DrupalCamp Toronto is Tomorrow!

This year's Drupal conference in Toronto is shaping up to be our best yet! Here's a quick summary of what to expect.

30 Sessions & 2 Keynotes

There will be 30 sessions covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels.

You'll be able to learn about all aspects of Drupal: design, development and business strategies. We also have a variety of sessions about the upcoming release of Drupal 8 (highlighted in blue).

Emma Jane Westby and Mark Surman will be our keynote speakers.

Humber College Lakeshore Campus

This year's conference is being held at the spacious Humber College Lakeshore Campus.

Registration and breakfast opens at 8am on Friday morning. Opening remarks begin at 9:15am.

Registration and sessions will happen in the L Building. Keynotes will happen in the A building. Maps for buildings and rooms will be provided during registration.

The campus is easy to get to via all modes of transportation. Parking at the campus is $7.00 on Friday and free on Saturday and Sunday.

Onsite accommodations are only available up to 4pm on Thursday. Please note, no walk up bookings will be available.

Please see the location page for more details about travel and accommodations.

Tickets

Early bird ticket sales end at 3pm today!

Be sure to register and purchase a ticket before prices go up. After 3pm, ticket prices increase to:

  • $50.00 for a 1-day pass
  • $100.00 for a 2-day pass

Volunteers

If you'd like to volunteer, please get in touch. We're primarily looking for help to do morning registration setups.

Sponsors

Thank you to our awesome sponsors! Check out the sponsor page and read all about them and their contributions to the Drupal community.

Vote for Your Favourite Sessions

This year is shaping up to have our best variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions! If you're new to Drupal or a seasoned pro, we've got something for you!

We've received 31 session proposals (at the time of this post) about design, development, Drupal 8 and business strategy.

You can click on the links below and begin casting your votes now! Look for the orange button at the bottom of each session proposal's page.

There's also time remaining to submit a session, so be quick if you'd like to score some votes!

Note: you must be registered and logged in to vote!

Design

Business

Drupal 8

Development

Keynote Speakers: Emma Jane Westby & Mark Surman

We're pleased to announce our keynote speakers for DrupalCamp Toronto 2014.

Emma Jane Westby

Emma Jane Westby’s keynote presentation will be on Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm.

She is an internationally renowned open source software advocate, technical author, and teacher. In January 2010 she was recognized by The Google Diversity Programme for her efforts in increasing female participation in software development. She is a frequent speaker at open source conferences in Canada, US and Europe and is an active volunteer with several open source projects, including Drupal.

Read more about Emma Jane Westby on our Keynote Speakers page.

Mark Surman

Mark Surman’s keynote presentation will be on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:30am.

A community activist and technology executive of 20+ years, Mark currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, makers of Firefox and one of the largest social enterprises in the world. At Mozilla, he is focused on using the open technology and ethos of the web to transform fields such as education, journalism and filmmaking. Mark has overseen the development of Popcorn.js, which Wired has called the future of online video; the Open Badges initiative, launched by the US Secretary of Education; and the Knight Mozilla News Technology partnership, which seeks to reinvent the future of digital journalism.

Read more about Mark Surman on our Keynote Speakers page.

Propose a Session!

We're ready to begin accepting your session proposals for DrupalCamp Toronto 2014!

Head over to our Propose a Session form now and submit your idea for a great presentation at this year's conference.

(Update: some session proposals have already been submitted. Check them out!)

What kind of session proposals are we hoping to receive for this year's conference? Here are a few hints!

Design

Design oriented sessions always receive the highest number of votes each year. There's an obvious desire for attendees to learn about the elements of designing with Drupal, so we'd love to receive a lot of session proposals on the topics of theming, mobile, accessibility and more.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 will be released soon and we'd like to feature several sessions about it. Submitting a Drupal 8 session will almost certainly guarantee a good slot for your session!

Drupal 101

We always have a large number of attendees who are new to Drupal. Also, many attendees are using other CMSs and want to know why we're using Drupal or want to see simple live demonstrations about the basics. Don't be afraid to demonstrate an introduction to Views or top modules - there is an audience waiting to see those sessions!

Development

This one is easy, because we always receive a healthy compliment of development oriented sessions each year. Keep 'em coming!

So what are you waiting for? Submit your great idea for a session now!

DrupalCamp Toronto 2014 is coming soon!

Our 8th annual DrupalCamp Toronto 2014 conference is happening on May 2-4 at the Humber College Lakeshore campus! We've moved the conference back to our traditional Spring season time slot and have expanded it to 3 days! We'll have 2 days of sessions and keynotes, followed by a code sprint day.

Registration is now open!

The cost of early-bird admission will be $40 for a 1-day pass and $80 for a 2-day pass. We're also providing corporate passes for multiple company attendees (please contact us directly for details). Prices will increase at the end of April.

All proceeds from the conference are used to host the event and other events throughout the year for the Toronto Drupal User Group.

There will be 30+ sessions for people interested in learning about Drupal design, development, business, and of course, the upcoming release of Drupal 8.

The conference will be fully catered and will include our traditional opening night party.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch with us about sponsorship opportunities.

Want to volunteer? Head over to our contact form and let us know.

This year's core group of volunteers includes Chris Luckhardt, Elisha Medeiros, James Walker and other members of the non-profit Toronto Drupal User Group organization.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @drupalcampTO

See you at DrupalCamp!