About pgDay Paris

pgDay Paris is an international PostgreSQL event held each year in Paris, France. Born of the Paris PostgreSQL User Group meetups, pgDay Paris began in 2015 and has since continued to grow in popularity and participation.

While there are other PostgreSQL events—both in Europe and beyond—the Paris event has the advantage of being held in a major European capital easily accessible to a wide range of participants and therefore catering to a large PostgreSQL community.

The first pgDay Paris event (2015) included just under 85 participants; in 2019, the event had grown to just over 175 attendees.

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pgDay Paris is a single-track, single-day event, and is held in person. We recognize that this may make attendance difficult for some; however, we believe that this approach provides the best possible balance between safety and community building. Our event emphasizes growth in knowledge and growth in interconnectivity, and we are excited to continue that trend in 2022.


The 2022 event is limited to 150 attendees due to COVID-19; however, additional tickets may become available should restrictions be lifted.


pgDay Paris is organized by a small group of dedicated PostgreSQL community members.

The 2022 event logistics and overall event are organized primarily by:

  • Carole Arnaud – Dalibo
    Carole Arnaud
  • Vik Fearing – EDB
    Vik Fearing

The 2022 conference schedule was designed by the following committee:

  • Carole Arnaud – Dalibo
    Carole Arnaud
  • Katie McMillan – Snap360
    Katie McMillan
  • Vik Fearing – EDB
    Vik Fearing

Full details on pgDay Paris’s governance structures can be found on the organization page.


Interested in volunteering for pgDay Paris? We would love to have you! We are especially keen to hear from you if you’re a PostgreSQL community member who is new to the conference scene—there is no better way to meet your peers from around the world than by attending one of these events.

If you would like to try your hand at volunteering, we are looking for folks to help with:

  • Marketing the event
  • Setting up and taking down
  • Staffing the registration desk
  • Selling swag at the event
  • Sponsor relations

If you would like to volunteer, please reach out for more information.

Our Values

The pgDay Paris organizers are proud to emphasize inclusivity and diversity as core tenets of the conference. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibilty to make these events fun, safe, and inclusive for all; and that is part of our organizing philosophy. You can read more about the pgDay Paris Code of Conduct here.

Financial disclosure

Like many of these events, pgDay Paris is funded from our generous sponsors and registrations. As a community conference for an open-source project, we try to keep our prices as low as possible so that our events are accessible to as many as possible.

Any profit proceeds from pgDay Paris go to PostgreSQL Europe, a non-profit organization that uses the funds “…to help promote PostgreSQL in and around Europe”.

Financial statements from previous years can be found here.

Previous years