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Evening Events

One of the best parts of LinuxCon + ContainerCon North America are the evening events. Why you may ask? Evening events provide attendees an informal setting for conversations, collaboration, problem solving and some fun!

This year's evening events include our 25th Anniversary of Linux Gala. Be sure to stay through the end of the conference to participate in this event!

Monday, August 22

VIP Reception (Invitation Required)
Where: SpeakEasy 21 - 21 Adelaide Street, Toronto
When: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Speakers, press and invited guests will gather for drinks, dinner and networking at this annual event. SpeakEasy 21, a landmark establishment in Toronto, is a resto-bar known for serving contemporary bistro fare. Transportation will be provided to and from the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto.






Tuesday, August 23

Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase
Where: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Toronto
When: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

All attendees are invited to join us for drinks, canapes, the opportunity to visit with other attendees and check out sponsor products and technologies.


Wednesday, August 24

25th Anniversary of Linux Gala
Where: Muzik - 15 Saskatchewan Road, Toronto
When: 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Buses depart starting at 6:15 pm)

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Linux at our Gala Event on Wednesday evening at Muzik Toronto. 

The event will feature:

  • Casino Gaming including blackjack, craps, poker and roulette
  • Cigar Bar
  • Drinks and Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
  • Poker 101 Lessons
  • Green Screen Photo Booth 

Attendees are encouraged to get into the celebratory mood in black tie/formalwear (optional of course!). Transportation will be provided to and from the Westin Harbour Castle all evening. 



Need a dress or suit for the LinuxCon + ContainerCon 25th Anniversary of Linux Gala? Do you just not want the hassle of packing evening wear in your luggage? We have partnered with two local companies who are extending discounts exclusively to LinuxCon + ContainerCon North America Attendees and their guests!


Dress Rentals
Rent Frock Repeat
35 Golden Avenue, Suite 104
Toronto, ON M6R 2J5
Telephone: (855) 376-2548

Why purchase a dress when you can rent one at 90% off its retail cost? Rent Frock Repeat shops for the best designer dresses from around the world, visiting top fashion shows and showrooms. Then, they make the dresses available to rent for a fraction of the retail price. Rent Frock Repeat is proud to support The Linux Foundation by awarding all attendees and their guests with a 25% discount on your rental. 

Rent Frock Repeat will host attendees for a private fitting party so you can work with their stylists to find the perfect dress for the evening, or you can work with a stylist online prior to the event. 

To order your dress ahead of time, visit the Rent Frock Repeat website and select your dress. At checkout, use the code LINUX to receive your 25% discount!


Suit Rentals
Andrew's Formals
1558 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6E 2G8
Telephone: (416) 783-8181

Andrew's Formals is excited to offer LinuxCon + ContainerCon attendees a discount of $50 off their choice of tuxedo or suit rental. Rental packages include shirt, tie/bowtie, vest, jacket, pants, shoes, studs (for tuxedo), cufflinks and pocket square. You can save an additional $10 off if you decline the shoe rental, and $10 if you decline the vest rental. That's a savings of $70 off your entire rental! Rental rates vary from $150.99 to $239.99 CAD. 

To book your rental, visit the Andrew's Formals site now to select the garment of your choice and submit your measurements. Please ensure you include the promo code AND50 for the special LinuxCon + ContainerCon event discount. In order to ensure a guaranteed fit, you will need to arrive at Andrew's Formals prior to the 25th Anniversary Gala so that any alterations can be made to the garment.


Delivery and Return:

Dresses and suits will be delivered to the Westin Harbour Castle for attendees prior to the event on Wednesday, August 24. If you have a personal fitting at Rent Frock Repeat for your dress, you can take the dress with you on that day if you choose to. 

After the gala, please drop off your garments to the Linux Foundation Events Team in the Richmond Room (located on the conference level) on Thursday, August 25 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. We will ensure that they are returned to Rent Frock Repeat and Andrew's Formals for you.



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