All of the speaking events at Reflections | Projections are open to the public. You do not need to register or pay a fee to attend, though our free registration option does guarantee a t-shirt in your size. In addition, as a convenience to out-of-town attendees, we offer meals beginning with dinner on Friday and concluding with breakfast on Sunday. The cost is $20, payable by cash or check at check-in. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you MUST register online — there will be no walk-up registration. To sweeten the deal, we will also set aside a t-shirt and program for you.

Reflections | Projections features a C++/AI programming contest called MechMania. If your idea of a great weekend is 18 hours of marathon caffeine-powered coding, then MechMania is for you. Registration is for teams of exactly three people. All members of MechMania teams must be current students at an educational institution and registered conference attendees — in addition to meals, we will supply you with lots of snacks and soda to keep you going.

If you are a UIUC or University High student and would like to be a part of our conference, we do need a number of volunteers to help with recording talks, set up and tear down at meals, and other random tasks. In exchange for your help, you will receive meals and a t-shirt free of charge.