Functional Programming Conferences: The Ultimate List

Functional programming is growing like crazy. There are functional programming conferences all over the world, and new ones pop up all the time.

The list includes conferences about specific functional languages (Swift, Clojure, Haskell, etc.). It also includes general functional programming conferences that are not language-specific. In addition, it includes conferences where functional topics are often discussed, which now includes iOS (Swift!) and Frontend/JavaScript conferences (React, Compile-to-JS languages). If you see one of those, that’s why it’s on here.

You can filter the list by three factors: the location (continent), the quarter of the year it usually takes place in, and the language or technology. There’s also a [NONE] value for the ones that don’t have a value for that. For instance, general functional programming conferences don’t have a specific language. When you are filtering, everything being shown is bold. If it’s not bold, it’s being hidden.

If you find a conference that is not on this list, let me know and I’ll add it. Likewise if you find a mistake.

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Quarter

Language/tech

BeeScala

  • [twitter_url]@BeeScalaConf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Scala

Scala conference on the sunny side of the Alps

Beyond Tellerand

  • [twitter_url]@btconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2

An annual programming conference in DĂĽsseldorf

Beyond Tellerand

  • [twitter_url]https://beyondtellerrand.com/[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4

An annual Programming conference in Berlin

BOB Conference

  • [twitter_url]@BOBKonf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4

A conference to discover the best tools available for software building.

Cascadia Fest

  • [twitter_url]@CascadiaJS[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

A three-day JavaScript and CSS conference in Washington

Chain React 2017

  • [twitter_url]https://twitter.com/ChainReactConf[/twitter_url]
  • North America
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

A two day, one-track React Native conference hosted in Portland, Oregon.

Clojure eXchange

  • [twitter_url]#clojurex[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Clojure

A Clojure conference hosted by skills matter in London.

Clojure Remote

  • [twitter_url]@ClojureRemote[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Online
  • Q1
  • Clojure

Clojure’s all-remote conference.

Clojure SYNC

  • [twitter_url]https://twitter.com/clojureSYNC[/twitter_url]
  • South America
  • Q1
  • Clojure

Clojure SYNC is about the connections between our skills, our work, and the history of technology.

Clojure/conj

  • [twitter_url]@clojure_conj[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4
  • Clojure

The official Clojure conference that sets the tone for the Clojure community.

Clojure/West

  • [twitter_url]@Clojurewest[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q2
  • Clojure

The West Coast Clojure conference.

ClojureD

  • [twitter_url]@clojuredconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q1
  • Clojure

A clojure conference in Berlin Germany

ClojureScript Days

  • [twitter_url]@ClojureRemote[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Online
  • Q3
  • Clojure

Four half-day online conferences focused exclusively on ClojureScript.

clojuTRE

  • [twitter_url]@clojuTRE[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3
  • Clojure

Clojure conference in Finland.

Code Mesh

  • [twitter_url]@CodeMeshIO[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4

The “Alternative Programming Conference” that focuses on non-mainstream technologies.

Commercial Users of Functional Programming (CUFP)

  • [twitter_url]@cufpconference[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3

An annual conference co-located with ICFP focused on industry usage.

Compose Conference

  • [twitter_url]@composeconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Australia
  • Q3

A conference for functional programmers focusing in different programming languages.

Curry On!

  • [twitter_url]@curry_on_conf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

A new and unusual conference focused on programming languages & emerging challenges in industry.

Dutch Clojure Days 2017

  • [twitter_url]@clojuredays[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q1
  • Clojure

The Annual International Gathering of Clojure Enthusiasts and Practitioners in the Netherlands!

Elixir Conf EU

  • [twitter_url]@ElixirConfEU[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • Elixir

A community conference to promote education, networking and collaboration within the Elixir/Erlang/Ruby communities.

Elixir London

  • [twitter_url]@LdnElixir[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3
  • Elixir

An Elixir conference in London

ElixirConf

  • [twitter_url]@ElixirConf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3
  • Elixir

ElixirDaze

  • [twitter_url]@ElixirDaze[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • Elixir

A community conference dedicated for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

Elm Conf

  • [twitter_url]@elmconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3
  • Elm

A conference focusing on Elm programming language.

