20th Anniversary! ❝Past, Present & Future❞

LinuxFest Northwest (est. 2000), an annual Open Source event co-produced by Bellingham Linux Users Group and the Information Technology department at BTC. LFNW features presentations and exhibits on free and open source topics, as well as Linux distributions & applications, InfoSec, and privacy; something for everyone from the novice to the professional!

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Call for Papers

We are now accepting proposals for sessions!

You can submit proposals for Presentations, Short Tutorials, BoFs, Long presentations, Tutorials, and All Days. Proposals should fit in one of the 8 tracks: Code, Education, Game Den, Humans, Infrastructure, Jupiter Broadcasting, Postgres Track, and Security. The submission period is open October 15, 2018 - January 31, 2019. You have 11 days left!

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Call for Tracks

We are now accepting custom track requests!

Would you like to host a mini-summit, sub-conference, or hack space? The submission period for track requests is open October 15, 2018 - January 31, 2019. You have 11 days left!

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The registration period is open January 11 - April 28, 2019

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Where to stay in Bellingham, WA

We recommend the following accommodations for your visit.


Heliotrope Hotel

The Heliotrope Hotel hosts seven different room layouts, offering choice in your experience. Every room features a Queen Bed, Mini-fridge, 32 inch HDTV, High speed WiFi, custom cabinetry from Smith & Vallee Woodworks and original artwork from local artists. A complimentary parking spot on property is included with every room, and all guests have access to The Yard and The Hub - featuring a fireplace, lounge, and coffee bar. Bring your family, pets, bikes, skis, and readiness to connect! Feel free to take a look at our options on our website and see what might fit you best -- https://www.heliotropehotel.com/rooms/ . Reserve your room by March 26, 2019 using the Code: "LFNW19" to access the discounted group rate for arrival on April 26, 2019 to departure on April 28, 2019. Should you want to extend your stay, we would love to host you and are happy to provide the group rate for your entire stay. Simply reach out to our team directly and we would be happy to assist with extending your reservation. We look forward to hosting you at Heliotrope Hotel for LinuxFest Northwest 2019!

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Home2 Suites by Hilton


The Home2 Suites is Bellingham’s only Hilton Hotel offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Please click on the link below to book your room or call us at 360-734-3111 and ask for the “LF5” code.

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