October 26th - 28th

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Czech Republic

About the conference

The new season and new challenges! As conference organisers, we understand perfectly that you can stay with peloton only when you focus on development. That is why phpCE, as an event aimed at a wide group of PHP programmers from Central Europe, leaves Poland for the first time. We are stronger than before thanks to the organisers of Brno PHP Conference and volunteers from the Pehapkaři group. Together we have been working for the success of this year’s edition and we are inviting you to Prague.

Our persistent plan is that the conference will regularly move from one country to another so that the event will appear in different countries of Central Europe. We already invite you to visit next edition (2019) of phpCE in Dresden, Germany. It is completely no barrier to do the same in Hungary, Austria, Slovakia or the Baltic states. Dozens and dozens depends on local PHP groups engagement, so, if you feel that phpCE Conference should host in your country, don't wait and contact us – we are really ready to do it!

Why you should join us?

Brilliant event

You can attend in the biggest PHP community conference in this part of Europe! We are ready to host over thousand people - working and thinking about the same problems as you.

Diversified difficulty levels

We place yet bigger emphasis on Relaxing, Intermediate and Geek paths this year.

Workshop Friday

As usual, Friday means Workshops, i.e. practical knowledge for the asking and great opportunity to clarify all details!

Possibility of accommodate on site

You can choose a comfortable accommodation in Clarion Congress Hotel, but also stay outside and buy the ticket only. With meals, of course.

Contests and rewards

Our sponsors are happy to organise different kinds of contests with many valued rewards. It's worth to visit us and take part in it!

Entertainment zone

We change the lobby on the conference floor to the huge chillout zone! And besides, we prepare something really special for the Saturday's night.

Our special guest

Rasmus Lerdorf
The PHP Language Creator

Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. You can follow @rasmus on Twitter.

Call for Papers

Our Call for Papers has finished. You submitted as many as 317 proposals – thank you!
The Programme Council is just working on agenda, which will be announced as quickly as possible.


Clarion Congress Hotel Prague ****

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague was opened in March 2008. Currently, it is one of the largest and most state-of-the-art congress hotels in the Czech Republic.

Because of the large space of the congress facilities (up to 2,500 people), cutting-edge technical equipment, a corresponding accommodation capacity and, primarily, a comprehensive offer of services, the hotel became a popular venue for a number of specialists, social and sports events and meetings.

The hotel has the excellent transport accessibility, including underground station (Vysočanska, B-line, located directly under the building) and the hotel's garage parking for cars and buses. The Hotel restaurants and bars, famous for their excellent cuisine - both Czech and international, along with the wellness and fitness centre and the Fenix shopping mall represent services open to the general public as well.

Note that the Clarion Hotel isn't reserved for our exclusiveness - accommodation will be offered only when possible. All persons who want to book a bed here are strongly encouraged to do it well in advance.


Public transport
At the Main Railway Station go to line C image/svg+xml metro station called Hlavní nádraží – the entrance is at the railway station hall. Take the Letňany direction and get off at the next station named Florenc. Here change to line B image/svg+xml and take the Černý Most direction. Pass 5 stations and get off at the Vysočanská station, which is situated in the undergrounds of The Clarion hotel.
The hotel is located in the north-east part of the city in Prague 9 - Vysočany district and the most convenient way to get there is from the following directions: Dresden (D-8), Liberec (D-10) or Hradec Kralove (D-11). In other cases, you have to take the bypass.
In general, you go to the junction of 10 (Novopacká) and 601 (Kbelská) roads. You head east to the Kbelská St., turn right into the Kolbenova St. at the first traffic lights, and continue along Kolbenova until the tram loop. At the traffic lights turn left into the Freyova St. and go to an underground car park behind the Fenix shopping centre. GPS: 50.10940N, 14.50116E.
At the airport get on a city bus #100 and continue to the end stop Zličín. Here change to line B image/svg+xml of the metro and pass by 19 stations up to the Vysočanská station, which is situated in the undergrounds of The Clarion hotel.
Optionally, you can use the AE (Airport Express) line which ends at the Main Railway Station, and then follow the directions as in case of "Public transport".

Where to stay?

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

120 or 150 € / room / night

The price is breakfast, free internet, wellness & fitness inclusive. VAT is also included. A special discount of 15 € is valid until August 26th (per room, per night).
Note that the Clarion Hotel isn't reserved for our exclusiveness - accommodation will be offered only when possible. All persons who want to book a bed here are strongly encouraged to do it well in advance.

second proposal

We are working on the best possible prices also in other objects in Prague. Stay tuned!

third proposal

We are working on the best possible prices also in other objects in Prague. Stay tuned!


