ClojuTRE 2019

Functional Programming conference

Helsinki, Finland

Sept 26–27, 2019


ClojuTRE 2019 is a Clojure and Functional Programming conference organized by Metosin will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of September, 2019.

The event has single track, late start, short talks and a funky after-party for networking.

  • On Thursday, we have talks on both Functional Programming and general interest Clojure topics.
  • On Friday, we focus mostly on Clojure, while spicing it up with other FP content.


ClojuTRE 2019 Call for Speakers is open until May 31st, 2019.

Submit your talk
Important Dates
  • May 31st: Call for Speakers closes.
  • June 7th: We inform the submitter if their talk fits in ClojuTRE 2019.
  • June 14th: Deadline for confirming the presentation.
Travel and Accommodation

We provide support for speakers' travel and accommodation.


We welcome both newbies and seasoned Clojurists, and other FP enthusiasts.

Call for Speakers is now open! All kinds of talks, performances, rants and artistic contributions are welcome, as long as they are somewhat related to Clojure(Script), Functional Programming, or Other Cool Things.

We provide support for speakers' travel and accommodation. Free student and diversity tickets are also available.

For discussion about event Clojurians Slack has #clojutre channel.

Past events: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

The talks will be recorded and will be available on YouTube.


In Helsinki, Finland.

Tapahtumakeskus Telakka
Henry Fordin katu 6
00150 Helsinki


You can fly to Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL). There is a train connection to Helsinki Central Railway Station.


ClojuTRE registration is open


For free student and diversity tickets fill out this form.


Alex MillerCognitect@puredanger,

Alex Miller works on maintaining Clojure and supporting the Clojure community at Cognitect. He co-authored the books Clojure Applied and the 3rd edition of Programming Clojure, both on Pragmatic Press. Alex is the founder of the Strange Loop, Clojure/west, and Lambda Jam conferences. He writes regularly at

Dave SnowdenCognitive Edge@snowded

Founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

He holds visiting Chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick. He is a senior fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore. His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management award for the best practitioner paper in the same year.

He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. He is a editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is an Editor in Chief of E:CO. In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research programme on emergence and in 2007 was appointed to an NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.

He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity; during that period he was selected by IBM as one of six on-demand thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign. Prior to that he worked in a range of strategic and management roles in the service sector.

Andrea Leopardi@whatyouhide, ,

Andrea is a human born in the ancient lands of central Italy. He loves functional programming, beautiful code, and learning stuff. He's a software architect, speaker, and member of the core team of the Elixir programming language. His weak spot is having red hair.


ClojuTRE uses the Berlin Code of Conduct.

We, the organizers, want everybody to be able to enjoy ClojuTRE. We hope that everybody, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or religion, can feel welcome and respected at ClojuTRE.

If you notice any wrong doing please contact any organizer. You can also call or send an SMS to number +358 50 326 2280 (Mikko).


If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact for information.