Welcome Reception Sponsored by LogicMonitor

Wednesday, October 7 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Welcome to Portland! Kick off PuppetConf 2015 in style at our Welcome Reception sponsored by LogicMonitor. We’ll be featuring food, drinks, music and demos in the Exhibitor Pavilion at the Oregon Convention Center. This is your chance to mingle with fellow attendees and gear up for the opening keynote on Thursday morning.

PuppetConf 5K Run/Walk

Thursday, October 8 | 6:45 - 8:00 AM

Lace up your running shoes and join us for a friendly group run along the Willamette River before breakfast! Whether you’re staying at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown or the DoubleTree by Hilton, we’ll have loops running from both locations. Walkers, joggers and runners - all welcome to join!

City of Roses Party at OMSI

Thursday, October 8 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Experience all of the local Portland favorites with us at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). We’re excited to close out the first day of PuppetConf with a fun party celebrating some of Rose City’s renowned food carts, breweries and wineries. Don’t forget to check out all of the great exhibits OMSI has to offer as well!

Movie Night

Thursday, October 8 | 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Everyone loves movie night! Join us as we close the OMSI party with one of your favorite flicks - The Dark Crystal. The film will be featured in the OMSI Theater.

Women’s Breakfast

Friday, October 9 | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

All women attending PuppetConf are invited to a Women's Breakfast! Join us in Ballroom 201 to chat, network, and eat for from 7:45 - 8:45 AM on Friday morning.

Puppet User Group Lunch

Friday, October 9 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Join your fellow Puppet User Group (PUG) enthusiasts for lunch on Friday, October 9th from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in Exhibit Hall A. This is a casual stop-by event for PUG organizers, members and folks that are interested in learning more. You're welcome to stay the entire time or just swing by.

Pub Crawl

Friday, October 9 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for the first annual PuppetConf Pup Crawl! Following the close of the final sessions on Friday, we’ll be taking a mini-tour around downtown to local pubs. Start from the beginning or meet us along the way!

Job Board

Looking for a new opportunity or in search for an experienced professional? Check out the job board in the foyer of the convention center. This is your place to post or take note of openings in the industry.

Welcome our New Puppeteers!

Don’t forget to say hi to all of the attendees joining PuppetConf for the first time. Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorite social activities and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Join the Conversation on Slack

The PuppetConf Slack chat room is a great way to connect with fellow attendees. Whether you're looking to connect with a presenter on their session or chat with other attendees - Slack is the place to communicate.