Event Date: May 4-6, 2015

TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. Join us at this iconic startup and thought leadership event in New York on May 4-6. Purchase tickets here.

What happens at Disrupt? We start each day with panels and one-on-one chats featuring TechCrunch writers and editors, special guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and fascinating entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape. Each afternoon, we host the Startup Battlefield competition which culminates in six finalists taking the stage at the end of the event for a shot at winning the Disrupt Cup.

Hackathon. We kick the conference off with our incredibly popular weekend Hackathon. The Hackathon will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, bringing together hackers and developers from all over the world. Teams join forces to create a product within 24-hours. During the Hackathon energy drinks flow, TechCrunch writers scribble interview notes, Nerf gun attacks break out and much, much more. Once the hacking ends, every team presents their hack to a panel of expert judges and audience members. Plus, Hackathon winners get the chance to present their product on the Disrupt stage. At past Hackathons, we’ve seen everything from useful services to hilarious products. And, if you’re lucky you might just end up as big as these guys.