Rust Belt Rust Oct 26 & 27 2017 Columbus OH

Rust Belt Rust 2017 will take place on Thursday October 26 & Friday October 27 at The Columbus Athenaeum in historic Columbus Ohio.

Featured Speakers

See all the workshops and talks!


Buy Tickets

General admission tickets are $200 ($75 for students). The RustBridge workshop on day 1 for people who are underrepresented in tech 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 general admission or student ticket as appropriate.

Diversity Scholarships

We have a few scholarships available to cover ticket, travel, and lodging costs for people who are underrepresented in tech! Please fill out this form by 5pm ET Sept 18, 2017.

Featured Sponsors

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


3 Steel sponsorships still available!



No Silver sponsors yet!


Sponsoring Rust Belt Rust is a great way to get your company's name in front of developers who are excited about making software better!

Sponsorship Prospectus


We have a block of rooms reserved at the Residence Inn Columbus Downtown at 36 E Gay Street, a 5 minute walk from the Columbus Athenaeum. To get the group rate of $159/night, book through this link or call 1-800-331-3131 and ask for the “Rust Belt Rust Conference” group rate. This rate is available until Sept 24, 2017.


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.


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


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