What is Flock?

Flock is the Fedora Project's annual contributor-focused conference. It typically alternates between European and North American locations. The conference provides a venue for face to face meetings and conversations. It is also a place to celebrate our community.

What will we do at Flock?

  • Communicate the Fedora Strategy. Everyone in Fedora should understand and feel well-aligned with the project's goals, both long-term and tactical. We should all understand the messaging we're using to attract new users and contributors.
  • Plan the Next Strategy. This strategy doesn't come from the top down, or from thin air, and it's not dictated by our sponsors. It comes from the community. Because we're so big and distributed, Flock can't be the only place where we get new ideas, but it is a summit where we present, learn about, and discuss them.
  • Build Community Connections and Engagement. We do amazing work as a global project, but there's no substitute for direct human interaction. Flock helps tie us together. In-person discussion, collaboration, and fun social events help us function better on IRC and mailing lists throughout the year.

Who comes to Flock?

While Flock is open to anyone, the majority of talks at Flock are focused on existing contributors and those looking to increase their involvement. There is almost no solely user-focused content.


The Flock 2019 schedule is now available!

Event Dates

Flock will begin the morning of Thursday, August 8. Sessions will continue each day until Sunday, August 11. You should plan to arrive by Wednesday, August 7 and to depart no sooner than Sunday afternoon for the best experience.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 11

Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals for talks (25/50 minutes) or workshops( 2 hours), or hackfests/FADs (half or full day) on topics of importance to the contributor community.

Topic ideas include:

  • Pitch an idea! Have the next Fedora Rings, or Fedora Editions plan, or rpm-ostree, or something entirely new? Have something that bugs you and a plan to fix it? Think we should grow our userbase in a particular area by doing something we aren't? Pitch it!
  • Team planning for the next year. Mini-strategic-hackfests for various groups; for example, regional planning.
  • Focused hackfest for a team or topic.
  • Training for existing contributors on new processes (i.e. packaging updates or Zanata updates).
  • Onboarding/Join meetings for contributors
  • Your idea here!

We are accepting proposals as issues in the Flock repository on Pagure. We are doing this so that you can solicit feedback on your proposal, look for collaborators, and figure out who you need in the room and who will be there. Specific instructions are in the Pagure repo.

Proposals are evaluated in three rounds and must be submitted by the beginning of the final round. This allows us to confirm talks for speakers sooner than making everyone wait until then end. This also incentivizes you to submit early :D. Unselected proposals carry forward to the next round.

  1. Round 1 selection starts on: 1 June 2019

  2. Round 2 selection starts on: 15 June 2019

  3. Final selection starts on: 1 July 2019

Registration Information

Registration for Flock is open.

This year we are handling registration via EventBrite. You can find the Flock 2019 event online now. If you need or think you will need a visa letter to attend Flock, please complete the Event Visa Invitation Letter Request Form. Letters can be requested until 1 month before the event.

Flock 2019 will, again, feature a small optional registration fee to help offset the costs of swag and lunch. This fee is scaled by country using the Big Mac Index and is based on a $25 Fee in the United States.

All travel funding has been issued.

Attendees who registered and paid the registration fee by July 8, 2019 are included in the count for items that have to be confirmed in advance. This includes lunch, swag, etc. If you registered and/or paid after this date, you may not receive all of the benefits of registration.

If you did not register, you are still welcome to attend the conference and events. However, you may not receive benefits such as lunch and a shirt.


Mailing List

The Flock attendees mailing list is the primary means of communication for attendees of Flock. You should subscribe to this list if you plan to attend.


Our main IRC channel for the event is #fedora-flock on irc.freenode.net.


Telegram is used as a quicker way to communicate during the conference with mobile devices and/or laptops. We have an official group you can join to participate in the conference at @flocktofedora. You can join by clicking this link.

Venue and Hotel

The Danubius Hotel HELIA in Budapest, Hungary is both the conference venue as well as the conference hotel.

  • Flock Conference room rates of 140 EUR/night per double occupancy room and 128 EUR/night per single occupancy room have been arranged. Rooms include breakfast, wifi, and unlimited use of the Danubius Premier Fitness Club.
  • To obtain the Flock rate, please register online.
  • July 4 is the cut-off for our reserved block. If reserving for yourself, please book before then! After this date, rates are best available.

Please Note: If you receive financial assistance to attend Flock, the organizers will book your travel arrangements (flight, hotel, bus) for you.

The Danubius Hotel HELIA

H-1133 Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64

Danubius Zrt.
1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 11.
Cégbírósag neve: Fővárosi Biroság Cégbírósága
Cégjegyzékszám: 01-10-041120


Sponsorship opportunities are still open. For information, contact flockinfo@fedoraproject.org.

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