We're ecstatic to announce that the tradition continues! 200ok and Ardeo are teaming up once again to host an official Swiss satellite venue for EmacsConf 2023, making it a hat-trick following our successful collaborations in 2019 and 2022. Mark your calendars for December 2 and 3, 2023, and join us at Ardeo's Coworking Hub in Lucerne, a venue that radiates community spirit, openness, and innovation.

Why We Host

Hosting EmacsConf is more than just providing a space; it's about fostering a community centered around the joy of GNU Emacs and Lisp. We are committed to the Free Software movement and believe that gatherings like EmacsConf are crucial for spreading the word and encouraging more people to engage in this important cause.

Sign Up

The spots at Ardeos' Coworking Hub for EmacsConf 2023 are limited to 25. Hence, sign up early, and release your seat just as early if you cannot attend.

To sign up, send an email to

Subject: Register for EmacsConf satellite in Lucerne
Days: Dec 2 and Dec 3
Number of attendees: 2

What to Expect

Venue and Time

  • Location: Ardeo's Coworking Hub (Hirschmattstrasse 42, 6003 Lucerne)
  • Date: December 2 and 3, 2023
  • Time: Doors open at 14:30 local time


  • General track: Talks about Emacs workflows, community resources, and more.
  • Development track: Deep dives into technical topics, perfect for those looking to expand their Emacs Lisp skills.

Detailed information on all talks:


We are looking forward to meeting many old and new faces. The conference is a great opportunity to network, learn, and contribute to the community.


We plan to take photos during the event for online publication. If you prefer not to be photographed, please consider this before attending. Guests are also welcome to take and share their own photos.


Admission is free ("Free as in Beer"). However, on-site donations are welcome and appreciated.

Impressions from 2022

Here are some impressions from EmacsConf 2022. It was a truly special weekend, and we are grateful to have been a part of it.

Hacking room



Get Involved

We encourage everyone to get involved in making EmacsConf 2023 a success. Whether you're interested in speaking, or just attending, there's a place for you in this community.

Online Participation: You Won't Miss Out If You Can't Attend In Person

EmacsConf 2023 will also be an online conference, ensuring that you can be part of the experience even if you can't make it to Lucerne. The EmacsConf upstream team is fully committed to freedom and will continue to use an infrastructure and streaming setup that consists entirely of free software, just like in previous EmacsConf events.

For general discussions about EmacsConf, you can join the emacsconf-discuss mailing list. If you're interested in the organizational aspects, the emacsconf-org mailing list is the place to be. Public and private emails can be sent to and, respectively.

To engage in real-time discussions, the #emacsconf channel on is the go-to place. You can join the chat using your favorite IRC client or by visiting in your web browser.


Let's make EmacsConf 2023 a memorable event that celebrates Free Software and the vibrant community that supports it. We look forward to seeing you there!