The Program

Business of Software 2017 runs from 18-20th September 2017.

This is the current schedule, expect talks, great food, great people, workshops and great networking. Please note, subject to change.


The Business of Software Conference USA Program

Business of Software Conference is a single-track conference, every speaker, in the words of Joel Spolsky, would be, “a headline keynote at most other conferences”.

We build in lots of time to network, talk and learn from others. We work hard to connect you with other attendees that can help solve your challenges.

We won’t publish the full agenda until closer to the time but this is the general format. We try to deliver long form content from outstanding speakers, combined with ample time to talk, think, listen and network with fellow attendees and speakers. The emphasis is always on encouraging intelligent conversations between attendees, (if this was a Prince concert, it would be at Paisley Park, not the ‘stadium rock’ experience of larger, more commercial events).

Day Zero – Sunday 17th September

Drinks and Welcome Reception begins at 7PM

  • Afternoon Photowalk
  • Registration
  • Evening Drinks Welcome Reception (All included in ticket price)

Day One – Monday 18th September

  • The day begins with a sit down breakfast from 7.30 am at the conference venue.
  • Talks begin at 9AM sharp.
  • Single Track Talks Plus afternoon workshop sessions.
  • Day Closes at 6PM.
  • Monday Night Dinner & Drinks after the Main Conference. (Included)

Day Two – Tuesday 19th September

  • Talks begin at 9AM sharp.
  • Breakfast served from 7.30.
  • Day Closes at 6PM.
  • Tuesday Night is Self-Propelled Networking Dinners after the Main Conference.

Day Three – Wednesday 20th September

  • Breakfast served from 7.30.
  • Talks begin at 9AM sharp.
  • Main Conference Closes at 1PM.
  • Optional Workshops Close No Later than 4PM.

Atmosphere & Approach

Code of Conduct

Attendees are exceptional people who want to be the best they can be in their chosen career. Entrepreneurs, established and emerging leaders, they come to learn from each other, not to party (though there will be plenty of social activity). So many events are about everyone being on ‘broadcast mode’, Business of Software is different, people come to listen and learn from each other, to share their problems and help each other be successful.

Speakers don’t hide away in a VIP Room. Everyone that attends is on this journey together and they want to learn from you as much as you want to learn from them. We help you understand all of the important elements that come together to make great software and great software companies.

This is not a mass produced event. We HATE going to events that promise much and deliver little. We HATE events where you have to bring a telescope to see the stage, where the speakers are whisked off into a secure room straight after their keynote where you were left feeling like you had just paid to listen to a sales pitch. It sucks if you pay good money to attend an event and a treated like one of a large flock of sheep. We will feed you well. You are as likely to sit next to the speaker at lunch than anyone else.

Join us and discover how a conference should be run – for the benefit of the attendees. You will probably not go to another conference again.

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