🚨 EMPEX is back with EMPEX MTN! Our CFP is open now through March 6th.
May 6, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah

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A new one day Elixir conference, in the heart of the Rockies 🏔

EMPEX MTN is a one day, single track programming conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to the Elixir programming language and ecosystem. We bring together excellent technical content, in an intimate conference atmosphere, elevating the typical conference experience.

Brought to you by the same team that has previously hosted:

Speakers & Schedule

Currently accepting CFP submissions

We're currently on the look out for speakers for our conference. Our CFP is open until March 6th at 11.59pm MT.

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Need some topic inspiration? Here are some ideas:

Type systems theory in functional languages
Gleam, Clojuerl, or other BEAM languages
Machine learning in Elixir using Nx and Axon
Using Elixir to power services at scale
Doing whacky things with Elixir (drum machines! emulators!)
Turning something inside out and showing us how it works
Learn you some Elixir


Training courses will be held on May 5th, the day before the conference in a separate venue (to be announced). Training tickets are sold separately from your main conference ticket.

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Mastering LiveView

Sophie Debenedetto

LiveView empowers developers and teams to be highly productive by keeping your brain firmly focused on the server-side. Backed by OTP, it brings a fast and fault-tolerant UI to your web apps and enables you to build complex interactive and real-time features easily. In this training, you'll master the tools you need to be a productive LiveView developer.

We'll start with the basics of LiveView development and build on that to take a deeper dive into many of the core features that your LiveView apps will need in order to be production-ready. Over the course of building out a LiveView application, you'll learn how LiveView works under the hood to support interactive UIs, you'll secure your live views with authentication and authorization, you'll architect a complex, layered UI with LiveView components, you'll bring real-time features to your live views with Phoenix PubSub, and you'll explore some of the latest LiveView features that let you support sophisticated user interactions with custom JavaScript, maintain and restore LiveView state in the event of a disconnect, upload files to your LiveView forms with ease, and more. By the end of the day, you'll be well on your way to LiveView mastery.

About Sophie

Sophie is a Senior Engineer at GitHub and co-author of Programming Phoenix LiveView. You can also find her co-hosting the BeamRad.io podcast, blogging about all things Elixir, or hanging out with her small weird dog who is obsessed with rocks.

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A crash course in Elixir

Chris Bell

Are you interested in Elixir, but you haven't yet learned the language? Are you an imperative language programmer who's finding it tricky to get a handle on the functional approach?

We've all been there, and we've developed a one-day workshop to get you past the learning curve. Starting with the absolute fundamentals of Elixir's datatypes, we'll take you through every aspect of the language that tripped us up when we were learning.

By the end of the day, you will be able to confidently solve complex business problems faster and more reliably than you'd have ever believed possible. Learning to build solutions on top of immutable data structures requires a new way of thinking, and we've designed our workshop to get you thinking that way quickly.

The course is not for complete beginners. You should be comfortable programming in some language, but what language is unimportant. People whose proficiency lies outside the functional paradigm will probably get the most out of the course, but functional programmers who are new to Elixir will find the course to be a useful survey of the main features of the Elixir ecosystem.

About Chris

Chris is CTO and co-founder at Knock. He's been programming Elixir for the past 6 years in various different production applications. Chris is an organizer at EMPEX, an occassional speaker, and a part-time podcast host of ElixirTalk.

Health & Saftey

COVID-19 Information

Our top priority at EMPEX MTN is that our conference is safe for all attendees. As such, our event will strictly adhere to all local laws including those set by the CDC, the state the city, and our venue.

Given the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we will be offering a 100% refund on all ticket sales for anyone who can no longer attend, no longer feels comfortable attending, or in the unlikely event that we cannot host the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We're here to help and make sure that we can put on a safe conference for all.

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Venue & Location

Clubhouse, SLC

Clubhouse is an iconic venue in downtown Salt Lake City, with a long and storied history. It serves as the perfect, intimate setting for our inaugural EMPEX MTN conference.


Our sponsors

Our event wouldn't be possible without the generous support of these Elixir champions.

Gold sponsors

Jackpocket is creating a more convenient, fun, and responsible way to play the lottery. The first licensed third-party lottery app in the United States, Jackpocket offers players an easy, secure way to order official state lottery tickets, such as Powerball, Mega Millions, from their phone.


Spiff is a new class of software putting trust back into the commission process by delivering real-time automation of commission calculations. The platform enables finance and sales operations teams to self-manage complex incentive compensation plans and provides transparency for sales teams.

Community sponsor

Community is a new social engagement platform that makes two-way communication between influencers and their followers simple, effective, and scalable.

Silver sponsors

Knock is flexible, reliable notifications infrastructure that's built to scale with you. Use our APIs to engage your users, power cross-channel workflows, and manage notification preferences.


SmartLogic is a custom web and mobile development shop. We’ve been building custom software since 2005; Elixir, Ruby, React, and Flutter are some of our favorite technologies to work with. Our work includes greenfield applications, accelerating product launches, and application replatforming. We also run the Elixir Wizards Podcast.


ElixirCasts is a growing collection of over 100 screencasts covering a wide range of Elixir and Phoenix topics. Each episode tackles a specific problem or explores a new library, demystifying it in a language that’s easy to understand. The episodes range from beginner-focused to more moderate and advanced topics.

Interested in Sponsoring? ✨

We're currently looking for sponsors for the conference. It's a great opportunity to reach a concentrated audience of Elixir engineers from the Rockies region.

We have multiple tiers of sponsorships available to suit all budgets.

View our prospectus