Portland, OR June 26-28, 2023 Gerding Theater at the Armory

Join us in Portland!

What other event can say that they practice real-time failover in action? Join us again to hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discuss the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.

Why me?

Because you care about the tools that you work with. You're an artisan within your team and you want to improve the monitoring toolkit. Oh, and because you understand that #monitoringlove isn't just a catchy hashtag.

Portland in June!

June weather in Portland is lovely, making it a perfect time to visit one of the most amazing cities in the world. Besides being a fantastic tech city, Portland, OR has some of the best food, coffee, and culture around.

I'm convinced. What now?

Go get your ticket while they last!

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Call for Participation

Our call for participation is officially open. We're accepting proposals for 30-minute sessions to participate in our three-day, single-track agenda. As usual we'd love to hear about your failures and successes in production, new tools, or new takes on ways to use existing ones. We will consider all topics but we have some themes of particular interest this year:

  • Diamond Signals - because golden metrics are so last decade, gramps
  • Cage Match! - two technologies enter, only one leaves (benchmarking)
  • DIY Observability - stories of bespoke monitoring and observability tooling
  • The Math behind Monitoring - math and statistics you actually need to know
  • Under-appreciated Tooling - amazing tools or techniques we take for granted
  • Pager Pain - production incidents and lessons learned along the way
  • Adoptability - inspiring an observable mindset within your company

You may submit as many proposals as you'd like. We're accepting submissions until 00:00 UTC February 3, 2023. Proposals will be selected by February 17, 2023 and submitters will be notified immediately thereafter. Speakers of 30-minute session talks will receive free registration to the event.

Portland 2022 - Event Status

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    Schedule

    Monitorama takes place June 26-28, 2023 in the Gerding Theater at The Armory in Portland, Oregon. Our program consists of three days of single-track sessions and lightning talks designed to educate and inspire.

    • Monday June 26
    • Registration 0800
    • Welcome 0925
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Break 1030 - 1100
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Lunch 1215 - 1400
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Break 1515 - 1545
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Closing 1645
    • Castaway Portland
      After-Party1900 - 2200
    • Tuesday June 27
    • Registration 0800
    • Welcome 0925
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Break 1030 - 1100
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Lunch 1215 - 1400
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Break 1515 - 1545
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Closing 1645
    • Sponsor Parties
    • Wednesday June 28
    • Registration 0800
    • Welcome 0925
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Break 1030 - 1100
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Lunch 1215 - 1400
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Break 1515 - 1545
    • Presentation
    • Presentation
    • Closing 1645

    Registration is Open!

    Tickets are now available! If you have any problems with your registration, please contact us by email.

    Refunds

    Need to cancel? We'll haz a sad but we understand. Contact us by email no later than June 5, 2023 for a full refund or if you'd like to transfer your ticket to someone slightly more attractive and significantly more intelligent than you. Just kidding, you're fabulous -- please don't ever change.

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    Download our Prospectus to learn more about our sponsorship offerings.

    For sponsorship opportunities, or to inquire about custom packages, please email us and we'll be happy to assist you.

    Where It All Happens.

    Monitorama PDX will be held in the Gerding Theater at The Armory (map), in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The venue is a beautiful space, and also happens to be one of the greenest buildings in America. It's the first theater in the U.S. and the first building on the National Register of Historic Places to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. The venue address is 128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209.

    Looking for a Hotel?

    We generally recommend The Mark Spencer Hotel, The Bidwell Marriott Portland, the Sentinel Hotel, or the Ace Hotel Portland. They're all walking distance from The Armory and have good reviews.

    The Mark Spencer is offering a 20% group discount for Monitorama guests. Click here for group logins. Use the Group ID MNTRAMA and password MONITOR2023 and then book as normal. Alternatively, guests can call 503-224-3293 and ask for the Monitorama Group Rate. Please be aware that this discount rate is only good through May 26, 2023.

    The Bidwell Marriott Portland is offering a special group rate of $209 per night for Monitorama guests. Click here to book your room. Please be aware this discount rate is only good through May 25, 2023.

    From Portland International Airport

    • Take the TriMet MAX Red Line light rail and exit at Tenth Avenue/SW Morrison St (40 minutes)
    • Walk to The Armory (7 minutes)

    Local Travelers

    Check out the directions provided by The Armory.

    COVID-19 Policy

    As a result of our success with this policy for the 2022 event, we will be continuing this COVID-19 policy for all in-person events. If situations change such that we're able to assure the safety of our participants without the requirements below, we will re-evaluate the policy and update this page.

    To ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in attendance, we are asking all participants (including vendors, sponsors, speakers, staff and attendees) to have received a full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as recommended by the CDC at least two (2) weeks prior to travel for this event. COVID-19 Compliance Officers (CCO) will be onsite, performing vaccination checks during the registration process. Patrons can show either paper or electronic documentation (including a photo of your vaccination card), along with a photo ID.

    All participants will also be required to wear an appropriate facial mask (we recommend KN95 or N95 masks) covering the mouth and nose. Masks are required in all areas of the building and should only be removed when eating or drinking within the premises.

    If you cannot comply with these requirements, we ask that you request a ticket refund by June 5, 2023 and enjoy the show by watching our live stream remotely.

    Code of Conduct

    All delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any Monitorama event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

    The Quick Version

    Monitorama is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

    The Less Quick Version

    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

    Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

    Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material.

    Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for Monitorama.

    If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff will be visible by their special badges and clothing.

    Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

    We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.