Reflections | Projections
Oct 1 - 4, 2015

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What is Reflections | Projections?

Reflections | Projections is a tech conference organized and run by students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

We draw students, speakers, and companies from across the US and the world. Join us and listen to tech talks from across the industry, to participate in an Artificial Intelligence programming competition in Mechmania, to solve puzzles throughout the conference during PuzzleBang!, and to attend our job and startup fairs.

The conference is free and open to anyone regardless of age, major, job, or affiliation with University of Illinois. So come join a discussion led by some of the brightest minds in the business about the bleeding edge of the tech industry!

You do not need to register for Reflections | Projections to attend, however, registering is the only way to guarantee you'll get a free conference t-shirt!

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Conference Schedule

    Thu, Oct 1

  • 4:00pStartup PanelLocation
  • 5:00pStartup FairLocation
  • 8:00pSpeaker: Roy BahatLocation

    Fri, Oct 2

  • 9:00aBreakfastLocation
  • 10:00aJob FairLocation
  • 5:00pSpeaker: Craig ReynoldsLocation
  • 6:00pDinnerLocation
  • 7:00pSpeaker: Katherine ScottLocation
  • 8:00pSpeaker: Mike CalcagnoLocation
  • 9:00pAlumni EventLocation

    Sat, Oct 3

  • 9:00aBreakfastLocation
  • 10:00aSpeaker: Jason TanLocation
  • 11:00aSpeaker: Luke RajlichLocation
  • 12:00pLunch/Microsoft TalkLocation
  • 1:00pSpeaker: Cassidy WilliamsLocation
  • 2:00pSpeaker: Scott BehrensLocation
  • 3:00pSpeaker: Yisong YueLocation
  • 4:00pSpeaker: Winnie ChengLocation
  • 5:00pSpeaker: Alan BravemanLocation
  • 6:00pDinnerLocation
  • 7:00pSpeaker: Anna PattersonLocation
  • 8:00pSpeaker: Jonah GrantLocation
  • 9:00pSpeaker: Jerry TaltonLocation
  • 9:00pPuzzlebang! ClosingLocation

    Sun, Oct 4

  • 9:00aBreakfastLocation
  • 10:00aProjects@RPLocation
  • 10:00aBrunchLocation
  • 12:00pLunchLocation
  • 12:30pMechmania ClosingLocation

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to register?

Nope! But registering is the only way you'll be guaranteed a tshirt. Click here to register.

Do I need to register for MechMania??

Yes! Click here to register for MechMania.

Is the conference free?

Yes! Reflections | Projections is completely free! This includes MechMania and other events.

Will food be provided?

All food at the conference will be free the entire weekend.

What's the difference between Tech Talks and Speaker Talks?

Tech Talks are given by our diamond level sponsors during lunch and dinner meals. Speaker Talks are on specific technical or personal topics.

What's the difference between the Startup Fair and the Career Fair?

The Startup Fair is for startup companies, and the Career Fair is for established companies.

The difference between startup and established companies is determined by conference staff.

I want to volunteer! How do I get involved?

Please join our Facebook event.

I'm a company! I have questions!

Please email us at


Reflections | Projections is held in the Siebel Center for Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign401 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL

Coming from Willard Airport

Willard Airport is located nouth of UIUC. If driving, head north from the airport on the 45 and turn right onto Springfield - you'll soon find yourself on UIUC campus! Alternatively, you can catch a cab from the airport to the building or the 27N/270N Airbus will take you from Willard to the corner of Goodwin St and Clark St just outside the building.

Coming from Amtrak Station

Siebel Center is located 1 mile from the Champaign Amtrak Station. Most buses will take you to campus with the 100S and 120E running every few minutes. Ride one of these buses to the intersection of Wright St and White St, then walk east on Stoughton and you will find yourself at the Siebel Center!

Getting around Campus

Most amenities are available within walking distance of the Siebel Center. However, if walking isn't for you then the Champaign-Urbana's public transit system, can take you where you need to go. Routes can be mapped using Google Maps or the CUMTD app and each ride will cost you $1. No change is given on the buses, so bring exact fare with you!

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