What is Flock?

Flock is the Fedora Project's annual contributor-focused conference. It 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?

The schedule is now available. Changes are still possible.

  • 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.m
  • 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.

Event Dates

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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12


The schedule is now available. Changes are still possible.

Call for Proposals

The CfP is now closed and the schedule is now available. Changes are still possible.

Registration Information

Late Registration for Flock is still open. You may also register on-site. Late registrants are not guranteed all benefits of registration including swag and food. These will provided if we have capacity. This year we are handling registration via EventBrite. You can find the Flock 2018 event online now.

We are no longer issuing visa letters as the event is less than one month away. All travel funding has been issued.


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 Radisson Blu Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Dresden Radebeul, Germany is both the conference venue as well as the conference hotel.

  • Flock Conference room rates of 100 EUR/night per double occupancy room and 75 EUR/night per single occupancy room have been arranged. Rooms include breakfast
  • To obtain the Flock rate, please email events@parkhotel-radebeul.com with your name, contact details, date of arrival and departure and mention the "Flock Fedora Conference." You will receive a confirmation and reservation number back by email.

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

The Radisson Blu Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Dresden Radebeul, Germany

Nizzastrasse 55
Radebeul D-01445 Dresden Germany
+49 351 8321-035

Radebuel is a suburb of Dresden featuring easy direct access to the city center via tram and bus.


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

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