Invited Keynotes &
the Best of the Midwest

PurPL Fest is the kick-off symposium to celebrate the launch of the new Purdue Center for Programming Principles and Software Systems (PurPL). The event is held jointly with the annual Midwest PL Summit, which returns to Purdue in 2019 for its 5th edition.

The program will feature invited lectures from experts around the world on topics spanning PL, AI, ML, crypto, security, as well as contributed talks.

Register Now!


Keynotes & Invited Speakers

Save the Dates

Midwest PL Summit will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. PurPL Fest will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Submit your Talk

Anybody is welcome to submit a talk or poster proposal (deadline Aug 15). The registration form below contains fields for talk format, title, and abstract.

Travel Support

Travel support is available for eligible attendees, especially students (deadline Aug 15). Details on how to apply are available as part of the registration form.

The early registration deadline is August 15.

Follow PurPL on Twitter to stay up-to-date!


Midwest PL Summit and PurPL Fest will be held in Shively Club, inside Purdue's Ross Ade Stadium. Stunning views over the Purdue campus and the town of West Lafayette are guaranteed. Meals will be provided, including a reception and dinner on Sept 23.

Google Maps Generator by


There are several hotels near campus, including the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn Lafayette City Centre. We have arranged for group discounts with several of them (see link for how to book).