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March 3, 2018

the web development and UX conference in Austria

Let's get together

to share knowledge across programming-languages and cultures to learn new things and have fun.

It's all about the People

We invite the web development and UX community from Austria and the entire world to Salzburg. Have a brilliant and safe conference where you can meet old and new friends to expand your knowledge and horizon.

The Web

Come and hear talks about the wide variety of web and UX topics and its community so you can build better applications for more platforms, devices and humans. Yes – the web is definitely a great place to be in.

The Venue

We're hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. Not only do they have a modern building that makes for a productive, yet comfortable environment to learn, but high-quality courses with a dedicated web focus.


has lots more to offer than Mozart.

It is home to a vibrant web development community, fueled by an incredible amount of talent the University brings forth. More and more creative agencies and startups come up here and there is also an amazing coworkingspace, monthly meetups and a Barcamp.


One day, two tracks, 18 amazing speakers: Meet our 2018 line-up!

Michele Guido

Michele Guido

Master of Ceremonies

Kevin Lorenz

Kevin Lorenz

Master of Ceremonies

Call for Speakers

Submit your talk until Friday, December, 1st 2017.

We carefully selected our first speakers to show you in which direction we want the conference to go. There are several more 20min slots without Q&A session afterwards so we invite you and the entire web development and UX community to propose a talk for .concat().

This is a web development and UX conference, so we want to hear talks about frontend and backend development, security, design, typography, accessibility, open source and our culture. But if you think our attendees will benefit from you hacking on robots or talking about bacon that’s totally fine as well.

Just remember: We will always favor an original, outside of the box talk, or one that explains concepts and the bigger picture over a “A sucks, use B instead” talk. Get creative and surprise us.

No matter if you’re an experienced speaker or a newcomer who has never spoken at a conference before: We are interested in what you have to say. We aim for a diverse lineup with a fine selection of topics, that come from everywhere out of this community.

You feel like you don't have anything to talk about? We feel you – we all know this feeling, but we’re here to help you.

We want to support our speakers and thus will cover their travel and accommodation. We hope this will help you in your decision to submit a talk and we will do our best to get you and your talk to Salzburg.

So please go ahead, pick your topic and submit a talk!

Still not sure? Neele, Fabian & Hannes would be happy to hear from you and help you make your talk a reality. Contact us!


include breakfast and lunch served at the venue – and a party.

Student Tickets

We want everyone who is interested to attend this conference, thus we will support students with a reduced ticket price.

90€ + VAT

Early Bird Tickets

A “thank you” to all of you early birds who trust and enable us to get this conference off the ground.

150€ + VAT

Regular Tickets

One full day of knowledge, fun and hanging out with old and new friends. That's our regular ticket.

Diversity Tickets

You want to enable community members to attend who otherwise couldn't?

Sponsor a ticket!

Accessibility and Inclusion

Our main goal to have an inclusive event with a welcoming atmosphere.

There are a great number of accessibility issues that can hinder people from attending an event. As it is our main goal to have an inclusive event with a welcoming atmosphere, we are trying hard to remove these barriers. If there is something that keeps you away from this conference please get in touch with us so we can work this out.

  • The lounge and one track are on the ground-floor. No steps required.
  • The second track is on the first floor, accessible with two elevators. In this room only the last row is accessible without steps.
  • There are complementary tickets in case you need assistance.
  • There are Student Tickets with significantly reduced prices.
  • There is a Diversity Ticket Programme (later this year) to bring more people from marginalized groups to Salzburg.
  • There are meat, vegetarian and vegan meal options.
  • If you need childcare please contact us.
  • There is accessible parking around the venue.
  • Public transit available
    • Train: S3 "Puch Urstein"
    • Busline: 160 "Puch Urstein"

In case it is not immediately clear, whether you can attend due to accessibility issues, we will happily reserve you a ticket.

Code of Conduct

Our goal is to have an awesome and inclusive community-driven conference where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends. Any harmful or discriminating behaviour will not be tolerated and results in the offending person being expelled from the conference.

Our complete Code of Conduct helps us to make sure that we are as inclusive and safe as we want everyone to be.

We care about you. If anything happens, please contact us.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to these great companies who are supporting us.

Caffè Sponsor

Served by schwarzheiss Caffèkultur

We want this to be an awesome and inclusive event and we need your help to make it happen.

Up to 400 web developers from all over the world will be coming to Salzburg, Austria for the .concat() conference. And you have the unique opportunity to create meaningful connections with this diverse group. Do you …

  • want to hire highly motivated web developers,
  • consider sending your team on a great tour,
  • aim to become known in the community or
  • want to say thank you to the Salzburg and international Web Development scene?

Then .concat() is a perfect match. We would love to welcome you aboard as one of our sponsors.

The Team

Meet the people behind .concat()

Neele Barthel

Neele Barthel


Floor Drees

Fabian Hoffmann


The University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg combines academic studies with practical skills. We use current technologies and challenges from web development to teach the important concepts of computer science on both an undergraduate and graduate level.