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Renaissance: the iOS App Makers' Conference

Please note: attendance at Renaissance (including the Demo Party) requires registration through Eventbrite. A RSVP is neither required nor sufficient for admission. Register at

Renaissance is a three-day conference for iOS app makers that is uniquely designed and produced by app makers - and it shows in the sessions.

Renaissance features a fast-paced single track of sessions that address the business, design, and technology of apps, all focused on the ingredients of successful app development.

Renaissance speakers include creators of many successful apps and top talent from areas vital to app success. Several sessions uniquely emphasize the app business: Winning in the App Store on Monday talks with developers making a living from App Store sales, Apps for Hire on Tuesday includes four heads of app development consulting companies, and Wednesday’s Power Up your IP features prolific IP attorney Susan Gibbs, veteran venture capitalist John Malloy, and former Cisco M&A chief-turned-angel investor Dan Scheinman.

Other sessions go deep into animation, audio, testing, and other essentials for a great app user experience. In one titled "Designing Engagement", Black Pixel Director of User Experience Jaimee Newberry will lead with a review of elements of user experience that make or break an app's chances of being regularly used. Then Prismatic's Aria Haghighi will talk about machine learning and user modeling techniques like the ones that his company is using to create personalized and context-aware news reading experiences.

Read more about it at

If you are attending Renaissance and would like to demo one of your iOS apps at our Tuesday evening conference Demo Party, please post a comment below with the name and brief description of your app.

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  • Tim B.

    Session videos are online! See for details.

    March 6, 2013

  • Tim B.

    Thanks, everyone! We're building a mailing list of people who are interested in session videos and future conferences. To join it, add your email address in the form at the top of

    2 · January 28, 2013

  • Brennan S.

    One of my take aways from Renaissance is that iOS with Bluetooth LE is a huge opportunity in 2013. If you are interested in getting into BTLE please join this group on LinkedIn for BTLE and iOS development.

    I will be going through the support forums on Bluegiga's site to learn as much as I can and get started. I plan on sharing my code on Github and with the members of that group on LinkedIn.

    January 25, 2013

    • Scott G.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the session and you find BTLE as interesting as I do.

      January 25, 2013

    • Brennan S.

      Thanks Scott, I've been in touch with Tim Eskew and he's sent me great information and connected me with a hardware distributor. I hope to get started soon.

      January 25, 2013

  • Abey M

    I think what made it great was that, almost all of the speakers were talking from their direct personal experience. They were NOT just managers or evangelists; they are doers.

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Bennett S.

    Probably the most useful conference I have attended in past few years. Loved the single track format and the diversity of topics. The speakers were very high quality.

    January 23, 2013

  • Allyson A.

    This was a wonderful event -- so glad I was able to attend! Thanks Tim, and everyone else who contributed to the event.

    January 23, 2013

  • Calman S.

    If you're an iOS developer and can attend only one conference a year, this one is it! It's that good.

    1 · January 23, 2013

  • Mark J.

    For me there was 1 session each day that was worth the whole conference. You booked some great speakers. Thanks, and congrats.

    January 23, 2013

  • Julian R.

    Boring practical point: I am heading from the conference center for the airport at around 4pm. If anyone would like to share a cab, let me know.

    January 23, 2013

  • Greg L.

    I'd love to demo izik, blekko's new search engine app for tablets.

    January 15, 2013

    • Greg L.

      Thanks for all the great feedback everyone had for the izik tablet search app, lots of great designers had good comments!

      January 22, 2013

    • Julian R.

      Looked awesome!

      January 23, 2013

  • Y C.

    Won a ticket to this event from #EveryoneHacks for Augmented Entomology ... so I should probably demo that as well!

    January 22, 2013

    • Julian R.

      One of my sons is a huge bug fan and would love your app!

      January 23, 2013

  • Meenakshi R.

    I will be demoing the "single click global family connect anytime anywhere "
    Which will call all my family members with one single click

    January 22, 2013

  • Ken R.

    I'd like to demo Smart Recorder on the iPhone and iPad.

    January 22, 2013

  • Y C.

    MakerAR Snow Globe - an augmented reality snow globe building app -

    January 1, 2013

    • Y C.

      Forgot to mention this is also an iOS app, but just not yet on the market yet.

      January 22, 2013

  • Brennan S.

    I've started a list on Twitter to follow anyone who's attending the conference so I can keep in touch later. Please subscribe to the list and let me know if you are not on the list yet so I can add you.

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to demo theDorisons, an app I recently shipped as an invitation and guide for my upcoming wedding.

    January 21, 2013

    • Y C.

      Nice, does this mean everyone's invited? :D

      January 21, 2013

  • Y C.

    Augmented Entomology

    1 · January 21, 2013

  • Rod S.

    After 20 years at EA, I quit this last December to explore my passion for design, entertainment and technology. Considering attending renaissance as a first conference in years that wasn't a game conference.

    January 11, 2013

    • Y C.

      interesting that you refer to it as DET vs TED ;)

      1 · January 16, 2013

  • Adam T.

    We'd love to demo Vilynx, an app to protect, upload, manage and share your videos.

    January 9, 2013

  • Tim B.

    Is the app you want to demo part of a startup project? If so, don't miss this announcement:

    January 5, 2013

  • Aleksey N.

    I would like to demo the latest release of Marquee. New in Marquee 3.0 is rich support for displaying many different kinds of Twitter feeds.

    January 4, 2013

  • Adriano F.

    I'd like to demo the video news iPad app Watchup

    January 2, 2013

  • deeje c.

    I'm interested in demo'ing the latest "Live" features of, which includes beat matching controls and network IO for multiple dancers.

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    I'd like to demo a light-based postal mail delivery sensor using a Bluetooth Low Energy module from Bluegiga and corresponding iOS app.

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Joey J.

    I'd like to demo my app called It's Almost Time which is a useful and fun way to countdown to events...

    1 · December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to demo CVFunhouse, my computer vision app.

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm attending the conference and interested in demoing Blackjack Strategizer on Tuesday:

    December 27, 2012

  • Tim B.

    What's your story? As Renaissance approaches, I'd like to feature stories about people who will be at the conference. See our current list at .

    December 3, 2012

  • Tim B.

    Please help spread the word about Renaissance; "like" our Facebook page:

    November 24, 2012

  • Joey J.

    I have my ticket...

    1 · November 18, 2012

Our Sponsors

  • Accelebrate

    Accelebrate offers Swift training and iOS training.

  • Renaissance IO

    The independent iOS app maker event of the year and then some.

  • apigee

    Thanks to apigee for sponsoring Renaissance and our 2013 WWDC Afterparty

  • Salesforce

    Salesforce is sponsoring Renaissance!

  • AdMob

    Thanks to AdMob for co-sponsoring our WWDC Afterparty!

  • Quantcast

    Quantcast is sponsoring our 2013 WWDC Afterparty!

  • ShowKit

    ShowKit is sponsoring our 2013 WWDC Afterparty!

  • France Telecom-Orange

    France Telecom-Orange is sponsoring Renaissance!

  • Association for Competitive Technology

    ACT is sponsoring and will be on-site at Renaissance.

  • GitHub

    GitHub is sponsoring Renaissance!

  • Pearson

    Thanks to Pearson for providing books to give away at our events.

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