CentOS Connect is the contributor conference for CentOS, focusing on CentOS Stream, Special Interest Groups, and the entire Enterprise Linux ecosystem. CentOS Connect at FOSDEM happens February 1-2, 2024, as part of the FOSDEM Fringe.


CentOS Connect is a free event, but we strongly encourage registration to help us ensure we have enough space and catering for everyone. Your registration includes two days of presentations and meetups, lunch on both days, and access to our birthday party.

We will also live stream the event, and make every effort to include online participants. The live stream will be public, but registering allows us to keep you updated.


CentOS Connect 2024 will be held at the Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels in the Royal room. We have a room block available which includes breakfast.

  • IMPORTANT: Use the code CENTOS24.
    • Book your room on the Radisson website.
    • Under “Selected rates”, select “Promotional code”, then enter the code “CENTOS24”. You must enter the code “CENTOS24” to get our room block.
    • Our room block is available from January 31 thru February 5. Any dates outside the room block will have to be booked separately.

Call for Proposals

Our call for proposals is open until December 18. We're interested in hearing about any topic around the CentOS ecosystem, including from projects built on or with CentOS. Talks may be either 25 or 50 minutes long. We generally prefer shorter talks, but allow longer talks for more technical deep dives.

We are also hosting meetups on the morning of Thursday, February 1. Meetups are designed for SIGs, teams, and interest groups to have either working sessions or discussions. Meetups may be either 2 hours (quarter day) or 4 hours (half day). All meetups are public to all attendees.

Code of Conduct

CentOS is committed to providing an inclusive and harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. All participants, whether in-person or virtual, are expected to follow the CentOS Code of Conduct. and the Fedora Code of Conduct.

To report violations or for any concerns, contact the Community Architect Shaun McCance.