An open source digital design conference

We're pleased to announce that ORCONF 2016 will be held between October 7 to October 9 at the University of Bologna, in Bologna, Italy.

ORCONF is an open source digital design and embedded systems conference, covering areas of electronics from the transistor level up to Linux user space and beyond. Expect presentations and discussion on free and open source IP projects, implementations on FPGA and in silicon, verification, EDA tools, licensing and embedded software, to name a few.

Begun as the annual OpenRISC developers and users conference, it has become a broad open source digital design-oriented event and is supported by FOSSi, the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation.

The conference is free to attend, and we invite anyone with an interest in the field to participate by presenting or just joining us for the event.

Check back here over the next couple of months as we start to list the line up and event schedule.


Please register to attend via this form, and we will be in touch with further details of the event.

If you would like to present this year, please fill out this form and the organisers will get back to you within a few weeks.


The conference will take place at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy.

Previous editions: 2012/2013, 2014, 2015

Travel and accommodation

Bologna is easily accessible via air, rail and road. Wikivoyage has a reasonable guide on transport options.

It is a city of a few-hundred thousand people, and there should be plenty of accommodation options available through the usual booking sites.


ORCONF and FOSSi are looking for sponsors help to cover the costs of this year's event.
Please get in touch if you'd like to support us this year.

Questions? Contact the organisers or ask in #openrisc on