DebConf 2020 bid for Lisbon, Portugal



Presentation at DebConf18, Slides (ODP)

Our proposal is for ?DebConf20 to take place in Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon because:

This will be a guarantee of a smooth and traditional DebConf.

Why Lisbon

In Europe

Good venue

Sunny and pleasant days

Tasty food

Plenty of opportunities for social events

Help stimulating the local Free Software community



Best Engineering School of Portugal with more than 100 years of history

Grand Hall (Salão Nobre) with 300 seats

2 Auditoriums with 100 seats each

Several class rooms with 30 or 60 seats for Hacklabs and the Organization


Several options for vegan and vegetarian

Portuguese Traditional Food: Cozido a Portuguesa, Carne de Porco a Alentejana, Prego, Bacalhau com Natas, Pasteis de Nata

Good coffee espressos or “bica”

Several canteens inside the venue

Restaurants near the venue: Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Brazilian, Indian and Vegetarian


The summer will be hot and dry with Blue Sky, Little chance of grey sky or rain.


Free Time

Nearby Beaches

Night Markets

Bars and Discos

Music festivals near Lisbon in July and August, Festivals season across Portugal

List can be found at


Local Team

Core Team: Jose M Calhariz, Prof. Luis Guerra e Silva, Prof. Joao Nuno Oliveira e Silva, Simão Martins, Rita Severo, Samuel Bernardo, Ana Fragoso, Marco Cerdeira. Salvador Abreu (spa), Pedro Ribeiro, Rui Branco (ruipb).

People interested in helping: zumbi?, enkelenaH, phls, Valessio, Kanashiro, Madlene, Spanish and Brazilian DDs, indiebio (pending being able to spend time in Europe),


Jose M Calhariz

My dream is to have a DebConf in Portugal at my University. I will do whatever is needed to have a smooth DebConf in Lisbon.

Rui Branco

Gathering dispersed knowledge on Open Source Software namely on Debian and concentrate in efficient and collaborative teams is one of my insights for wanting this Debconf in Portugal. First to get the global community to know this beautiful country and second to take the local (country) community "...Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before"... aiming to "Debian where to now ....(future)"

Pedro Ribeiro

Being a long time Debian user, and open-source software supporter, I would be most happy to help bring DebConf to Portugal.

Ana Fragoso

Will be part of a collaborative teamwork with the ability to multitask in an English-speaking environment. I feel perfectly at home liaising the accommodation, conference dinner, special rooms, catering and keeping close contact with the venue’s management. My goal in participating is to help make Debian 2020 happen in a welcome and multicultural environment for all.

Diana Rodrigues

I will be working with Ana Fragoso and will be assisting with all work needed with the accommodation, conference dinner and catering, as well as any facilities management. Will also be able to give the Treasurer any backup necessary.

DebConf19 Orga Team

DebConf19 Delegation supports ?DebConf20 in Portugal