Elm Europe

  • [twitter_url]@elm_europe[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • Elm

The first Elm conference in Europe

EmpireJS

  • [twitter_url]@EmpireJS[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

A two-day JavaScript conference in New York

EmpireNode

  • [twitter_url]@empirenode[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4

An annual community-run conference

Erlang Factory Lite

  • [twitter_url]@erlangfactory[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4
  • Erlang

An Erlang conference in Mexico.

EuroClojure

  • [twitter_url]@EuroClojure[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Clojure

The largest Clojure conference in Europe.

F(by)

  • [twitter_url]#Funcby[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4

F(by) is the only functional programming conference in Belarus.

F# eXchange 2017

  • [twitter_url]#FSharpX[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q1
  • F#

The Only Conference in Europe Dedicated to F#

Fluent

  • [twitter_url]@FluentConf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • JavaScript

A conference about JavaScript, HTML and CSS in San Francisco.

Forward JS

  • [twitter_url]@forwardJS[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • JavaScript

A JavaScript conference in California

Forward Swift

  • [twitter_url]@ForwardSwift[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q2
  • Swift

Forward Swift is a San Francisco based event celebrating Apple’s new language.

Front Porch

  • [twitter_url]@FrontPorchIO[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4

A conference for web developers

Front Trends

  • [twitter_url]@fronttrends[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

An annual conferences for professional front-end developers in Poland

frontend conference zurich

  • [twitter_url]@frontendconfch[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

Switzerland’s biggest frontend event since 2011

Frontend Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything

  • [twitter_url]@fromthefront[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

A Programming conference in Italy

Full Stack Fest

  • [twitter_url]@FullStackFest[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

A week-long full stack development conference in Barcelona.

Full Stack Toronto

  • [twitter_url]@fullstackTO[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4

A conference for web professionals

Functional Conf

  • [twitter_url]@FnConf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4

Asia’s Premier Functional Programming Conference

Functional Swift Conference

  • [twitter_url]#FunSwift2016[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Swift

A conference focusing on functional programming in Swift.

Haskell eXchange

  • [twitter_url]#haskellx[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Haskell

A Haskell conference hosted by skills matter in London.

IN/Clojure

  • [twitter_url]@in_clojure[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Asia
  • Q4
  • Clojure

India’s first Clojure conference.

International Conference on Functional Programming

  • [twitter_url]@icfp_conference[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3

An annual conference about functional programming. Every year, there is an ICFP programming contest.

JavaScript Summit

  • [twitter_url]@e4h[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • JavaScript

A three-day JavaScript conference online.

JazzCon.Tech

  • [twitter_url]@Jazz_Con[/twitter_url]
  • North America
  • Q1
  • JavaScript

JS Remote Conf

  • [twitter_url]@jsremoteconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Online
  • Q1
  • JavaScript

A JavaScript online conference.

JSConf Budapest

  • [twitter_url]@jsconfbp[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

A JavaScript conference in Budapest

JSConf EU

  • [twitter_url]@jsconfeu[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

The labour-of-love conference for the JS community in Europe

JSConf Iceland

  • [twitter_url]@jsconfis[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

An international two-day JavaScript conference

JSConf Uruguay

  • [twitter_url]@JSConfUY[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • South America
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

A JavaScript conference in Uraguay

lambda days

  • [twitter_url]@LambdaDays[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q1

A functional Programming conference in Poland

Lambda Jam

  • [twitter_url]@LambdaJam[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America

A functional programming conference devoted for hands-on practice or workshop.

Lambda World

  • [twitter_url]@Lambda_World[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4

Europe’s premiere functional programming conference.

LambdaConf

  • [twitter_url]@lambda_conf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q2

An annual functional programming conference.

Liberty{JS}

  • [twitter_url]@liberty_js[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

A friendly Philadelphia JavaScript Conference!

Lonestar ElixirConf 2017

  • [twitter_url]https://twitter.com/LonestarElixir[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • Elixir

Lonestar Elixir Conf is a conference for Elixir, OTP, Web and Embedded developers.

