Just over 2 months ago we had the pleasure of announcing Libertyvasion, a phpBB conference scheduled for August 20th & 21st, 2010 in New York City. We are now three months away and ready to provide additional information as well as open registration.



When?

20th & 21st August, 2010



August 20th - Development Workshop

August 21st - Main Event & Social Event in the evening



Where?

The event will be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel New York, located in Times Square.



For additional travel information, including a map and directions, please see the Venue Page



Development Workshop

We are excited to be able to extend the conference an additional day by offering a phpBB Development Workshop. On Friday August 20th, we welcome you to join the phpBB Team and several well-known guests working on phpBB related technology for a day dedicated to the future of phpBB. Guest speakers include:

Fabien Potencier - lead developer of the Symfony 2 framework, the foundation of the phpBB4 codebase

Jonathan Wage - developer of Doctrine, another part of the phpBB 4 foundation

Stefan Koopmanschap - former phpBB Support Team Leader and now Symfony Community Manager

David Soria Parra - contributor to Git, Mercurial and PHP



Our guests will give introductory talks on their respective subjects in the morning. The afternoon will be used to work on your own projects or ideas with the help of our experts. You will be able to discuss Git, Symfony, Doctrine or PHP in general with our guest speakers. We may begin working on phpBB4, writing a MOD for phpBB 3.1 or trying out unique workflows between the phpBB Git repository and your own project. This part of the day will largely be shaped by your ideas.



Registration

Admission to the event requires prior online registration. You may reserve tickets for yourself and any number of guests via the registration page.



Payment is accepted via any major credit card through Paypal (a Paypal account is not required when using a credit card). Please contact me directly for alternative payment options.



Each ticket for the Conference is $20.00 USD while Development Workshop tickets are $100.00 USD. You may also opt to purchase one or more Berties with your ticket (and avoid having to pay for shipping). The Berties will be waiting at the registration desk on either day of the event.



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Sponsorship

Please email libertyvasion[AT]phpBB[DOT]com if you or your organisation are interested in sponsoring Libertyvasion. We would be happy to distribute your materials or discuss alternative means of advertising during the event. In addition to the physical event itself, we will be publishing photos and videos (as was done for Londonvasion).



Post-conference social event

After the conference, we will reconvene at a local restaurant/bar for a social event lasting into the night. The minimum drinking age throughout the United States is 21, however the restaurant does not require attendees to be 21 years old. All are welcome.



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Additional information

Additional information, including summaries of anticipated talks, can be found on the Libertyvasion page. This page will be updated continuously throughout the months leading up to the event. As with Londonvasion, we also intend to publish videos and photos afterward.



Thank you,



The phpBB Team



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