The open source digital design conference

September 27th to 29th in Bordeaux, France.

(c) Xellery, CC BY-SA 3.0

The FOSSi Foundation are pleased to announce ORConf 2019 will be taking place in beautiful Bordeaux, France over the final weekend of September, 27th to 29th, 2019.

We are currently planning the event, so check back for updates over the next month or so.

ORConf is an annual conference for open source digital, semiconductor and embedded systems designers and users. Each year attendees are treated to an ever-impressive array of presentations from all corners of the open source hardware space.

We invite anyone with an interest in the field to join us and also consider a presentation, big or small, on your experience as a developer or a user of open source digital design projects.

ORConf remains to be free to attend thanks to each year's sponsors. Please do get in touch should you be interested in getting exposure for your company by becoming a sponsor of ORConf!

ORConf is organized by the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation.

Questions? Contact the organisers.

ORConf 2019: Venue | Schedule | Presentations | Dinner

Previous ORConfs: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012


ORConf is free to attend! We require that you register so so we know how many to expect. We expect all participants of ORCONF to follow the FOSSi Foundation code of conduct.

Registration will open soon.

Professional Tickets

Attendees who are joining us at ORConf on behalf of their company and/or can claim the conference as professional training expense are encouraged to purchase a professional ticket. These ticket sales help us provide all that we do at ORConf and keep the event accessible to all members of the community.

Professional tickets will become available very soon.

Submit a talk

We encourage anybody involved in the open source semiconductor engineering space to come along and give share your work or experience. Presentations slots as short as 3 minute lightning-talks up to 30 minute talks with Q and A are available.

If you've designed, worked on or even just used open source IP cores and/or management systems, verification IP, build flows, SoCs, simulators, synthesis tools, FPGA and ASIC implementation tools, languages and DSLs, compilers, or anything related we'd love to have you join us to share your experience.

(c) Olivier Aumage, CC ASA 2.0

ORConf 2019's venue is still being arranged. Please check back soon for more details.

Headline Sponsor

Headline sponsorship of ORConf is still available for 2019. Get in touch for details on how to become the headline sponsor of ORConf 2019.



You can also support us with small donations via Paypal:

Stay updated!

The schedule will be available closer to the event.
Saturday Night Dinner

As is tradition at ORConf, a dinner will be arranged for the Saturday evening (28th) which all conference attendees and partners are encouraged to attend.

We are open to the sponsorship of this dinner, so please get in touch with us to find out more.


Presentations will be listed here after they've been submitted.