GopherCon 2019

Programming/Call for Papers

The general Call for Papers for GopherCon opens at the beginning of January each year and closes January 31st. We're excited to share that we received over 200 submissions! We're happy to announce our program is entirely live except for a couple slots we are still working on. We hope you are as pleased with this year's line-up as we are!

Community Day, the final day of GopherCon, offers hands-on activities Gobot building sponsored by The Hybrid Group, Community discussions sponsored by Google's Go Team, community-led roundtable discussions, and our ever-popular Lightning Talks sponsored by Gopher Guides. These short 5 - 7 minute talks drew in an audience of over 600 in 2018! The Call for Papers for Lightning Talks is now closed. 

Pre-Conference Workshop Tickets are for Wednesday, July 24th only

Each Pre-Conference Workshop on Wednesday, July 24th runs the entire day (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), so you should only purchase one workshop ticket.  A Pre-Conference Workshop ticket is only valid Wednesday, July 24th and does not include access to the full conference, Thursday, July 25th - Saturday, July 27th.  If you wish to attend the full conference, please purchase a General Admission ticket in addition to your Pre-Conference Workshop ticket. 

Which Ticket Should You Choose?

If you are paying your own way to GopherCon, please choose "General Admission - Self Paid".  If your company is paying for your ticket, please choose "General Admission - Corporate". We are trusting our Go community members to choose honestly.

Student and Non-Profit Tickets

If you fall into one of these categories, we offer conference tickets for $525 and workshop tickets for $375. If interested, please email us proof of your status (i.e. student ID card or non-profit business card) and we will send you a promo code. Please be prepared to purchase your ticket(s); each promo link will have a five-day use period, and we will not generate a second code if it is not used. Promo codes will not be extended past Sunday, June 23rd.

Group Ticket Discounts

The more gophers the merrier! We offer a 5% discount for groups of 5 - 9 attendees and a 10% discount for groups of 10+ off the Corporate General Admission tickets. Send us an email and we'll get you set up with a promo code. Promo codes will not be extended past Sunday, June 23rd.


GopherCon awards a limited number of Diversity Fund Scholarships each year to golang users in needs. Though we are looking for diversity in both areas of gender and race, we absolutely consider need as well, so please don't hesitate to apply. The scholarship submission process is open the third week of January through the end of February each year. We are pleased to announce that we received over 120 applications this year! Scholarship recipients have been selected for this year; be sure to consider applying for GopherCon 2020!

International Gopher Assistance

Need a letter of invitation? No worries, we've got you covered. Simply email your legal name, job title, company name and company address to us, and we'll take care of you. 

Refund Policy

We offer full refunds on or before Sunday, June 23rd at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. No refunds will be offered after this point in time.