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Evening Events

Lightning Talks and Treats

Tuesday, May 9

Time: 5:00-6:05 PM
Location: West Ballroom A, Level 1

Join us for an evening of lightning talks and refreshments! Listen to some fantastic speakers share their ideas with us in a series of fast-paced, 5 minute presentations. From the latest technology trends to personal stories of inspiration, these talks will have something for everyone. And of course, we’ll have beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and light refreshments to keep you fueled throughout the evening. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn, connect, and enjoy great company!

Check out the lineup on Sched.

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Maintainer Month Happy Hour

Tuesday, May 9

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Ballroom Foyer, Level 1

Open source runs the world, but who runs open source? Open source maintainers are behind the software we use everyday, but they don’t always have the community or support they need. That’s why we’re celebrating open source maintainers during the month of May. As a thank you for the great work you’re doing for the open source community, please enjoy some appetizers and have a drink on us. Bring your friends, connect with peers, and chat with GitHub on how we can best support the community.

Pre-registraiton is required. Register for the Maintainer Month Happy Hour here.

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Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase

Wednesday, May 10

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Sponsor Showcase in West Ballroom B-D at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Everyone is invited to join their fellow attendees after sessions conclude for drinks, canapés, networking, and the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest sponsor products and technologies!

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Partner Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, May 10

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Stanley Park Pavilion | 610 Pipeline Road | Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Z4

Speakers and media are invited to gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking at the Partner Reception located at the beautiful Stanley Park Pavilion. This heritage venue has been the hub of social gatherings and events for over 100 years. From its modest beginning as a concession stand in 1911 (making it the oldest building still standing in the park), the Pavilion was transformed into a charming facility that even hosted Queen Elizabeth II during her 1959 visit to Vancouver. We hope you can join us for a true Vancouver experience.

Note: Pets are not permitted inside Stanley Park Pavilion with the exception of licensed service animals. Also, Stanley Park Pavilion and Stanley Park have a no smoking policy.

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Attendee Reception

Thursday, May 11

Time: 7:15 – 10:00pm
Location: Vancouver Aquarium | 845 Avison Way | Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Join your fellow conference attendees for an evening at the Vancouver Aquarium! Watch the Steller Sea Lion show and visit the exhibits. Spark some fascinating conversations while enjoying exquisite cuisine located in the different networking areas around the aquarium.

Shuttle service will be available to/from the reception venue.

Note: Pets are not permitted inside the Vancouver Aquarium with the exception of licensed service animals. Also, Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium have a no smoking policy.

Attendee Reception Guest Pass to the Aquarium

A guest pass will allow admission to the Thursday evening event at the Vancouver Aquarium only. A $125 fee is required to finalize the Guest Pass purchase. Add a guest pass to your existing registration by selecting “modify” on your confirmation page or clicking the “modify” link in your confirmation email. Need help? Contact

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“Unofficial” After-Hours Hangout Spots

Looking to keep networking after conference activities conclude? We encourage our attendees to patronize the local Vancouver venues listed below to keep the conversations going.  Attendees can enjoy *20% off food purchases when you show your conference badge Monday, May 8th – Friday, May 12th at the below Freehouse Collective locations!

Brass Fish
385 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8
Distance from convention centre:
400m / 5 min. walk

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:30am-12:00am

The Ballyhoo Public House
888 Burrard St #103, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9
Distance from Convention Centre:
1.2km / 15 min. walk

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-2:00am,
Friday: 3:00pm-3:00am

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Butcher & Bullock
911 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2
Distance from Convention Center:
550m / 7 min. walk

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:30am-3:00am

92 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8
Distance from convention centre:
1.1km/ 15 min. walk

Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3:00pm-1:00am,
Friday: 3:00pm-3:00am

*Attendees are on their own for all charges. This promo excludes alcoholic beverages & happy hour pricing, subject to availability.