Registration for the FileMaker Developer Conference (, the worldwide gathering for FileMaker app developers, opens today with the “early, early bird” discount option. The 2016 event takes place July 18-21, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The conference is for anyone who wants to acquire new skills, improve current skills or advance their careers by using the FileMaker Platform to build compelling custom apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers.  

Conference attendees will save $800 off the full price ($2,095 after May 26), paying only $1,295 by taking advantage of the Early, early bird discount, available now through March 31, 2016; or save $500 off the full price by paying $1,595 by May 26, 2016 with the early bird discount.

Group discounts are available companies that buy three conference registrations for their employees will get the fourth free (a $2,095 value). Contact FileMaker Customer Support at for more information.

A one-day $200 pre-conference training event (full conference registration is not required) will be held Monday, July 18, at the conference venue. The training day is designed to benefit beginners desiring a hands-on introduction to FileMaker, intermediate users wanting to get a head start on the fundamentals as a lead-in to the conference and advanced users looking to explore untapped features and capabilities of the FileMaker Platform. Trainers from the FileMaker Business Alliance will deliver the curriculum. Copies of the FileMaker Training Series: Basics and Advanced materials are included with the training.

The conference will also feature the Exhibitor Showcase of FileMaker services and add-on products, and an opportunity to connect with FileMaker engineers, product managers and technical support team members. Highlights will include the welcome reception, the annual Women of FileMaker luncheon and the attendee dinner party.

Exhibitor Showcase booths are available for $2,500, and exhibitor full passes are $995. A limited number of hotel rooms at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are available at a special group rate. Conference attendees should make reservations as soon as they can before discounted rooms sell out. You can call the hotel at 702-698-7575 or toll-free at 855-435-0005.