March 2, 2015


March 3, 2015


March 4, 2015

9:30am — 4:30pm

TBA Ember Training

We'll have more details on our trainings in a bit. For those of you planning budgets, price tag for any full day sessions will be the same as last year: $499. We're also working on (in addition to or instead of, TBD) half day sessions, priced at $299. One will be on Building Your Own Adapter by Igor Terzic, others TBD.

10:00am — 3:00pm

Geek Lover Tour of Portland

Join us for a casual walking tour of some of Downtown Portland's favorite geeky haunts. We'll start with morning Voodoo Donuts and continue on to comic book shops, Ground Kontrol arcades, Powell's City of Books, and more, with stops for a food cart lunch and some of the best coffee in Portland.

Ticket price, $39, is covering organizational requirements and guide expenses. Bring along spending money for lunch ($6 is enough, if you're thrifty—this is Portland!) and all the shops we hit along the way.

2:00pm — 8:30pm

Foodie Extravaganza

Join an intimate group of your fellow Ember friends (14 max, to be specific) for a food-focused adventure in Northeast Portland. We'll start with a guided tour of three iconic Portland Breweries, complete with snacks and tastings (included).

After that, we'll head over to a fabulous cooking class, where you'll spend time preparing and then eating a fantastic foodie-approved dinner. Who said you can only learn about Ember at EmberConf?

Ticket price of $189 covers all tours, brewery tasting beer and snacks, cooking instruction and dinner with dessert.

We promise, it's going to be good! Cajun style, because who doesn't love that? Here's the dinner menu:
  • —Shrimp Étouffée with Nainain's sweet corn bread
  • —Chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo
  • —Spicy turnips and raw greens
  • —Bananas Foster with Butter pecan ice cream

And the three Breweries we'll be visiting are:
  • —Ecliptic
  • —StormBreaker
  • —Hopworks BikeBar
The Brewery Tour will be led buy a super fun guide and include tastings at each location, snacks along the way, a tasting journal and a souvenir glass.

As with all EmberConf activities that involve alcohol, drink responsibly! Don't overdo it: we'll also provide lots of snacks along the way to help make sure you don't.

Check back here once the Call for Papers closes for the full schedule!

Check back here once the Call for Papers closes for the full schedule!