https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Join us in London in September!

Duolinguists, we have a Duolingo Conference (Duocon) happening in London next month, so if you are around that area on September 21st 2019, come hang out with us!

We are planning a Saturday (21st) of inspiring conversations and presentations by staff, Ambassadors, and special guests. All Duocon attendees are also invited to a kick-off party we're having on Friday evening (20th).

First dibs went to Global Ambassadors, staff, and special guests, but we have now made room and released new last-minute tickets for additional Duolingo fans and language enthusiasts. All tickets are free. (If you hurry, last time I checked there were still some VIP tickets available, and those get special treats at the event).

Please remember you must have a ticket in order to get in, and you should also be over 18 years old. Make sure you write down each attendee's name on each ticket; names will be checked at the door. Get your ticket today, and we hope to see you there!

Duocon

August 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Duo 35

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoges.110

DaKanga - I nearly jumped out of my skin! lol

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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haaaa haaaaaaaa

I was impressed that I worked out how to catch a copy of that animated gif from the files in https://www.duolingo.com/press !

One day I hope to take the time (find the time) to learn how to create, and to resize animated gifs. Though lets not get off topic to the Original Post(OP) topic. If you want to take a discussion on animated gifs to a new level, perhaps check out : [GUIDE] Duo emoji.

Especially though, thanks for this laugh hoges.110 (Sergeant Schultz) !

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SummerPopsicles

Making GIFs is really easy.. You can draw a few animated costumes in any program, download them, open them or some photos in a website like gifmaker.me and download. I use photoshop to create my gifs actually, unless i'm on a different computer than my own. I've made a few, but I'd like to keep them to myself :) Sorry if you didn't want someone telling you how to do it, I can delete it if you want :P

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

Thanks! I am going to try this soon!

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

I love that duo emoji post. Duo Likes it Emote

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaisalElturki

Wow, very impressive

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aceking345

YESS!

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/corgi.

I happen to live on the other side of tha planet, I'm hoping there will be a livestream of the event so I can attend in spirit :)

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Check out in this very discussion:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33803425$comment_id=33805418

vivisaurus :
Yes, Jim! We are hoping to either stream or record/upload videos to those interested.

And yes - I am also VERY EXCITED ( amongst other feelings, as is common for a Roo )

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalinKrek

Yay!

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PierLuigiP614148

Wow ... thanks for that :D

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-_Jason_-

Awesome! Would love to see this as a preview for when it happens in the states!

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan.Wain

Why are most events 18+ only?? Like a lot of the youth love language learning!! I'm one of them!! It's sad how we are not invited!!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Because some of the locations require it, unfortunately. Sorry about that!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morgan1039

Odd for Duolingo. You’re definitely missing out on a huge number of people that would have loved to come for the world. Pretty disappointing.

Was there not another location that could have been found?

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy799906

Care and concern. Insurance. Preference. Look around and you will find opportunities for your age group.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larisa_L

Or just wait a little bit, no one stays under 18 forever :))))))

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timi80093

Just hang in there, It's most likely for safety and to avoid lawsuits they make this kind of events 18+

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatherinGregory

Oh darn. I just booked my rare flight to Europe for next April. Would love to attend a gathering of the duolinguisti.

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simone310148

OMG look at that streak you have!! Congrats on 2030

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim746078

Might you stream this? I'd get up in the middle of the night!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Yes, Jim! We are hoping to either stream or record/upload videos to those interested.

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

I would love to see a livestream!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Afina-

yeah me too!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JakeB2112

I would love a livestream or videos on the event. Sounds like its really going to be a great time!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nikki994365

Where will we need to go to view the livestream?

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

We're looking to set this up with Twitch. I'll update this thread once we know if we are live streaming, and we have details (so stay subscribed and check back here)! The live stream time might not work for everyone, so we want to make videos available for later viewing too. (The Friday party will not be streamed though)

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larisa_L

Great, at least some privacy, I can go wild on Friday :))))

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kuniklulo

At the same time (September 20th-22nd) Arkones.org Festival (in Poland) for people speaking Esperanto, so I hope to stream on youtube ;)

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

Sorry.... I'm going to Korea.... I won't get to come...

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But have fun, guys, have fun!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WASHEDINTHEBLOOD

I am not going either, but i wish I could.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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You are soooo lucky to be able to go to Korea !

