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 2020:

  • 12/2/2019 - Call for sponsors opens
  • 1/12/2020 - CFP opens
  • 2/1/2020 - CFP closes
  • 2/27/2020 - Tickets go on sale ($150 each). They sell out in minutes. Be ready!
  • 3/30/2020 - Last day to edit shipping information in Eventbrite
  • 4/1/2020 - Last day for refunds
  • 4/21/2020 - Boxes begin shipping
  • 5/1/2020 - Stir Trek 2020!

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: The 2020 ticket sale starts on February 27th on Eventbrite. In previous years we’ve sold out in minutes, so mark your calendars!


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).


Q: What will lunch include?
A: We want to make sure everyone has good lunch options. When you buy your ticket you will be asked about dietary preferences. Please see the registration page for more details.