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May 29-31, 2018 / Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Why Code

The Code Conference is a technology conference.

What does that mean?

It means that in 2018, like every year we’ve produced Code — and its predecessor, the D Conference — we brought the leaders of the world’s most important technology companies onstage for frank conversations about the challenges and opportunities ahead of them.

But technology stopped being a discrete industry a long time ago. Now technology is baked into everything so our conversations included people who don’t just run tech companies, but run companies grappling with technological change.

And while some tech leaders wish they could do their work without grappling with government, that’s certainly not the case, and it’s clearer now than ever.

So in 2018, we invited the people in charge of enforcing regulations, and those creating new ones.

We invited government officials leading the conversation around regulation, like Senator Mark Warner and the 25th administrator of President Trump’s Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon.

And we invited tech behemoths dealing with new questions about their role in politics and society, including Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Microsoft’s president Brad Smith.

We also heard from a younger generation of tech companies — Spotify, Uber, Airbnb, Snap and Stitch Fix — maturing in a new regulatory environment and increasingly globalized world. Finally, we spoke about cryptocurrency, women in tech and media mega-mergers with the CEOs of AT&T and 21st Century Fox.

Event Updates



Code University

This year, on Day Three of Code, we’re introducing Code University. We’ve invited the sharpest minds in leadership, technology, science and more to present 20-minute lectures on topics like work culture, disruptive innovation and harvesting planetary resources. Code U is an opportunity to take a birds-eye look at the front-line research and innovations that will drive the next generation of businesses.

Code Intensives

Go deeper with Code Intensives. Intensives offer an in-depth look at pioneering topics and ideas designed to stimulate new ways of thinking about your work, your world and your life. This year, we’ve curated a mix of Intensives for you to explore a niche business topic, like breaking into the Chinese market — or get your right brain moving by learning something new, like designing your own sneakers or learning to table DJ with the world-renowned Burt Blackarach. Learn more »


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

12:00 p.m.
Conference Registration and Welcome Reception
3:00 p.m.
Opening Session
9:00 p.m.
Nightcap Gathering

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

7:30 a.m.
Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
General Session
1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
3:00 p.m.
4:10 p.m.
General Session
6:00 p.m.
The Night Market
8:00 p.m.
Evening Session
9:10 p.m.
Intel Drone Light Show
9:30 p.m.
Nightcap Gathering

Thursday, May 31, 2018

7:30 a.m.
Conference Registration and Code U Kickoff Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Closing Lunch

Gift Lounge

Take Code home with you. This year, we’ve curated a gifting experience designed to introduce you to products that you may not be familiar with — but should be.



Terranea Resort | 100 Terranea Way | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | 1.310.265.2800

Code Conference will once again take place at the luxurious Terranea Resort, located on a breathtaking stretch of Pacific coastline in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, just 30 miles south of Los Angeles.

Hotel Reservations

Vox Media Live has secured an assortment of room types at the Terranea Resort for use by Code Conference attendees. Discounted rates start at $330 a night plus applicable hotel fees and taxes. You can select your room type when you register.

Founding/Premier Partners

Supporting Partners

Grow your business with a conference sponsorship that gives you access to high-profile attendees, speakers, and press. Our sales team will find the right opportunity for you.

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