I hope you have a great time. It is so wonderful to be able to experience a different community and put your language learning to use in real life situations.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BowlerCat

the party is the same day as the area 51 raid...duo are you trying to tell us something?

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grant7586

Maybe it'll be a sort of Roswell incident - with a strange green, winged alien (with a beak and large eyes) at the centre of the crash site......

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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You might be onto something ;P

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xefjord

If this is a Duocon will there be any special announcements about what is coming up for the future of Duolingo (Much like what gets announced at events like Blizzcon, Minecon, etc?)

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alan518560

I think your website needs a tweak. Marleybone is in fact Marylebone. Shame but I'm happy to report I'll be riding a motorbike in Spain on that date. Hope it's a lot of fun-for me and the attendees.

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan139433

Score for the UK! A good laugh for all those who complain that Duo uses American English. (Like most things on the web, they need a good proofreader.)

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WASHEDINTHEBLOOD

Duolingo needs australian english too.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jairapetyan

Whenever there is an Australian regional difference that's counted as "wrong," hit the "report a problem" button and choose, "my answer should also be accepted." If you have time, also hit the "discussion" button and explain it there.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Ah, this has been fixed and everyone is safe. Thanks!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithOsbor2

I just looked at the site and it appears you fixed it in the right column, but not in the left.

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MickLynn

Remember to pronounce it "Marrybone" like old- time residents did, and many still do.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anita604548

Thanks for the info Vivisaurus! Got my VIP ticket to join the crowd! Live in Australia but visiting London on that day. Lucky.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

That's great! Hope to see you there!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anita604548

I’ll look out for you!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cucumberman

No can do, all the Area 51 raiders are counting on me to supply weapons. Plus, I'm a rank green Naruto runner. They need me.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krncrty

I live 20 minutes from Marylebone so I'm astonished that this is happening on my doorstep!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyn5WBZ7

I'm only about an hour away. Booked my ticket and rallying local Greek speakers from the Duolingo meet ups in case I run out of people to talk to!

September 3, 2019

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I hope you can come, and that you are able to obtain a ticket !

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuildfordS

hello

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alan518560

Crikey, looks a posh part of town!

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grant7586

Marylebone is a nice area, like a village - sandwiched between Oxford Street to the south (1.2 miles/1.9km of shops with thousands and thousands of shoppers - my idea of hell) and the (very congested) A501 Marylebone Road to the north.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

I am so curious as I have not been in London in a very long time... the 70's were wild there! At that time, my charter flight to New York had been canceled, I was stranded, without money. I ended sleeping in St. Vincent's Hostel for free in exchange for waking up others and sweeping the floor.. I got a piece of bread for breakfast and I could not have been happier... walking around London with no money!!

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuildfordS

sorry for your bad experience

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvanEdinger

I shall be there

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Byarvin

This sounds fantastic, but there isn't enough advance notice. If I had another few weeks to plan, I could have made it.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickMoscar

please uptoot

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookrabbit

Well I booked a ticket and the train tickets. Now I just have to get someone to cover for me as I am supposed to be working. As I haven't had a day off in twelve years this is quite a big deal for me!!!

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silvia31idk

This is so cool, I live close and will be attending with gf, also on duo. I have a question though, since I have bad anxiety and I benefit from knowing what to expect, are you able to tell us more about both events?

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

Good question! And, as you live close by, can you tell me names of hotels in the area not too expensive? Thanks!

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hokusai_1

Try travelodge, I stayed a month ago in Travelodge London City Hotel, nice place .

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

Thanks so much. It is always nice to have a personal recommendation instead of looking at everything... much appreciated, I will check it out.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silvia31idk

Hi baobabusa, I'm gonna be honest with you, hotels in Marylebone are too damn expensive, I live south of the river, my advice is to just get a cheap hotel, b&b or hostel and get to duocon by public transport, you actually save a lot, a bus ride is only £1.50, and you can ride how many buses you want for 70 minutes after you take the first one, or get the tube instead. You can find deals in central London but if you are looking to save absolutely avoid Marylebone. Try searching on booking . com or trivago...

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

thanks for your suggestions!

