php[tek] 2016 is in the books!

Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors, and speakers who helped make php[tek] 2016 another great conference! Please remember to rate the talks you attended on, answer our post-conference survey that you received via email. Last, don’t forget to use your discount code in your schedule booklet for a digital subscription to php[architect] magazine.

If you aren’t already on our mailing list, subscribe today to get updates for our next Call for Papers and upcoming php[architect] events.

php[tek] 2016 Live Stream

We’re exited that Nexmo is providing a Live Stream of the php[tek] keynotes this year (and some additional events as well).

For ease of access, you can find the live stream embedded below. But you can also find it on our YouTube channel. Check out the php[tek] schedule and be sure to check back during the keynotes.  (Remember that all times are Central)


Collect them all!

Every year at php[tek] we have a special collectibles program.  Where you can go seek out some item that the sponsors & special events will provide.  Get them all and be entered into a drawing for prizes at the end!

This year to go along with the Casino theme, we have created poker chips that will be available.  These are high quality clay chips, and look and feel really great in person:

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Testimonials about php[tek]

We are just 3 weeks away from php[tek] — the PHP conference that acts as a homecoming to the PHP community. Thanks to the spacious room available at our new venue, we still have tickets available at this time.

If you were on the fence about attending, read on to hear from some of our past attendees as to what their experience was like:
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Speaker Preview Videos

A number of our speakers have graciously offered to make preview videos for us, showcasing what their talk will be out.

We started releasing them a few days ago and will be continuing to do so over the coming week.  You can see a full playlist of these on Youtube or watch below:

Details of Social Events

A conference isn’t complete without some events designed to let you wind down and get to know your fellow attendees. Making connections in person is one of the biggest benefits of attending a conference, and at php[architect] we want to make sure that we provide the opportunities for that.

This year we have a number of special activities planned, from a night that’s all about the Community, to a Casino Night, to our Open Spaces & Newcomer Session.  We want to make some great events that leave you wanting more!  Full details on our special events this year can be found over on our Events Page.  We look forward to seeing you all in St. Louis!

Keynotes Announced

We are excited to announce our Keynote speakers for this year’s php[tek]!  We are bringing it some of the top PHP community members to really bring home the “community re-union” aspect of this year’s conference.  It will include:

I’m Just Here for the ElePHPants Jeremy Mikola
The New Revolution Samantha Quiñones
Uncle Cal’s Career Advice Cal Evans

Schedule Posted

Over 500 submissions and we could only accept a fraction of that.   We’ve now published the schedule for this year’s conference.  We have an amazing line-up of speakers to present on some of the most advanced topics we could find, while having a great balance of beginner concepts as well.

We are also currently working scheduling our keynotes!  They should be finalized and announced soon.

Call for Speakers is open!

We’d love to invite everyone to submit speaking proposals to this year’s php[tek] 2016 Call for Speakers.  We have a lot of information to help you out on the call for speakers page, as well as information about our generous Speaking Package to help everyone afford to share their knowledge!

Don’t delay to submit soon!  The CfP is only open for 4 weeks, and will close promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on January 16th!


Welcome to php[tek] 2016

Sheraton Westport ChaletOnce again the team behind php[architect] magazine will be hosting our annual php[tek] conference! For this 11th edition of php[tek] we are excited to announce that we are moving to St. Louis!  The new larger venue will allow us to continue to grow this conference, allowing more people from the PHP community to come together for a week of learning and camaraderie!

Stay tuned here and on our mailing list to hear more about the amazing activities we are planning and the unique opportunities that the St. Louis Westport area will offer us.


Keep Track of Us

Follow @phparch on twitter for timely updates about php[tek]. Our official hashtag is #phptek.


We'd like to thank the following sponsors for making this conference possible!




Casino Night Sponsor

Red Ventures

Community Night Sponsor


Special Sponsor

10UP / Joyent

Reception Sponsor





Classy Llama

Drupal Association

Coffee & Lanyard Sponsor


Badge Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor


Training Day Sponsor