Event Experiences

Morning Activities

Wednesday, August 29
Sightseeing Bus Tour
Meet at 6:45 am; Tour from 7:00 – 8:30 am
Meet Vancouver Convention Centre Lobby
Registration Cost:
Complimentary – RSVP Required

Want to see the sights of beautiful Downtown Vancouver? Sign up for our complimentary Sightseeing Bus Tour!

Highlights of the Sightseeing Bus Tour include:
Vancouver Harbour & the Olympic Cauldron
Stanley Park (including a scenic stop at the Totem Poles)
English Bay
… and so much more!
Space is limited, so make sure you sign up early!


Thursday, August 30
5K Fun Run
Time: Meet at 6:45 am; Run from 7:00 – 8:00 am
Location: Meet at the Fly Over Canada Kiosk, in front of the Vancouver Convention Centre
Registration Cost: Complimentary – RSVP Required

Don’t forget to pack your running gear because the Open Source Summit Fun Run is on! Vancouver’s temperate climate and never-ending scenic views make it one of the best running cities in the world. Jog or walk along with an experienced guide as you visit and learn about Vancouver landmarks, history, neighborhoods and post-modern architecture, combining sightseeing with a workout.

This one hour morning run will take participants through a diverse cross-section of Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. We will see some of the Gastown classics like the famous steam-clock and Maple-Tree Square and we will also take you to Chinatown where our guides can show you a few off the beaten track hidden gems. This run is the perfect way to start the day – a solid workout with sightseeing mixed in.

Participants will be required to provide their own running attire and water.


Friday, August 31
Morning Meditation
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 am
Location: Outside at the Digital Orca statue, Vancouver Convention Centre
Registration Cost: Complimentary – RSVP Required

Join us outside by the iconic Digital Orca statue at the Vancouver Convention Centre for a relaxing Morning Meditation! Bring your favorite yoga mat/towel or use one of the complimentary ones provided, and be sure to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

Evening Events

Wednesday, August 29
All-Attendee Opening Reception
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2)

Celebrate the start of the conference Wednesday evening at Open Source Summit’s All-Attendee Opening Reception! The reception will take place at the Vancouver Aquarium where you can join your fellow attendees for a night filled with great food and drinks, networking, entertainment, and possibly a visit from Tux himself!

Not only is the Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada and home to over 50,000 animals from all over the globe, but it is also an OCEAN WISE initiative whose main goal is to promote research, education, conservation, and to protect the world’s oceans.


Thursday, August 30
Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase
Time: 5:10 – 7:00pm
Location: West Ballroom C/D, Vancouver Convention Centre

Join your fellow attendees after sessions conclude for drinks, canapes, networking and the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest sponsor products and technologies!


Thursday, August 30
Partner Reception – Invitation Only
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm
Location: Pacific Yacht – Docked at Flight Centre located behind the Vancouver Convention Centre

Invited guests will gather aboard the Pacific Yacht for drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking at the Open Source Summit Partner Reception. Attendees will be able to take in the scenic views of the Vancouver Harbor while mingling with fellow speakers, media, and select sponsors. During the reception, the Pacific Yacht will remain docked at Flight Centre so attendees can come and go as they please, and will take two scheduled 30-minute harbor cruises during the reception.

Puppy Pawlooza

Puppy Pawlooza is back by popular demand! We are excited to bring Puppy Pawlooza to Open Source Summit 2018.

Animals are valued companions and healers, holding a special place in our hearts. Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows the pure joy they bring to our lives. Over the years, research has found that animals can lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels. Regardless of age, a visit from a furry friend is sure to foster smiles and uplift spirits.

More details coming soon!


Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Friday, Aug. 31, 2018


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Who Should Attend

Anyone who looking to make new connections over a good meal!

About Meet & Eats

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Show Your Badge Discounts:

Open Source Summit is excited to partner with many local vendors to provide our attendees discounts on fun activities, food, transportation and more! Below you can find more information on these discounts!

Taste Vancouver Walking Tours

Enjoy strolling through a new city and discovering unique eats? Don’t miss out on one of Taste Vancouver’s Walking Tours where you can experience the best of Gastown, Little Italy, North Van LoLo, and more!

Use the code “LINUX” to receive 10% off your walking tour. Click here to book your tour now!


More discounts coming soon!