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Ubuntu Summit 2023

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Laipni lūgti Latvijā! Welcome to Latvia!

After the success of last year’s Ubuntu Summit in Prague, the organizers at Canonical set a goal to make this year’s Summit bigger, better and bolder. With this goal in mind, we are all extremely excited to announce that this year’s Ubuntu Summit will be hosted in the beautiful city of Riga, Latvia!

A bird’s eye view of old town Riga

The Ubuntu Summit Experience

The Ubuntu Summit is more than just a conference; it’s an annual celebration of the most compelling and groundbreaking innovations from the open source ecosystem. Produced and hosted by Canonical, the publishers of Ubuntu, the Summit offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the cutting-edge innovations and pioneering technologies that are transforming our world.

Whether you’re an industry leader, a trailblazing developer, or a passionate advocate for open source, the Ubuntu Summit is for you. Come engage with influential figures in the field, learn from those challenging the status quo, and contribute to the conversations shaping the future of technology.

This is more than an Ubuntu event; it’s a global stage for showcasing the incredible talent and diversity found in the open source community. Our mission, inspired by the spirit of Ubuntu, is to create a space where everyone – from the fledgling coder to the seasoned innovator – can come together to learn, share, and collaborate.

At the Ubuntu Summit, we’re not just imagining the future; we’re building it, together. And we invite you – the visionaries, the trailblazers, the dreamers – to join us in making the seemingly impossible, possible.

The only thing missing from this photo is you!

History of the Ubuntu Summit

While this year marks only the second Ubuntu Summit event, the conference itself has a long and celebrated past. Starting after the inception of the first Ubuntu release in 2004, developers and community members from the project would gather together twice a year for one week to tackle the technical challenges of the time and forge the path ahead for future releases. These Ubuntu Developer Summits, or more affectionately “UDS” by its attendees, took place every year until they were eventually discontinued in 2012.

A decade later, the Summit was resurrected as a newer, more inclusive technical conference. Dropping the developer from the title to simply become the “Ubuntu Summit”, this new event sought to create a broader and more universal conference for all who shape the open source world. After the great success of last year’s Summit, the mandate and model for future Ubuntu Summits was established.

The Riga city skyline behind the resplendent Freedom Monument

The When, Where and “How Much?”

The 2023 Ubuntu Summit will take place November 3rd – 5th at the iconic Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel in the historic Riga city center. The Ubuntu Summit is free for all to attend, however there is a limited number of participants we can accommodate so be sure to register early.

Prepare your Abstracts

Our Call for Proposals window will officially open June 5th. Please stay tuned to the Ubuntu Blog and the official Ubuntu Summit Event Page for future announcements and information.

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