FAQ

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You say that there will actually be two conference offerings for RailsConf this year. Will they have different ticket prices?

Yes, there will be two different RailsConf offerings this year - our regular in-person RailsConf 2022 and a virtual RailsConf: Home Edition a month later.

These are two separate events with different ticket prices. We are still offering the individual or corporate ticket option for both events. Stay tuned for more details when we launch our registration site.

  • RailsConf 2022
    May 17-19

    3 Days of talks from leading Rails voices and professional networking opportunities in Portland, Oregon.

    RailsConf: Home Edition
    June 15-16

    2 Days of virtual fun with engaging live discussions, Q&A with RailsConf presenters, and access to recorded content from the in-person conference.

  • In Person

    Sign up in the first 48 hours (by March 29, 11:59PM PT) to get the early bird rate and be entered in a swag raffle.

    Early Bird Rate (Individual): $650
    Early Bird Rate (Corporate): $950
    **additional discounts will not apply to early bird rates

    In Person (Individual): $700
    In Person (Corporate): $1,000
    Supporter Ticket: $1,200

    RailsConf t-shirt, badge, and swag
    (**early-bird registrants will be entered in a swag raffle)

    Virtual (Individual): $150 Virtual (Corporate): $350
  • All-access to the in-person conference
    Access to recorded RailsConf 2022 keynotes and presenter talks
  • Networking with Rubyist from around the world
    Networking with Rubyist from around the world
  • Interactive job fair
    Virtual job fair
  • Live Podcast
    Live Podcast
  • RailsConf t-shirt, badge, and swag (**swag will be given to the first 350 registered attendees)
    Virtual Swag store
  • Welcome reception
    Live keynote and session watch parties with your fellow Rubyists
  • Social parties and happy hours
    Themed virtual discussions
  • Access to Exhibit hall
    Exclusive Q&A with RailsConf 2022 speakers
  • Access to workshops
    And more fun!
  • Daily lunch and snacks
    **Tune back in for more updates on our in-person and virtual offerings.**
  • Discounted ticket for the virtual RailsConf: Home Edition
    **Tune back in for more updates on our in-person and virtual offerings.**
  • Complimentary Passes on Portland’s Light Rail Max, Streetcar & Bus System
    **Tune back in for more updates on our in-person and virtual offerings.**
  • RailsConf 2022
    May 17-19

    3 Days of talks from leading Rails voices and professional networking opportunities in Portland, Oregon.

  • In Person (Individual): $700 Early Bird: $650 for the first 350 registrants. In Person attendees will receive a 50% discount to RailsConf: Home Edition. In Person (Corporate): $1,000 Early Bird: $950 or the first 350 registrants. Supporter Ticket (Individual): $1,200
  • All-access to the in-person conference
  • Networking with Rubyist from around the world
  • Interactive job fair
  • Live Podcast
  • RailsConf t-shirt, badge, and swag (**swag will be given to the first 350 registered attendees)
  • Welcome reception
  • Social parties and happy hours
  • Access to Exhibit hall
  • Access to workshops
  • Daily lunch and snacks
  • Discounted ticket for the virtual RailsConf: Home Edition
  • Complimentary Passes on Portland’s Light Rail Max, Streetcar & Bus System
  • RailsConf: Home Edition
    June 15-16

    2 Days of virtual fun with engaging live discussions, Q&A with RailsConf presenters, and access to recorded content from the in-person conference.

  • Virtual (Individual): $150 Virtual (Corporate): $350
  • Access to recorded RailsConf 2022 keynotes and presenter talks
  • Networking with Rubyist from around the world
  • Virtual job fair
  • Live Podcast
  • Virtual Swag store
  • Live keynote and session watch parties with your fellow Rubyists
  • Themed virtual discussions
  • Exclusive Q&A with RailsConf 2022 speakers
  • And more fun!
How do I know if I should purchase the individual, corporate, or supporter ticket?

