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XenSummit North America 2012

August 27-28, 2012  ·  Sheraton San Diego  ·  San Diego, CA, USA

XenSummit is the leading annual technical conference for Xen® developers and users in North America. The conference provides a much needed collaboration and education space for the Xen® community. Launched in 2006, XenSummit brings together a cross-section of the leading players in the Xen® community, innovative and timely content and a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration.

Event Cost

Registration for XenSummit is now open. As usual, we are asking for a small price to for the event to help cover costs. This year, the price for XenSummit will be USD 99.

Event Location

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


We have secured a room block and discounted room rates of USD$170/night at this hotel. We encourage you to stay at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina to take full advantage of the conference. By doing so and by booking the hotel through the link below, you will also help ensure that does not incur any penalties.

  • Reserve a room!
  • Rooms must be booked before 17:00 PST, July 27, 2012. After the cut-off date, it is at Hotel's discretion whether to accept additional reservations. Note that there is a limited block of rooms: they might fill up fast.
  • Note for attendees of LinuxCon NA, Linux Plumbers Conference or Linux Kernel Summit: XenSummit is at the same hotel as these events. To make life easier for you, we agreed with the Linux Foundation and the hotel that you can use the booking link for any of these events for your entire stay (the cost is the same). This way, you do not need to book rooms separately for XenSummit and the Linux events!
  • However, booking for your entire trip through the web interface will not work in all circumstances: it depends on room availability, as well as the exact length of your stay. If there is an issue, please ring the hotel under +1 877 734 2726 and quote the XenSummit room block and room blocks for other conferences as needed.

Program Management Committee

This year's Xen Summit Program Committee will be: David Nalley (, Donald D Dugger (Intel), Ian Campbell (Citrix), Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk (Oracle) and Lars Kurth (


If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact This year, we will not use any income generated from sponsorship to pay for part of the event. Instead, sponsorship money will be used for scholarships to enable community members to talk at industry events or to attend Xen events such as Hackathons.

Invitation Letters

Please fill out this form if you are planning to attend XenSummit, but need an invitation letter to obtain a visa.

Partner/Family Program

We are looking forward to welcoming you to beautiful San Diego this August. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean boasting beautiful beaches, amazing parks and museums, a rich maritime history, and a plethora of dining and night life opportunities, San Diego has something for everyone so please don't hesitate to bring your partner, spouse or family with you!

The Linux Foundation has partnered with local tour company So Diego tours, to offer private tours for the partners, spouse and family of those attending Linux Foundation events and co-located events such as XenSummit. Each day's tour can be booked separately so freedom is available to pick and choose. Tours are offered all week - Monday through Friday, so attendees who have a free day, can also sign up for any of these tours.

Click here to view daily tour options, descriptions and prices and Book Your Tour.
You will need to enter in the password Linux in order to book your tour.

All tours include round trip transportation and will pick up from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. So Diego also offers a number of public tours if you have a few extra days to explore Southern California before or after the events. If your partner/family would like to tour the area on their own while you attend the conference, here's a great list of things to do in the city and surrounding area.