The Blind Bird, Early Bird, Standard and Late Decision tickets (shown below) are valid from all talks from Saturday morning until the end of the conference on Sunday. The conference pass, lunch & dinner on Saturday, after-party and starter-pack are included.
If you want to attend workshops on Friday, you have to order an additional Workshop Day Ticket, separately.
Limited edition of V.I.P. tickets consists conference pass, participation in sightseeing Prague with speakers on Thursday (same services as for speakers are included), a unique conference badge and the precedence of taking seats in the first row in every lecture hall.

The proforma (order) invoice in euro currency will be issued and send you automatically when you register.

All prices shown below are VAT inclusive (Czech rate, 21%).


Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor of the phpCE 2018 Conference – it's a rare opportunity to present your trademark among most notable persons of the PHP community in Central Europe!



On-line Support





+48 604 435060
We speak English, a bit Russian and natively Polish.


Conferia Sp. z o.o. (LLC)
address: ul. Wodzisławska 50A
city: Rybnik
zip code: 44-200
country: Poland
Polish VAT ID: PL6423207390
Czech VAT ID: CZ684528306



  • Dariusz Grzesista

    Dariusz Grzesista

    Originator, founder and team leader of the php Central Europe Conference. Event manager with ten-year experience, involved in the Linux Autumn, PHPCon Poland, PyCon PL and dBConf conferences. Former president of the Polish Linux Users Group. Devops in Polish customs administration from a dozen years. Happy husband and father of other phpCE organisers ;) Addicted to nomad-like bike trips with tent, foampad and bedroll.
  • Joanna Grzesista

    Joanna Grzesista

    phpCE's CFO, office manager and sponsor relation. Responsible for on-site organiser's reception and starter-pack distribution. Wife and mother of other phpCE organisers ;)
  • Mariusz Kuta

    Mariusz Kuta

    Frontend ninja, database lover, php hooligan. phpCE'17 website designer. Lecture hall technician and multimedia recorder. Addicted to electronic music, crime books and sunflower seeds.
  • Piotr Krzysztofik

    Piotr Krzysztofik

    PHP programmer, webmaster, webdesigner and webdeveloper. At phpCE acts as lecture hall technician responsible for multimedia recording and maintenance.
  • Daniel Błach

    Daniel Błach

    Team Leader and PHP developer at Mentax.pl. Road trip maniac, living by the motto "Home is where you park it". At phpCE'17 acts as Opening Day event leader, Sponsor Room Time Turner and announcer.
  • Grzegorz Tlołka

    Grzegorz Tlołka

    Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Well… Actually not, but who read descriptions?
  • Przemysław Pawliczuk

    Przemysław Pawliczuk

    Specialist for pathetic and impossible issues. His first words were "Paamayim nekudotayim". Learnt programming upon rendez vous with Symfony, after 10 years with PHP. An orange juice addict, pays attention to stuff-things on PHPCE and for many years on PHPCon PL just after started his journey as a speaker. After hours - husband, President of Pionier Rzeszów Toastmasters, DIY-maker, fan of accordion loving good vocal-trance music.
  • Martin Hlavač

    Martin Hlavač

    Wayfair LLC
    Software Engineer that loves to solve real problems. Making feedback loops faster and more open. Responsible for phpCE'17 Platinum Sponsorship relations. Czech translation guru for the conference website and more.
  • Honza Černý

    Honza Černý

    Kreativní Laboratoř
    Digital alchemist working between humans and machines. Organizer of PHP Prague and PoSobota. Active Czech support for the phpCE Org Team.
  • Viktor Csiki

    Viktor Csiki

    Stronghold Media
    Full-Stack Software Developer, Systems & Database Administrator, and Master of Struggling with Pointless Tasks. Non-Baptizing Vegetarian. At phpCE'17 Master of Any Hungarian Translations.
  • Nat Przybylska

    Nat Przybylska

    Project Manager in the biggest marketplace for gamers. She believes in simple but functional solutions, constantly focused on an end user. She organised Phpers summit. Her passions are events management, running and breaking a sweat during TRX. At phpCE'17 responsible for organiser's check-in and starter pack distribution.
  • Mateusz Grzesista

    Mateusz Grzesista

    Student in one of Silesian high schools. Junior org-team member at phpCE helping with a lecture hall technical issues and multimedia recording / maintenance.
  • Tomasz Kowalczyk

    Tomasz Kowalczyk

    Software architect with over 10 years of experience in writing web applications. Functional Programming enthusiast pursuing the ultimate goal of software quality and maintainability. An author of several open source libraries. Provides well-designed and open solutions to technical problems. Junior org-team member at phpCE.


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