Linux Audio Conference 2011
The Open Source Music and Sound Conference
May 6-8 2011, Maynooth, Ireland
LAC 2011 is supported by


The Linux Audio Conference is an international conference about Open Source Software for music, sound and other media with Linux as the main platform.

LAC 2011 is over...

... but we are not done yet!

group picture

Videos and Images are dropping in and it takes a bit to sort it all out. Conference material and the proceedings will be published in the following weeks. Stay tuned.


  • To bring developers, musicians, composers and other users together
  • To discuss the Linux Audio core system
  • To discuss Linux Audio applications
  • To discuss Open Source music and sound applications
  • To inform about Open Source Software for Music
  • To inform about Open Content licences
  • To collaborate and exchange information
  • To improve the software
  • To understand the needs of the users
  • To enjoy music and art performances at the conference

Target audience

The Linux Audio Conference audience consists of software designers, programmers, musicians, composers, engineers and others with a serious interest in Open Source Software for Music and Sound.

What to expect

  • Presentations
  • Poster sessions
  • Workshops
  • Concerts
  • Live coding sessions
  • Keynote by Fons Adriaensen
  • Invited session: Yann Orlarey (FAUST), Iohannes M. Zmoelnig (Pd), Vesa Norilo (PWGL), John Ffitch (Csound), Tim Blechmann (SuperNova)

Where & When

May 6-8 2011, Maynooth, Ireland. See the Contact and Travel pages for details.

campus impressions (1) campus impressions (2)


Check out the list of participants to see who else is coming.

The LAC is a GNU/Linux free/libre software community organised event by the Linux-Audio-Users and -Developers. LAC2011 is under the auspices of NUIM, organised by Victor Lazzarini with assistance of John Lato, Frank Neumann and Robin Gareus.

Review committee: (in alphabetical order)
   Fons Adriaensen,, Italy
   Frank Barknecht,, Germany
   Ivica Bukvic, Virginia Tech, USA
   Götz Dipper, ZKM|Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Germany
   Robin Gareus,, France
   Jari Kleimola, Aalto University, Finland
   John Lato, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
   Victor Lazzarini, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
   Jörn Nettingsmeier,, Germany
   Frank Neumann, Harman International, Germany
   Marcelo Queiroz, University of São Paulo, Brazil
   Martin Rumori, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz, Austria
   Sampo Savolainen, Finland

Links to prior Linux Audio Conferences

Mar 28 2011, Victor Lazzarini, John Lato & Robin Gareus