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Formatting Information — An introduction to typesetting with LATEX

Appendix D: User Groups

Section 1: Conferences and meetings

TUG and many other user groups hold annual meetings where members, newcomers, and visitors can hear about new features, discuss developments, and learn about TEX, typography, and related topics. Full details of TUG-sponsored meetings are on the TUG web site.

This list is maintained by the author, based on public announcements in mailing lists, web forums, and newsgroups. If you have details of a meeting which is not shown here, please contact me.

MarkupUK 2019

MarkupUK, which was new in 2018, replaces the event formerly known as XML London. Dates are 8–9 June, but the exact location is yet to be announced. Although primarily related to XML, many aspects of markup are closely related to the use of LATEX and the handling of structured documents. Abstract submissions can be sent to


The Balisage markup conference is the principal technical meeting specifically about markup, including both XML and TEX. The 2019 meeting will be held in Rockville MD July 30th to August 2nd preceded by a one-day Symposium (topic to be announced) on July 29th.

TUG 2019

The TEX Users Group 2019 conference will take place August 9–11 (Fri-Sun), 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel in Palo Alto, California (San Francisco Bay Area). Web registration will be available later.

XML Summerschool

Although this isn’t a TEX event as such, many LATEX users also use XML, and many XML users also use LATEX, so the annual XML Summer School may be of interest. This will be held in St Edmund Hall, Oxford on 8–13 September 2018. It’s week-long event covers everything from an introduction for the beginner up to XML in publishing, transformation with XSLT2 and XQuery, and the use of Linked Data.

TEI Conference 2019

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) represents the accepted standard XML format for literary and historical texts in the Humanities. Many TEI users can also use LATEX via XSLT for creating PDF.

The 2019 TEI Conference will be held in Graz, Austria on September 16–20.

European Association for Digital Humanities 2018

The European Association for Digital Humanities held its inaugural annual conference, on the theme Data in Digital Humanities at the National University of Ireland, Galway from 7–9 December 2018.

TEI Conference 2018

The 2018 TEI Consortium Meeting ‘TEI as a Global Language’ will be held in Tokyo on September 9–13 in conjunction with the annual conference of the Japanese Society for Digital Humanities.

Digital Humanities 2018

The Digital Humanities Conference 2018 will be held in Mexico City, hosted by El Colegio de México and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) on June 26–28, in alliance with the Red de Humanidades Digitales (date to be announced).

Balisage 2018

The Balisage markup conference 2018 was held in Rockville, MD, on July 30–August 3. Proceedings are now online at

TUG 2018

The TEX Users Group 2018 conference took place July 20–22 as an official satellite conference of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Markup UK 2018

A new event in 2018, Markup UK took place in London on June 9–10, 2018, in the Skempton Building of Imperial College’s South Kensington campus.

BachoTEX 2018

The 26th annual BachoTEX 2018 conference of GUST will be held April 28th–May 2nd, at the usual location of Bachotek near Brodnica, in the north-east of Poland.

TEI Conference

The 2017 TEI Consortium Meeting was held in Victoria, BC on November 11–15.

GuIT Annual Conference

The XIII Italian TEX User Group Conference was held at the Catholic University of Brescia;

ConTEXt 2017: ConTEXt Gardening

The 11th annual ConTEXt meeting will be held in Butzbach-Maibach, Germany, from 11–17 September 2017. This meeting will give ConTEXt and LuaTEX developers as well as users the chance to present results, experiences, and ideas on future development. The talks will be followed by tutorials on ConTEXt and LuaTEX techniques.

Digital Humanities

The 2017 Digital Humanities Conference took place August 8–11 in Montréal, co-hosted by McGill University and the Université de Montréal. This was the week after Balisage.


The Balisage markup conference 2017 was held in Rockville, MD, on August 1–4. Proceedings are now online at This was the week before Digital Humanities in Montréal.

TUG 2017

The TEX Users Group 2017 conference was a joint meeting with GUST to celebrate the 25th anniversary of BachoTEX, and took place in Bachotek, Poland, on April 29–May 3, 2017.

TEI Conference

The 2016 TEI Conference took place at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, hosted by the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities from 26–30 September 2016.

TUG 2016: covering the TEX world

The main annual conference was in Toronto, Canada, from 25–27 July, co-sponsored by DANTE e.V., the German-speaking TEX users group.

BachoTEX 2016: Convergence: TEX, get out of the closet!

The 24th yearly GUST BachoTEX conference in 2016 was held from April 29th to May 3rd, at the usual place of Bachotek near Brodnica, in the north-east of Poland.

JabCon 2016: for JabRef users

The JabRef conference for users and developers took place in Vienna, Austria from 25–26 January.