SFScon and the FSFE Community Meeting

In 2019, the FSFE will cooperate with the Free Software Conference in Bolzano, Italy: taking place between November 15th and 17th.

The SFScon will host an FSFE track during that weekend, as well as an FSFE assembly. Our track will cover topics on the interplay of technology and society, and the assembly will be a place to meet and share experiences for all participants and our own community.

We will also use the occasion to run our Annual Community Meeting at the same event.

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) is one of Europe’s most established conferences on Free Software happening annually in November in Bolzano, Italy, with multiple tracks running in parallel. Registration is required and it is free of charge.

This year, the FSFE community experts will help shape the topics by presenting talks and keynotes on various matters:

Join our track and activities

The FSFE will be part of the SFScon2019 with its own track on Saturday morning. The FSFE track will start in the morning of November 16th at the SFScon venue (see below), followed by a Community hike on Sunday, November 17th. Please find the Agenda of our track and the Community meeting sessions below


As the SFScon starts already on Friday, November 15th, we booked places at a nice local pub called Hopfen where the FSFE community and friends can have some food and drinks. The reservation starts at 20:00h.

Saturday morning, November 16th

Saturday afternoon, November 16th

Sunday November 17th

Community Hike - Hiking and exploring the Bolzano area together

The FSFE Booth

The FSFE stand will be located in the SFScon Foyer (on the -1 floor of the NOI Techpark - between Seminar Room 1 and Seminar Room 2). Besides the flyers and stickers, you would also be able to find some of the classic FSFE t-shirts and other merchandise.

The venue




There are many options, but do make your arrangements quickly as Bolzano is usually crowded during the SFScon and hotels, guest houses and rooms get booked out very quickly.


Bolzano is reachable by multiple types of transport. It is a well connected place that even has its own airport. The most budget friendly flight would however be via Innsbruck, Verona, or Venice, where you could change to a convenient train connection. Another financially sparing way would be to travel entirely by train from your location, by bus or with a car. For more information on how Bolzano can be reached, we advise you to visit the following helpful page of the region, where they give useful tips and tricks:

Code of Conduct

The SFScon is governed by its own Code of Conduct. However, the FSFE Community meeting on Saturday afternoon will run under the FSFE's Code of Conduct. This means that you can approach FSFE or SFScon staff members if you would like to report a Code of Conduct violation. In case you would like to do so in writing, you can email us at

Events/FSFECommunityMeeting2019 (last edited 2019-12-05 12:32:21 by Galia)