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),

DebConf19 Delegation supports ?DebConf20 in Portugal