LX Scala

  • [twitter_url]@LX_Scala[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • Scala

The first international Scala conference in Southwest Europe.

mirror

  • [twitter_url]@MirrorConf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

Mirror Conf is a conference, held in Braga – Portugal, that celebrates web design and development.

NCDevCon

  • [twitter_url]@ncdevcon[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3

A Web/Mobile Development Conference in North Carolina

NEJS

  • [twitter_url]@nejsconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

The NebraskaJS Conference

NightlyBuild

  • [twitter_url]@nightlybuildio[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

A hand-crafted after work conference for web enthusiasts loving technology, design and inspiration.

Node.js Interactive

  • [twitter_url]@nodejs[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4

Node.js Interactive North America, the marquee event for JavaScript developers, companies that rely on Node.js and the vendors that support both of these constituents with tools, training and other services.

Nordic.js

  • [twitter_url]@nordicjs[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

Nordic.js is an international two-day JavaScript conference

Northeast Scala Symposium

  • [twitter_url]@nescalas[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • Scala

A Scala community-based conference in Philadelphia.

React Amsterdam

  • [twitter_url]@ReactAmsterdam[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

A full day conference of all things react at Amsterdam

React.js Conf

  • [twitter_url]@React_Tutorial[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q1
  • JavaScript

A React.js conference in California

ReactEurope

  • [twitter_url]@ReactEurope[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

The first European React.js & Native 2-day conference in Paris, France.

ReactiveConf

  • [twitter_url]@ReactiveConf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • JavaScript

A React conference based in Central Europe.

ReactNext

  • [twitter_url]@ReactNext[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Asia
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

ReactNext is the largest #ReactJS conference in Israel

ReactNL

  • [twitter_url]@reactnlconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • JavaScript

A React conference in Amsterdam

ReactRally

  • [twitter_url]@ReactRally[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

A community React conference in Utah

Refresh

  • [twitter_url]@REFRESHRocks[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3

The first conference in the in Tallinn, Estonia

render

  • [twitter_url]@render_conf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2

A two-day front-end conference in UK.

Scala by the Bay

  • [twitter_url]@ScalaByTheBay[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4
  • Scala

An annual conference of SF Scala.

Scala Days EU

  • [twitter_url]@scaladays[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • Scala

A Scala conference in Berlin

Scala Days US

  • [twitter_url]@scaladays[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q2
  • Scala

A Scala conference in New York

Scala Down Under

  • [twitter_url]@ScalaDownunder[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q1
  • Scala

Scala Downunder is an underconference in New Zealand

Scala eXchange

  • [twitter_url]@scalaexchange[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Scala

Europe’s largest annual Scala conference.

Scala IO

  • [twitter_url]@ScalaIO_FR[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Scala

A Scala event in France

Scala UA

  • [twitter_url]@scalaua[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • Scala

A Scala conference in Ukraine

Scala World

  • [twitter_url]@scalaworldconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q3
  • Scala

A Scala conference in United Kingdom

ScalaMatsuri

  • [twitter_url]@ScalaMatsuri[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Asia
  • Q1
  • Scala

A Scala conference in Japan

Scalapeño

  • [twitter_url]@scalapeno_conf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Asia
  • Q2
  • Scala

The Israeli Scala Conference

Scalar

  • [twitter_url]@scalarconf[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • Scala

A Scala conference in central Europea

Space City JS

  • [twitter_url]@SpaceCityJS[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

A JavaScript conference in Houston Texas

Strange Loop

  • [twitter_url]@strangeloop_stl[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q3

A conference about emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, security, and the web.

Swift Summit

  • [twitter_url]@SwiftSummit[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • North America
  • Q4
  • Swift

A conference for Swift Developers

Web Directions Code

  • [twitter_url]@webdirections[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Australia
  • Q3
  • JavaScript

A two-day JavaScript conference in Australia

Web Rebels

  • [twitter_url]@web_rebels[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q2
  • JavaScript

A community driven conference in Norway

XT16

  • [twitter_url]@juxtpro[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Europe
  • Q4
  • Clojure

An enjoyable clojure conference in london

YOW! Sydney

  • [twitter_url]@yow_oz[/twitter_url]
  • Videos
  • Australia
  • Q4

A conference for cutting edge software engineering.