About UIKonf

UIKonf is Berlin's independent conference for serious iOS developers. Taking place from May 22nd - 25th 2016 in the cosy atmosphere of Heimathafen Neukölln it is a great place to meet and connect with experienced developers from all over Europe.

UIKonf features inspiring speakers giving talks on cutting edge topics in iOS development, mobile design and business.

But UIKonf is not only about gathering knowledge. We want to facilitate new connections and friends amongst our great community by providing an inclusive setting where all participants feel safe and welcome. In order to achieve that, we expect all to abide by our Code of Conduct.

To help people connect, we framed UIKonf with social events which provide an informal environment for meeting like-minded people.


Ticket prices exclude VAT (MwSt.) but include free drinks, lunch on the conference days and the UIKonf party. Our Refunds Policy


UIKonf hosts a diverse selection of inspiring speakers. We select and invite about the half of our speakers. The other half is selected by our community through our anonymous call for proposals system. See details below.

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Jaimee Newberry

Jaimee Newberry

Jaimee is a professional experimenter, UX coach, writer and speaker

Daniel H Steinberg

Daniel H Steinberg

Daniel presents Cocoa and Swift training and consults through Dim Sum Thinking

Jeff Watkins

Jeff Watkins

Jeff runs a non-profit supporting organisations to increase diversity in the technology industry.

Emily Toop

Emily Toop

Emily is a developer at Mozilla, working on Firefox for iOS.

Laura Savino

Laura Savino

Laura is an iOS developer with a passion for human languages, teaching, and song.

Charles Perry

Charles Perry

Charles Perry is the owner of Metakite Software and co-host of Release Notes podcast.

Speak at UIKonf


You can speak at UIKonf, too. Follow our call for proposals.

Call for Proposals

Contribute to UIKonf 2016 by proposing and / or selecting talks through our vestibule. Talks should be no longer than 30 minutes plus discussion time. Please do not include a bio or link to your personal profiles. We want to keep the process as anonymous as possible. The rules in short:
  • Please submit only one proposal per person.
  • Talks should be no longer than 30 minutes plus discussion time.
  • Please do not include a bio or link to your personal profiles. We want to keep the process as anonymous as possible. We do understand though that the topic of your talk might give away some hints of who you are. There is no need to go to ridiculous lengths to conceal your identity if it makes the proposal more difficult to write

The proposal process consists of three steps:

Phase 1 - Submission

Deadline: February 15th, 10am CET

You submit your proposal until 15th February. Others will help you refine and focus it by making suggestions. You keep updating your proposal bearing those suggestions in mind.

Phase 2 - Pre-Selection

Deadline: February 21st

From February 15th - 21st we - the organizer team - will select the best 30 candidates. The aim of this step is to ensure a diversity of topics. You increase your chances to be selected by writing a compelling proposal. Check these sample proposals for inspiration.

Phase 3 - Final Voting

Deadline: February 29th, 10am CET

Until February 29th everyone can vote on the preselected proposals and decide which ones are to be presented at UIKonf 2016.



Social events

What makes UIKonf great are not just the inspiring talks and speakers, but the ease at which you can meet new people. Make the most of your UIKonf trip to Berlin and join one of our social events to learn more about Berlin while networking with likeminded people.


Kick-off party

All social events end at the location of the kick-off party. Pick up your conference badge, grab a beer and meet your fellow coders.

Social Events

A central part of UIKonf are the social events on the Sunday before the conference. Not only do you get to enjoy Berlin for a day but they also give you a first opportunity to get to know other participants of the conference in a fun atmosphere.

We will ask you to donate a little suggested sum this year for the social events. 100% of what you pay for the social events will be donated to a non-profit organisation which will be announced soon.

This is an incomplete list of planned events. Give us a shout if you have an idea or a request for an event:

UIKonf Bike Tour mit Ole Begemann

Bike Tour

UIKonf bike tour has become a tradition. The tour of 2016 will continue that tradition.

Tempelhof Airport photo by Ciaron Linstead

Tempelhof Airport Tour

Ever wondered how Tempelhof airport looks from the inside? Then join this tour.

Berliner Kindl photo by Ciaron Linstead

Brewery Tour

Follow a German tradition and learn how to brew beer at the Brewery Tour.

Flur 2.UG

WWII Bunker Tour

A guided tour of a WWII bomb shelter.

Touring boats on Spree River & Moltke bridge

A Boat Tour on the Spree

Relax, enjoy Berlin from a boat and chat with other UIKonf participants.


Heimathafen Neukölln,
Karl-Marx-Str. 141,
12043 Berlin

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