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Roberto B.
Roberto B.

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PHP / Laravel / Symfony conferences in 2024

Here is the list of must-attend developer conferences in 2024 focused on the PHP world and relevant frameworks such as Laravel and Symfony.

Why should I attend a PHP conference in 2024?

Attending a PHP conference can be beneficial for various reasons, including:

  • Stay updated: Stay up-to-date on all things PHP! Discover the latest trends, updates, and cool innovations within the PHP community at conferences.

  • Connect and build your network with passionate Developers: Meet fellow PHP enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and make connections that could lead to exciting collaborations or job opportunities.

  • Level Up Your Skills: Dive into workshops and sessions to take your PHP skills to the next level. Learn from experienced developers and discover advanced techniques to apply to your projects.

  • Explore New Tools: Explore the exhibition area to discover new tools, libraries, and technologies to enhance your PHP development workflow. And yes, you can meet friendly people in the exhibition area and collect nice swag.

  • Boost Your Career: Show your commitment to growth and development. Attending PHP conferences demonstrates your dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry, potentially opening doors to new career opportunities.

  • Inspiration and Motivation: Get inspired and motivated by engaging with keynote speakers and industry leaders. Learning about successful projects and experiences can boost your passion for PHP development.

  • Problem-Solving: Get solutions to your coding challenges by interacting with experts during Q&A sessions or informal discussions. And remember, be bold during the Q&A sessions, typically after each talk. Raise your hand and drop the question to the speaker. It is a fantastic opportunity.

  • Be a Community Contributor: Contribute to the PHP community by sharing your knowledge and experiences or presenting at a conference. This can enhance your professional profile and build a positive reputation

  • Gain Industry Insights: Gain valuable insights into the broader tech industry, including market trends, user expectations, and the intersection of PHP with other technologies.

  • Have Fun and Socialize: Enjoy the social aspects of conferences, from after-parties to casual meetups. Building personal connections in the community can make your PHP journey more enjoyable and fulfilling.

2024 conferences, the list

🌐 SymfonyOnline January 2024

🇳🇱 Laracon EU

🇯🇵 PHP Conference Kansai 2024

🇬🇧 PHP UK Conference

🇳🇱 Dutch PHP Conference 2024

🇮🇳 Laracon IN

🇫🇷 SymfonyLive Paris 2024

🇺🇸 php[tek] 2024

🇮🇹 phpday 2024

🇫🇷 AFUP Day 2024

🇩🇪 International PHP Conference

🇬🇧 Laravel Live UK

🇩🇰 Laravel Live Denmark 2024

🇺🇸 Laracon 2024

🇮🇹 Laravelday 2024

🇦🇹 SymfonyCon Vienna 2024

Some annual conferences are still being finalized (logistics, location, dates). We will update the post as soon as we have definite news. Conferences being confirmed/finalized are:

A few other conferences are not PHP-specific, however we know that these have PHP-related talks:

  • ConFoo.CA February 21 - 23, 2024 | Montreal, Canada 🇨🇦 - with 20+ pure PHP talk

This list of conferences for 2024 is inspiring and gives me the right motivation to tackle the year ahead with enthusiasm. With these conferences, we can uncover valuable insights, connect with PHP developers and industry leaders, and stay ahead of the latest trends in web development. Elevate your skills and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of PHP at these impactful events.

Are you planning to attend, or have already purchased tickets? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

If you would like to contribute to this list by suggesting a conference or pointing out inaccuracies, please share it in the comments.

Top comments (12)

josefine profile image
Josefine Schfr

Wow, that's an extensive list 🤩 On which one will you be speaking? ☺️

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Roberto B.

I sent a couple of proposals to Laracon, and I'm preparing a proposal for phpday.
But I would like to try a new one... let's see.

josefine profile image
Josefine Schfr

Best of luck 🤞

maccath profile image
Katy Ereira

Thank you for sharing; I've submitted to a few so fingers crossed I'll see you around! 🤞

robertobutti profile image
Roberto B.

@maccath great news, good look you your submissions.
Which conferences did you select?
I sent a couple of proposals to LaraconEU, and I'm preparing a proposal for phpday (Italy).
But I would like to try a new one...

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Nicolás Danelón

thanks for sharing

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ConFoo Developer Conference

Thanks for the mention after all we do have 20+ pure PHP talk :)