Making the conference Partner Friendly

While the MODX Weekend is already looking to become an amazing event for MODXers from quite literally around the world, I noticed a theme last week when both a speaker and an attendee asked about the possibility to travel together with their significant others. While the spouses may not be as interested in the conference sessions, the venue and an all-inclusive weekend away seemingly resonated and, especially when coming from far away, it's more fun to travel together.

After sending out a tweet asking if there would be an interest in making the conference more Partner Friendly, a number of people responded positively both on twitter and in private. As a result, I'll spend time in the coming weeks on figuring out what sort of activities to provide and to figure out the specifics for a special Partner Ticket.

The idea of a partner ticket is to be added on top of a regular ticket. It includes the same all inclusive treatment at the venue with a shared three star hotel room. After breakfast when the conference sessions start for the MODXers, the partners will as a group get together and join some fun activities during the day. At dinner they will reconvene with their significant others and join the rest of the evening programme.

I'm still figuring out the activities, but as the venue is in a beautiful part of the Netherlands and the weather should be pretty good that time of year, it would be silly not to take advantage of that. One activity I'm considering is a guided bike tour around the area, visiting some of the historic and artsy sites in the area.

If you and/or your significant other are interested in this, please let me know by leaving a comment or sending an email. I'm also really interested in any ideas you may have on activities so get in touch if you have fun ideas!

Mark Hamstra

Mark is the CEA at modmore where he helps people doing more with MODX. He accomplishes this by providing premium extras with great support and documentation, and other initiatives meant to help MODXers around, like MODX.today.