For presentation files see the individual presentation pages on the conference schedule.

February 25 - 28, 2008, Portland, Oregon, USA

The third annual code4lib conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Embassy Suites located in downtown Portland. Anyone who is interested in helping to plan and organize the conference, and/or stay informed about conference activities and events, should join the conference planning discussion list, which can be found at

Overview Schedule

Preconferences (free): Monday, February 25, 9 am - 5 pm Conference: Tuesday, February 26, 8am - Thursday, February 28, Noon

See also the Detailed Schedule. Feel free to add informal events on the Birds of a Feather page.


The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Portland. A single suite is $150 per night, which includes full breakfast and free happy-hour. To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at (503)279-9000 and let the guest representative know that you are with the 2008 Code4Lib Conference.

Other places to stay: Mark Spencer Hotel ($89-$169). For cheaper accommodations, some attendees will stay at the HI-Portland Hostel, Northwest, $20-$25 per night (dorms), $40-$75 (private rooms), located 1.25 miles away.

Travel Information

Portland International Airport (PDX) Public Transit from PDX to the conference hotel:

  1. Board MAX Red Line to City Center & Beaverton TC
  2. Get off at Oak/ SW 1st Ave MAX Station
  3. Walk 0.2 mile northwest to Embassy Suites Hotel (319 SW Pine St) - </ol> Travel time: 39 minutes (including 5 minutes walking). At $20, the 7-Day Pass seems like a good deal, as it would cover both the airport-to-hotel and back trips (via MAX Light Rail), and all public transportation (bus/streetcar/light rail) in and around Portland. (Single fare: $2.05; daypass: $4.20.) Rides within the downtown area "fareless square" (which includes the hotel) are free. Visit TriMet for more public transit information. Seattle: You may also want to look into flights to Seattle and then taking a prop-job down to Portland. Seattle prices were less than half of PDX prices when I (eby) purchased saving even with the prop-job or drive down.

    Local Arrangements

    Places to Meet, Eat, and Be Merry

    Gender Diversity and Minority Scholarships for Code4lib 2008

    Information on applying for the scholarships


    The registration fee for code4lib 2008 is $125. Late registration, on or after Monday, February 4, is $175. Cancellations on or before Monday February 4 will receive a refund of the registration fee, minus a $45 administrative fee. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN NOTE: THE CONFERENCE IS OFFICIALLY FULL. You may still sign up on the wait-list.