KCDC 2018 IS COMING!

The 10th annual Kansas City Developer Conference is right around the corner! We are excited to bring you a bit of information about this upcoming event. Join us July 11-13, 2018, at the Kansas City Convention Center in beautiful downtown KC. Tickets are still available—for now—but we are anticipating them to sell out soon.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and build relationships with your professional friends and peers.



Want to learn more first? Read on below.



WHAT'S NEW WITH KCDC?

If you have not been to KCDC for a few years, you might notice things have changed a bit since your last experience! We are extremely proud that what started ten years ago as a humble, local, one-day meetup has grown into one of the industry's premier community-run conferences.

We are expecting a sellout crowd, with 2000 people on hand for KCDC 2018. Last year, attendees came from over 35 states. Our world-class speakers—over 150 of them—travel to Kansas City from around the world.

In addition to the 180 sessions on offer, our pre-conference day (July 11) will feature nearly two dozen half-day and full-day workshops where you can roll up your sleeves and dive deep into the weeds with awesome, experienced instructors.

For more information, go here to peruse the full conference agenda for KCDC 2018.



GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Any quality event recognizes that the value of a professional conference goes beyond the daytime lectures. On Thursday night, we host the annual KCDC Attendee Party. We will be returning for a third year to No Other Pub by Sporting KC in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Hundreds of people attend ever year, sharing food, drink, and stories with each other.

Brought to you by our Titanium Sponsors, the Attendee Party is the best place to relax after the first full day of intense learning. Or if you're looking to keep busy, you can play some ping pong, shuffleboard (cruise ship style!), board games, or even get in a game of bowling.




THE BEST CONFERENCE AFTER-PARTY AROUND

Even after KCDC is over—when the last session has ended, the nearly 50 sponsors have torn down, and the raffle prizes have been distributed—things will not be quite over yet!

For the second year in a row, KCDC's great friend and supporter, Todd Gardner, will be bringing his incomparable PubConf to Kansas City.

Described as "the after-party for speakers, by speakers, but where we invite everyone else to join us," PubConf is an entertaining variety show featuring music, comedy, and more after-hours networking. Last year after KCDC was the first time PubConf was hosted on American soil and it was a huge hit. Don't miss it!



LEARNING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMLY

Last year we launched a new sibling event to KCDC: The The Kansas City Kids Conference!

This FREE half-day event runs from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, the day after KCDC has ended. Targeting children from early childhood through middle school, KC Kids provides an opportunity for families to come together to learn about a variety of topics in STEM.

Learning centers include both dedicated "classroom-style" sessions and a free-for-all maker space for our little scientists to explore and learn at their own pace. Nearly 400 people will be in attendance—with over 200 kids! KC Kids costs nothing to attend, but is separately ticketed with limited spaces available. So remember to get your tickets for this event, too.



SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

We hope to welcome you back, July 11-13, to the Kansas City Developer Conference. See you in a few weeks!
 


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