Yes – it’s true! After extensive research, we have selected the location of DrupalCon Latin American 2015…drumroll please…

Bogota, Colombia

This process has been a great example of community collaboration. In January of this year, Holly Ross, our Executive Director met with members of the Latin American community at Drupal Picchu in Lima, Peru. At that time the community decided that the two most likely places for this Con were São Paulo, Brazil or Bogota, Colombia.

It was clear to us that both communities would offer a lot of support, so to ensure we were positioned to make a solid choice, we had each community gather a lot of information for us. Information on costs, on venues, on hotels, on travel considerations - everything needed to pull off a successful DrupalCon.

Based on the evaluation of this information, we then made a recommendation, and opened it up to discussion in our blog post last week. The feedback from this post was overwhelming…we almost broke the website with the flood of traffic we got in response!  We read through all your comments, to make sure we were considering all angles in this decision – and after careful consideration - we stand by our recommendation, and have selected Bogota for the February, 2015 Latin America DrupalCon.

Bogota has no visa requirements, which will allow us to easily bring key speakers from the US not to mention Drupal Association staff, to the event and it is affordable for the majority of Latin American countries to travel to, making it a true “all of Latin America” Con.

Now we need your help! We will be working closely with the Bogota team and need strong Drupal Community volunteers from all over Latin America. Please contact Lauren Shey, our Community Outreach Coordinator if you’d like to volunteer. She will be working closely with the Bogota team, and can help get you plugged in.

We are thrilled to be bringing DrupalCon to Latin America, and hope you are too! As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing you in Bogota in February of next year. A special shout out to Nick and all the folks from the Brazilian Drupal Association. Although we did not select São Paulo, we are really appreciative of all their support of Drupal, and look forward to their hearty participation in the Latin American Con in Bogota. We will continue to update you on progress with blog posts throughout the year.

Flickr photo: Michelazzo


camoa’s picture

We are going to give our best, the Colombian community and d\the Drupal Latino Community. Here ends any argument, fight, disagreement, or how you wanna call it my friends. This us, this is our time, this is the moment to show to the world that Latin america, and I mean the whole Spanish and protuguese speaking portion of latin america plus any other latin american country, are ready to take on this task.


This is NOT a Colombian DrupalCon, this is DRUPALCON LATINO. This is your doing not ours, this is your event, not ours. Start your engines!!!!!!!!!

jeissonp’s picture


pmichelazzo’s picture

Congratulations for all colombian friends. We're working together to make a great conference.

See you then in Bogotá.

ricardobeltranl’s picture


Good luck with the DrupalCon, I'm one of the organizers of Drupal Camp Mexico City and we'll be the next Drupalcamp happenning in the region.

Please keep in touch with me to a have a simulcast at one of our  key session to make this announcemnent!!!




camoa’s picture

Thanks Ricardo,


We are also working with Jesus on that, most likely me or Ivan Chaquea will be doing something over there.

jmolivas’s picture

Ya invité a Carlos (@camoatech) al DrupalCamp México pero me comenta que desafortunadamente no podrá acompañarnos

ricardobeltranl’s picture

Let me know what do you need/expect from us as organisers of Drupal Camp MExico City and it will happen!!!

Best of lucks!

nickvidal’s picture

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the Drupal community closer together! :)

camoa’s picture

Nick, we need to talk.. time to coordinate!

handrus’s picture

I've fought bravely to bring to Brasil but I can understand the reasons for choosing Bogotá!

Now will be equally fighting to bring the Brazilian community to Bogotá.

Hope to see you all in 11 months ;) (or less)

camoa’s picture

Handrus, I stand Up and applaud your post!!! We can't wait to have you guys here, you have great strenght in numbers as a community, lets bring those numbers to colombia and ake this the more diverse DrupalCon ever! Not because Bogota will be the city will this mean that the DrupalCon Latino is an effort of all of us.

David Jeyachandran’s picture

This is great! Great for our community and for Drupal in Latin America.

sebas5384’s picture

This is awesome!! see you in Bogota \o/

Cesar Duran’s picture

Fabulosa Noticia, pienso que nuestra comunidad está a la espectativa de lo que será la celebración del DrupalCon en Bogotá, Colombia.
Me quedo ansioso por saber más detalles y contento porque por la cercanía tendré la oportunidad de poder aportar un poco más a la comunidad Drupal en general.
¡Felicidades y aqui los esperamos!

tengoku’s picture

wow! can't wait!!!


camoa’s picture

We are getting the details together, meanwhile everyone can be keeping track on twitter and facebook:

Twitter; @drupalconlatino




jordilopezamat’s picture

a la comunidad Drupal Latinoamericana en particular y a la Colombiana en particular.