Rust Belt Rust

Rust Belt Rust 2018, Ann Arbor, October 19 & 20

Rust Belt Rust, smoke to code

Rust Belt Rust 2018 will take place on Friday October 19 & Saturday October 20 at Wyndham Garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Buy Tickets

Early bird tickets are $175; $50 for students. The first day of the conference is longer format, hands-on workshops and the second day is shorter presentations and lighting talks. One of the workshop options on the first day is RustBridge. RustBridge is for people who are underrepresented in tech and is free (a $20 deposit holds your spot and will be refunded to you when you arrive). If you are attending RustBridge as well as day 2, please choose a Day 2 early bird or student ticket as appropriate. The early bird prices will expire when we announce the speaker lineup around August 17.


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors; this conference wouldn't be possible without their support!


We have reduced hotel rate at the Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor of $89 per night. Use the block code RBR when making a reservation or simply say you are with the Rust Belt Rust block. You can either call the hotel or book on line.


If you will need childcare, please email as soon as possible. We will work with you to find a licensed childcare provider at your hotel and will provide a stipend to cover the cost.


We have a Slack instance that you are welcome to join. Potential topics include things to do around Ann Arbor before, during, and after the conference; your Rust projects; ideas for the unconference; or just arranging meals!


Rust Belt Rust is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Please see our code of conduct for more details.