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ZendCon & OpenEnterprise - About


ZendCon & OpenEnterprise is the premier technology conference designed to teach and share practical experiences from the front lines of enterprise PHP and open source environments. Focused on solving real-world, enterprise-class problems, technical business leaders, strategists, and developers will assemble to discuss case studies and best practices around the application of PHP and open source to transform business.

“This is the premier conference for technical business leaders and developers to come together to identify and solve enterprise-class problems. It’s less about experimentation and more about how PHP and open source are best adopted in the enterprise, based on actual experience, where projects are built with longevity, maturity, scale, and compliance in mind.”

– Zeev Suraski, CTO & V.P. engineering, Rogue Wave Software

What's different

After more than a decade of ZendCon, and attending other open source conferences around the world, one thing became clear: There is no single event focused on the practical realities of PHP, frameworks, and open source packages, practices, and use cases for the enterprise. Other conferences talk about what will happen in a few years, or explain best practices that apply to a general development audience. Our goal is to provide a collaborative experience for enterprise leaders and practitioners, where systems are planned, built, and maintained with longevity, maturity, scale, and compliance in mind.

Sessions for technical business leaders, strategists, and developers

Strong opinions and advice from experts solving enterprise-class problems

Experiences and case studies from Fortune 500 companies

ZendCon & OpenEnterprise - About
ZendCon & OpenEnterprise - About

Code of conduct

ZendCon & OpenEnterprise is committed to creating a conference that is as inclusive as possible. We want to showcase talent from around the world and from all groups. We are also committed to ensuring the conference is a place where ideas are exchanged, old friends get together, new friends meet, and harassment of any kind is not tolerated.


If you experience any problems of this nature, contact one of the event organizers or report it to the registration desk.

Business justification

While you see the value in attending ZendCon & OpenEnterprise, you may need to justify your attendance to someone else. Copy and complete the following template in an email to explain the value in attending.

Subject: Request to attend ZendCon & OpenEnterprise 2018


ZendCon & OpenEnterprise is the premiere event to learn what our industry is doing in terms of open source, focused exclusively on real enterprise environments and issues. With three full days of educational training, exposure to the latest techniques and case studies, and access to the top industry practitioners, this is my best opportunity this year to learn from the experts and bring back actionable tasks.


If I attend, I’ll receive:
  • Over 20 hours of training across different tracks, at varying levels of depth. I’m particularly interested in [insert areas of interest for you]
  • Higher-level understanding of the current state of the industry, with keynotes and guest speakers chosen for their broad expertise and applicability to what we’re doing today
  • Networking opportunities with attendees, speakers, and industry thought leaders, with several hours of special events to talk about us and develop our relationships. This will help me address [insert specific problems or initiatives]
  • Access to vendors, partners, and new technologies, with 1-to-1 face time with those we’re particularly interested in
Approximate costs for the event [complete with your details]:
Total cost: $________


When I return, I’ll bring back actionable items for us to consider, plan, and help our team deliver better on projects. I’ll give a short presentation on what I learned, talk about the contacts I made, and make available any materials on things we should look further into.


Thanks for considering my request.