October 4th - 6th

UFA Kristallpalast

Dresden, Germany

About the conference


This year, thanks to the support of PHP Usergroup Dresden, our conference will be held in the Federal Republic of Germany. phpCE is an event addressed to a vast group of developers and PHP enthusiasts from Central Europe. We hope that our offer will turn out to be so interesting that you too will want to join us. It is going to be very interesting because for the first time we will meet at.... the cinema!

We still mean to move from one country to another so that the event will appear in different countries of Central Europe. We already invite you to visit next edition (2020) of phpCE in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is completely no barrier to do the same in Hungary, Austria, Lithuania or another Baltic state. Dozens and dozens depends on local PHP groups engagement, so, if you feel that phpCE Conference should host in your country, don't wait and contact us – we are really ready to do it!

See how it was last year

Why you should join us?

Brilliant event

You can attend in most interesting PHP community conference in this part of Europe! Here you will meet the international PHP community that works on and is concerned about similar problems to yours.

Diversified difficulty levels

We continue division into Relaxing, Intermediate and Geek paths.
It does really good!

Workshop Friday

As usual, Friday means Workshops, i.e. practical knowledge for the asking and great opportunity to clarify all details!

Accommodation within reach!

Within a distance of several hundred meters you will find a lot of large hotels with a varied offer. Dresden is a huge accommodation base!

Contests and rewards

Our sponsors are happy to organise different kinds of contests with many valued rewards. It's worth to visit us and take part in it!

Entertainment zone

UFA Kristallpapast lobby is our sponsor & chillout zone!

Select your favorite talks

Have a real impact on what will appear in the program!
To join the selection, you must register and buy the ticket first.
Take it easy, it's some spare time left. We start on June 24th!


Pullman Hotel (workshops)

The hotel provides conference rooms for meetings and events near the main railway station, on the central city promenade. On Friday we will have four air-conditioned comfortable rooms available equipped with projectors and of classroom arrangement. Within the workshop ticket we provide lunch and unlimited coffee.
Feel welcomed!

UFA Kristallpalast (regular talks)

UFA Crystal Palace was founded in 1997-98 and designed by a Viennese architect Coop Himmelb. It offers a total of 2668 seats in 8 cinemas on three levels. UFA is located in an excellent location of the city and is very well connected.

So created the most unusual multiplex in Saxony and one of the most famous cinemas in Germany. The deconstructive facade of the building creates an interesting contrast to the surrounding buildings. The compact concrete block is surrounded by a glass shell on the side of the Prague street. The crystalline structure is formed by glass surfaces supported by a steel frame structure.


Public transport
The Pullman Hotel is located about 200 metres from the Central Station (at Prague St. – Pragerstrasse), while the UFA is about a 5 or 6-minute walk from the station.
In any case, you can use 3 or 8 tram, take two stops and get off at Walpurgisstrasse, opposite UFA.
Dresden is located at the junction of the A-4, A-13 and A-17 motorways. The latter is an extension of the Czech D-8 from Prague. In the city we go to the city centre and then to the Seevorstadt district. It is best to park your car near the town hall at St. Petersburgerstrasse.
parking: 51.046N, 13.739E
Hotel Pullman: 51.0425N, 13.735E.
UFA Kristallpalast: 51.044N, 13.7375E.
At the airport get on a S-Bahn train S-2 and continue to the Dresden-Hauptbahnhof station, then continue as in the Public transport description.
The railway station on the airport is located in the underground. Trains run every 30 minutes.

Where to stay?

Pullman Dresden Newa

from 99 € / room / night

The hotel is located on the Dresden main promenade - the Prague St. (Pragerstrasse). Both the conference venue and the railway station are a few hundred metres away. The Old Town can be reached on foot in 15-20 minutes.
The price includes accommodation in an air-conditioned room, breakfast, wi-fi internet and VAT.
Note that the object isn't reserved for our exclusiveness - accommodation will be offered only when possible. All persons who want to book a bed here are strongly encouraged to do it well in advance.

ibis Dresden Zentrum

from 74 € / room / night

Ibis Dresden Zentrum is 500 metres from the main railway station and a 10-minute walk from the Old Town. It offers air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi and a 24-hour bar.
The hotel rooms were renovated in 2011. They are decorated in classic style and equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Each room has a bathroom.
Note that the object isn't reserved for our exclusiveness - accommodation will be offered only when possible. All persons who want to book a bed here are strongly encouraged to do it well in advance.

