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Drupalcon Boston is sold out!

What is Drupalcon?
Drupalcon is the twice-yearly gathering of Drupalers to learn about, discuss, and advance Drupal, and to network with other Drupal community members. There, you will have the opportunity to meet Drupal community leaders, top developers, your favorite module maintainers, dojo trainers, members of the Drupal association, potential business partners, and future employees!

When is Drupalcon?
This spring’s Drupalcon is being held March 3-6. There will be a Drupal code sprint on March 7.

Did Drupalcon Boston really sell out? I thought it was going to be a much bigger venue than Drupalcon Barcelona?!?!
Drupalcon sold out with 800+ attendees about a week before the conference. Capacity is nearly double compared to Drupalcon Barcelona in 2007.

How much does Drupalcon cost?
$195 for four days of sessions, tutorials, industry networking, business and job fair, social events and fun.

Where is Drupalcon?
Drupalcon is being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. A map is provided here (pdf). Drupalcon is co-located with the AIIM International Exposition and Conference, a leading content management conference and trade show. Though Drupalcon is an independently-produced conference, the AIIM conference producer (Questex Media) is carving space out of its rented block at the conference center, and (sub)renting it to Drupalcon. (See below)

NOTE: DO NOT go to the AIIM registration booth on arrival. Instead, follow the signs to the Drupalcon event. Drupalcon registration will be near the Drupalcon session rooms.

Where will I stay?
The conference has reserved rooms at two nearby hotels. You can book your room at either the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, MA or the Holiday Inn in Somerville, MA.

How do I get there?
Boston is not the best place to drive. The streets are difficult to navigate and crowded, and parking typically costs a fortune. We recommend that you take public transportation. The MBTA is the transit authority for Boston, and their site has a helpful “trip planner” to show you options for getting from where you are to the conference. For more information, see the logistics page.

What is there to do at the conference?
The conference itself offers a number of sessions in many different tracks. Tracks include:

  • marketing and business
  • design and user experience
  • site building
  • community and core
  • showcase and case study

Extra-curricular conference events include:

  • On Monday, March 3rd from 3-5pm there is a job fair.
  • On Monday, March 3rd from 5-9pm there is an opportunity for industry networking. These are held at nearby establishments and include like-minded individuals in the fields of news media, education, intranet, non-profit, and more!
  • On Tuesday, March 4th Acquia is sponsoring an all-conference party at FELT Boston. Admission is free to conference participants. There is a cash bar.

For more information, see the program page.

What is there to do outside of the conference?
When the conference is done for the day, many conferees can be found gathering at the local drinking establishments for further discussion over some beverages. Information about Boston tourism can be found here.

How can I become a sponsor?
Sponsorship is an important aspect of a successful Drupalcon. We have various levels of sponsorship to suit your organization. There is more information about sponsorship on our benefit details page. You may also contact the fundraisers or see how our budget works out. If you are ready to purchase a sponsorship, please do!

How can I get more information?
There are a couple of ways to get further information or have your questions answered. You can:

Thank You, Questex!
AIIM International Exposition and ConferenceDrupalcon has grown so large that it can no longer fit into the types of facilities used in previous Drupalcons. The Drupalcon conference organizers were at serious risk of not being able to find a cost-effective location for this conference. Questex’ willingness to permit us to co-locate with us solved a big crisis, and we’re grateful to them for their fairness in helping facilitate this event. Thanks, Questex!