UPDATE: 8/24/2012: Linux Plumbers Conference has now sold out.  No new registrations will be accepted.  Thanks for your interest, and we hope you can join us next year!

The Linux Plumbers Conference 2012 will be held in San Diego, California from Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, August 31, 2012, in the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.


Pricing information is available for the 2012 Linux Plumbers Conference. Note that registration might close earlier than dates indicated if the max capacity is reached. Early registration is recommended. Registration will not be available onsite the days of the conference, hence the last day to register will be August 28, the day prior to the conference.

Student $100 March 20, 2012 August 22, 2012 (registration is closed)
Early Registration $300 March 20, 2012 May 15, 2012
Regular $350 April 30, 2012 July 28, 2012
Late $450 July 29, 2012 August 22, 2012 (registration is closed)



Registration for LPC 2012 is now closed.  If you have an existing registration, you can view it here. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact us.


Please note when registering for multiple events: Registration for LinuxCon North America/CloudOpen 2012 is available as an add-on option, so attendees may register for these events via the Plumbers Conference registration form.

However, if you are a speaker or sponsor of LinuxCon North America and/or CloudOpen, please register for those conferences separately using the access code you were provided.

If you were invited to attend Linux Kernel Summit (on Monday, August 27th), please use the Kernel Summit registration form where you can add-on your Plumbers Conference and/or LinuxCon North America/CloudOpen registration (except in the event that you are speaking at Plumbers and/or LinuxCon North America/CloudOpen, in which case you will need to register on multiple forms).


Fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN). The hotel (C on map below) runs a free shuttle service to and from the airport, or it is a 10 minute walk from Terminal 1 (B) and 20 minutes from Terminal 2 (A).

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Walking Directions from Airport to Hotel (0.5 miles – 800 meters starting from Terminal 1)

  1. Exit the terminal and make a left on the sidewalk (do not cross).  You *must* go left – it might look like it would be quicker to go right, but there is no way across to the hotel that direction.
  2. You will cross a narrow service road, keep walking on the sidewalk until you reach an intersection.
  3. Walk across the street (you will walk under the elevated freeway at that point).
  4. Now go across the street you are on (there is a pedestrian traffic light). You will find yourself on the right side of the street, on the sidewalk.
  5. Continue on the sidewalk, and turn right into the Sheraton driveway.



The Linux Plumbers Conference is being held in San Diego, California from August 28 – August 31 in the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Linux Plumbers Conference attendees can avail themselves of rooms at a Linux Foundation discounted booking rate of US $170 a night (plus taxes) at this hotel. We encourage you to stay on-site to take full advantage of the conference.  Please note that rooms in our reserved block will include internet in guest rooms at no additional cost. Be aware that with LinuxCon running during the same days at the same hotel, rooms in this discounted block will go fast.

Sheraton Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: +1 619-291-2900

To make your room reservation online, please click here.  You may also call the Reservation Center to make a reservation at 1-877-734-2726 and ask for the LinuxCon room rate. Room link is:

Update 8/17/2012:  The Sheraton is now fully booked.  You can call to check for cancellations, or use the new group rate we set up at the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island just 0.7 miles from the Sheraton.  The room rate is US$179/night and includes wireless internet as well as complimentary shuttle service to/from the Sheraton each day. To book a room, click here or call the hotel at 1-619-291-6700 and ask for the Linux Foundation group rate.

If you are traveling on a budget and looking for someone to share a room with, please visit our room sharing page


Linux Plumbers will be colocated and running in parallel with LinuxCon North America 2012. The conference center is connected to the Marina Tower at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina (map). For the majority of the agenda, Plumbers sessions will be scheduled in the downstairs Nautilus rooms. There will be a handful of joint Plumbers & LinuxCon sessions which will be scheduled in one of the main floor rooms


Bus route 992 goes directly from Terminal 1 at the airport to downtown near the Gaslamp district. The service runs approximately every 15 minutes during the day and every 1/2 hour in the evening.   The Big Bay Shuttle will also be running during the conference.  Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try taking a water taxi.

For transit details, including bus, shuttle, and water taxi, click here.

For information on area attractions and directions, click here.


For information on where to eat or drink in the area, including a list of what’s near the conference venue, check out our Eating and Drinking in San Diego page.


For groceries, your best bet is Trader Joe’s in Point Loma. See directions here.

If you need a pharmacy, there is a Rite Aid easily accessible via the Big Bay Shuttle. Stop at the first stop (Maritime Museum), walk up Ash street, cross one intersection, then a set of railway tracks and the pharmacy will be at the next corner (Ash and Kettner). Return to the hotel boarding the shuttle at the same location where you got off. Walking directions from the Shuttle stop to the pharmacy are  here.


The Linux Plumbers conference is a working conference intended for professional networking and collaboration in the Linux community. Participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employer’s policies on appropriate workplace behavior.

While at the Linux Plumbers Conference or related social networking opportunities, attendees should not engage in discriminatory or offensive speech or actions regarding gender, sexuality, race, or religion. Speakers should be especially aware of these concerns.

We do not condone any statements by speakers contrary to these standards, and we reserves the right to deny entrance to any individual.

Please bring any concerns to to the immediate attention of a member of the Linux Plumbers Conference planning committee, or contact either Elena Zannoni or Grant Likely. We thank our attendees for their help in keeping the Linux Plumbers Conference professional, welcoming and friendly.

This policy is derived from the Linux Foundation’s anti-harassment and discrimination policy which applies to all Linux Foundation events.