The Big Elixir is a two-day, single track conference to help developers take their Elixir skills to the next level. Join us on November 8th and 9th in the heart of The Big Easy as fellow Elixir enthusiasts come together to teach, learn, and explore all things Elixir!

Talks & Schedule


This year, we'd like to create a conference focused on the theme of Using Elixir in Production. The Elixir community is exploding and we are all trying to understand how to best use the power of Elixir, Erlang, and OTP to create the best applications for our business.

We want to help you learn how to create those great apps and, in turn, further Elixir adoption. If you are interested in Elixir application deployment, monitoring, debugging, or anything to help take your production Elixir app to the next level, then we believe that this is the conference for you!

Confirmed Speakers (with more to come!)
Keynote Speaker
Josh Adams

Creator of ElixirSips and Co-Founder of DailyDrip

Conf Organizer
Bryan Joseph

ElixirScript Author and Engineer at Revelry

Justin Schneck

Co-Author of Nerves and Engineer at Le Tote

Absinthe / GraphQL
Ben Wilson
Functional Programming
Brooklyn Zelenka

Author of Witchcraft and Engineer at Finhaven

Paul Schoenfelder

Author of Distillery and Engineer at Dockyard

Interested in speaking at The Big Elixir? See our call for papers and tell us your idea! All levels welcome to apply. The submission deadline is July 2nd, so don’t wait too long!

Venue & Location

Le Petit Theatre, New OrleansLe Petit Theatre, New Orleans

The Big Elixir is very proud to be working with New Orleans’s oldest operating playhouse, Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré. Really, we could not have asked for a better venue.

Since 1922, Le Petit has been located just off of Jackson Square, in the French Quarter and has entertained thousands of audience members in a wide array of dramas, comedies, and musicals.

Le Petit offers an amazing stage, world-class acoustics, and a great A/V team to not only ensure a great conference but also a comfortable and cozy one for all. The theatre includes ADA accessible seats, spread out between the orchestra and balcony levels.

Interested in Sponsoring?


We'd love to talk with you! Help us keep The Big Elixir accessible and affordable.

If your company works in Elixir, this could be a great opportunity to support the Elixir community and get your company's name out there. Take a look at our sponsorship prospectus and email us if you have any questions! And if you are interested in sponsoring something you don’t see offered, shoot us an email with your idea.

The Organizing Team

  • Bryan Joseph

    Bryan has worked with Elixir since 2014, has made contributions to both Elixir itself and Phoenix, and has written a number of popular packages such as ElixirScript, Joken, and Geo.

  • Nicky Mast

    Nicky is a Tech Talent South graduate and co-organizer of BarCampNola. She is the most organized person we know. This conference is not possible without her spreadsheets and attention to detail.

  • Joe Ellis

    Joe is the co-founder of many popular tech meetups in New Orleans and started learning Elixir because Bryan wouldn't stop talking about it. Now he's hooked and it's all Bryan's fault.

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