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BOINC Workshop 2019

World Community Grid is proud to be hosting the 2019 BOINC Workshop in Chicago, Illinois. This annual workshop is designed for researchers, scientists, academics, developers and volunteers with any level of interest in the BOINC open source volunteer computing platform. All are welcome!

World Community Grid is an IBM philanthropic initiative, running on the BOINC platform, that enables anyone with a computer or Android device to donate their unused computing power to advance cutting-edge scientific research related to health and sustainability.  

Dates: July 9-12, 2019

Location: IBM, 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

Workshop Attendees: Here is a link to those attendees who have agreed to be listed.  Please note this list will be updated as attendees are added or removed.

Workshop Agenda: Here is a link to the proposed structure for the 2019 BOINC Workshop.  Please note this document will be updated as we incorporate attendee feedback.

We invite attendees who have not already submitted their presentation proposal to do so as soon as possible to: boincworkshop@worldcommunitygrid.org

Livestream: We will live stream the workshop presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday via YouTube.  We will also live stream the BOINC project setup tutorial on Thursday.

You will be access the live stream from this link shortly after the live stream begins.  You may have to reload the page to get the live stream to appear.

Proceedings: The proceedings of the workshop are available on the BOINC website.

Communications: From the hackfest, we have created a BOINC slack workspace for the community use.  Click here to join! 

Registration: Please complete the free registration for the workshop here.  

Attendance Fee: There will be no cost to attend the workshop.

Closest Airports:

  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)

Local Transportation: 


  • Group booking rates are available at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown:
    • 1 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606. This hotel is located across the street from where the workshop will be held.
    • The group rate is: $216.00 USD/night plus tax. Amenities include: free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and more.
    • To reserve a room for the group rate, reservations must be made no later than June 17, 2019 at 5:00pm CT  /  22:00 UTC.
    • To make reservations from inside the US, please call 1-866-527-1498 and refer to the IBM group. 
    • To make reservations from outside the US, please send an email and refer to the IBM group.
  • Business travel rates are available at the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop hotel:
    • 25 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661
    • Rates vary based on room type.
    • You must use this link to book your accomodations at this hotel.
  • You may also stay at a different hotel of your choice.

Questions? Or want to be notified of updates to this page?  Please contact us at:  boincworkshop@worldcommunitygrid.org