XDC2016: Helsinki, Finland

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The 2016 X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC2016) is to be held from September 21st through September 23rd at Haaga-Helia in Helsinki, Finland.

A social event will be held on the Saturday following the conference. This will probably be about visiting the city a little, enjoying some Finnish sauna (take your swimming costumes as it will also include Baltic sea dipping!) and probably enjoying a little more food, beers and/or clubs. If you have any suggestion or want to help organising this, contact Martin Peres (martin dot peres at free dot fr).


We will provide a livestream of the event. Here are the links:

You will be able to send questions to the speaker. A link will soon be provided in the video's description to do so.


The conference will be held in the University of Haaga-Helia, Helsinki, Finland (Map)


The conference is entirely free of charges. If you want to attend XDC2016 please add your name to the attendees page. Additionally please subscribe to the X.org events mailing list where we may post updates.

Where to stay

Attendees are encouraged to stay at one of the recommended hotels. If you are interested in staying at a hotel that is not on the list, please contact the event organizer (martin dot peres at free dot fr) for help determining if your hotel is practical for attending the conference.

Code of conduct

XDC is meant to be a technical conference where everyone can enjoy themselves. To this end, we will ask you to be kind to each-others and check out our Anti-Harassment Policy.

Where to eat

List of place to ?eat nearby.


Transportation inside Helsinki is not a problem as public transport is very efficient and running almost all the time.

When arriving at the Vantaa airport, use the local train (line P or I) to get to the center (regional ticket, ~5e ride). You may buy your tickets on the vending machines right before going underground to catch the train or on the platform. The machine is green and has VR written in big white letters.

We suggest that you buy a single-use regional ticket to go to Helsinki and then Helsinki day tickets until the end of the conference which will allow you to travel as much as you want using all the buses, metro, trams, trains and even some ferries inside Helsinki. More information here(select day tickets).

The venue is located right in front of an exit of the local train station "Pasila". For others, you may use Google Maps to plan your trip as it is quite reliable.

WARNING: You cannot use your Helsinki day tickets to leave Helsinki or go back to the airport. You need a regional ticket for this!

Travel Sponsoring

If you are not on a corporate budget but have something to present, please contact the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors board@foundation.x.org for travel sponsorship. (See Events for details.)


We would like to thank Intel for sponsoring the catering at the conference and allowing some of its engineers to organize the conference on company's time.