About the Conference

The Conference

At it’s heart, php[world] is the Washington D.C. area conference for programmers who use the PHP programming langauge.  We’ve been running annually since 2014, and are produced by a joint effort between php[architect] magazine, and One for All Events LLC.  We have been running our original PHP conference conference: php[tek] since 2002 and decided that we needed a second annual event with a different focus.

Why php[world]?

PHP as a language and a community has been rapidly changing in the last few years. A staggering 83% of the Web runs on PHP, and those websites are built on frameworks such as Drupal, WordPress, Magento, Symfony, ZF and Laravel, each of which has their own strong community. We created a conference designed to appeal to all these communities and bring them together. Hence, php[world] was born. An event intended to bring the entire world of PHP together in one place, to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and sharing of ideals.

It proved a success as these communities came together, worked, shared information, held an impromptu PHP-FIG meeting and much more. We plan to keep this conference running & growing into the future for the PHP community!

The Venue

This year we return to our traditional venue, the Sheraton Tyson’s Corner.  Located between both DCA and IAD airports giving lots of flight options, we also are directly across the street from the Spring Hill Metro Station on the Silver Line making the venue easily accessible from all D.C. (and D.C. accessible to our guests).  It’s easy for people commuting from D.C. and we have plenty of free parking for our guests who wish to drive in.

Visit our Location page for more information.




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