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AmiWest 2016 and related events: October 6th to October 9th

Show Info

A1000_web.jpg (63281 bytes) AmiWest is the premier Amiga show in North America. For over 18 years AmiWest has provided a haven for like-minded individuals to come and celebrate all things Amiga. The show has seen the introduction of new Amiga hardware and software. We have seen CEOs of Amiga companies come and go. Through it all our goal has to been to create an environment for all Amigas, classics, compatibles, and next-generation systems users can come together and share ideas and good times. Every year we work hard to improve the show experience by having themes and seeking out the leaders of the community to join us and you for the weekend. Since 1997 the show has been internet enabled. Starting with an IRC, then audio broadcast, to today where video and audio are broadcast and posted to YouTube in near real-time.

Saturday at 10 AM the show opens with presentation by one of the sponsors. The show floor will contain items for sale from AmigaKit covering Classic Amigas and Next Generation Amiga systems. Hyperion is present showing the latest developments of AmigaOS 4. A-Eon will be showing the latest in hardware developments. Other Amiga related companies come to show their products and interact with the community directly. In addition to the commercial exhibitors AmiWest also hosts users groups and individuals. These folks travel to the show on their own funds to share their excitement for the Amiga and Amiga-compatible systems such as, AmigaOS 4, AROS, MorphOS, and Emulators.

How to contact us:
    Brian's Blog -->
    Mailing List: email info [at] with "AmiWest Email List" in the subject line.
    Twitter: @amiwest

When is AmiWest 2016:
    Programming Seminar starts on Thursday Oct 6 2016
    Classic Clinic starts at 5 PM on Friday Oct 7th 2016
    Show doors open at 10 AM on Saturday Oct 8th 2016
    Banquet starts at 7 PM on Saturday Oct 8th 2016
    Sunday start at 10 AM on Sunday Oct 9th 2016
    Doors close at 4 PM Sunday Oct 9th 2016

Show Features

Programming Seminar

October 6th and 7th at the AmiWest Venue

amiwest-2012-programming.jpg (39939 bytes) The Programming Seminar at Amiwest is a very special event that brings together some of the top AmigaOS Developers directly to Amiga users and Amiga application developers. The seminar is designed to enlighten and educate all comers on how to create quality software for our favorite platform. For the 5th annual 2016 Programming Seminar, Hyperion Developer Team Lead Steven Solie will continue as lead instructor, assisted by other knowledgeable Amiga programmers. Sign-ups are available by clicking here!

Classic Clinic

fixing-systems_web.jpg (39939 bytes) AmiWest starts on Friday night with the classic clinic. At 5 PM Amiga owners are invited to bring their systems for repair. Staffed by volunteers, we spend the evening working to repair or improve users Amiga systems. In the past we have replaced capacitors, batteries, repaired corrosion, installed new drives, recovered data, and more.


25th anniversery Cake Saturday night we host a catered banquet for the attendees, exhibitors, and staff. This banquet is an opportunity for everyone to come to gather and mingle. In addition to the food we also present several SACC group awards, feature a presentation or panel with famous Amigans. Reserve your banquet tickets by clicking here! See the Banquet section below for more details.

If you are an Amigan and like the Amiga computer you will love AmiWest.

Hotel Infomation

AmiWest 2016 will return to the Holiday Inn Express. This hotel was recently built, has friendly staff, clean faculties, and even has a free breakfast!

We have negotiated rates for the hotel. Reservation information is available by clicking here!

To ensure you can get the show rate we recommend that you call the hotel (see below) instead of book online, TELL THEM that you are with the AmiWest conference and want the special AmiWest room rates.

Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo

  Hotel Front Desk: 001-916-923-1100
  Hotel Fax: 001-916-921-9900


The banquet will start at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 8th. We've had some challenges with the caterers in the past years. We have worked hard to find another qualified company for 2016. Make your banquet reservations by clicking here!

See the blog link for announcements about presenters and presentations.

Exhibitor list
Look for latest breaking news on exhibitors at Brian's Blog.

So far, these exhibitors have confirmed their attendance:

Hyperion Entertainment
Hyperion Entertainment has continued the development of the original Amiga Operating System (AmigaOS) since 2001. AmigaOS is now at version 4.1 Final Edition. Want to see some features added to AmigaOS? Come chat with the AmigaOS Development Team Lead who will be present at the table.
A-EON Technology, Ltd.
New AMIGAone hardware company bringing the Amiga X1000 and X5000 with dual-core PPC CPU and custom Xena chips to market.
Sacramento Amiga Computer Club
Sponsors of AmiWest since its founding in 1998 by SACC club members. The Amiga show on the West Coast of the U.S. and venue for the Amiga community gathering in the United States from all points on the planet. We have counted many Amiga luminaries among our members, among them the legendary Jay Miner. We currently maintain the Jay Miner memorial software library.
World #1 Amiga hardware and software dealer for Amiga classic and emerging Amiga platforms, including A-Cube SAM series and A-EON X1000 and (soon!) X5000..
Amiga Users of Calgary, Canada, has been organized and active since 1999. Thank you for sponsoring AmiWest and keeping the flame alive in Canada! See their page link above for information on their AmiJam show.
AmiWest broadcast
Broadcasting Amiga shows for over 17 years from all over North America. The technology has envolved from just IRC to IRC and Webcam to IRC, Webcam, and Streaming Audio, to IRC, Webcam, Audio, and Video. Tune in to see and hear the show live with real time Video Toaster effects.
Infocessories, the Amiga REBOL community presenting the Relative Expression-Based Object Language by Carl Sassenrath. Come visit our table.
Acill Amiga Tech
Retro computer tech Paul Rezendes will be at AmiWest 2016! See the AmiWest blog, August 7 entry, for more details!
Amigadave (aka Dave Morris) returns to AmiWest for 2016 with a new MorphOS exhibit. See the AmiWest Blog, September 14th entry, for more details.
Inertial Computing
Inertial Computing exhibits again at AmiWest 2016, celebrating 31 years of Amiga. Exhibitor Alex Perez, long-time AmiWest Broadcast member and AmigaOS beta-tester and developer, is bringing his exhibit to AmiWest 2016. "Inertial Computing is a Silicon-valley based think [tank] dedicated to developing and engaging the Amiga hardware and software development community and enabling creative re-use of what others may consider antiquated and/or obsolete computer technology." Inertial will also be selling the new SCSI25DB adapters, adapting the old SCSI interface to a micro SD card. You've got to come get it at AmiWest!
Apollo Accelerators
Rep Sam Crow is bringing the latest in classic Amiga accelerators for the 21st century to AmiWest 2016! You won't want to miss what he is bringing! See the AmiWest blog, September 6th entry, for more details!

Seminar list
Check the Seminar page!

Reserve your exhibitor space now!
Advance exhibitor space reservations are required so that we can provide the necessary space and other facilities. Let us know that you'll be there and what we need to do to provide what you need for your exhibit. We're already working on better internet access. Let us know what you would like to see happen as well. Just email info[at]

Sponsors for AmiWest 2015
SACC would like to thank the AmiWest Sponsors: To join this list just send an email to amigaprez[at] with your suggestions or information if you want to be one of our sponsors! We'll get back to you regarding the financial commitment for helping to sponsor the show.

Thanks to everyone for attending AmiWest 2015.
Thank you to all those who attended in person and online. It was another great show with special annoucements from A-Eon regarding new systems. We have posted the annoucements and seminars online here: AmiWest Youtube playlist

We are also pleased to annouce Simon Archer as the winner for the first AmiWest Developer Award in 2013. Please visit the award page for full details
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