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Confab is hybrid in 2023

Whether you join us in Minneapolis or online, we can’t wait to see you there.

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Here’s what to expect at Confab next May.

No attendee left behind!

The main challenge of any hybrid event is to prevent remote attendees from feeling like they’re watching all the action from the outside looking in. That’s why we’re designing the Confab hybrid experience to be platform-agnostic and people-centered. Here’s how it will work.

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All attendees will participate in the main-stage program together via the live broadcast, May 2–3.

Our single track program will be broadcast live from Minneapolis every day, 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The show will have a distinctly “talk show” vibe—you’ll be a part of our in-studio or at-home audience! While in-person attendees are on break or at lunch, the live broadcast will continue for remote attendees with additional programming and fun.

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All attendees will hang out out in Slack together.

While virtual attendees are watching our main-stage program via live broadcast, they’ll be chatting with friends in Minneapolis in the Confab Slack workspace. Browse dozens of Slack channels to connect with other attendees about shared topics of interest, identities, and activities.

Attendees at the party

In-person attendees can look forward to special breakout sessions and activities, plus a party or two (or three).

Once we sign off from the live broadcast, in-person breakout sessions and activities will continue between 3:30 p.m–5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Then get ready for fun times every evening, including the Minneapolis all-conference party.

Small group discussion room

Virtual attendees will have small group discussions and watch parties in various time zones.

Both before and after the live broadcast, we’ll welcome virtual attendees to choose from various activities happening on Zoom. And when Minneapolis attendees are at a coffee break or eating lunch, the live broadcast will continue for virtual attendees with special programming and a few fun surprises.


Everyone gets unlimited access to the Confab on-demand video library for an entire year.

Enjoy hours of pre-recorded talks before and during the event—after the event, we’ll add recordings of our live broadcasts.

Contact us if you have more questions about how the hybrid event will work!