Announcing 161 sessions of diverse speakers, new perspectives, and top-notch topics for DrupalCon programming
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.
Four tracks—Being Human (a new track), Coding and Development, Business, and Project Management—were our most competitive tracks. With 70+ session each, this really shows the diversity of content to which our community can talk, and wants to share.
After reading through each session, we're happy to present our selected sessions. With our focus on diverse speakers at this conference, we are happy to share that of the 161 sessions, 55 of them include at least one speaker who identified as diverse. There will be voices from over 90 companies. We're also excited to announce that a little over 47% of the sessions featured will include a new-to-DrupalCon speaker to provide new and different perspectives. We look forward to providing you additional details soon about our effort to increase diversity in our speaker line-up and how we feel our CFP went.
Sessions will be presented on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of DrupalCon, along with daily morning keynotes and exciting sponsor activities in the Exhibit Hall. Make sure to purchase your ticket at the earlybird price of $450 by March 3, 2017 before prices go up.