About Chain React: The US React Native Conference

Chain React was started in 2017 by the team at Infinite Red, who wanted nothing more than to learn from other React Native enthusiasts, eat great food, and nerd out about Redux vs MobX.

We’re returning to Portland in 2018, and this year’s conference will be even bigger and even better. We hope you’ll join us!
Chain React 2018 will kick off on July 11 in beautiful downtown Portland with a two-track workshop at the Benson Hotel. The first track will be a full-day beginner React Native workshop, and the second will be an advanced track comprised of two half-day hands-on training classes.

The conference will follow on July 12 and 13 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, just around the corner from the Benson Hotel. The conference will feature a variety of panels and speakers covering topics from beginner to expert levels.

As frequent conference attendees ourselves, we know that the details matter. We put in extensive effort taste-testing caterers and restaurants, sourcing top quality coffee, and, of course, choosing speakers and topics of genuine interest to the React Native community. In short: we’ve created the conference we wished existed!

We’re expecting over 500 attendees in 2018 and are anticipating another great conference!
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About Infinite Red
Infinite Red is a distributed app design and development team of mobile and web experts in Portland, San Francisco, New Orleans, and other locales across the U.S. We’re passionate about creating beautifully functional products and amazing user experiences.

Our team has been creating apps and websites for over ten years, and we’ve worked with companies from BlueJeans to Microsoft to Fandor. We believe it’s important to participate in and give back to the tech community, which is one reason we started Chain React.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chain React 2018?
A conference about React Native, located in Portland, OR. We’ll be kicking off on July 11 with a one-day workshop (beginner and advanced tracks), followed by the two-day conference.
WhEN is Chain React 2018?
July 11-13th, 2018
Is there a discounted price for students or groups?
Yes! Email conf@infinite.red for special student discount codes or to book your entire group.
Can I submit a talk to speak at Chain React 2018?
Yes. We are accepting submissions to our Call For Papers here until February 28, 2018. You are encouraged to submit a ten minute lightning talk, a 30 minute talk or one of each!
Where is chain react?
Chain React workshops will be held at The Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The conference will be held at the Gerding Theater at The Armory again, which is around the corner.
Which Airport should I fly into?
You should fly into the PDX airport. It’s about 20 minutes from the venue by car, which is about a $20 Uber/Lyft ride.
How much to attend chain react?
Early Bird tickets are $499 for a conference ticket which will include entry to the conference, light breakfast and lunch both days and awesome conference swag. Early Bird Workshop + Conference tickets are $1099 which include a full-day workshop of your choice (beginner or advanced track), breakfast and lunch day of the workshop, entry to the conference, breakfast and lunch both days of the conference and awesome conference swag. Early Bird tickets prices apply until sold out or until March 2. General tickets are $499 for conference tickets and $1099 for Workshop + Conference tickets. Workshop tickets are limited.
Are Tickets transferrable/refundable?
Tickets are transferrable until June 1st. Tickets are refundable 30 days before the conference.
What’s nearby? What restaurants, events, etc should I check out?

Our workshop and conference locations are centrally located in downtown Portland, walking distance from dining, shopping, and entertainment. Powell’s City of Books is just a few blocks away, and we’re surrounded by bakeries, bistros, bars, coffee shops, and restaurant options from fine dining to food trucks. Check out the map on the Your Visit page to learn more!



Have More Questions?
If they're not answered in either of these blog posts Introducing Chain React: The React Native Conf , and The U.S. React Native Conference all about the conf, feel free to email us at conf@infinite.red or Tweet to us at @chainreactconf

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