Announcing AltConf Satellites 2019

Last year was a landmark year for AltConf. For the first time in our history, we introduced an event that happened outside of California, in the form of our AltConf London event.

London 2018 was a huge success, however wasn’t without flaws, which we have listened to and used to inform our plans for this year. We heard from attendees that including a panel discussion late at night after over 2 hours of a keynote viewing was challenging for them to stick around for, however everyone loved the community feel of watching the Keynote live stream on a big screen!

But most of all, we saw that our vision to bring the WWDC experience to communities outside of the San Jose experience was a valid one, with many people choosing not to make the trip to the US for various reasons each year.

In 2019, we’ll be hosting another event in London, evolving it into a single day conference, culminating with a keynote viewing event in the evening. We’re also going to make things even better for everyone not travelling to California, or based in and around London.

Our goal has always been to bring the AltConf experience to as many people as possible. So for 2019, we are hosting a number of other one day conference events, bringing AltConf to communities throughout Europe. You’ll be able to join us at AltConf London, Madrid, Paris and Berlin. Each will be a unique, one day conference, run and curated by local community volunteers, taking into account the local community to put on the best event possible. There are more details on each event below.

A note on tickets

Traditionally, AltConf has always been an event that is free to attend, and we want to try to continue this as much as possible. However, since this is not only a new event for us, but four entirely new events, we’re choosing to charge a nominal fee to attendees of the daytime conference. This is to cover costs of venue hire, AV, etc while we build the events and get sponsors on board. It will also allow us to ensure that we can continue to put on events in subsequent years, giving us the confidence to book venues and make plans while limiting our risk.

AltConf London

AltConf London will be hosted in the Vaults in Waterloo, an amazing venue with lots of space for expansion! We’ll be hosting the main conference during the day, and then opening up more space for anyone to come and watch the keynote with us, doubling our capacity. Tickets for the keynote viewing will be free of charge for all.

Attendees: 200 (day conference), 400 (keynote)

Tickets: £50+VAT, available here

Location: The Vaults, Waterloo

Timings: Monday June 3, 2019. Doors open at 9am, keynote at 6pm sharp!

Sponsor: Monzo

Language: English

More info: london.altconf.com

AltConf Madrid

Hosted in the beautiful Impact Hub Piamonte and chaired by the wonderful Jorge D. Ortiz Fuentes, Madrid will be a very special Satellite event. To respect the local community, it will be an entirely Spanish speaking lineup, with all talks given in Spanish. AltConf is always keen to take risks to develop all areas of the community, and by putting on a conference not in English we hope to reach more people than ever.

Attendees: 100

Location: Impact Hub Piamonte

Tickets: €50+VAT, available here

Timings: Monday June 3, 2019. Doors open at 10am, keynote at 7pm sharp!

Sponsor: Still available! Email sponsors@altconf.com for details!

Language: Spanish

More info: madrid.altconf.com

AltConf Paris

In Paris, we’re extremely lucky to be hosted by Station F, and Greg Lhotellier (Swift Paris/CocoaHeads Paris organiser and Swift Paris Jobs founder) will be chairing. Paris will be a half day event. We’ll be hosting the main conference during the day, and then opening up more space for anyone to come and watch the keynote with us, doubling our capacity. Tickets for the keynote viewing will be free of charge for all.

Attendees: 250 (day), 450 (keynote)

Location: Station F, 5 Parvis Alan Turing, 75013 Paris, France

Tickets: €50+VAT, available here

Timings: Monday June 3, 2019. Doors open at 2pm, keynote at 7pm sharp!

Sponsor: Still available! Email sponsors@altconf.com for details!

Language: English

More info: paris.altconf.com

AltConf Berlin

Berlin is an iconic city with a huge Apple developer community, so we wanted to build a conference here worthy of the audience! Hosted in the amazing Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, Berlin is chaired by Esteban Torres. We’ll be hosting the main conference during the day, and then opening up more space for anyone to come and watch the keynote with us, doubling our capacity. Tickets for the keynote viewing will be free of charge for all.

Attendees: 250 (day), 450 (keynote)

Location: Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

Tickets: €50+VAT, available here

Timings: Monday June 3, 2019. Doors open at 9am, keynote at 7pm sharp!

Sponsor: SoundCloud

Language: English

More info: berlin.altconf.com