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15th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

October 20-24, 2008

Comfort Suites Manassas
7350 Williamson Blvd
Manassas, Virginia 20109
Phone: (703) 686-1100
Fax: (703) 686-1128

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due August 15, 2008
Notification to authors September 7, 2008
Author materials due October 15, 2008
Tutorials start October 20, 2008
Conference starts October 22, 2008
Email Contact [email protected]

This page lists information relating to attending the conference.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Comfort Suites Manassas , with rooms at $93.00 (US) per night from Thursday (10/16) to the following Tuesday (10/28).

To register for a room at the conference hotel, you must call them at (703) 686-1100. Be certain to mention that you are with the Tcl/Tk Conference to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.

These rooms will be released to the general public after September 29, so be sure to reserve your room early.



Manassas is one of the western suburbs of Washington, DC. Dulles (IAD) is the closest airport. Taxi or commercial shuttle is available from IAD to the hotel.


Manassas is also served by Greyhound and Amtrak. The Amtrak station is not walking distance from the hotel.


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

You can reach the hotel from the airport by Taxi.

The Comfort Suites is within a commercial/shopping mall district with restaurants ranging from TGIFriday's to quiet Japanese sit-down, and stores ranging from office supply, and electronics to clothing and sports equipment.


The Comfort Suites has internet connections in each room and wireless access in the public area.

For presenters, computers will be available for use during your presentation. These will be equipped with Linux, Windows 2000 with MS Office or OpenOffice.

Manassas / Washington DC

Manassas is convenient (22 Miles) to Washington for day trips to the Zoo, the Capitol Mall, Smithsonian Museum and more. The new Air and Space Museum is about 10 miles away towards Dulles.

The Manassas area abounds with American history, from the Chantilly Historic Site (restored to the way Virginia's first congressman lived in 1794) and the Civil War battlefields to the modern day with the Air and Space museum.



Conference Committee

Sean Woods   Test and Evaluation SolutionsFacilities Chair
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State UniversityProgram Chair
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Cyndy Lilagan   Iomas Research
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Gerald Lester   TicketSwitch USA, LLC
Richard Suchenwirth   Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Iomas Research

Contact Information

[email protected]

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