My name is Bob Bloom (on the right!).

I am the lead organizer of:
Greater Toronto Area PHP meet-up group
Laravel Toronto meet-up group
York Region PHP meet-up group
I am organizing a special big meet-up for all three groups for October/November 2022.

The purpose is to attract new members to our PHP groups, and to welcome new corporate sponsors for our PHP groups.

This may be just the second in-person PHP conference this year in Canada/USA -- not that what I am doing is really a conference. The other is the Longhorn PHP Conference in Austin.

More of a Big Meet-up, rather than being a small conference.

This is what I have in mind:

• have the meet-up on a Saturday
• 9:30 to 10:00: registration && cofee
• 10:00 to 10:45: welcome && keynote
• 11:00 to 11:45: presentation (PHP 8.1 and 8.2 features)
• 11:45 to 1:00: lunch, provided
• 1:00 to 1:45: presentation (Laravel related)
• 2:00 to 2:45: presentation (serverless related)
• 2:45 to 3:15: coffee
• 3:15 to 4:00: presentation (maybe live coding) && closing

• There will likely be a nominal fee of $5, to encourage attendence
• 75 to 100 Toronto area PHP devs
• Thinking of the downtown core, but not sure
• not sure what type of venue is best
• local speakers