Attendees are free to choose which ticket they ultimately purchase. If you plan to buy and fund your own trip, we recommend the Individual ticket. If your employer is financing your ticket, travel, and/or accommodations, consider the Corporate ticket. Supporter tickets receive the same attendee benefits as the others, but provide added travel support to our Opportunity Scholars and conference operations. Supporters are acknowledged with a text link on our Sponsors page.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

Yes, you can book a discounted stay at the DoubleTree Hilton today! The discounted hotel rates expire on Saturday, April 23rd or when room block fills, whichever comes first.

What happens once I am registered?

Approximately a week before RailsConf, attendees will receive an email containing conference details. Attendees of the virtual HomeConf Edition can expect an access link to our virtual platform a week before the event's start date.

Are there any ticket discounts available?

Yes! We offer a student discount and discounted registration rates for companies registering five or more individuals from the same company. If this applies to you, please email us at railsconf@rubycentral.org.

Covid and Safety Policies

Please refer to our Covid page and Policies page for more details.

In-Person Conference

Can I purchase a virtual ticket if I already have an in-person ticket?

Yes. If you have an in-person ticket, you can receive the virtual ticket at a discounted rate! Visit our ticket sales page for more information.

Are meals provided during the conference?

We offer lunch and snacks daily through the Executive Chef Allan Wambaa and Levy Catering. We do not guarantee breakfast or dinner.

How far away are the conference venue and hotel from the airport?

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is just 8 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX). The hotel DoubleTree Hotel Portland is in Portland's Lloyd District, within a half-mile of the Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center and is about 6 miles from the Portland International Airport (PDX). More details can be found here.

Do you need conference volunteers?

We do! We will need several onsite volunteers to help with tasks such as registering attendees, distributing t-shirts, answering common attendee questions, and more. Volunteers must be able to commit to 10-15 hours of work (scheduled shifts will be assigned ahead of time), and in exchange, receive a free ticket to attend sessions whenever they're not scheduled. If you're interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Does RailsConf have a dress code?

Short answer: no, wear whatever you want!

Longer answer: most RailsConf attendees dress fairly casually in t-shirts and jeans. However, business casual is also very common.

Will conference sessions be recorded or streamed?

We will not have live streams at RailsConf 2022. However, all the in-person talks and keynotes will be recorded.

Will RailsConf have a jobs fair?

Yes, we will be having an in-person job fair. Check the schedule for updated times.

Does the in-person event have time on the schedule for Birds of a Feather?

We are not offering BoFs for Rails2022. However, there will be an opportunity to provide Lightning talks.

When does the in-person conference start on the 17th? When does it end on the 19th?

We are still finalizing our times! However, we anticipate in-person conference programming to start on Tuesday, May 17th at 9:00AM PT, followed by talks and workshops. The conference will end on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30PM PT.

Virtual Conference

Will RailsConf: Home edition have a job fair?

Yes, we will be having a virtual job fair. Check the schedule for updated times.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend RailsConf: Home Edition?

No. Vaccinations are only required for the in-person RailsConf in Portland, OR.

What will happen after I register?

Attendees of the virtual HomeConf Edition can expect an access link to our virtual platform a week before the event's start date.

Do you need conference volunteers?

No, we don't need volunteers for RailsConf Home Edition at this time. But keep an eye on our social media in case we open up virtual volunteer opportunities in the future.

Miscellaneous

How do I get more information about sponsoring?

Please reach out to us at sponsors@rubycentral.org for questions about sponsoring RailsConf.

Are there conference scholarships available?

Yes, we have a limited number of Opportunity Scholarships each conference. If you are interested in applying for this, please visit the Scholarships page for more information.

What is the event hashtag?

Tag us with #RailsConf2022 and follow us on Twitter (@RailsConf).

What can I share on social media?

We invite you to take screenshots or photos of the slides and/or speaker content during RailsConf and share them on social media. We encourage utilizing the #RailsConf2022 hashtag and to tag RailsConf on social media and the speaker.

To ensure we are keeping our commitment to Data Privacy, we do not encourage sharing photos of conference participants without their explicit consent. We ask that all attendees avoid screenshotting any information that includes attendees' data or personal information (such as name, photo, webcam, etc.).

What if I want to be featured?

We are currently revamping our website but plan to include blogs and other community engagements on our website and social media. If you would like to be featured, please contact us at railsconf@rubycentral.org.