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!!Con West 2020

Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2020 in Santa Cruz, CA

the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) West is a two-day conference of ten-minute talks about the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing, and the west-coast successor to !!Con! We’re looking forward to seeing you in Santa Cruz, California, on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, on February 29th and March 1st, 2020!

How do I get tickets?

!!Con West tickets will be released in two batches this year:

  • The first batch will be released on Saturday, January 18th, at noon Pacific.
  • The second batch will be released on Thursday, January 23rd, at 10am Pacific.

!!Con West was a completely sold out conference last year, so buy your tickets quickly! This year, we’re also adding a group of tickets reserved for first-time !!Con attendees (on the honor system, of course); we’d love to expand the !!Con crowd, so if you know someone who’s been to a !!Con before and want to check it out for yourself, these tickets are for you!

You can buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page. Our tickets are pay-what-you-want; our recommendation for a ticket price, to pay for yourself, is $128, but if your employer will be reimbursing your attendance (or if you’d like to support our sliding-scale ticket efforts by paying for yourself and someone else!), we’d request a ticket price of $256. And, of course, if cost is a barrier to you attending !!Con West, feel free to purchase a half-price ticket at $64 – or set any other price that you’d like to pay for a ticket!

Who’s speaking?

We have 28 incredible speakers this year, including our two amazing keynote speakers, isis agora lovecruft and Erin Rose Glass! We can’t wait to hear all of them, and we hope that you’ll be just as excited as we are.

How do I get updates?

Follow us on Twitter at @bangbangconwest!

You can also subscribe to our mailing list! We send roughly five emails a year, and we’ll never share your email address with anyone else.

Who are our sponsors?

Interested in sponsoring !!Con West? Please have a look at our sponsorship prospectus, or get in touch by e-mail!

Who’s organizing all this?

The !!Con West 2020 organizing team consists of Dema Abu Adas, Dev Purandare, Gargi Sharma, Jeena Lee, Joshua Wise, Lindsey Kuper, and Varun Gandhi.

Send us an e-mail if you’d like to get in touch.