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Join us for the 14th annual PGCon!

PGCon is an annual conference for users and developers of PostgreSQL, a leading relational database, which just happens to be open source. PGCon is the place to meet, discuss, build relationships, learn valuable insights, and generally chat about the work you are doing with PostgreSQL. If you want to learn why so many people are moving to PostgreSQL, PGCon will be the place to find out why. Whether you are a casual user or you've been working with PostgreSQL for years, PGCon will have something for you.



We said we'd wait and see if things improve and decide by 1 April.

Things are clearly not improving and let's not wait.

PGCon 2020 will be an online conference. It will not be in person.

Details will soon follow. Hope this helps in the short term.


Early on, with the conference months away, we said it was too early to decide. Eventually, we will have to make a decision.

We have decided on a go/no-go date. If things do not improve by 1 April, we will move to an online conference. We will not post anything on that date so as to avoid confusion. Instead, we will post shortly thereafter. Please subscribe to our announce mailing list for updates.

New format

Please note the changed days listed below.

  • Tutorials are now on Tuesday and Friday.
  • The talks are on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The Unconference is on Friday.


  • Tutorial Day 1: 26 May 2020 (Tue)
  • Talks: 27-28 May 2020 (Wed-Thu)
  • Tutorial Day 2: 29 May 2020 (Fri)
  • Unconference: 29 May 2020 (Fri)

In its 6th year, the unconference is moving to Friday by request. As in past years, the unconference covers mostly hacking topics. Participants decided that they would have a better starting point for more interactive discussion if they first attended the talks. The content of the unconference will be determined, on the day, by the attendees. In past years, we saw heavy attendance by both developers and users of PostgreSQL.


  • University of Ottawa, in the DMS (Desmarais) building.
  • See map for location


There will be related events (of a social nature, for the most part) on the day before and the day after the conference.

HEADS UP: visa required for entry into Canada

Starting in 2016, new visa requirements were created. Please read about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) on our travel page.

HEADS UP: OCTranspo changes

In 2020, there are significant changes to public transit in and near downtown. See our travel page for information.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers has been issued and closed on 19 January. All successful submission were notified on 19 February. We need time to decide upon the schedule. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive announcements as they go out.


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Social Sponsor

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