The Student Hotel Dresden

from 97 € / room / night

A modern hotel located in the centre of Dresden between the main railway station and the historic Old Town. Nearby there are museums of cultural heritage and contemporary art galleries.
The rooms are decorated in a boutique style and have a TV, a desk and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available in the entire hotel.
Note that the object isn't reserved for our exclusiveness - accommodation will be offered only when possible. All persons who want to book a bed here are strongly encouraged to do it well in advance.


The Super Blind Bird, Blind Bird, Regular and Last Minute tickets (shown below) are valid from all talks from Saturday morning until the end of the conference on Sunday. The conference pass, lunch on Saturday, coffee breaks and starter-pack are included.
If you want to attend workshops on Friday, you have to order a ticket for choosen workshop, separately (lunch is included).

The proforma (order) invoice in euro currency will be issued and send you automatically when you register.

All prices shown below are VAT inclusive (German rate, 19%).

Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor of the phpCE 2019 Conference – it's a rare opportunity to present your trademark to the PHP community of Central Europe!



On-line Support





+48 604 435060
We speak English, Russian and natively Polish.


Conferia Sp. z o.o. (LLC)
address: ul. Wodzisławska 50A
city: Rybnik
zip code: 44-200
country: Poland
VAT ID: PL6423207390



  • Dariusz Grzesista

    Dariusz Grzesista

    Originator, founder and team leader of the ExpoPHP Conference. Event manager with ten-year experience, involved in the php Central Europe, PHPCon Poland, Linux Autumn, PyCon PL and dBConf conferences. Former president of the Polish Linux Users Group. Devops in Polish customs administration from a dozen years. Happy husband and father of other ExpoPHP organisers, addicted to nomad-like bike trips with tent, foampad and bedroll.
  • Joanna Grzesista

    Joanna Grzesista

    ExpoPHP's CFO, office manager and sponsor relation. Responsible for on-site organiser's reception and starter-pack distribution. Wife and mother of other ExpoPHP organisers ;)
  • Holger Woltersdorf

    Holger Woltersdorf

    CIO - Head of FORTUNE SOLUTIONS at Fortuneglobe GmbH. About 12 years of developer and team-lead experience in mobile communication and fashion eCommerce industry. PHP developer for more than 17 years, Co-founder and chairman of the PHP USERGROUP DRESDEN e.V., avid meetup and conference speaker, core-developer of the open-source PHP framework IceHawk, dedicated to multiple other PHP open-source projects.
  • Mariusz Kuta

    Mariusz Kuta

    Frontend ninja, database lover, php hooligan. ExpoPHP website designer. Lecture hall technician and multimedia recorder. Addicted to electronic music, crime books and sunflower seeds.
  • Piotr Krzysztofik

    Piotr Krzysztofik

    PHP programmer, webmaster, webdesigner and webdeveloper. At ExpoPHP acts as lecture hall technician responsible for multimedia recording and maintenance.
  • Przemysław Pawliczuk

    Przemysław Pawliczuk

    Specialist for pathetic and impossible issues. His first words were "Paamayim nekudotayim". Learnt programming upon rendez vous with Symfony, after 10 years with PHP. An orange juice addict, pays attention to technical issues on ExpoPHP and for many years on phpCE/PHPCon PL just after started his journey as a speaker. After hours - husband, President of Pionier Rzeszów Toastmasters, DIY-maker, fan of accordion loving good vocal-trance music.
  • Václav Horký

    Václav Horký

    Currently challenging PHP backend with Vodafone CZ and partly freelancing. In love with music and his family. Czech translation guru for phpCE'18.
  • Viktor Csiki

    Viktor Csiki

    Stronghold Media
    Full-Stack Software Developer, Systems & Database Administrator, and Master of Struggling with Pointless Tasks. Non-Baptizing Vegetarian. At phpCE'18 Master of Any Hungarian Translations.
  • Tomasz Kowalczyk

    Tomasz Kowalczyk

    Software architect with over 10 years of experience in writing web applications. Functional Programming enthusiast pursuing the ultimate goal of software quality and maintainability. An author of several open source libraries. Provides well-designed and open solutions to technical problems.
  • Mateusz Grzesista

    Mateusz Grzesista

    Student in one of Silesian high schools. Junior org-team member at ExpoPHP helping with a lecture hall technical issues and multimedia recording / maintenance.
  • Ready to help?

    Ready to help?

    We appreciate your help and gratify most valuable organisers by a free ticket to the conference!


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