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21st Annual Tcl/Tk Conference
November 10-14, 2014

Tcl New and Proven

Celebrating Innovative Programming Tools Since 1989

Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, Oregon, USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due September 8, 2014
Notification to authors September 22, 2014
Author materials due October 20, 2014
Tutorials start November 10, 2014
Conference starts November 12, 2014
Email Contact [email protected]

Sponsored by the Tcl Association We are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl, New and Proven: 2014), sponsored by The Tcl Association, with help from:
Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , SR Technology, Buonacorsi Foundation, Mentor Graphics , and ActiveState .

Special Social Activites

The conference is in the middle of downtown Portland in an area that's packed with microbrews, restaurants, music and museums.

See the info page for more details.

Keynote Speaker

Christian Werner: Developer of AndroWish

Christian has accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker.

Christian Werner is a self-employed software engineer and consultant living and working in Southern Germany. He developed open source ODBC and JDBC drivers for the popular SQLite engine and an ODBC binding for the Ruby programming language. He frequently uses Tcl/Tk in his paid work (mainly automation and communication) since the mid-nineties and recently started the AndroWish project, a native port of Tcl/Tk on the Android platform.

Tcl has been available on the Android platforms for years, but porting Tk is a major advance for rapid prototyping on that platform.

Come to the conference to get details on just what Christian did and how you can use his work to develop Android apps in hours instead of weeks.

Experts who have confirmed attendance

  • Don Porter: Tcl Core Release Manager
  • Clif Flynt: Author of Tcl/Tk: A Developer's Guide
  • Gerald Lester: creator of Tcl Web Services
  • Sean Woods: The Hypnotoad Returns...
  • Kevin Kenny: Core Team member
  • Mike Doyle: National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
  • Andreas Kupries: Critcl maintainer
  • Joe Mistachkin: Creator of Eagle and TclBridge
  • Donal Fellows: The TclOO expert
  • Richard Hipp: SQLite, Fossil, and more

Jobs Board

There will be a jobs board again. If you are interested in hiring a Tcl/Tk expert or two, or are looking for new engagement, either show up with your announcement ready to tack on the board, or send email to [email protected].


The Embassy Suites has a world-class kitchen and they intend to show it off. We've told them how well we've been fed in N'Awlins, and that's a challenge.

Selected Papers

No papers have been selected yet. You are invited to submit a proposal.


Online registration is ready now.


The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, Oregon, USA . Our room rate will be honored from Thur (11/6) through Sat (11/15).

The room rate is $154/night.

The deadline for this rate is October 3, 2014. Book before!

The holding period for hotel rooms has passed. To register for a hotel room, call 1-503-796-3851, speak to Mary Kirchner and mention the Tcl Conference to receive the $154.00 rate.


Come learn about Tcl from the experts. The tutorials will include both introductory classes for Tcl newcomers and advanced classes where experienced programmers will learn new tricks and techniques.

See the list of tutorials for details.


The schedule is now online here.

To keep in touch with news regarding the conference and Tcl events in general, subscribe to the tcl-announce list.

To join the Tcl 2014 Conference mailing list subscribe to the Google Groups TclConference list.

Other Forms of Participation

For those who are not presenting a paper at the conference, but would like to present their work in some form, we do provide several other forms of participation.

Slots for Works-in-Progress (WIP) presentations and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BOFs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis by sending email to [email protected]. Some WIP and BOF time slots will be held open for on-site reservation, so we encourage all attendees with interesting work in progress to consider presenting that work at the conference.

To keep in touch with news regarding the conference and Tcl events in general, subscribe to the tcl-announce list .

Conference Committee

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