Astricon 2024/ITEXPO

I won’t be attending Astricon this year. Once again, Astricon has co-located with ITEXPO in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, similar to the old Asterisk World events (that Sangoma ended soon after acquiring Digium). Astricon, in past years, attracted an audience of more than 1000 attendees, a decent sized expo (focused on open source telephony), and multiple presentation tracks held over several days. This year, similar to last year’s Astricon, the conference will be a single track and (new for 2024) only one day long....

February 7, 2024 1 min Fred Posner


Well, ITEXPO 2022 has come and gone. I think there were perhaps 2-3 other people at the conference who wore a mask. This said, I did return home without covid… The presentation was interrupted by a fire alarm. Apparently some idiot decided it would be fun to smoke in the bathroom. Wasn’t cool in the 80s, still isn’t cool today. Anyway… Unfortunately, coordination was very lacking at the event and no information regarding extending time made it to any of the presenters/attendees in our room....

July 6, 2022 1 min Fred Posner

Thoughts on the Astricon 2023/ITEXPO announcemnent

Sangoma recently announced that Astricon 2023 will be co-located with ITEXPO in Fort Lauderdale. Here’s their exact announcement: With tremendous excitement, we officially announce the return of an in-person AstriCon. We will ease into the in-person event by co-locating AstriCon at ITEXPO on February 13-17, 2023, in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The longest-running open source convention, AstriCon, celebrates open source projects featuring Asterisk and FreePBX. The event will include two tracks, sessions, and an EXPO hall....

June 3, 2022 4 min Fred Posner

Astricon 2019 Thoughts

TL;DR A few weeks ago, I had some strong concerns over Sangoma’s stewardship of Asterisk and FreePBX. Since that post, Astricon showed that Sangoma definitely appreciates the open source VoIP community and I’m optimistic for the future. I, along with 300+ others, attended Astricon 2019 during the last week of October in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s Astricon differed dramatically from others — there was no expo hall, fewer presentations, fewer tracks. ...

November 1, 2019 4 min Fred Posner

Astricon 2017

This year, as usual, I am honored to again be speaking at Astricon — the annual telecommunication conference celebrating all things Asterisk (as well as other open source VoIP). I love Astricon and look forward to the conference every year. This year, Astricon 2017 returns to Orlando and will be held October 3-5, 2017. You’ll have the opportunity to meet incredible members of the Asterisk community– as well as members from projects such as FreePBX, Kamailio, FreeSWITCH, and more....

September 23, 2017 1 min Fred Posner

Expanding Asterisk with Kamailio

I was honored to have been chosen as a speaker during Astricon 2015. Thanks to the miracle of modern, digital technology you can now see my presentation online from the comfort of your own chair. Relive the excitement… or watch it for the very first time. =) ...

December 22, 2015 1 min Fred Posner

Astricon, here I come!

[][1]Fred Posner @ Astricon 2009 It’s October and that means I’m going to Phoenix! Astricon, the meet-up of Asterisk users / developers / fans / etc, starts October 13th, and this year I received the honor of presenting. My talk, Asterisk Applications: Unexpected Hurdles, showcases the Ann Arbor Parking “Smackdown” earlier this year. As an added benefit… my Wife will be joining me 🙂

October 11, 2009 1 min Fred Posner