2011 is the tenth anniversary of the Drupal project, and we'll be celebrating in style! In addition to the official opening night after-party on the night of March 8, there will be plenty of opportunities to get together with fellow attendees and socialize after-hours. Details about events will be posted as they become available:
Monday, March 7
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Exhibitor Open House at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Come get an early look at the DrupalCon Exhibit Hall and enjoy free refreshments, courtesy of our sponsors!
7:30pm - 10:00pm: Speaker's Reception, hosted by the Drupal Association (invitation only)
This invitation-only event recognizes those who will be speaking at DrupalCon Chicago, and will be hosted by the Drupal Association.
Tuesday, March 8
7:00pm - 10:00pm: Opening Night Party at the Field Museum
The first-ever official DrupalCon after-party will be held at The Field Museum of Natural History. This ticketed event will be held in the museum's stately main hall and includes free access to many of the museum's permanent exhibitions, as well as the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex! We'll have enough space for all attendees, plus their significant others, companions and friends to enjoy an evening with free drinks and refreshments. Shuttle buses will be available to transport attendees to and from the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Tickets are are available for purchase during registration as well as at the Sheraton.
Wednesday, March 9
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Pantheon After Hours Presentation
Join the team from Pantheon in the Java Bar on the Lobby floor of the Sheraton after the end of sessions on Wednesday for a special presentation! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
8:00pm: Geek to Chic
Geek to Chic is the first ever Drupal fashion show and party extravaganza! Have your mind blown as you watch your favorite geeks from Webchick to Chx strut their fabulous stuff on our runway. Nosh on fabulous hors d'ouevres in our swanky underground location.
Find out which Lullabot is a hula hooping master, which Drupalista is the Prince of belting it out, and which core committer rocks the body paint! Catch a top developer in a Drupal speedo and another in Drupal socks!
The original rock star of Drupal, Lullabot's Jeff "jjeff" Robbins, is bringing his Lollapalooza touring band Orbit all the way to Chicago for one night only. Come rock out!
Find out more at http://www.lullabot.com/blog/come-party-with-us
Invitations available at Lullabot's booth in the Exhibit Hall.
8:00pm - 10:00pm: DPCI Karaoke Night
DPCI would like to invite you to unwind with us for an evening of drinks, conversation and karaoke at the Murasake Sake & Karaoke Lounge, 211 East Ontario.
Invitations available at DPCI's booth in the Exhibit Hall.
Thursday, March 10
8:00pm: Drupal Trivia Night
In the grand tradition of pub quizzes, it’s time for Drupal’s own trivia night! You'll have the opportunity to go head-to-head against the best of Drupal brains to capture the title of Drupal trivia champions. The competition will feature eight rounds of ten questions that covering both Drupal and general Web topics.