Sessions

From beginners to experienced developers, everyone has something new to learn about CiviCRM. Sessions and workshops this year at CiviCon are better and more numerous than ever before! We've got something for everyone.

Presentations on day one will be shorter and more concentrated. Workshops on day two will be a little longer and feature discussion, exercises and audience participation.

Day 1 Schedule            Day 2 Schedule

Our sessions are aimed at users, implementors and developers.

User Schedule            Implementer Schedule            Developer Schedule

Complete session list

Session Description More info Webcast Available
All you ever wanted to know about the API All you ever wanted to know about the API, and the latest and greatest about civicrm_api3 exceptions and more. View presentation slides on Prezi

with xavier, ErikHommel

Time: Thursday
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Audience: Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Case study round table - Using CiviCRM in the real world A session for all the people thinking about using Civi in their organisation, but want to know more before they take the plunge. Our panel of end users have very generously offered to give their time to answer questions from the floor about how they are using Civi, what went well and what maybe didnt go so well. We'll be taking questions from the... read more

with jamienovick

Time: Friday
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Audience: User
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
CiviBooking - a first look! Are you an organisation that sometimes rents out your rooms as event spaces? Or are you simply looking to manage your internal resources better? Well CiviBooking may be for you! A platform independant extension which allows CiviCRM contacts to book one or more resources. The resources can be paid for or free, similarly to tickets in CiviEvent. The... read more

with jamienovick

Time: Thursday
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
CiviCRM and Just Giving How we can import Just Giving information into CiviCRM including the coding process and allocation to Contacts. LLR as a Case Study

with Parvez

Time: Thursday
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
CiviHR - The story so far with Farm Africa Andrew Tombs (Zing) will be demonstrating the first versions of CiviHR with feedback from development partner Farm Africa.

with andrew.tombs@zingit.org.uk

Time: Thursday
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
CiviVolunteer - Behind The Scenes / Developer Overview In this companion session to the overview of the new core CiviVolunteer module, we will go behing the scenes to talk about our experiences creating a core module. We'll start with a quick refesher on what CiviVolunteer does, and then compare the old CiviCRM way of doing customizations with the new way of doing customizations using Civix, JS... read more

with GinkgoFJG

Time: Friday
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
CiviVolunteer is Here - extension overview This presentation will showcase the new CiviVolunteer module of CiviCRM, scheduled to be in alpha release. CiviVolunteer extends CiviCRM to help organizations manage their volunteers -- recruiting, training, assignment, and scheduling through to tracking and rewards programs. Early releases of the extension will focus on scheduling and reporting... read more

with GinkgoFJG

Time: Thursday
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Developing and Extending CiviCRM and an introduction to unit testing CiviCRM's unique architecture presents developers with a challenge and an opportunity: for developers who have grown up in the Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress communities, CiviCRM feels like a mix of familiar and exotic designs. But at the same time, Civi's cross-platform architecture frees us to collaborate with other developers from different... read more

with totten, erawat

Time: Friday
9:00 am to 10:15 am

Audience: Developer
Type: Workshop
Webcast is ready
Direct Debits, from the UK to Europe wide with SEPA Many European nonprofits rely on monthly contributions for donations and memberships. Every country has its own bank products to support that. SEPA is changing all that, with its Direct Debit solution, being rolled out across the continent. For many nonprofits, it's a change -- and we all know how they like that -- but it's also a bit more complex... read more

with Parvez, pdelbar

Time: Thursday
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Doing more with Drupal - 1)Multiple orgs using one CiviCRM and 2)Using Drupal Context for campaigns Using Drupal contexts What are the best techniques for creating time or issue based campaigns with CiviCRM? Campaigns that spin up a subsite or site section that looks and feels a little different from the rest of the site and can easily be enabled and disabled when relevant.We will look at integration with Drupal Context and then tips on how to... read more

with crispin

Time: Friday
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Drupal Webforms for Events, Memberships & Contributions If you're using Drupal and CiviCRM you probably know that the Webform module is useful for making all kinds of forms. Maybe you've even made a couple Civi-integrated webforms (or a couple hundred). It's not too hard to make pretty good forms. But what about making great forms? This session will cover some basic techniques and then the cool new... read more

with colemanw

Time: Friday
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: Implementer
Type: Workshop
Webcast is ready
Experiences and best practices with using Joomla as the base for your CiviCRM install There are several different web site solutions that you can use to build your web site. In this session I will be exploring and showcasing the advantages of building your web site with Joomla. It's also the chance to discover a free Joomla plugin that will sync new Joomla registrations to CiviCRM contacts. By the end of the session we will have... read more

with bteeman, nant, pdelbar

Time: Friday
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Extensions Showcase A series of lightning talks on CiviCRM extensions.

with

Time: Friday
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Four new ways we're using Civi Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research will talk about how they are using Pentaho with CiviCRM for dasboards, hacking scheduled reminders to create advanced marketing automation, building fundraising pages and intergrating Outlook and Civi in a multi user organisation.

