Frequently asked questions

Is CiviCon right for me? - We welcome all, from people interested in learning more about CiviCRM to people who have been using it for years! The conference program is organized into audience-oriented tracks, providing you flexibility and control over your experience. From case studies and “how to” sessions, to in-depth code review, the program will cover a diverse array of topics, session types, and representative organizations -- ensuring you the opportunity to view broadly, and go deeply, into the CiviCRM community.

I have questions about CiviCRM, will there be an opportunity to get answers? - There will be a help desk open at various times throughout the conference to provide one-on-one consulting advice as well as many opportunities to network with others in the CiviCRM community.

I am new to CiviCRM and not very technical, will I be overwhelmed? - The conference schedule includes a workshop oriented toward users as well as beginner level workshops. While there are many technical workshops there will also be plenty for the newbie. Also, there is a two day Administrator and User training April 20 & 21 for those who want to get a jump start on learning CiviCRM.

I am a consultant who has implemented CiviCRM for some time, What will I get out of CiviCon? - The CiviCon program will have workshops on various topics regarding CiviCRM including various ways the software has been implemented, extended and what is new in future versions. CiviCon is a unique opportunity to see how CiviCRM has been used in many situations and share your experiences with other members of the community.

I am a developer working with CiviCRM and have ideas about extending the software, will I have an opportunity to discuss these with experts? - The program will include sessions regarding developing for CiviCRM as well as networking opportunities with other CiviCRM developers. There is a two day Developer training being held April 20 & 21 geared towards those who want to customize CiviCRM, create Extensions, or submit improvements to the core.

What is the CiviCon schedule like, will have time to experience Denver? - The two day conference has workshops running from 9am - 5:45pm. There is a reception Wednesday evening. If you are staying in Denver for a day or two before or after the conference please check out the Denver Insider section of the venue page ( for things to do and see.

Where can I find Hotel & Transportation information regarding CiviCon? - Please visit the venue page ( of the CiviCon website for recomended hotels and additional information regarding The CableCenter and Denver. There is also a board in the forums (,98.0.html) for those looking to share rides, etc from the airport.

How can I keep up to date on CiviCon announcements? - As the program and schedule is updated the website will be updated. Please visit the website ( regularly. On twitter you can follow the hashtag #CiviCon to see what people are saying about CiviCon. If you haven’t yet done so, sign up for the CiviCRM newsletter on