About the Conference

Changes this Year

We’re mixing up the formula for the 4th annual php[world] this year, based upon feedback from past attendees. Condensing the schedule to two days, including workshops throughout the conference, and offering more training classes are just the start.

The biggest announcement is that are able to lower the price significantly this year, from $895 to only $425 ($325 Early Bird) while still supporting our speakers and providing a great experience. We might be crazy, but we want this conference to be accessible to everyone, we hope you agree that this is a great direction.

The Venue

We still are using the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner, and amazing venue just outside of Washington, D.C.  It sits directly across from the Spring Hill metro station on the Silver Line, and is easily accessible from both airports in the area (IAD and DCA).

Visit our Location page for more information.



Why php[world]?

PHP as a language and a community has been rapidly changing in the last few years. A staggering 82% 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 sharing of ideals.

It proved a success as these communities came together, worked, shared information, held an impromptu PHP-FIG meeting and much more. We plan to keep this conference running for the foreseeable future!

More to come…

Stay tuned as we share more updates in the future. Follow us at @phparch on Twitter for timely updates about php[world]. Our official hashtag is #phpworld.