with Owen

Time: Thursday
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Workshop
Webcast is ready
From bank statement to contribution : no more manual labour ! Imagine you're a non-profit employee or volunteer, responsible for managing donations. You get into the office, pick up the first coffee on the way to your desk, to find a HUGE bank statement for you to process today. Good news for your employer, not for you, because even at the rate of roughly two payments per minute, you'll be spending 19.5... read more

with pdelbar

Time: Friday
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
How-to Videos A look at a series of new 2 minute videos showing how to do simple things in Civi with an explanation of the way we've developed them, a tour of the assets availble and an appeal to recruit more people to contribute by helping with scripts, screencasts or translations. The idea is that anyone can contribute in small manageable chunks - 10 minutes... read more

with seank, davem

Time: Friday
9:00 am to 10:15 am

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Lightning talks A Lightning Talk is a short presentation. Unlike other presentations, they only last a few minutes and we will deliver them in a single period by different speakers. Do you have a feature you'd like to talk about? Something interesting and special you have done in your organisation with CiviCRM? Want to share a case study of a success, or... read more

with

Time: Thursday
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Managing UNESCO's General Conference participants with CiviEvent UNESCO’s General Conference is organized every two years and is attended by more than 4,000 participants including representatives of the States Members (usually represented at ministerial level), Heads of State, other NGO's, Intergornmental Organization and members of the Press.This year, the participants of the General Conference will be... read more

with alejandro_salgado

Time: Thursday
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
New Technology Roundup As the CiviCRM community and platform continues to evolve, we assimilate and migrate to new technologies. This session will survey recent and upcoming technologies: Github and community development Jenkins and continuous testing Backbone and client-side user interfaces Composer and dependency management Symfony

with totten

Time: Friday
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Audience: Developer
Type: Discussion group
Open source has won the CMS battle - now for CRM The third sector has seen a dramatic shift from proprietary CMS systems to open source solutions over the last few years. It’s understandable that CRM might take a bit longer, but we’re reaching the tipping point. Thomas Muirhead, Head of Digital & CRM at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, explores why this is a huge opportunity for charities... read more

with thomasmuirhead

Time: Thursday
9:30 am to 10:00 am

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Parlez-vous CiviCRM? internationalisation and so many other languages Are you using or planning to use CiviCRM in another language than US English? Do you need to expose contributions, event or profile forms to your constituents in more than one language? Our workshop will shed light on what localisation and international is, how it works and how you can use it. We will then take questions on how to address specific... read more

with alejandro_salgado, bgm

Time: Thursday
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Workshop
Webcast is ready
Reports, dashlets, segmentation and more data crunching fun We discuss creating and customising reports, segmenting data and a variety of other tacticts for querying your data. Everything from using default searches and reports to creating your own instances of reports, using Drupal Views and taking reporting further with applications such as JasperSoft and TreeSheets.

with ChrisChinchilla, Mark Tompsett

Time: Friday
10:30 am to 11:45 am

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Sustainable CiviCRM: Ensuring our community survives and thrives for years to come We'll start with a quick introduction to how CiviCRM gets made, recap on how we got to where we are today and then move on to explore the steps we can take to ensuring the sustainabilty of the project for years to come. Some blog posts you might want to read to get you in the mood... http://www.civicrm.org/blogs/michael-mcandrew/sustainable-... read more

with Michael McAndrew

Time: Friday
10:30 am to 11:45 am

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Discussion group
Webcast is ready
The Green Party: Highs and Lows with CiviCRM The Green Party of England & Wales have been using CiviCRM for over three years now and have learned a lot along the way. From overcoming many issues with legacy data, dealing with a few too many customisations early on, to today where we are building our Digital Campaigning Platform around Civi. We'll share a personal account of the highs and... read more

with markcridge

Time: Thursday
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Audience: User, Implementer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Using CiviCase for Projects How we've used case to Allow Oasis local hubs to create and manage projects using CiviCase. Presented with Chris Morely and Abbe Stapleton from Oasis.

with Parvez

Time: Friday
9:00 am to 10:15 am

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
Welcome & State of CiviCRM Welcome to CiviCon London 2013! We'll kick off the day with recognition and thanks for the sponsors and volunteers that made this day possible. Then we'll share our thoughts on the state of the project, and highlight some of the awesome initiatives that are driving the platform forward.

with totten, Michael McAndrew

Time: Thursday
9:00 am to 9:30 am

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
What's my name? In the multicultural world that we live in how do you know my name. Is my first name my last name? What is my family name and what should you call me.   As web site developers we regularly ask people for their name so we can personalise the web, but are we using the correct name?

with brianteeman

Time: Thursday
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Audience: User
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready
What's New in CiviCRM 4.4 A new version of CiviCRM has just been released. What does 4.4 have that previous versions don't? This session will explain in plain language (with examples) the better known and lesser known features that 4.4 introduces to CiviCRM including: Faster searching - a real timesaver when working with searches and smart groups, especially with large... read more

with Dave Greenberg, kurund

Time: Thursday
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Audience: User, Implementer, Developer
Type: Presentation
Webcast is ready

CiviCon London 2013 is CiviCRM's Annual European Conference.