Empire Conf 2017

Every year the Empire team ramps up, we try to highlight one of the things that makes New York City an amazing place to live, work, visit, and git push origin master in.

This year we return to showcase the little language you know and love at the Academy of Medicine on museum mile, this October 12 and 13.

We're so excited that we're able to feature New York at its finest, and we're really looking forward to pushing Empire, JS, and Node.js towards another incredible year.

Our search for talks and workshops is open! Please consider sharing your work and story at our event, and/or encourage an inspiring person you know to do the same!

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Early Bird
  • Learn from noted JavaScript professionals
  • Receive individualized attention
Diversity Enthusiast
  • 1 for you, 1 for someone from our candidate pool
  • Repeated, meaningful interactions with fellow community members
  • Expand your knowledge and your network
Regular Admission
  • Awesome speakers the in the JavaScript community
  • 2 days, talks and workshops, all skill levels

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EmpireJS couldn't be possible with the support of our fantastic sponsors. If your company wants to join this year's exciting event with a sponsorship, check out our prospectus for more information.

In 2017, Empire Conf looks to build on its previous success. If you would like to be a part of making 2017 the best event yet. View the 2017 sponsor prospectus.


Empire exists to educate and grow the full stack Javascript community in New York City. We are constantly seeking ways to make our community broader and more inclusive. In support of that, we are excited to once again be granting scholarships for our upcoming conference.

This scholarship will be open to anyone who will be in New York City on October 12 and 13. Because we are a community-run event, we are unable to provide travel and lodging as part of this initiative at this time, but hope to be able to in the future.

We hope this scholarship program can enable you to join us and contribute to our community! Stay tuned for the application announcement SOON.

Sponsor a Scholarship

We’d love to be able to provide as many scholarships as possible, and we need your help! If you’re part of a company interested in sponsoring a scholarship get in touch with us! Please contact us@empirejs.org for further details.

Diversity Enthusiast Ticket

Are you an individual who wants to help shape the future of JavaScript through helping to create a more diverse community? We invite you to become a Diversity Enthusiast! The purchase of this ticket gets you:

  • 1 Empire ticket for you
  • 1 Empire ticket for someone in the community who couldn’t afford to come selected via our scholarship application

How to Apply to Receive a Scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, click the apply for scholarship button and tell us about yourself! Are you an organization brimming with people who should be attending our conference but can’t swing the cost? Encourage folks to apply! The application deadline is September 1st, 2017. We will notify recipients by September 20th, and the remaining applicants will remain on a waiting list in case we are able to offer more tickets from generous giving. If you have any questions, you can also contact us at us@empirejs.org.

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Code of Conduct

We are an inclusive, kind community that is constantly growing. We ask that you make our fellow Empire friends feel welcome! Diversity of voices is important to our community, and we are serious when we say EVERYONE AND ANYONE should attend and participate. We are committed to ensuring the conference is a place where ideas are exchanged, old friends get together, new friends meet and harassment is not tolerated. We expect speakers, attendees, organizers, and sponsor representatives to be professional and courteous to each other. We reserve the right to remove, without refund, ANY attendee (speaker or otherwise) who is unable to adhere to this policy. See our project repo for all of the details on our CoC and reporting guidelines.

If at any point you need help or to report a Code of Conduct violation we have multiple ways to contact us: Find an organizer in person, text (267) 606-0603, send a DM to @empirejs on Twitter, and/or email us@empirejs.org (however this email account may not be checked frequently during the event).