Plone Conference 2014, Bristol: Schedule of Events

Everything you need to know to plan your trip from talks, to training, keynote speakers, events, and sponsors.

This year's Plone Conference is being organised by Netsight and will be taking place in Bristol, UK at the end of October, the 29th–31st. There is an exciting schedule of talks which has just been published on the Plone Conference website. There will be 3 parallel rooms of scheduled talks over two days with a total of 42 talks including development talks, case studies and community talks. The third day will be an Open Space day with sessions proposed by attendees in 'unconference' style. The perfect opportunity for large group discussions, or expanding on topics from the previous two days.

There will be a keynote from Eric Steele, Plone Release Manager, all about the upcoming release of Plone 5. Our guest keynote is Michael Johnson founder of Pocketspacecraft. Michael is a physicist on a mission to kick start the personal space age by giving everyone the opportunity to own their own spacecraft. In this keynote Michael will show how you can be part of this amazing revolution and send your personal spacecraft to explore the solar system for the price of a video game.

The conference kicks off with two days of training and this year we have gone all out to run three separate training sessions over two days. This year we have two sessions taken from the new ‘Mastering Plone’ syllabus: 'Mastering Plone (Beginners)' and 'Mastering Plone (Advanced)’. There is also a training session on ‘Mockup’, the new and upcoming frontend library for Javascript development in Plone 5. These training sessions will all take place at the conference venue, the Thistle Hotel in Bristol. Tickets for the training can be booked on the conference site and are separate from the main conference ticket. You get a two-day training course for the unbelievable price of £150. This is one of the best opportunities all year to get up to speed on Plone development practises, so please take advantage of it.

As well as training and an exciting line up of talks, the conference party has also been organised in a newly renovated micro-brewery 10 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. There will be a large selection of locally brewed ales and larger on offer as well as delicious home cooked food, and if that isn't enough there will also be a local Jazz band offering an evening of entertainment exclusively for conference attendees.

The success of the conference relies heavily on the support from the community in the form of sponsorship and we would like to thank all of those that have generously sponsored the conference so far. There are are still sponsorship opportunities available, to find out more please visit Also to register for your ticket to the conference visit

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks time!