Laracon is a conference centered around the Laravel framework. The first Laracon was held in Washington, DC on February 22nd and 23rd, 2013.


Conferences in 2013

1 conference has been held and 1 conference is being planned.

Laracon Washington

Laracon Washington
Location Washington D.C.
Venue(s) Living Social
Goethe Institute
Dates February 22nd and 23rd, 2013
Website Laracon

Laracon Washington was the first official Laravel Conference to be held. It was held over two days at two separate venues in Washington, D.C. Laracon Washington was largely organized by UserScape with the help of Jessica D'Amico. There were 10 speakers at the conference who gave presentations as well as a couple Q&A panels. The conference was kindly recorded by Chris Borgia and the individual videos are available on YouTube.


  • Taylor Otwell
    Eloquence Emerging and Eloquence Evolving
  • Dayle Rees
    Laravel: An Unexpected Journey
  • Shawn McCool
    When Programmers Start A Business
  • Aaron Kuzemchak
    Simple API Development With Laravel
  • Phil Sturgeon
    Laravel & Composer
  • Zack Kitzmiller
    Procrastinating Code
  • Jonathan Barronville
    Vagrant, Puppet, Laravel & You
  • Kenny Meyers
    Per Your Request
  • Jeffrey Way
    Better Testing In Laravel 4
  • Eric Barnes
    The Care & Feeding Of A Robot


On the second day of the conference during Taylor Otwell's Eloquence Evolving talk he announced a release date of May, 2013 for Laravel 4.[1] He also announced that Laravel 4 would follow a preset development schedule and that minor versions of Laravel 4 would be released every 6 months.

Laracon Amsterdam

Laracon Amsterdam
Location Amsterdam
Venue(s) Bimhuis (Official Website)
Dates August 30th and 31st, 2013
Website Laracon EU

Laracon Amsterdam is the first European Laracon and is to be held in Amsterdam.

An expression of interest survey was conducted to gauge the possible interest of the conference. Currently there are limited details on the conference, to stay informed register your interest at Laracon EU. It's been stated that the conference will be held later in the year, possibly July or August.

On 18th of April, 2013, Shawn McCool announced at an AmsterdamPHP meetup that Laracon Amsterdam would take place on August 30th and 31st, 2013, with Bimhuis being the venue.

Laracon EU also has a Twitter account for quick updates.


  • Taylor Otwell
  • Fabien Potencier
  • Phill Sparks
    Software Design Patterns in Laravel 4
  • Rafael Dohms
    Composer for Busy Developers
  • Kapil Verma
    Engineering Complex Applications with Laravel 4
  • Matthew Machuga
    Objects, Testing and Responsibility
  • Frank de Jonge
    The Knowledge of Others
  • Jeffrey Way
    Laravel Testing Tips, Techniques, and Pitfalls
  • Ben Corlett
    Bridging the Gap
  • Ross Tuck
    HTTP and Your Angry Dog

Laracon New York

Laracon New York
Location New York

It appears that Laracon will be held in New York this time. More info to come.


  1. Taylor Announces Laravel 4 Release Date