About Scratch Conference

The annual Scratch Conference offers an opportunity to explore the creative ways that people are programming and learning with Scratch. Join us to share ideas, discuss strategies, and participate in hands-on workshops with educators, developers, and researchers in the worldwide Scratch community.

The conference is held at the MIT Media Lab, the birthplace of Scratch, in even-numbered years. In odd-numbered years, the conference takes place at another location around the globe. See below for more information on dates and locations!


August 12 - 15, 2015

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The theme this year is "Creative Communities": communities that inspire people to create and share ideas, skills, and discoveries.

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August 3 - 6, 2016

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA USA

We will have more information on the Scratch@MIT Conference 2016 soon! Check this page for updates in the coming months.

Previous conferences: 2014, 2013


When is the next Scratch Conference at MIT?

The Scratch@MIT conference will take place August 3 - 6, 2016.

How do I register for Scratch@MIT 2016?

Registration for Scratch@MIT 2016 is not yet open. Check this page in a few months for updates!

What are other ways of getting involved in Scratch?

The Scratch Conference only happens once a year, but you can always create projects on Scratch or join a local Scratch Day event!

How can I ask other questions about the Scratch@MIT 2016?

Please contact the Scratch Conference Team at conference@scratch.mit.edu.