It's that time of year again when everyone starts getting excited about DrupalCon. People are getting geared up to attend sessions, meet up with team members and clients, and let's not forget, load up on as much swag as possible. But an important piece which often gets overlooked are the Summits that happen the Monday before the conference begins. These events are happening again in Baltimore, and the Media and Publishing Summit is one you should consider attending.
News & Updates
Annnnnnnd we are back for round 2! Last year’s Government Summit was such a success that we offering it again, and this year we have managed to pack even more content and conversations into the day for y’all! We are still catering to the same government audience, so if you find yourself working for the government in some capacity (fed, state, local or contracting), then this Summit for you!
DrupalCon will begin before you know it. But you can plan your schedule today! There'll be more than 150 sessions, three keynotes, an unforgettable pre-note, and some important community conversations happening all week.
One of best things about DrupalCon is sharing ideas with and learning from other Drupal users who are facing similar challenges in their work. The Nonprofit Summit will be a chance to connect with technologists, from small and large organizations, to share best practices, ask questions, and get advice about common themes such as CRM integrations, fundraising and campaign management, web accessibility, and how and when to transition to Drupal 8.
DrupalCon is a magical experience where you not only learn new things and make new Drupal friends, but it also inspires and refuels our Drupal passion. We know that not everyone can attend and experience this DrupalCon magic. That's why we created The ULTIMATE DRUPALCON EXPERIENCE SWEEPSTAKES.
One lucky community member could win a flight, hotel, full-pass, and a one-on-one coffee with Dries Buytaert.
The fun is where the Drupalers are. Stay with us at the partner hotel - Hilton Baltimore - to network and socialize after sessions end. You’re likely to run into an old Drupal friend at the Lobby Bar or meet the person who can answer your Drupal question in the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. And, it’s close to the Baltimore Convention Center - Only a 3 minute walk.
DrupalCon prides itself on its diversity, which comes in many forms, including all the nationalities that are represented. We recognize that there is lack of clarity around the recent U.S. immigration changes, which can make international travel to our event challenging.
To help our international attendees, we created the following list of things to know as you plan your travel.
Given the uncertainty, contact your local U.S. consular office for more information about your travel to the U.S.
This year, the Business Summit is focusing on issues and challenges for organizations with 5 to 25 employees. You are invited to learn from and network with other Drupal company leadership for a day of candid discussion and knowledge sharing.
DrupalCon Asia started 2016 with a crushing abundance of selfies. There was no mercy for those on the sidelines; get involved or be ignored. However, there's a special few of us who are always there, yet never exactly engaged. We're a special breed of people, giving more of ourselves, to get more acclaim of those around us. We're open source photographers.
One of the most exciting aspects of preparing for a DrupalCon is selecting its sessions. It’s always incredibly impressive and humbling to see the great ideas that our community comes up with—and they’re all so great that making the official selections is definitely not an easy process!
This time, the Track Chairs had over 600 sessions to evaluate, and only 139 hours worth of time to fit. With the addition of the 25-minute talk option, we were able to accept 161 sessions to fill our programming time.
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