For 2018 we're hosting our annual CakePHP conference in Nashville, TN. Covering 2 full days of workshops, showing off the latest and best practices with the framework, followed by another 2 days packed with noteworthy talks from some of the most influential members of the global community, this is a must for any CakePHP developer.

The full address for the event location is the following:

CakeFest 2018
Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (Downtown) 2613 West End Ave
Nashville, TN, 37203

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There are quite a few different options for accomodations in the area:

  • We have preferential room rates if you book your tickets using our link!
  • AirBnB has a large following in Nashville, should you choose to book through them. You can check here.


Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in northern Middle Tennessee. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities.

The dates of the event are in late spring, with weather being typically agreeable. Average temperatures are around 24°C / 75°F, with a fairly dry heat.


For US and international flights, there are one airport in the area:

  • Nashville International Airport (BNA), with one passenger terminal and three concourses in use, is located in Nashville and is accessible via public transportation, buses and shuttles, taxis or services like Uber or Lyft. More information can be found here

A few notes:

  • Cash is the standard way to pay for public transportation
  • Bus a fare is currently $1.70
  • The fare box accepts $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 bills as well as U.S. coins, including $1 coins. If you insert more than the price of the fare, the fare box will issue a change card with your balance. Bus operators do not give change.
  • Taxi fare from airport to downtown falls under a flat rate of $25.00, plus an additional passenger charge of $1 when accompanying original passenger and proceeding to same destination


The best way to reach the event location:


Buses running in Nashville are subject to change. For up-to-date scheduling and maps, visit the bus service section of the MTA website.

  • 18 and 5: Take the 18 (Downtown Via Elm Hill) to 7th Ave & Broadway Ave NB. Walk for 2 min and take the 5 (Bellvue) to West End Ave & 27th Ave S WB


This year we'll be planning to have a lot of fun as always, taking the event out onto the city streets. For all those interested in hitting the local night scene we'll be organizing a night out, so you can party like we do!

If you require additional help or information, please contact us.