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WineConf is the Wine Project's annual conference, where members of the Wine community, the broader Free Software community and interested users meet up over food and beverages. We traditionally also have a number of talks by attendees, as well as some formal and informal discussions about anything vaguely Wine related.


October 12 – 13, 2019


Group Photo

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Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON
+1 416 367-8900


We have a block of rooms reserved at a reduced WineConf rate. Use the following link to book your room Reservation

Rates are $189 CAD per room per night and exclude taxes.


Conference registration is now closed. If you haven't registered and would still like to attend WineConf 2019 contact directly to see if there is still availability. Subscribe to to receive updates. For questions, send an e-mail to the list or join us in #winehackers on the Freenode IRC network.


By Plane:

You will fly into Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ). To get to the hotel you can take the UP Express for $12.35 CAD each way. Alternatively you can use Uber or Lyft for about $45 CAD or a taxi for about $55 CAD.


Canada has their own currency, the Canadian Dollar (CAD). ATMs are widely available and most stores accept common debit and/or credit cards.


Toronto in October had daily average temperatures ranging from a high of 14˚C (57˚F) to a low of 8˚C (46˚F).


In Canada the power sockets are of type A and type B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Travel sponsorship

The Wine Development Fund will sponsor WineConf attendance for contributors to Wine that would not otherwise be able to attend. Contact Jeremy White to request a sponsorship. If instead you'd like to make a donation to the Wine Development Fund, we'll gladly accept those as well.


Aric Stewart has volunteered to be responsible for recruiting conference speakers and scheduling talks this year. If you have a presentation you would like to give at this year's WineConf, please propose the talk either on the mailing list or by contacting Aric directly.

General Guidelines

  • Please provide an indication of the length of your talk. We're aiming for approximately 40 minute slots, with 15–20 minutes for the talks themselves, and an approximately equal amount of time for questions and discussion afterwards. Shorter talks are generally not an issue; longer talks may be possible depending on the contents of the talk and the rest of the schedule.
  • Please indicate if a differently timed slot would be desired, we can make slots short and fit more talks if people are able.
  • Topics should obviously be of interest to the other attendees, i.e., the broader Wine community, but note that that doesn't imply the talk has to be about Wine itself.
  • We will assign a time slot for you but if you have a need for a particular time and date for your talk please indicate that to Aric when submitting your talk. We will try to make it work as best we can.

Saturday October 12

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:40 Keynote - Alexandre Julliard
09:45 – 10:00 WineConf Agenda Review - Jeremy White
10:05 – 10:25 CodeWeavers Company Update - Jeremy White
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:40 Steam and Wine: Where we are - Pierre-Loup Griffais
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & group picture
13:00 – 13:40 AppDB: Goals, Needs, and Rulez - Jeff Hanson
13:45 – 14:25 Wine and Conservancy - Karen Sandler
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:40 Wine's synchronization primitives - Zebediah Figura
15:45 – 16:25 Remote debugger demo - Jacek Caban
16:25 – 17:00 Overflow time / small group discussion / short presentations
18:30 Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen

Saturday evening Dinner

Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen Map
777 Bay Street
Saturday, October 12, 18:30

The easiest way to get there is from Union station, take the Yonge subway line north to College station. The restaurant is just west on College St.

Sunday October 13

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:40 Future of Wineconf - Jeremy White
09:45 – 10:25 Update on Wine-Staging - Zebediah Figura
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:40 Coccinelle Introduction - Michael Stefaniuc
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:40 Wine 32-bit on Mac State of the Union - Chip Davis
13:45 – 14:25 Wine D3D - Stefan Dösinger
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:40 <open>
15:45 – 16:25 <open>
16:25 – 17:00 WineConf 2020 discussion