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Conference

We’re excited that DrupalSouth is coming to Auckland for the first time, and are super keen to show everyone a great time in one of the world’s great cities on November 16 & 17. This event will deliver 2 days of classic DrupalSouth action, spiced up with a dash of Auckland-style fun and social collaboration. The conference will take place at Q Theatre, located near Auckland's Aotea Square and within the heart of Auckland city. 

Drupal's growth in popularity in New Zealand and Australia continues as the go-to content management platform for building scalable, feature-rich websites. As the web evolves and demands evermore flexible capabilities for presentation, social functionality and data and services integration, more decision-makers and practitioners in the web industry are recognising the value and flexibility of Drupal as a web publishing platform. Driving that recognition is the Drupal community -  the large global tribe of developers, designers, evangelists and users who are building Drupal's success.

Whether you are new to Drupal, a seasoned old-hand or a site owner, we invite you to join us at DrupalSouth 2017 and share in the knowledge and expertise of our region's active and innovative community. If you are in New Zealand and work for an organisation that uses Drupal or offers Drupal related services this will be an essential event for your calendar.

For international visitors New Zealand is the perfect launchpad for an unforgettable travel experience and Auckland is the starting line to take advantage of all the country has to offer.

Conference schedule

DrupalSouth 2017 will run from 8.30am until 6pm on Thursday and Friday. You are invited to continue the fun both days with fun social events - happy hour at a nearby brewery on Thursday night and a wrap up party at Q Theatre after the last keynote on Friday. Be sure to book a lazy late flight home on Saturday.

On both days morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea refreshments provided and a self funded coffee cart on site.

Read more about the schedule and sessions here

A Code Sprint sponsored by Previous Next  is on Wednesday 15th November - in the Loft space also at Q Theatre.

Read more about the code sprint

Tickets

Tickets are now on sale. A ticket for both days includes entry to both social events. And this year we've introduced a Business Track one day ticket  for Friday - perfect for site owners, operators & organisations - anyone with a website.

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Conference Theme

We are excited about the new ideas we have for this years conferences theme Drupal Delivers.

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Call for speakers

The call for speakers is now closed. A huge thanks to all those who submitted talks for consideration - even those that submitted in the very last minutes of August.

The Venue

We’re at Q Theatre, and awesome location in the heart of Auckland city and a little different from the conference venues that we've been to previously.

Code of conduct

The Drupal Code of Conduct outlines our shared ideals and values. We'd like all speakers and attendees to read this before the conference kicks off.

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Community

The conference is run by volunteers, as we get closer to the event we'll be asking for more help to make the event a success. Thanks to those that have already expressed interest.

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