API Specifications Conference

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OpenAPI Initiativeโ€™s API Specifications Conference (ASC) is a place for API practitioners to come together and discuss the evolution of API technology.  ASC includes cutting-edge technology keynotes and sessions that chart the future of APIs with in-depth specification and standards discussions.  The event is designed to be highly interactive with plenty of discussion time throughout the workshops and sessions.

OpenAPI Specifications, RAML, Blueprint, gRPC, OData, JSON Schema, GraphQL, AsyncAPI, and other formats will all be topics at the event, enabling attendees to get familiar with these formats and discuss how to use them in practice.

The event has its origins in the API Strategy and Practice Conference (APIStrat) which ran for many years and became part of the OpenAPI Initiative in 2016. The collaborative spirit and community from APIStrat continue through the ASC event and we look forward to many of the same lively conversations and debates!

API practitioners including API developers, API Operations teams, API Designers, and Enterprise Architects will attend ASC 2021.  Content at the event will range from beginner introductions to API specifications all the way through best practice and cutting-edge specialist topics.

Program Committee

Taylor Barnett (Program Chair)
Kin Lane
Baljeet Malhotra
Steven Willmott
Lorinda Brandon
Isabelle Mauny
Kevin Swiber
Matt McLarty
Emmanuel Paraskakis
Brian Bell
Darrel Miller
Alex Savage
Frank Kilcommins
Matt Trask
Shreya Ranpariya

Who Attends?

2020 Event Recap

To experience the best of last yearโ€™s virtual event, be sure to watch the keynotes and breakout sessions on the OpenAPI Initiative YouTube channel.  You can also review session slides from speakers who provided them via the event schedule.