Central Europe 2017

November 3rd - 5th

Hotel Ossa Congress & Spa

Rawa Mazowiecka, Poland

About the conference

phpCE is a first edition of a community conference for PHP programmers and enthusiasts. The meeting was stablished by merging two nation-wide events: PHPCon Poland and Brno PHP Conference.

An undoubted success of the PHPCon Poland, grown within seven years into one of largest PHP community conferences in Europe disposed us to take it a step further and organise yet bigger event, reaching out to expectations of potential attendees from Central Europe as well as people just beginning their PHP career. All the more we are proud to welcome our colleagues from Brno PHP Conference team and hope to efficient cooperation.

The phpCE cycle starts in Poland and the Ossa Congress & Spa hotel, well-known to PHPCon Poland attendees. The plan is that the conference will regularly move from one country to another and next edition (2018) should fire-up in Czech Republic. It is completely no barrier to do it Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia or the Baltic states. Dozens and dozens depends on local PHP groups engagement, so, if you feel that phpCE Conference should host in your country, don't wait and contact us – we are really ready to do it!

Why you should join us?

Huge event

You attend in the biggest PHP conference in this part of Europe: over thousand people working and thinking just like you, in the same venue.

Diversified difficulty levels

Feel free to choose among the Relaxing, Intermediate and Geek paths.

Workshop Friday

We start from workshop day. It's a practical knowledge for the asking and great opportunity to clarify all details!

Possibility of overnight stay on site

Choose your favourite accommodation site! However Ossa hotel offers a large amount of hotel rooms, you can still stay outside and buy the phpCE ticket, including board only.

Contests and rewards

Our sponsors are happy to organise different kinds of contests with many valued rewards. It's worth to visit us and take part in it!

Entertainment zone

Our sponsor room is a kind of neverending chillout zone. Moreover, we have something for your ear and soul: a positive and irrepressible celtic music of the Carrantuohill group on the Saturday's night.


Ossa Congress & Spa**** hotel

We will third time stay (including PHPCon Poland) in fifth largest hotel in Poland, the Ossa Cogress & Spa. It is situated in calm countryside, away from city noise, which gives a possibility to take part both in conference and active outdoor rest.

Hotel is located in the small village with same name, between Rawa Mazowiecka and Biała Rawska, near the S-8 motorway and about 60 kilometers from the Warsaw Chopin (WAW) airport. Initially, hotel makes available the amphitheatre hall, congress hall, workshop room and bedrooms in four-star standard and diversified comfort level (Standard, Premium, Standard Suite, Premium Suite) to beglad even most particular guest tastes. The slanted lecture hall, unique among Polish hotels and exceptionally spacious, also waits for you.


aircraft, then shuttle or cab

Best airport for landing is the Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). There'll be a shuttle-bus or cab you can take to get to the hotel and return. In order to book it, send us an e-mail before you buy a conference ticket. The cost of it is 10 € in one direction or 20 € in both.

Bus or cab driver will wait at agreed time in the airport departures hall. You can recognise him by the "phpCE Conference - Ossa" plate.

public transport

There are quite a bit buses to Rawa Mazowiecka departing next to the Warsaw West railway station.
When you reach Rawa Mazowiecka, change bus to Biała Rawska (via Lesiew, not via Babsk) or evt. Grójec. The important is that bus should stop in Wólka Lesiewska, because it's your final stop there.
Next, walk along a secondary road with direction Biała Rawska. Turn left on the first crossroad towards the Ossa (you can find an advertising board of the Ossa Congress & Spa hotel there). After a few hundred meters you'll see the hotel by left hand.
Bus timetable from Rawa Mazowiecka you can find at this website.


The best way to get to Ossa is Warsaw – Wrocław S-8 motorway. Rawa Mazowiecka is situated between Warsaw and Piotrków Trybunalski (A-1 highway junction). You must leave S-8 motorway on the "Rawa Mazowiecka" junction, but not on "Rawa Mazowiecka Południe (south)". Then choose the 925 secondary road to Biała Rawska. After about 9 kilometers and the Wólka Lesiewska village turn left to Ossa. There's an advertising board of the Ossa Congress & Spa hotel. After a few hundred meters you'll see the hotel at your left.


If you are not a confirmed speaker, your ticket does not have bed and breakfast included. We were promised that all the rooms in the Ossa hotel will be for our disposal only. Keeping in mind that there's more conference tickets than accommodation, the best solution is to book B&B first. You can stay in the Ossa or any hotel nearby.

Blind Bird tickets are offered before announcing the agenda and gives you access to the same services as Standard ones, but these tickets are intended especially for students and persons in worse financial condition, not for groups. If you want to buy group ticket for your company team, we suggest to choose rather Standard Tickets, due to limited amount of Blind Birds.


Media Patronages

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Become a sponsor

Become a Sponsor of the phpCE Conference 2017 – it gives a rare opportunity to appear among the most talented members of PHP community and show them full brilliance of your trademark!


Please read carefully our F.A.Q. before you ask the question.

Dariusz Grzesista: dg@phpce.eu – organisational issues
dgnet.pl office: biuro@dgnet.pl – formalities, invoicing, etc.
+48 604 435060
We speak English, Russian a bit, and natively Polish.
Name: dgnet.pl Joanna Grzesista
City: Rybnik
ZIP: 44-200
Address: 50A, Wodzisławska
Country: Poland
EU VAT ID: PL9372362537