Catskills

Conf

2017

October 13–15

Catskills Conf is a gathering of Technologists and Creators at a retreat in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Our goal is to bring people together to be inspired by a diverse program and the landscape of the Hudson Valley. We’ve crafted a unique experience that aims to energize and motivate all attendees.

Speakers

We have some amazing speakers lined up for Catskills Conf this year! Old friends are coming back and new friends are joining the party. Between the amazing food and the outdoor fun, come listen to these incredibly talented experts talk about all things tech.

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Jenn Schiffer

@fogcreek working on @glitch

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Jasmine Greenaway

Eng @github, Adjunct @laguardiacc

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Jameson Hampton

software engineer @agrilyst
zine librarian @sugarcitybflo

We are currently accepting proposals from speakers! If you are interested in being a speaker, send us an email at . We care a lot about Diversity so if you come from an underrepresented area of tech, we want to hear from you!

Activites

the Activities at Catskills Conf are a part of what sets it apart from the rest and makes it so unique to the Hudson Valley. While we don't have an official list out yet here's a list of some of our past workshops that we have done at the conference. If you have an idea for a workshop or want to lead one, reach out! We also welcome sponsors to get creative and tell us their ideas for an activity they want to support.

Blacksmithing!
Foraging!
Book Making!
Cider Making!
Drone Flying!

Schedule

Catskills conf is a 3 day event, starting on Friday afternoon, going into Sunday. In addtion to our speakers, we will be adventuring through the Ashokan Center and enjoying everything the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Friday:

  • Lightning Talks
  • Ashokan Adventuring
  • Welcome Party

Saturday:

  • Talks
  • Taste of the Hudson Valley
  • Party

Sunday:

  • Talks
  • Fall Fest

Location

The Ashokan Center

The Ashokan Center is the oldest outdoor environmental education organization in New York State. Located in the storied Catskill Mountains adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir, the primary water source for New York City, the 385-acre campus features a number of historically significant structures and is comprised of fields, forests, trails and streams. The talks will happen in the Esopus Lodge, which was part of a big renovation effort of the site in 2014.

Learn more about the Ashokan Center and how to get there.

Diversity

Catskills Conf will provide an inclusive, diverse environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, and sexual orientations. We welcome and encourage participation by everyone.

Catskills Conf is founded on principles of mutual respect and encouragement born of the belief that voices from all walks of life must be heard in order to create a balanced and truly rich society. We are working to live up to these principles.

Learn more about diversity at Catskills Conf

Sponsors

We are so appreciative of the organizations that team up with us to make Catskills Conf a reality. Join the amazing organizations that contribute their support to this conference. We are open to whatever unique ideas you have for your contribution. Please reach out to if you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with us!

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Ulster County Economic Development Alliance Logo

Partners

Archive

This is Catskills Conf's third year. If you'd like to get a better idea of what it's all about, check out our sites from previous years!