The open source digital design conference

September 27th to 29th in Bordeaux, France.

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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.

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 | Dinner

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Free Ticket

ORConf is free to attend! We require that you register so we know how many to expect.

Professional Ticket

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 are £ 250 and can by bought here via PayPal or by email.

Professional ticket holders will receive some swag and a special name badge as a thank you.

We expect all participants of ORConf to follow the FOSSi Foundation code of conduct.

Submit a talk

We encourage anyone involved in the open source semiconductor engineering space to come along and give share your work or experience.

This year we're offering lightning talk and 15-minute speaking slots, with the choice of opting in to be considered for an extended slot of 30-40 minutes. We are intentionally reducing the standard speaking slot length this year to ensure we can accomodate all of the exceptional talk submissions we recieve, and to maximise face-to-face time throughout the event. We encourage speakers to skip the technical deep-dive presentations and instead provide high-level introductions and overviews of what makes their work great, and prepare a poster or hardware demo for people to come and discuss details during the breaks.

So 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.


ORConf 2019 will be held at the ENSEIRB-MATMECA at Bordeaux INP. We are in amphitheatre B of their main building. Please follow the signs once you get there. The building is locked, please call the phone number on the door to get in (or sneak in with someone else).

Headline Sponsor

western digital

We are pleased to announce Western Digital as the headline sponsor of ORConf 2019.


Major Sponsors

Two Sigma

You can also support us with small donations via Paypal:

Stay updated!

Schedule: Friday, September 27
Schedule: Saturday, September 28
Schedule: Sunday, September 29
Saturday Night Dinner

As is tradition at ORConf, a dinner is arranged for the Saturday evening (28th) which all conference attendees and partners are encouraged to attend. The dinner takes place at La Guinguette Chez Alriq, ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux. We start at 19:00 (7pm).

The dinner is sponsored by Google and free to attend. Thank you Google!

Full directions to the venue.