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19'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2012)

November 12 - November 16, 2012

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: +1 312 361-0648
Fax: +1 312 222-9508

National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago
175 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602

@ Conference Wiki Page

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due August 27, 2012
Notification to authors September 10, 2012
Author materials due October 21, 2012
Tutorials start November 12, 2012
Conference starts November 14, 2012
Email Contact [email protected]

Sponsored by the Tcl Association We are pleased to announce the 19'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2012), sponsored by The Tcl Association, with help from:
Noumena Corporation , SR Technology, Buonacorsi Foundation, Mentor Graphics, 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 19th 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 Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

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

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza , with rooms at $149.00 (US) per night from Sunday (11/10) to the following Sunday (11/17). (Extensions of this rate may be possible. Inquire when you make a reservation.)

To register for a room at the conference hotel, phone 312-836-5000 between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM Central time.

These rooms will be released to the general public after October 20, so be sure to reserve your room early.

To register for the conference you must call the Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart 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.



Chicago is served by O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Midway International Airport (MDW). and Chicago/Gary International Airport (GCIA) .

There are shuttle busses (not free) from the airports to the Downtown area, or you can take Chicago Transit from O'Hare or Midway to the Holiday Inn. Please see below, under 'Local' for more information on Transit.

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


Chicago is served by Amtrak and Greyhound. Within the city, there are light-rail Amtrak lines to the suburbs, as well as CTA/MTA busses and trains


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

The Magnificent Mile is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. This area is downtown the way big downtowns used to be, with every kind of shopping and eating experience you can hope to find.

The distance between the two sites (hotel, Museum) is not that large to preclude walking. Only a few minutes.

People not wishing to walk can use either Chicago Transit, or share cabs.

Regarding transit both hotel and museum have nearby stops for Brown and Purple lines. Which of the lines is better depends on the direction to go:

LocationTransit StopDestination
Hotel Merchandise Mart Brown Line To Museum
Museum Washington/Wells Purple Line To Hotel


The map makes also clear that it is easy to get to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport.
Airport Blue Line Clark/Lake Brown Line Merchandise Mart @ Hotel
Merchandise Mart @ Hotel Purple Line Clark/Lake Blue Line Airport

Other Maps:

Both show the relevant transit stops also, although not marked. They are the nearest stops to each location.

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair, Website Admin
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.Program Chair
Cyndy Lilagan   National Museum of Health + Medicine ChicagoFacilities Coordination
Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
Brian Griffin   Mentor Graphics
Ron Fox   NSCL/FRIB Michigan State University
Arjen Markus   Deltares
Mike Doyle   Iomas Research LLC
Gerald Lester   SAP Labs, LLC
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]