Ireland the venue for inaugural CarpentryCon

The Carpentries are excited to announce that the 2018 CarpentryCon will take place from 30 May - 1 June, 2018 at University College Dublin (UCD).

Yes, we are going to Ireland for the inaugural CarpentryCon!

A huge thank you to UCD for their bid - we are confident that this will be a fantastic venue.

We are also grateful to all the other community members who proposed bids to host CarpentryCon. All were compelling, and it was very hard to select one from so many fantastic options.

However, Dublin is a great fit for many things we want:

What we hope to do for attendees

We would like to get some rough estimate of how many people might want to attend. Please fill in this short, anonymous form that will help us gauge the level of community interest in CarpentryCon2018.

What can you expect from CarpentryCon?

CarpentryCon will focus on three main themes:

Community Building

We will bring members of the Carpentry community together with people sharing similar interests from around the globe. Unlike most conferences, our format will be “come and learn”.

Sharing Knowledge

Community leaders will offer sessions on teaching methods, curriculum development, community organization, and leadership skills so we can grow our next generation of community leaders and champions.


Participants will be able to come together informally to meet peers and community leaders and to share stories about challenges and successes.

What else?

CarpentryCon2018 planning will now ramp up in earnest. Keep an eye on our blog, Twitter and Facebook channels for announcements and updates. The CarpentryCon repo also has a lot of information. Want to get tweeting? Use the hashtag #CarpentryCon2018.

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