Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 2-3, 2015

The thirteenth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 2-3, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

UPDATED: 2015 Call for Presentations Now Open

July 16, 2015vance

Update: the closing date for submissions has been extended by one week to July 24, 2015. It will not be extended further, so get your proposals in now!

The Ohio LinuxFest is pleased to announce that it is seeking presentations on all topics of interest to the Free and Open Source Software community. Our 2015 event will be held on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Please visit the CFP page for full details and how to submit your proposal. The deadline is Friday, July 24, but the sooner you can get yours in, the better!

Our audience consists of people at all skill levels. Prior speaking experience is a plus, although we do try to provide opportunities for first-time speakers. If you have any questions, please contact us at We are looking forward to another awesome set of talks for our thirteenth year and can't wait to hear from you!

Alan Robertson to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2015

July 8, 2015vance

Photo of Alan Robertson

The Ohio LinuxFest is excited to announce Alan Robertson as one of our 2015 keynote speakers.

More Hotels

June 27, 2015warner

We've arranged new room blocks with the Hyatt, Crowne Plaza, and Hampton Inn in addition to the Drury. The hotel blocks are limited, reserve your room soon. Check out the details on our hotels page!

Jorge Castro to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2015

June 21, 2015vance

Photo of Jorge Castro
Photo by Graham Binns, used under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 Generic license

We are pleased to welcome Jorge Castro back to the Ohio LinuxFest stage to be a 2015 keynote speaker.

Valerie Aurora to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2015

June 6, 2015vance

Photo of Valerie Aurora

The Ohio LinuxFest is thrilled to have Valerie Aurora as one of our keynote speakers for 2015.

Ohio LinuxFest 2015 Dates Announced

May 16, 2015suzenrose

We now have a contract signed, and Ohio LinuxFest 2015 will be on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3! Once again, the action will be at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Please stay tuned to for additional details. Many pages contain last year's information and will be updated. In the coming days we will be announcing discount hotel rates and opening the call for presentations. The Ohio LinuxFest Institute professional training will be returning on Friday this year.

Registration will open later, and as always advance registration is free!

We'll have an expanded expo area for 2015 - if you are interested in getting a table, please see our sponsorship page or get in touch at

Mark your calendar, and get ready to join 1,000 other Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts like you!

Reglue Needs Your Help

November 19, 2014vance

If you saw the Ohio LinuxFest 2014 closing address by Ken Starks in person, you know about the Reglue project. If you didn't, watch it here!

Program online! (2014)

October 21, 2014suzenrose

Yes, a full copy of the program as a .pdf is attached and linked below.

Print copies will also be available at the check in table, but here you go for now...


Thank you to our sponsors, supporters and Katherine Hughes Courtney  for creating the program .pdf.


We Need Volunteers!

October 19, 2014suzenrose

Please consider volunteering - for a day or half day or maybe a few hours.

We are an all volunteer organization.

Check out this link for details and to fill in your

preferences.  THANK YOU!