Hey you, the happy IT Arena 2019 attendee, the conference is about to start! This year you’ll be able to meet the leading tech experts from Microsoft, IBM, Spotify, Audi, Philips, Uber Freight, UiPath, ZF, Zalando and many more. To make the most of the conference, let’s do some homework. Get ready for the intensive 3 days of learning, networking, and partying.

Here’s your step by step guide to IT Arena:

Step 1. Download IT Arena app

IT Arena 2019 app (iOSAndroidweb) will help you to:
  • check the agenda right from your smartphone
  • check the map and navigate around the stadium
  • get promo codes and discounts for taxi rides at the conference
  • have a list of all the attendees and communicate with them
  • mark and rate your favorite speakers
  • leave feedback about the conference.
  • get the latest updates or changes during the conference
This will help to make your experience at the conference smooth and comfortable and make your networking effective.  

Step 2. Registration

 

42707481_1393440944119265_8629324952547360768_n If you arrive in Lviv starting from September 26, we have some good news for you - you will be able to register and pick up your badge already at the airport.

The official registration starts on Friday, September 27 at 8:00. Attendees with Standard and Senior tickets can register at the left registration stand. Executive ticket holders can register at the right registration stand. For registration, you’ll need to show your ticket (either printed or electronic).

Important: do not take your badge off - it’s your pass to all conference events. You won’t have access to any satellite event including afterparties or meetups without the badge!  

Step 3. Let the conference begin!

This year the events will be held at the 5 tracks: Business track, Tech track 1, Tech track 2, Product track, and Startup track. All the info about the venue is on the agenda or in the IT Arena app (iOS, Android, web).

General Timing

  • Opening Ceremony of IT Arena 2019: 10:00-11:15, Business Track
  • Coffee Break: 11:15 - 11:30, Exhibition Zone
  • Lunch: 13:00 - 14:30, Exhibition Zone
  • Coffee Break: 16:00 - 16:30, Exhibition Zone
  ITArena2018 (25) For lunch we provide a lunch box menu: for $6 only you’ll be able to choose from meat, fish and vegan options. If there's a line to get a lunch box or you want to grab a quick snack, there’ll be plenty of food courts outside the stadium. Most of the food courts will be cashless, but we recommend you to bring some cash just in case.  

Day 1:

The first day will start with the Opening Ceremony of IT Arena 2019 at 10 am. After the ceremony, you’ll have a short coffee break, but hurry up, because at 11:30 the first-day keynote speaker will take the stage. Daniel Dines, CEO at UiPath will talk about how to build a business culture inside a multinational company that helps to raise billions. We definitely don’t recommend missing that. Check the agenda for more interesting speakers, and don’t forget to add favorite talks to your Google calendar.

Don’t feel the need to rush back to your hotel after the official part is over. The afterparty of the first day of IT Arena 2019 starts at 20:00. There will be direct shuttle buses from the stadium to the party. Scroll down to see the transfer schedule.

Day 2:

We understand it’s not easy to wake up early after an awesome party. However, we definitely recommend making every effort to be on time for the second day of the conference, which starts with the speech of an award-winning filmmaker and writer Oobah Butler! The world-famous prankster will share secrets of how to make your craziest ideas a viral sensation.

After a short 30 min coffee break, you’ll have 22 talks to choose from on 5 tracks. Check the agenda and make a plan beforehand to meet tech experts from Microsoft, Techstars, Renault or Ring Ukraine. And don’t forget to hang out at the second-day afterparty!  

Day 3: Informal atmosphere at meetups

44101641_1404457006350992_6511023215026896896_n The third day of the conference will go beyond the Arena Stadium. About 30 meetups will be held in 10 cafes, restaurants, hotels and even cinema. Meetups are a perfect place to meet speakers in person, ask all your questions and continue the conversation in an informal atmosphere.

Important: the registration to the meetup opens on Friday, September 27 on the first day of the conference. The number of participants is limited (70 max for each meetup). Don’t forget to register for the meetup! Find the registration link in the agenda.

Afterparties

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On Friday the conference finishes with a loud afterparty at Beer theatre ''Pravda''. A pint of free welcome beer and live music from a local band will make your evening unforgettable.

Important: do not take your badge off. That’s your pass to the afterparty.

Saturday evening is going to end with Futureland Festival. Dance all night long to the beats of trance and progressive music from the Dutch electronic music legend - Jochen Miller. September 28th in Malevich Club.

Transfer

  • Morning Buses: there’ll be 3 morning buses on Friday and Saturday every 15 minutes each from 8.30 from Danylo Halytskyi Monument Arena Lviv Stadium nonstop.
  • To get to the afterparty you can get on 3 buses from Arena Lviv Stadium to Taras Shevchenko Monument departing at 19.00 every 15 min each on Friday, and 4 buses from Arena Lviv Stadium to Malevich Night Club departing at 19.00 every 15 min each on Saturday.
 

Kids Zone

Kids Zone will be operating at the conference with both entertaining and educational programs for kids aged 3-13. Older kids can attend a conference only with their own ticket.  

Executive ticket holders will be able to attend additional networking events:

Welcome reception with the Lviv City Mayor

Speakers and executive ticket holders will have a unique opportunity to visit a welcome reception with Lviv City Mayor. The executive event will be held on September 26, from 20:00 to 22:00 at Grand Hotel Lviv.   Please, bring your tickets (either electronic or printed) and you will be able to register for the conference and get your badge right at the reception. Dress code: Smart casual

Lunch

Executive ticket holders and speakers will be able to have lunch on the 4th floor at the Executive Lounge. The lunch is free and you’ll be able to choose from meat, fish and vegan options. In addition, there will be a food court zone available at IT Arena. The territory of the conference is cashless, but a few of the food courts will accept cash.

Tech Lounge

On Friday, Executive ticket holders are welcome to visit a C-level networking event: Tech Lounge. The event will start at 20:00 and last until to 23:00 at Park. Art of Rest. There will be a transfer to Tech Lounge at 19:00 and 19:15.

Dress code: smart casual.