Platinum Sponsors

White Light Computing

Stonefield Query

Tomorrow's Solutions

Gold Sponsors




Advantage Database Server


DBI Technologies

Visual Extend

Geeks and Gurus


Alaska Software

Alpha Software


Register for Southwest Fox by downloading the Registration application. Although filling in the form and sending your registration is very easy, we've created a video showing you how to use the application.

A conference brochure is available for download.

Main Conference Pricing

Note: We're tweaking the "ticket bucket" price mechanism as of July 25. See for details.

This year, we're doing things a little differently. Rather than offering a discount if you register before a certain date, we're offering a certain number of registrations at certain price breaks:

Register by July 1 to get one free half-day pre-conference session (a $99 value) and eligibility for drawings of three $150 scholarships.

Pre-Conference Pricing

Before July 1: First one free! Second one is $99
Regular price (July 1 and later): $99 per session

What's Included

  • Entrance to the keynote on Wednesday evening.
  • Entrance to all conference sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Entrance to any bonus sessions offered in the evening.
  • Lunch Thursday and Friday.
  • Dinner Thursday night.
  • Access to all whitepapers (required for each session)**, examples and slides (if offered by the speaker). These will be available on our FTP site before the conference starts so you can read in advance, print out, and bring to the conference if you like.
  • Access to the vendors area where vendors will be selling tools, products, and services.
  • Lots of time to network with other Visual FoxPro developers.
  • Conference booklet (PDF format).
  • Conference t-shirt (if you register before we order them on October 1)
  • Conference bag with materials.
  • Lots of networking opportunities with the presenters and other conference attendees.

**At best you can attend just over half of the sessions. This is why it is so important that each speaker provides a white paper for their sessions. You can read the materials for sessions you cannot see in person and even contact the speaker with questions after the conference, or during the conference if you wish. Our speakers are some of the best in the world and are very open to discussing their topics anytime during the conference.

Our session schedule will be available in mid-September. Sessions will run in three rooms during a given time slot. You have the sometimes difficult job of picking which session you want during each time slot. We will also have the KOKOPELLI application available in mid-September which does a pretty good job of helping you pick sessions you are most interested in and it will suggest a schedule that best fits your choices.


Optionally you can attend pre-conference sessions in the morning and afternoon Wednesday (lunch is included if you sign up for two sessions). These are $99 each; the first one is free if you register before July 1.

Other Costs to Budget

  • Parking at your home airport if you do not take a taxi or get a ride from someone else.
  • Travel to and from Phoenix (typically airfare unless you live within driving distance).
  • Travel from the Phoenix airport to the conference hotel and return to the airport.
  • Hotel room.
  • Other meals not noted (depending on registrations we may offer breakfast as we have in past years).
  • Bar bill: people who attend the conference like to extend their day talking about Visual FoxPro and catching up with friends.

User Group Discount

Geek Gatherings is offering a unique discount to user groups. Please see the User Groups page for details.

Southwest Fox Scholarships

Do you want to get some of your conference fee covered by Southwest Fox platinum sponsors White Light Computing and Tomorrow's Solutions? See the Scholarship page for details.

Conference Attendance Justification Help Offer

Is your boss giving you a hard time about attending a VFP conference? Let us know. Rick Schummer is willing to talk to or email each and every one of them to help you get the okay to head to any FoxPro conference. He is totally serious. Rick has fought numerous times with former bosses to get himself to a conference as well as teammates. He has a way of getting them to see the light!

Tell the World You're Going

Once you've registered, tell the world you're going to Southwest Fox by including your name in the Who's Coming list (you decided that at registration time but you can always let us know later if you want to be on the list) and adding one of the following images to your Web site or Facebook page:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" width="95" height="125" border="0" alt="Southwest Fox 2011, Gilbert, AZ, October 26 - 29, 2011"/></a>

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" width="95" height="125" border="0" alt="Southwest Fox 2011, Gilbert, AZ, October 26 - 29, 2011"/></a>

Here's what they look like:

I'm going to SWFox - blackI'm going to SWFox - red

A BIG thanks to Dave Aring of daringraphics for creating these banners.