FAQ

Hi, and welcome to the awesome that makes up Stir Trek. This page should have the answers you need to navigate the rapids leading up to and right on through the big event in May. Even if you’ve been to Stir Trek before, things may have changed. This page is your best source for up-to-the-minute guides on what to do and where to go. Check back periodically for updates as well, as we’ll be answering Frequently Asked Questions as they come up.

Our Commitment

Our goal is to create the best technology events you’ve ever experienced. We are committed to diversity and will not stand for harassment of any kind, but we cannot do this alone. We need your help and support in our mission. Everyone must abide by our code of conduct, and if you witness something please tell one of our staff members, so we have an opportunity to address it.

Important Dates

The following are the dates you need to know for Stir Trek 2019:

  • 12/1/2018 - Call for sponsors opens
  • 1/13/2019 - CFP opens
  • 2/2/2019 - CFP closes
  • 2/28/2019 - Tickets go on sale. They usually sell out in minutes. Be ready!
  • 3/26/2019 - Last day for refunds
  • 3/30/2019 - Last day to edit shipping information in Eventbrite
  • 4/16/2019 - Boxes begin shipping
  • 4/25/2019 - Pre-conference activities, like our annual board game night. Details to come.
  • 4/26/2019 - Stir Trek 2019!

Questions

Q: Does Stir Trek focus on a particular technical platform or environment in its sessions?
A: No, we are a technology agnostic, “polyglot” conference. Our focus is the technology community, providing a forum for sharing ideas and learning from each other.


Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets for Stir Trek went on sale February 28th at 1:59pm EST on our tickets page. Note - That link will go live closer to the day of sale. The purchase of the ticket should be pretty self explanatory, but if you run into problems, hit us up on twitter or via email with questions.


Q: Is Stir Trek family-friendly?
A: Yes, we absolutely invite families to attend the conference. The majority of content is for professional adults, but if you feel like a member of your family would benefit from attending you can buy that person a ticket. We also make a limited number of additional movie-only tickets available as we get closer to the event.


Q: Does Stir Trek target any specific “age-span” or educational level?
A: While we are “family oriented” and have sessions and events for the entire family, the majority of the sessions are provided by technology professionals and are adult-oriented. Anyone interested in technology is invited to attend.


Q: What is the dress code?
A: We would like all attendees to be comfortable during the sessions at Stir Trek. The dress code is casual but please be mindful that this is a professional community conference and, while not the primary focus, there are some younger attendees so be mindful of them.


Q: When does the movie start? The schedule says 5:30 but…
A: Popcorn will be available immediately after the last session. Trailers will start shortly after 5pm. The movie will begin by 5:30 (the actual movie - not trailers).