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21st Annual Tcl/Tk Conference
November 10-14, 2014

Tcl New and Proven

Celebrating Innovative Programming Tools Since 1989

Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, Oregon, USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due September 8, 2014
Notification to authors September 22, 2014
Author materials due October 20, 2014
Tutorials start November 10, 2014
Conference starts November 12, 2014
Email Contact [email protected]

This page lists information relating to attending the conference.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, Oregon, USA . Our room rate will be honored from Thur (11/6) through Sat (11/15).

The room rate is $154/night.

The deadline for this rate is October 3, 2014. Book before!

The holding period for hotel rooms has passed. To register for a hotel room, call 1-503-796-3851, speak to Mary Kirchner and mention the Tcl Conference to receive the $154.00 rate.



Portland is served by Portland International Airport (PDX).

Take the MAX Train from the airport to the hotel. This takes about 37 minutes at $2.50.

You can reach the hotel from the airport by Taxi if you prefer that.

The details for the MAX Train:
  • (ca. 34min) Take the MAX Red Line to "City Center & Beaverton TC".
    1. Depart Portland International Airport MAX Station (Stop ID 10579) General Ride Information. The ticket machines at the station accept cash and cards. (Details)
    2. Arrive at Oak & 1st MAX Station (Stop ID 8380)
  • (ca. 4min) Walk to Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown
    1. Walk north on Southwest 1st Avenue.
    2. Turn left on SW Oak St, going west.
    3. Turn right on SW 3rd Av, going north.
    4. Turn left on SW Pine St, going west.
    5. Right side Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown.

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Portland, OR is served by Greyhound and Amtrak.


It will not be necessary to rent a car for the duration of the conference. The MAX Train covers the downtown area. See the interactive coverage map for Trimet. Day and Week passes are available.

Food and Shopping

The Embassy Suites is in the center of downtown. Restaurants, MicroBrews, and Powell's Books are all within easy walking distance.

The Trimet rail is just two blocks away.

Powells Books (with whole separate technical book store across the street from the main store) is about a 10 block walk up Burnside from Old Town.


The hotel has internet connections in each room and wireless access in the public area.

For presenters, computers will be available for use during your presentation. These will be equipped with Linux or Windows 2000 with MS Office or OpenOffice.


For those of you coming early or staying late, Portland is a beautiful city with many offerings to entertain you.

Here's a list of things to see in Portland - some of these are within blocks of our hotel.

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair, Website Admin
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.Program Chair
Gerald Lester   SAP Labs, LLC
Ron Fox   NSCL/FRIB Michigan State UniversityPublications
Cyndy Lilagan   National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
Brian Griffin   Mentor GraphicsFacilities
Arjen Markus   Deltares
Mike Doyle   National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology

Contact Information

[email protected]