Past Events

Jul 17, 2019

The Role of Redfish in UEFI Forum Firmware Specifications Webinar will feature a panel of firmware experts representing the Forum and DMTF, including:

  • Moderator: Brian Richardson, Industry Communications Working Group Chair
  • Panelists:
    • Zach Bobroff, American Megatrends, Inc.
    • Samer El Haj Mahmoud, DMTF
    • Jason Spottswood, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


The panelists will provide an overview of Redfish, implementation challenges, and how Redfish and UEFI firmware interact with each other. The webinar is open to the public and attendees will get the chance to participate in a live Q&A session.

Registration for this free, one-hour webcast is now open: Register today.

Apr 8, 2019 to Apr 12, 2019
Bellevue, WA

The Spring 2019 Plugfest Schedule is now available click here or below. 

The Spring 2019 UEFI Plugfest on April 8-12, 2019 was held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue.

The Spring 2019 UEFI Plugfest Logistics Packet can be downloaded here and below. 

Mar 12, 2019
UEFI Forum

The Firmware Secure Coding Webinar will feature a panel of firmware security experts representing the Forum, including:

Moderator: Brian Richardson, Director of Firmware Ecosystem Development Intel Corporation

  • Panelists:
    • Dick Wilkins, Phoenix Technologies
    • Trevor Western, Insyde Software
    • Eric Johnson, American Megatrends Inc.

The inherent nature of firmware makes it an appealing target for hackers as the hardening of traditional exploit vectors (e.g., operating systems and the applications) is leading to new routes of attack. Join the UEFI Forum Secure Coding webinar to hear the panel of security experts discuss tips and best practices. The webinar is open to the public and attendees will get the chance to participate in a live Q&A session.

Listen to the recording of the Secure Coding Webinar here:

Nov 13, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
Vancouver, BC

UEFI Member Harry Hsiung will provide an update on UEFI and ACPI.

The conference details are available here:

Oct 22, 2018 to Oct 24, 2018
Edinburgh, ENG
The Linux Foundation

The collocated Linux Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe events will feature many presentations focused on firmware.

Learn more about the Linux Open Source Summit Europe:
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Oct 15, 2018 to Oct 19, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan
American Megatrends, Inc.


The Fall 2018 UEFI Plugfest, hosted by American Megatrends, Inc., is October 15-19, 2018 at the Capital Hotel Dahzi in Taipei, Taiwan. Come to learn about the latest UEFI specification enhancements from technology experts and sign-up to test your latest platforms, devices, and firmware during the private Plugfest testing sessions.

REGISTRATION: UEFI Forum members can register here: For those registering from Mainland China and cannot access the registration form online, you may download it here

View the event Logistics Packet here:

View the Session Details and Schedule here:

View our new What is a UEFI Plugfest video here to learn more about what you can expect at the event.

Plugfest attendees must sign the disclosure agreement and photo and video waiver.  Attendees can either sign and bring a printed copy to the event or sign a version on site. Print the disclosure agreement here:


Sep 12, 2018 to Sep 15, 2018
Erlangen, GER

The Open Source Firmware Summit will focus on EDK2 code and other open source firmware code bases. Vincent Zimmer will provide the keynote for the event with a full abstract to come.

Read more about the event:

Aug 29, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Vancouver, BC
The Linux Foundation

The Linux Open Source Summit will feature a presentation titled “Spectre, Meltdown, & Linux” by Greg Kroah-Hartman (The Linux Foundation)  on Wednesday, August 29 from 12:00-12:40 pm. Read the presentation abstract here:

Aug 27, 2018 to Aug 28, 2018
Vancouver, CA
The Linux Foundation

The Linux Security Summit event will feature multiple presentations focused on firmware and security.

View more information here:

Jul 24, 2018

The Firmware Security 101 Webinar outlined the major challenges currently facing platform security, how the UEFI Forum and UEFI specification address these challenges and finally, how you can join us in the battle to protect firmware from outside threats. The webinar featured a panel of firmware security experts representing the Forum, including:

  • Moderator: Michael Krau, Industry Communications Working Group Chair
  • Panelists:
    • Eric Johnson, American Megatrends, Inc.
    • Tim Lewis, Insyde Software
    • Dick Wilkins, Phoenix Technologies
    • Vincent Zimmer, Intel

View the recorded webinar presentation.


Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue, 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008
Feb 3, 2018
The Commons Mixer Building, 15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond, WA 98052

Paul English & Lee Fisher of member company PreOS Security will present “Platform Firmware for Blue Teams: Detecting Evil Maid Attacks” from 2:30-3:30pm. The speakers will cover the NIST SP (147,147b,155,193) secure firmware guidance for enterprise blue teams, sysadmins, and SREs. They will introduce firmware-level technology, discuss the problem of firmware-level malware, show existing open source tools.
See the complete schedule of presentations and register here.

Jan 11, 2018
1111 3rd Ave #2500, Seattle, WA 98101

Paul English & Lee Fisher of member company PreOS Security present on firmware security. In this presentation, they will cover the NIST SP (147,147b,155,193) secure firmware guidance and discuss the problem of firmware-level malware, including some of the latest vulnerabilities such as Intel AMT, Intel ME and even a bit on Meltdown and Spectre and more.
Visit the Meetup page to learn more.

Dec 5, 2017 to Dec 7, 2017
San Jose Convention Center—150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Brian Richardson, Intel technical evangelist focused on UEFI technology, will be discussing firmware security and using UEFI technology examples in his presentation titled  “What you don’t know about firmware might get you 0wn3d.” Learn more about his presentation scheduled for 4:00pm on Dec. 6 click here. The ESC Silicon Valley 2017 conference and expo focuses on four different tracks: embedded hardware design & verification, embedded software design & verification, connected devices & IoT and advanced technologies.

Learn more about ESC Silicon Valley 2017 and purchase passes.

Oct 30, 2017 to Nov 3, 2017
Capital Hotel—No. 7 Jianguo North Road Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan
American Megatrends
Sep 13, 2017 to Sep 15, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 28, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017
RISC Networks—81 Broadway, Suite C, Asheville, NC 28801
Mar 27, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
Wanda Hilton, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 4, 2016
Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sep 20, 2016 to Sep 22, 2016
Embassy Suites Seattle - Tacoma, Washington
Mar 29, 2016 to Apr 1, 2016
Capital Hotel Taipei, Taiwan
Phoenix Technologies
Mar 9, 2016 to Mar 10, 2016
San Jose, CA
May 19, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Seattle, WA
Mar 18, 2015 to Mar 20, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 10, 2015 to Mar 11, 2015
San Jose, CA
Nov 12, 2014
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA 08854
Aug 22, 2014
Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, IL
May 13, 2014 to May 15, 2014
Seattle, WA
Sep 19, 2013 to Sep 20, 2013
Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA
Hosted by the Linux Foundation and the UEFI Forum
Jul 15, 2013 to Jul 19, 2013
Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA
Hosted by Microsoft and the UEFI Forum
Mar 18, 2013 to Mar 22, 2013
Taipei, Taiwan
Jul 16, 2012 to Jul 20, 2012
Redmond, WA
May 8, 2012 to May 10, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan
Feb 20, 2012 to Feb 23, 2012
Sunnyvale, CA
Oct 24, 2011 to Oct 27, 2011
Taipei, Taiwan
Jul 6, 2011 to Jul 9, 2011
Redmond, WA
Oct 12, 2010 to Oct 15, 2010
Taipei, Taiwan
Jun 22, 2010 to Jun 24, 2010
DuPont, WA
Sep 24, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Sunnyvale, CA
Jun 11, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007
Nanjing, China