Un-Conference 2018

It's that time of the year again when a monthly meetup is just not enough geekery, the time of year where we need to have a day of talks on a wide range of topics given by the best speakers... you!

So join us for a day filled with great talks, good food, great company and good conversations.

Think of an unconference like any other conference except the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the day.

Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space from the grid of available talk slots. Unconferences can have talks, panels or discussions the format is up to the person claiming the slot. If you want to raise a talk topic before hand feel free drop into slack, or send an email to team@phpem.uk and suggest something.

The talks themselves are in groups of a maximum of about 30 people, a small unintimiadating audience, everyone is welcome to speak. If you want to just listen, that's fine too, come along and mingle with people just like you!

Lunch is included within the ticket price.

For more information, don't hesitate to contact us on Twitter (@PHPem).


  • 9AM Doors open for Registration
  • 10AM Conference starts with an Introduction to PHP East Midlands and an opening talk
  • 1PM Lunch
  • 2PM Conference Resumes
  • 4PM Closing talk and thanks
  • 4:30PM Event close and head off to optional social event in town

What is it?

As an unconference, everyone can give a talk on the day. There are going to be short 20 minute long lightning talks available, we've also had round table discussions, park bench sessions, interactive sessions and live demos in the past.

We provide the space, and make sure you're all fed, watered, and excited for a day filled with knowledge sharing with your peers. After that, it's up to the attendees to request talks / sessions, offer to give talks / sessions, and then vote on them to see what ones get scheduled on the day!

How much does it cost?

£10 this also includes lunch.

Where can I buy tickets?

Using the widget below, or the link above and to the right.

Early bird are available now, regular tickets will be available after they've sold out.

Keeping up with the event

It's great seeing people posting about the event on social media - this year, the hashtag to use to keep track of what's going on, and see what other people are talking about is #phpem18

But I don't know enough to give a talk....

Classic impostor syndrome - the chances are that you know more than you think, tips, techniques and simply sharing your experiences is of massive benefit to the community. If you can fill 15 minutes of your experiences with a module, app, tool, database or anything then please share it with us.

Who is it for?

Events like this are perfect for the hobbyist and pro-developer, it is an excellent opportunity to network with other people in your industry. The talks are always informative and you will come away with much more than you came with. New subjects, different ways of doing things, new technologies, migrations, upgrades, there is so much on offer!

These events are also perfect for students and people in neighboroughing industries. It's not just about code, and it should be of serious interest to anyone in the web or adjacent industries.

How can I get there?

De Montfort University is easily found and is only 15mins from the train station.

DMU - Queens Building 

Code of conduct.

As with all our events, meetups and gatherings, attendees are required to abide by our Code of Conduct.