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larisa_L

How about just checking Google maps? If you find the address of the bar, or the conference hall, and then search for hotels nearby, google maps show them with prices. Includes hostels as well. You can select the dates in the menu, and you'll see the prices for the selected date range. And not just one price, but multiple from various booking sites.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

Thanks for reminder! I will do that . I wonder what the hostels are like these days... I did that in the 70's !! Another user suggested Travelodge London City and that is a new hotel and pretty good deal .. interesting that Wednesday night is almost double the price of weekends and Sundays.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

If you click on the " Get your ticket today" link above, you will find details about the meetings on Friday and Saturday... it is helpful.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silvia31idk

Yes I had read those but I'm still very anxious about it ahahah, jeez. Also, hostels are alright now, a friend of mine stayed in one in Borough called Dover Castle Hostel, very nice, it's only half an hour or less from there to the Cavendish conference centre.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

Great.. I will look into that one! Thanks!

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Yes, you should get an email this week with some more details. =]

September 16, 2019, 10:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/04Amanita

Oh, how I wish. Sounds fun! One of these days...

August 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookrabbit

So near and yet so far...

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

My first holiday for years - and I'll be missing DuoCon :o(

I hope everyone enjoys it and look forward to being able to attend the next...

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ccf-Uk_2018

Looking forward to seeing people there! Can't wait! :D

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickMoscar

please updoot

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Finlay745011

i can't make it to the kick off party, will be in area 51

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaladin1819

Lol

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuneytOzturk

Have fun! I wish I could come too :(

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MicahFish-

Will be there in spirit!!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PepSauretM

I'm very sorry, on next Setember I'll don' stay in London. I'll must stay in Barcelona because I'll begun a new course of English

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dddd189733

that sounds good

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adriancendrowski

Thank you for that post

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeremyVanKeppler

interesting

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hokusai_1

My sun has his eighteenth birthday in february, can he come over from Belgium ? He does languages-economy at school, and is fluent in Polish and Dutch. Please ? Of course I want to join too, we will make a weekend trip to London if we can join the happening !

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marshallfo5

Sounds like fun, wish were going to be there, but will try to watch the livestream.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mirko_sim

Is it London, UK, or London, Ontario, Canada, or maybe some other London?

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shiro396021

Shabbat Shalom! I am a big fan of the Duolingo and I REALLY wanted to go to the event but unfortunately, I am here in Israel for my Bar-Mitzvah and cannot make it over to the England for the conference :(

I was wondering if maybe the event would be accessible via VR? I have a HTC Vive Headset and could maybe hook it up so I can look around the event and say and watch a live feed of the event from my HTC Vive (which I will be using in the backroom of my Bar Mitzvah).

יום טוב!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaladin1819

What does sticky mean?

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessePaedia

Maybe next year, it could be the Asia Pacific ;)

Ideally - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, or Singapore

Low key tempted to go but I'll have to spend $1200 on flights.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaylanAlve

this is so nice!!

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brenda720619

Darn!!! A week earlier and I would have been there.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susarrah

hey do you have to pay for those tickets

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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The tickets are free.
You need to organize your own transport, and if necessary accommodation.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spectre729

Please live stream it on YouTube.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melody99999

when is the next event after this one?

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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No news at this stage, from all I am aware of.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EwertonBar684478

That is so cool. Congrats for the iniciative.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimonDurk

Looks like the tickets all include the Friday night party, which I can't make. Any just for the Saturday? I don't want to book a ticket for both and stop someone else from going to the party.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

That's OK, thanks for being considerate! I believe there is an option (checkbox) in all tickets to say if you intend to attend the party. We have extra party parrot tickets, and we can make more available depending on how many people indicate they cannot make it. =]

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baobabusa

When I signed up I was given the choice to attend, Friday, Saturday or both. it was easy...and to sign up a guest with you, if you like.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucsa412

Aw wish I could go mate! But I live in Alaska so I'm not sure I can.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaxyLady

Sad face! I will be back in the US by then! :( I hope everyone has a good time!

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucsa412

I hope so too mate we will have to miss out on it together:)

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ibaa217134

I am from Syria,so naturally I can't go....к сожалению!!!!!

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebkT5

Aargh - would have loved this but its London Open House Weekend (always the third weekend in September).

September 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nlgarciat

Thats amazing

September 16, 2019, 2:32 PM
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