It’s that time of year again! For the fifth year in a row, Ibuildings is organising the Dutch PHP Conference, and the new website is back online at The event will be held in Amsterdam from 19th to 21st May 2011. Thursday 19th is tutorial day, and Friday 20th and Saturday 21st are the main conference days. Mark those days in your calendar!

Call for Papers

The Dutch PHP Conference is *the* place to be when you want to broaden your PHP skill set, so we’re looking for high-quality, technical sessions from speakers who can cover advanced topics and keep our demanding audience inspired. Tutorials are 3 or 6 hours in length (note that 6 hours is our preference) and the standard conference sessions should be 45 minutes.

As always we’re excited about all kinds of different topics. Typically you could say that as long as it’s somehow related to PHP and you’re really excited about it, we want to hear it! It doesn’t matter who you are, this event is all about technology. DPC has an established reputation as the best place to expand a developer’s skill set and improve existing practice, and that remains our focus this year.

The call for papers is open until January 13th. You can send in as many proposals as you like, so start submitting your talks! If you are accepted as a speaker we’ll pay your travel costs, put you up in a hotel and give you a pass to the conference so you can join us during the event.

On the submission form you’ll find the same fields as usual (talk title, abstract, bio etc.). New this year is that we added fields that allow you to specify the complexity of your talk and whether the talk is an overview of the subject or a more in-depth session. We did this hoping we can give delegates an even better idea of what to expect when they attend your talk.

We’re very excited to see what you can come up with, and we’re looking forward to read all the different proposals! Visit the conference website at

Your hosts,
Harrie Verveer and Felix De Vliegher