More Craft.
Less Cruft.

December 4–9, 2016 | Boston, MA

LISA16 is a wrap!

Thanks for joining us in Boston for LISA16. Video, audio, and presentation slides are available on the conference program page.

See You at LISA17!

October 29–November 3, 2017 | San Francisco, CA
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LISA: Where systems engineering and operations professionals share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.

LISA is the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA16 program addresses the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and offers a highly curated program around three topics: architecture, culture, and engineering.

"If you're a sysadmin slaving away in a metaphorical basement and re-inventing the wheel every time your employer's business goals change slightly, LISA will help pull you into the light."

Marc Chiarini
Long-Time IT Admin and Researcher, MarkLogic Corp

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Co-located Event: SESA '16

The 2016 USENIX Summit for Educators in System Administration (SESA '16) was co-located with LISA16 and took place on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.


Registration: or 510.528.8649
Membership: or 510.528.8649
Sponsorship: or 510.528.8649 x17

Speaker Information

To prepare for the conference, please see the Speaker Information page. View the original Call for Participation.

Consent Forms

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Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199


Program Co-Chairs

John Arrasjid
Dell EMC

Matt Simmons

Invited Talks Co-Chairs

Pat Cable
Threat Stack, Inc.

Ben Cotton
Cycle Computing, LLC

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Mike Ciavarella
Coffee Bean Software Pty Ltd

Chris St. Pierre
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Workshops Chair

Lee Damon
University of Washington

LISA Lab Coordinators

Christopher DeMarco

Andrew Mundy
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

LISA Build Coordinators

Branson Matheson
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Brett Thorson
Dtex Systems

USENIX Liaisons

David Blank-Edelman

Carolyn Rowland
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

USENIX Tutorials Staff

Natalie DeJarlais
USENIX Association

Rik Farrow
USENIX Association

Steering Committee

David Blank-Edelman

Mark Burgess
Oslo University College

Brendan Gregg

Casey Henderson
USENIX Association

Andrew Hume

Amy Rich

Ben Rockwood
Chef Software, Inc.

Carolyn Rowland
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Sponsorship and Expo

We are accepting reservations for exhibit space, vendor talks, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and other sponsorship and marketing opportunities at LISA16. Take a look at our prospectus, and contact the Sponsorship Department with any questions.