Call for GUADEC 2025 Location Proposals

The GNOME Foundation invites bids for hosting GUADEC 2025. For next year’s annual gathering of GNOME users and developers we’re looking for location proposals from anywhere in the world. This is your chance to bring GUADEC to your city!

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to host GUADEC 2025 in your city, please submit an intention to bid by filling out this short form. Intent to Bid submissions are due by end-of-day May 3, 2024.

Final proposals should be submitted using our online form and are due by May 31, 2024.

Be prepared to include the following details in your proposal:

  • Location information
  • A list of local team members
  • Information about local support (GNOME or open source communities, universities, government or businesses affiliated with GNOME or open source)
  • Ideas about local sponsors
  • Venue information
  • Proposed dates
  • Travel information (local airports, trains, etc.)
  • Local transportation (how will attendees get around the city)
  • Accommodation and dining options
  • Social event options
  • Group activity options
  • Estimated costs and budget for hosting in this location

Intention to bid: May 3, 2024
Final proposal submission: May 31, 2024

Proposals from previous years are available for reference and you can talk to the Foundation Board and previous GUADEC organizers to find out more about what is involved. If you need more time to finalize your bid please contact

Organizing GUADEC is a large undertaking but local teams will have help from Foundation Staff members and Engagement Team contributors!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Kristi at or the Foundation board at

Submit an Intent to Bid
Submit a Proposal


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