Physical events play an important role for GNOME, and the project organizes a variety of events throughout the year.
The main events that are organized by the GNOME project are:
GUADEC, our main annual conference
GNOME.Asia Summit, our annual conference in Asia
Hackfests, informal working events for smaller groups
Over its long history, other GNOME events have come and gone. Details about these can be found on the wiki.
In addition to organizing its own events, the GNOME project also has a regular presence at a number of open source conferences. These include:
GNOME Foundation members are able to apply for sponsorship to help with the cost of GNOME-related travel.