The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Fall conference will be held October 22nd-26th in Washington D.C. Hilton Towers. This is the most complete information that is available so far for the goings-on, exact meeting rooms to be announced: The Open Source Working Group Business meeting will be held in the Hilton Washington – State, Terrace Level 10/24/2005 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. An informal, un-official meeting of the minds will be held at a local watering hole after the business meeting, location to be announced at or after the meeting. There will be at least 9 presentations that have a keyword ‘open source’. These will include two presentations on VistA: A demonstration by Brian Lord entitled ‘A Practical Demonstration of VistA on the Open Source Software stack’ at the Hilton Washington – Georgetown, Concourse Level 10/24/2005 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM as well as a panel discussion entitled ‘Deployment of the VistA Free and Open Source EHR/EMR Software Stack’ which will feature myself Bhaskar, Brian Lord and Dave Whitten to be held in the Hilton Washington – International Ballroom East, Concourse Level 10/25/2005 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. This years Linux Medical News Freedom Award will be given in a brief ceremony after the panel discussion. Note that the Linux Medical News Freedom Award is NOT an officially sponsored award of AMIA, but should be.