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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.

Markup UK 2018

A new event in 2018, Markup UK takes place in London on June 9–10, 2018. Although primarily related to XML, many aspects of markup are closely related to the use of LATEX and the handling of structured documents.

PracTEX 2018

The Practical TEX Workshops and Presentations will be at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) on June 25–27, 2018. Special Guest is Kris Holmes of Bigelow & Holmes, who will also lead a calligraphy workshop.

TUG 2018

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

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 is the principal technical meeting specifically about markup, including both XML and TEX: it will be in Rockville MD in August 2018, with a pre-conference Symposium the day before.

XML Summer School 2018

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 in St Edmund Hall, Oxford, England (10–14 September, with an afternoon Intro to XML on Sunday 9th) may be of interest.

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.