CFP closed at  July 22, 2018 07:07 UTC

Welcome to the Call for Speakers for the php[world] 2018 conference. Based near DC, php[world] is a conference designed to bring together all the communities that are linked by the PHP programming language. Together as the PHP community, the sum is greater than the whole.

PHP as a language and a community has been rapidly changing in the last few years. A staggering 83% of the Web runs on PHP, and those websites are built on frameworks such as Drupal, WordPress, Magento, Symfony, ZF, and Laravel, each of which has their own strong community. We created a conference designed to appeal to all these communities and bring them together. Hence, php[world] was born. An event intended to bring the entire world of PHP together in one place, to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and the sharing of ideals.

Dates: Nov 12-13: Full Day Training Classes Nov 14-15: Conference

The Venue: The Westin Washington Dulles Airport, a beautiful venue located right next to IAD airport, making it extremely easy for our guests from out of the area to join us. They also offer shuttle access from the Wiehle–Reston East Metro Station on the Silver Line for people commuting from D.C. and have plenty of free parking for our guests who wish to drive in.

Speaker Package

We recognize the tremendous amount of effort that goes into preparing a professional conference presentation and therefore compensate our speakers if they need it. We offer our speakers:

  • A free conference ticket
  • Round-trip economy airfare booked by us
  • Accommodations at the conference hotel:
    • 3 nights for speakers
    • 5 nights for training class teachers

CFP Description


Talks should concentrate on teaching core lessons about PHP development. We also want talks covering applications and frameworks built in PHP (such as Drupal, WordPress, Laravel, Symfony, and Magento). We encourage submissions on technologies crucial to modern web development such as HTML5, JavaScript, and emerging technologies. Ideas surrounding the entire software life-cycle are often big hits for our attendees. Finally, we welcome non-technical proposals that will appeal to a developer audience.


We heartily suggest that you submit more than one proposal. Most speakers will be asked to present two talks due to budget. Therefore the more submissions you make, the higher your chances of being accepted. Make sure your talk title and description clearly define what attendees will learn in your session. Use your own voice and express yourself to us personally, and we give precedence to presentations that haven’t been given before.

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