The venue for FOSS4G-HFX is still being determined.  We’ll be happy to sit at the back of a pub and share, or at a donated university computer lab; but we’ll update here when we have more details.

Below is information on our original proposed venue.  A great space, that we can grow into someday 🙂







We are proud to welcome you to Nova Scotia’s new international venue, in downtown Halifax literally 5 blocks walk to the Atlantic Ocean, the Nova Centre.  With floor to ceiling windows on every floor, with its entrance on a walking street that boasts one of the highest density of pubs in Canada, and its views of the ocean, we’re excited to welcome FOSS4G attendees to this beautiful venue!

Here are some of the features of the Nova Centre:

  • 120,000 square feet of rentable space, including:
  • 30,000+ square foot ballroom with 24’ ceiling height
  • Over 40,000 square feet of exhibit space on one level. Main Exhibit hall has 30’ ceiling height and is over 26,000 square feet
  • 23 breakout rooms of different dimensions, some with natural light
  • Multiple registration areas offering great flexibility
  • Sunny atrium pre-function or exhibit area overlooking historic Halifax streetscape
  • Onsite retail / dining locations on site
  • Underground parking garage
  • Onsite hotel opening January 2020 (Sutton Place)
  • LEED Gold certified

See some pictures from our first site visit on June 19, 2018 below….








Planting the seed for FOSS4G in Atlantic Canada! Watch this space for more event info coming soon.

2019-12-02: The venue for FOSS4G-HFX 2020 may actually be the back of a pub, and a donated university lab, but the FOSS4G spirit will exist ha!  The original proposed venue is listed here, we will update this page when we have more news on venues.  Thank you for your support!