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Welcome reception

Tuesday 10 October | 6:00 pm - ­7:30 pm

Welcome to San Francisco! Kick off PuppetConf 2017 in style at our Welcome Reception. Join us for drinks, appetizers, music, and demos as we kick off this year's conference in the exhibit hall at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel. Meet fellow attendees and more than 35 exhibitors.

Puppet 5K Run + Yoga

5k Run - Wednesday 11 October | 6:45 am - ­7:30 am

Lace up your running shoes and join us for a friendly, non­-competitive group run before the conference kicks off. Walkers, joggers, and runners are all welcome. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:45 am.

Yoga - Wednesday 11 October | 6:45 am - ­7:35 am

Join Puppet attendees for 50 minutes of yoga. Towels will be provided to be used as your yoga mat and for your knees.

 

Puppet Party

Wednesday 11 October | 6:00 pm -­ 8:00 pm

Take part in the festivities after your first day at PuppetConf 2017 by enjoying food, drinks, and live entertainment!

Transportation to the party will be provided from the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel.

Women’s Lunch

Wednesday 11 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All women attending PuppetConf 2017 are invited to the Women's Lunch. Join us to chat, network, and share a meal from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm am on Wednesday afternoon. After the lunch, join us in the Exhibit Hall for dessert, to check out this year's Puppet Test Pilots, Puppet demos, to visit the Puppet Walk-up Clinic, chat with are awesome sponsors and more! 

Puppet User Group (PUG) meetup lunch

Thursday 12 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Connect with your fellow PUGs for a fun meetup lunch. This is a casual, drop-in event; you're welcome to stay the entire time or just swing by for a bite and a chat. Grab your lunch in the exhibit hall - find the PUG meetup reserved tables and join the fun.

The Hallway Track + Welcome to First-Timers

Making connections, learning and sharing with likeminded attendees is one of the most valuable takeaways of PuppetConf. Experience this in the Hallway Track, attendee lounge, exhibit hall and more. And don’t forget to say hi to all of the new attendees joining the event for the first time. Give an extra welcome to everyone wearing an amber (orange) lanyard.

LGBTQ meetup

Wednesday 11 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for lunch on Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall for a social and informal meetup for all LGBTQ PuppetConf attendees and conference friends. (Look for the tables marked "LGBTQ Meetup") Meet old friends, make new ones, network and simply enjoy each other's company.

Blacks in Tech (BIT) meetup

Wednesday 11 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us at lunch on Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall for a social and informal meetup for black attendees and conference friends. (Look for the tables marked "Blacks in Tech Meetup") Meet old friends, make new ones, network and simply enjoy each other's company.

Why PuppetConf 2017?
Learn from and connect with expert speakers, your peers, and the Puppet team - and much more.