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15th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

October 20-24, 2008

Comfort Suites Manassas
7350 Williamson Blvd
Manassas, Virginia 20109
Phone: (703) 686-1100
Fax: (703) 686-1128

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due August 15, 2008
Notification to authors September 7, 2008
Author materials due October 15, 2008
Tutorials start October 20, 2008
Conference starts October 22, 2008
Email Contact [email protected]

Sponsored by the Tcl Association We are pleased to announce the 15th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2008), sponsored by The Tcl Association, with help from:
Noumena Corporation , SR Technology, Iomas Research and ActiveState .

Learn from the experts and share your knowledge. The annual Tcl/Tk conference is the best opportunity to talk with experts and peers, cross-examine the Tcl/Tk core team, learn about what's coming and how to use what's here.

How To Register

You may register for the 15th Tcl/Tk Conference by

If you register in advance, You will recieve a $100 discount over the at-the-door conference rate.

You can register at the door when you arrive at the Comfort Suites Manassas

Registration will be open daily from 08:30 until 17:00.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Comfort Suites Manassas , with rooms at $93.00 (US) per night from Thursday (10/16) to the following Tuesday (10/28).

To register for a room at the conference hotel, you must call them at (703) 686-1100. Be certain to mention that you are with the Tcl/Tk Conference to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.

These rooms will be released to the general public after September 29, so be sure to reserve your room early.

To register for the conference you must call the Comfort Suites, Manassas directly. The central corporate registration office does not know about our block rate.

Conference Registration Information

All prices are US$.

Technical Sessions (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) registration includes:

  • Access to all conference technical sessions
  • Access to evening BOFs and community meetings
  • One set of proceedings on CD
  • Breakfast and morning and evening snack breaks

Each tutorial is one half-day session (3 hours instruction time + one break). Tutorials have limited space. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tutorial Sessions (Monday, Tuesday) registration includes:

  • Access to all registered tutorial sessions
  • Complete course handouts
  • Snack break during the tutorial

Conference Fees Regular Price
Technical Sessions $395
Tutorials (see sliding scale below) $195.00-$650.00
Extra Proceedings (CD-based) $5
Extra Proceedings (Paper-based) $20
Walk-in registration: Add $100 to your total fees when registering on-site.

Tutorial Pricing

The Tcl/Tk Conference Committee is offering tutorials on a Cheaper-By-The-(one-third)Dozen schedule. Rather than a flat rate, the tutorials become cheaper as you learn more.
Number of
List Price Actual Cost Savings Percent
1 $195 $195 0 0%
2 $390 $350 $40 10.3%
3 $585 $500 $85 14.5%
4 $780 $650 $130 16.7%

Special Discounts
Full Time Student Attending the Technical Sessions is free for students, with proof of status, a copy of your student ID and class schedule. Technical Sessions plus 3 Meals is $50.00.
Presenters Deduct $100 from your total fees if you are presenting a paper

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please email [email protected]. Registration fees for cancellations received before July 1st will be refunded after a $100 processing charge has been deducted.



Manassas is one of the western suburbs of Washington, DC. Dulles (IAD) is the closest airport. Taxi or commercial shuttle is available from IAD to the hotel.


Manassas is also served by Greyhound and Amtrak. The Amtrak station is not walking distance from the hotel.


It will not be necessary to rent a car for the duration of the conference.

You can reach the hotel from the airport by Taxi.

The Comfort Suites is within a commercial/shopping mall district with restaurants ranging from TGIFriday's to quiet Japanese sit-down, and stores ranging from office supply, and electronics to clothing and sports equipment.

Conference Committee

Sean Woods   Test and Evaluation SolutionsFacilities Chair
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State UniversityProgram Chair
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Cyndy Lilagan   Iomas Research
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Gerald Lester   TicketSwitch USA, LLC
Richard Suchenwirth   Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Iomas Research

Contact Information

[email protected]