Thank you to all the sponsors, speakers, volunteers and attendees who made the conference such a successful and great event! We look forward to seeing you again in 2010!

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The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.

ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems.


Conference Highlights

Keynote speakers Dirk Hohndel and David Woodhouse will talk about recent trends in Linux development, and what it means now that Linux has achieved ubiquity in the embedded space.


Dirk Hohndel  - Chief Linux and OpenSource Technologist at Intel, and former CTO of SuSE – Ubiquitous Linux


David Woodhouse – Official “embedded” maintainer for the mainline Linux kernel – Embedded Linux and Mainline Kernel

Just a few of the notable speakers lined up for the conference include:

ready Jim Ready – Founder and CTO of MontaVista kate

Kate Alhola
Maemo chief engineer in Forum Nokia

dan Dan Malek – Founder and CTO of Embedded Alley mike Mike Anderson – CTO and Chief Scientist of The PTR Group

Along with these speakers, there will be 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions on topics like:

This is your chance to talk to engineers working on real products at some of the largest CE companies in the world, describing how they solved real issues in their own development projects.  Also, meet leading developers from the embedded Linux community, and learn about the latest changes in Linux.  The Embedded Linux Conference is one of the leading events where you can learn directly from the experts.  Just take a look at past conferences to see the technical depth of this event!  See

Please click here to see collected papers from ELC 2008

Social Event


On Wednesday evening, please join us for a fun social event at the world-famous Exploratorium. There will be food and drinks, rewards, and a chance to mingle with attendees from both the Collaboration Summit and Embedded Linux Conference. All this while experiencing one of the world's premier hands-on science museums, in one of the most striking landmarks in San Francisco - the Palace of Fine Arts. The event is free for attendees, with a small fee for guests. (See the registration page for reservation details.) Transportation between the Hotel Kabuki and the Exploratorium will be provided.

Special Collaboration Summit Offer

Please note that this year, we are co-locating with the Linux Collaboration Summit hosted by the Linux Foundation.  This event will be held April 8-10 in the same venue. As a special one-time opportunity, the Linux Foundation has agreed to allow to ELC attendees to participate in that event as well (at no charge). This is normally an invitation-only event, so this is a unique opportunity to participate and interact with additional leading community and industry Linux developers.
The website for the Collaboration Summit is:

We've got a great event planned, that we're sure you won't want to miss.
Join us in San Francisco for more progress towards embedded Linux "Ubiquity"!

What is the CE Linux Forum?

The main sponsor of ELC is the CE Linux Forum (CELF). Each year two conferences are organized. In Spring, ELC - CELF's main international event - is organized in the USA. In Autumn, ELC Europe is held targeting a European audience.

CE Linux Forum is an international open source software development community established in 2003. It is a forum of like-minded software engineers dedicated to the development and enhancement of Linux-based embedded devices through the irreplaceable resource of shared knowledge. These engineers bring their ideas and finest skills to such missions as decreasing system size, startup/shutdown time, and power consumption; improving compatibility to various CPU architectures, and developing middleware.