We know that many of you are concerned about the status of YAPC::NA::2016. Let us assure you, we are working hard towards next year's event. Planning began approximately a month before YAPC::NA::2015 was over, however we've hit a number of roadblocks along the way. We haven't really been able to say much, until now, and that's been frustrating for us as well as for you. Thank you all for your patience.
The information we currently have is still sparse, but hopeful. Over the last few months we've been trying to secure an excellent location for YAPC::NA::2016, and are well on our way to doing just that. We've been steering our selection to a venue east of the Mississippi, with our first choice in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, we were not able to reach an agreement with a venue there. Our second choice was in Philadelphia. We were unable to work out a viable solution for a venue there either, much to our continued disappointment. As a result, we have steadfastly moved on to Plan C!
Plan C is still in the youth stages. The venue committee has entertained a number of additional proposals. They currently have narrowed it down to a choice between three different states. Depending upon the final location, we are most likely looking at either June 6th to 8th or June 20th to 22nd. The final date is entirely dependent upon the chosen venue's availability.
We are exceedingly grateful for all of the excitement and enthusiasm we've seen expressed so far. Last year's YAPC was a huge success and we are very much looking forward to bringing you an even better event this year! Stay tuned for additional updates as we are able to relay them.