Tcl HomeTcl Home Hosted by

Google SiteSearch

Tcl'2009 Registration

Main - Registration - Schedule - Tutorials - Info - Year 2008 Papers - Call For Papers

16th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

September 28 - October 2 2009

Red Lion
1021 Northeast Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-235-2100
Fax: 503-238-0132

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due July 15, 2009
Notification to authors July 31, 2009
Author materials due Sep 11, 2009
Tutorials start Sep 28, 2009
Conference starts Sep 30, 2009
Email Contact [email protected]

Sponsored by the Tcl Association We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2009), 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 16th 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 Red Lion Hotel

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

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel , with rooms at $109.00 (US) per night from Saturday (9/26) to the following Saturday (10/3). (Extensions of this rate may be possible. Inquire when you make a reservation.)

To register for a room at the conference hotel, you must call the Red Lion at (800) 343-1822. Be certain to mention that you are with the Tcl (TICKLE) Conference to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate. The corporate registration office does not know about our block rate.

These rooms will be released to the general public after August 28, so be sure to reserve your room early.

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.



Portland is served by Portland International Airport (PDX).

Take the MAX Train from the airport to the hotel. Red Lion will reimburse the $1.80 for the train fare.

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


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 is free within the downtown area. The interactive coverage map for Trimet is here.

Conference Committee

Brian Griffin   Mentor GraphicsFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair, Website Admin
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State UniversityProgram Chair
Arjen Markus   WL Delft Hydraulics
Cyndy Lilagan   Iomas Corp
Mike Doyle   Iomas Corp
Gerald Lester   KnG Consulting, LLC
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Ken Jones   Avia Training
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp

Contact Information

[email protected]