The inaugural Desktop Summit, uniting the flagship conferences of the
GNOME and KDE communities, GUADEC and Akademy, will be held in Gran
Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain the week of July 3-11, 2009. The conference will be hosted by Cabildo, the local government of Gran
Canaria. The GNOME and KDE communities will use this co-located event to
intensify momentum and increase collaboration between the projects. It
gives a unique opportunity for key figures to collaborate and improve
the free and open source desktop for all.