The Perl Conference 2017 in DC

US Patent and Trademark Office, June 18-23

(YAPC::NA 2017)


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Standard pass

Regular admission: $250 Late registration: $350 (14 days prior to the first event)

Standard passes enjoy the following benefits:

Advanced registration is required.


We can’t wait to see you at The Perl Conference in DC! But, we also understand that sometimes last-minute issues will come up and prevent you from attending. If you do discover that you will be unable to attend, we appreciate you letting us know as soon as possible.

When you purchase your ticket, there are a lot of non-refundable things that we need to buy in order to prepare for your arrival, such as food. Some of these things need to be ordered several weeks prior to the event.

Cancellations that occur 15 days prior to the start of the first event or earlier will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that occur between 14 and 6 days prior to the first event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations that occur 5 days or less prior to the first event will not be eligible for a refund.

Student / Military Discount

Discounted admission: $50

The Perl Foundation is pleased to offer discounted admission to the following categories of individuals:

Applicant must be able to provide a valid current ID card from the appropriate institution. In cases where the ID card does not contain an expiration date, current will be considered any card issued no more than two years prior to the date of application.

In order to apply, please scan your identification card and email it along with a written request to If your card includes a social security number or other private identification numbers, please blank that portion out. We only want to know that the ID is current and issued to you. You may be asked to produce the identification card again at check-in.

Space is limited, so requests will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon acceptance, you will receive a coupon code that may be used to purchase an event pass for $50.

Speaker Pass

Speakers with an accepted talk of at least 20 minutes in length will receive a non-transferable promo code for registration to the main event for free. If you don't end up giving the talk we'll convert it to a regular ticket at the regular price.

Volunteer Pass

Individuals willing to commit to assisting with the conference may receive a non-transferable promo code redeemable for one pass to the main event. Volunteers must commit to providing a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service during the event. Volunteer by contacting

Sponsor Pass

Sponsors of The Perl Foundation are entitled to a certain number of free passes to the conference, depending on their sponsorship package. Sponsoring organizations must be in good standing with their sponsor payments to The Perl Foundation. Sponsor passes may only be used by employees or immediate family of employees of the sponsoring organization. Sponsor passes are not transferable. Each sponsoring organization will receive one promo code that may be used to register all of their staff. Sponsoring organizations will be invoiced at the standard pass rate for any registrations made with their promo code in excess of their allotment.

Each sponsoring organization will also receive a certain number of invitations to the sponsor dinner. Not all sponsor pass holders will be able to attend the sponsor dinner.

Exhibitor Pass

Individuals that are only participating in the sponsor expo may receive a complimentary exhibitor pass. Exhibitor passes are not authorized to attend talks or other events at (unless your organization is directly sponsoring that event.)

Press Pass

Accepted press applicants will receive:

Accepted press applicants are expected to:

Failure to provide meaningful media coverage of the event or violating The Perl Foundation’s Standards of Conduct may result in dismissal from the conference, an invoice to recover the event’s standard registration costs, and revocation of press privileges for future Perl Foundation events.

In order to prevent abuse of these benefits we reserve the right to review each applicant to ensure the media coverage and audience is appropriate for the benefit of the Perl community. If you wish to apply for a press pass, please contact

Key Staff Pass

Key staff will meet the following criteria:

Have questions?

Please contact for more information regarding event pricing.

Space is limited for add-on classes. Advanced registration is required and extra fees will apply.