Am I losing it, or did this conference used to have another name?
You’re not losing it: we rebranded! What was once Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise is now Emerging Tech East (keeping the familiar acronym, ETE 🙂). While we cherish our roots in Philadelphia, the evolution to Emerging Tech East was prompted by a simple truth: our reach and impact have surpassed city limits. This rebranding aligns with our commitment to providing a platform for the brightest minds and innovations not just in Philly, but across the entire east coast.

What does it cost to attend?
Tickets are $475 each. Please note that seats are limited this year: only 150 tickets are available. If you’re attending ETE with 5 or more people, email us for a group discount.

Is there a virtual option?
No. ETE 2024 is in-person only.

Can I return or transfer my ticket?
Yes, up to a certain point. Read more about our purchase policies.

Where will ETE take place?
Emerging Tech East 2024 will take place in Philadelphia, PA at the University City Science Center. The Science Center is a collaborative space that helps startups grow, nurtures a STEM workforce that’s reflective of Philadelphia, and convenes people to inspire action. It’s a stalwart of Philly’s tech scene, and we’re proud to partner with them to host this year’s event.

Will I ever be sold to at ETE?
No. We pride ourselves on content integrity. You will find talks grounded in genuine knowledge, carefully curated for their value to our developer community. Emerging Tech East isn’t organized by professional event planners; it’s crafted by developers who understand the pulse of the community.

Do you have a Code of Conduct?
Yes, you can find that here. More than a conference, Emerging Tech East is a community space: a safe and close-knit setting for developers to connect, share experiences, and make meaningful collaborations. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or religion.

What types of people attend ETE?
The audience at ETE is typically comprised of developers, software architects, maintainers, authors, core committers, VPs, CTOs, and CIOs.

What kind of content can I expect?
ETE is a deeply technical software conference that runs the gamut from software languages, frameworks, platforms, theory, management, techniques, and case studies. The content committee curates talks that will engage those who are familiar with a topic, but that those with no experience with it will still be able to follow. Browse our YouTube playlist to see talks from the last 18 years (and make sure to like and subscribe for content from this year.)

What kind of speakers can I expect?
Here are a few noteworthy speakers we’ve hosted on our stage (browse our ETE YouTube playlist to see more.)

Alan Kay, Pioneer of Object-Oriented Programming
Rich Hickey, Creator of the Clojure Programming Language
Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect
Amber Case, Author of Calm Techology and Cyborg Anthropology
David Nolen, Lead Developer, Clojurescript
Heather Miller, Scala Language Core Developer
John Resig, Creator of the jQuery JavaScript Library
Steve Klabnik, Rust Language Core Developer
Jessica McKellar, Maintainer of the Twisted Python Networking Library
Ryan Dahl, Creator of Node.js

I want to stay up with conference announcements. How can I do that?
The best ways to stay connected are to follow Chariot Solutions’ LinkedIn page, sign up for our events mailing list, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also follow us on Instagram and Threads.