EuroForth 2018 - News

A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the Forth creator on the 50th anniversary of Forth

As we race through July we can confirm that Chuck Moore (pictured above left), the language founder, is attending this conference in Edinburgh, to help us celebrate 50 years of Forth at the Doubletree/Hilton Queensferry Hotel on the banks of the Firth of Forth. The conference starts with a lunch on Friday 14th Septermber 2018, and continues until noon on Sunday 16th September 2018. It is preceded by two days of Forth 200x Standards meeting.

Chuck will give a talk after dinner at the Saturday night Conference Banquet in addition to being recorded in a special 50 Years of Forth video interview.

A professional videographer has been engaged to record an interview with each of the leading lights in the Forth communities.

The interviews planned for now are: Chuck Moore, Leon Wagner (below left), The current President of Forth Inc. and Stephen Pelc (below right), who is owner of MPE. Leon and Stephen are the two main commercial vendors of Forth Systems.
We also hope to record these three most prominent Forth people talking together.

The Conference will start after lunch on Friday 14th September 2018 and continue until lunchtime on Sunday 16th September 2018. Following the conference end on Sunday, we have organised a trip on the Forth Belle (pictured below) that will travel beneath the three Forth Bridges and circumnavigate Inchcolm Island with an option for a 90 minute shore excursion at the island. A good time to network and make friends with other people interested in our special language, Forth.

The attendance will be limited by hotel capacity (they only have 70 bedrooms). We, therfore, urge you to begin planning your travel and book your place to avoid any disappointment, letting me know your arrival and departure dates. If you need an invoice, we can send one.


The papers that have been submitted so far, and of which we have been notified, are listed below.

  • General Locals or Gforth becomes a Man by Anton Ertl
  • Net2O – A Progress Report by Bernd Paysan
  • Forth Redis Library by Gerald Wodni
  • A List Toolkit – by Peter Knaggs
  • Forth: A New Synthesis: Growing Forth with SeedForth by Prof. Ulrich Hoffman
  • A descriptor based approach to Forth strings – by Prof. Ulrich Hoffman & Andrew Read
  • Something to do with Automated Laundries by Nick Nelson

There is still room in the schedule to include a few more papers, so this is the **LAST CHANCE** for you to submit your camera ready copy please (A4 pdf format preferred). Email these to Paul E. Bennett.

Workshop Session

Not something that happens often at EuroForth, but we have managed to include this one for this year.

"Verifying a Forth Processor" Introduced by Klaus Schleisiek


If the booking on the announcement form does not fully fit your plans, please email me with your own travel plans. We can then advise price adjustments accordingly.

You will find further information, the official announcements and call for papers at the EuroForth 2018 Information Page

Delegate Day Rate (Conference Only)

Enquiries about a Delegate Day Rate, without accommodation at the conference hotel, have been based on the following non-resident pricing. The Conference attendance will provide a copy of the conference materials, and includes luncheon. For the full accommodation inclusive rates, please see the Announcement Form. These are per person prices.

Friday afternoon Conference only £46.00

Saturday all day Conference only £53.00

Sunday morning Conference only £46.00

Conference weekend, incl Friday evening meal only. £165.00

Saturday Night Conference Banquet £35.00

Payment details are on the last page of The Announcement Form

To those who have already booked and paid, we thank you.