch video live streams from all rooms and use the #fosdem hashtag to participate in conversation on social media.

Further information

The fosdem@ mailing list is a good place to ask for more information. Subscribers to the list may also be able to help you with getting to the venue or finding a place to stay. The list archive, going back to 2006, contains a wealth of useful information.

Of course you can also contact the organisers!