The first two days of are made up of dedicated day-long streams focussing on single topics. They are organised and run by volunteers and are a great way to kick the week off.

First introduced at 2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference. They were originally intended as an incubator – both of future conferences and speakers.

Although delegates who present at miniconfs are not afforded speaker privileges at the main conference, speaking at a miniconf is a great way to gain experience, provide exposure for your project or topic, and raise your professional profile.