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When does the conference start on the 17th? When does it end on the 19th?
In general, programming on conference days starts around 9:30am and ends around 6pm. Registration on the 17th opens approximately two hours earlier (so at 7:30am). On the 19th, we will be ending programming around 5-6pm. All three days are full days of programming; we will not be having any workshop- or tutorial-only days.
Is breakfast provided? What about lunch and dinner?
We do not provide a full breakfast; however, a morning snack is offered every day after the day’s opening keynote. This tends to be things like granola bars, hard-boiled eggs, and whole fruit. We do provide a full lunch and afternoon snack, but not dinner. Coffee, tea, and water are served throughout all conference days.
Are there any ticket discounts available?
Not any longer: all ticket discounts expired on Sat, Mar 17.
Can I buy a ticket for just one day?
No, tickets can only be purchased for the whole conference at once.
Will you have any tutorial- or workshop-only days?
While we will feature two tracks of workshops at RailsConf 2018, they are not on separate days, but occur concurrently with breakout sessions throughout all three days.
How far away are the conference venue and hotel from the airport?
Approximately 20 miles from the airport, in downtown Pittsburgh. The venue and hotel are right next to each other, and connected via a skywalk.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, there are, but for RailsConf 2018, all scholarships have now been awarded.
How do I find out about parties happening during RailsConf?
In addition to any official sponsored parties happening, which will be posted on our website, there are also multiple social events that happen before and after conference programming. These can be shared onsite at the conference on our (physical) Events Board, and are also often collected into a list online that we will promote as RailsConf draws nearer.
Do you provide childcare?
Yes, during all conference days, we provide free onsite childcare from a licensed local provider. While attendees can use this as much or as little as they’d like, we do appreciate as much advance information as possible so that we can try to ensure having enough childcare staff and appropriate activities and gear. When you register, please answer yes (or maybe) to the question about childcare and you will be contacted for information before the conference.
We also provide a dedicated Lactation Room (with a lock and mini-fridge) for anyone who needs it; please note this at registration.