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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.

After a four year gap due to COVID-19, Flock is returning as an in-person event.

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.


Find the full schedule of talks, presentations, and workshops on our Sched.com schedule.

2023 Event Dates

Flock will be held for three days from Wednesday, 2 August to Friday, 4 August. You should plan to arrive by Tuesday, 1 August and to depart no sooner than Saturday for the best experience.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6

Call for Proposals

Submission deadline

The submission period has passed.

Schedule is Live

The Flock 2023 Schedule is now live on Sched.

Topics you can search for in the schedule include:

  • CentOS
  • Fedora is for everyone
  • Fedora leads in Linux distribution development
  • Hallway track
  • Keynotes and Plenaries
  • Mentoring Summit
  • We build on the success of Fedora.next

Registration Information

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite. A ticket is required to enter the conference.

How much does it cost to attend? There are lots of ticket options.

Flock to Fedora is free to attend, however attendees are asked to consider making a voluntary payment to allow us to increase our travel funding. The suggested payment is $25 (25 USD) scaled to your country using the Big Mac Index. When you click on the orange 'Get tickets' button, you will find various ticket options. Information about which countries are suggested for which tickets is available by click on the ticket's 'Show Info' link.

Why do you suggest we pay?

We also encourage people to pay as it shows commitment to attending. We make many non-refundable commitments for items such as lunch and coffee breaks that are lost to us if you don't attend. There is a strong correlation between paying anything toward admission and actually showing up. The cost paid does not cover the costs associated with your attendance, even if you pay for your entire costs of travel and lodging.

What if my country/region isn't listed?

Use the value that feels the closest to right for you. Consider regions with similar economic situations. Also consider your own situation and choose accordingly.

I want to pay a different amount than what is listed for my country, what do I do?

Please choose the amount that makes the most sense for you. Flock to Fedora is free to attend, while we encourage you to to consider making a voluntary payment.

I'd like to help fund travel for others, can I?

Yes! You can add extra funds to help offset the travel of those who cannot afford to attend. All travel funds are used to help Fedora Community members defray their travel costs. Travel funds are administered through the Flock travel funding program and may not be directed to a specific individual using this form.

How did you calculate these suggested amounts?

We used the raw data from the Big Mac Index for January 2023. Using the dollar valuation, the $25 US value was modified to reflect relative Purchase Price Parity. These values were then rounded to the nearest multiple of 5 to make the numbers less "ugly."

This is not a perfect method, but since the payment is voluntary it provides a reasonable starting point.

The specific method was to use a LibreOffice spreadsheet and open the data set. The value in the 'dollar_valuation' column (column I) was converted to a percentage and then multiplied by $25 before being rounded to the nearest $5. The formula is '=MROUND((25+25*I2/100),5)'.

Will this event be recorded?

Our goal is to record all talks at this event and publish them on our YouTube channel. Attendees to the event may be captured on video, audio, or photographic recordings. We also intend to live-stream for the first time this year as well.


Social Media

Use the #FlockToFedora and #FlockIreland hashtags on your preferred social media platforms. Follow Fedora on Mastodon and Twitter for updates.


Our main Matrix room for Flock is #flock:fedoraproject.org on Fedora Chat.

Venue and Hotel

Flock to Fedora will be held in Cork, Ireland.

General information and detailed overviews about Cork can be found compiled on the Fedora Wiki.

The Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork, Ireland is both the conference venue as well as the conference hotel.

The hotel booking code for Flock 2023 is sold out. Rooms may or may not still be available at full price. Call the hotel for more specific information.

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Silver Springs
Tivoli, Cork
T23 E244
Telephone: +353-21-450-7533

Evening Events

On Wednesday night, join community members for Game Night in Silver Springs, in the Tivoli/Fedora room. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring a favorite card or board game to share and play with friends and colleagues! Additionally, during the evening activity in the hotel, there will be an International Candy Swap hosted by the Fedora Community Architect, and a Fedora pub quiz hosted by Aoife Moloney.

On Thursday night, the social event will be located in Cork City, where we will have a community dinner at Tequila Jack's and then break off into small groups for scavenger hunt through Cork City. Shuttles will be provided from the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs after the event, and return again in the evening.

On Friday night, celebrate the last night of Fedora Flock with a ghost tour of old Cork! We will have two groups for the ghost tour, with an early and late group. This will be in Cork City and shuttles will be provided like the previous night. Did we mention there might be a special, limited-edition badge?


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Cork photograph by chumlee10 on Flickr. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.