Activities & Programs


Have some burning Splunk questions you want to run by a subject matter expert? Come on over and ask an expert in a one-on-one private conversation onsite in the source=*Pavilion at .conf2017. Experts will be there to answer any of your questions any time the pavilion floor is open. See the Agenda tab for source=*Pavilion hours. 

Gamer Lounge

Want to Splunk your golf swing or see some amazing data visualizations as you drive a race car simulator? Or maybe you are interested in playing Team Fortress 2 or Minecraft with your fellow attendees and see your fragging and mining data on the big screen—we’ll be running the Minecraft and TF2 apps, featuring dashboards and visualizations of your live game play. Come check out the Gamer lounge and make the most out of your gaming data. 

DCR (Dashboard Control Room)

See how Splunkers use Splunk! There is data all around us at .conf2017 and we are Splunking it! Join us at the Dashboard Control Room where we will use Splunk MINT, Splunk ITSI and all the fantastic new visualization capabilities of Splunk to capture and analyze .conf2017 mobile app usage, foot traffic within the conference facility and a host of other data sources to keep our finger on the pulse of the 8th Annual Splunk Conference!

Science Sandbox

Description coming soon!

Swing by the CSS in the source=*Pavilion and meet with members of Splunk's Customer Success team to map your company’s Splunk journey. Get inspired by stories of customers like you, learn how to scale your deployment with Splunk architects, pick up governance best practices to expand the adoption of Splunk at your company and work with value consultants to document ROI and your personal Splunk success story. The CSS is your one-stop shop for building out a Center of Excellence in your organization.

Come and grab your seat in the hands-on labs to learn cool tricks from Splunk experts! In the Splunk hands-on labs, anyone can casually walk into short, snack-able Splunk sessions covered by Splunk ninjas to learn the must-have techniques to reach the next level of Splunk-fu! Through short 15-minute sessions that cover “To-the-point how-tos,” you will learn:

  • “Must know” Splunk features for effective analysis
  • Cool SPL tips
  • How to use Splunk core features


Revolution Awards

We love to celebrate the innovative, inspiring ways our customers are using Splunk® software. Each year the Splunk Revolution Awards recognizes truly spectacular achievements of Splunk teams and users around the world and across multiple categories. So this is the time (and the place) to nominate you and your colleagues!

Winners will be announced at .conf2017, presented a sweet trophy by Splunk’s CEO Doug Merritt, and receive special VIP recognition throughout .conf2017and beyond! 

SplunkTrust Induction Ceremony

Description coming soon!

SPLing Bee

This is your opportunity to sharpen your search processing language (SPL) knowledge or show off your ninja skills and win prizes. Like a spelling bee, there will be multiple rounds that will get more challenging as you progress. Entrants will use a Splunk Cloud trial instance with a sample data set to run their searches on and answers will be tracked and judged by a master instance. Results will be Splunked in real time and on display! A one-hour SPLing bee will be held in the Community Theater on all three days of .conf2017. Check the mobile app for specific times. 


theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge. Come see the interviews live while onsite at .conf2017!

Last year, theCUBE covered over 100 events, interviewing more than 1,500 guests about the mega trends disrupting our world including hyper-scale computing, mobile trends, the data explosion, machine learning, internet of things, augmented intelligence, DevOps, autonomous vehicles and business transformation. TheCUBE is the flagship program of SiliconANGLE Media, and each week is broadcast to dozens of digital platforms including its own organic community, reaching millions of viewers each quarter.

Be sure to visit the Splunk App Showcase for the latest and greatest Splunk products. Learn what’s new and what's emerging with the entire suite of products, from Splunk Enterprise to Splunk IT Service Intelligence to Splunk Enterprise Security and beyond. The App Showcase features expert Splunkers who will walk you through the features and functionality that make Splunk the leader for Operational Intelligence. This is your chance to get hands-on-keyboard with the full portfolio of Splunk products covering IT, Security, IoT, Business Analytics, DevOps and more. 

Search Bar

Do you want to stump a Splunk engineer with a complex search? Have a slow search you want to be faster? Not quite sure how that search command works? Stop by the Splunk Search Bar and ask an engineer.

Activities and Programs

Kick off your trip to .conf2017 the right way! Come network with Splunk experts, other customers and executives along with taking a first look at the source=*Pavilion. Eat, drink and be merry while you check out the Revolution Award Ceremony along with the SplunkTrust inductions for 2017. The Welcome Soiree, happening Monday evening from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, is a great way to jump start the fun in Washington, D.C. 

Details coming soon!

Do you have what it takes to be “The Boss of the SOC”? 

This event is a one-day competition where .conf2017 attendees will race to solve real-world (and fun!) security challenges using Splunk. As the participants go through the security scenarios, they will need to use their knowledge of Splunk search commands, Splunk Enterprise Security, the Splunk Adaptive Response framework and external data sources to answer questions about security intrusions in the scenarios, including data exfiltration, ransomware, lateral movement and more. The winners will receive a prize, bragging rights and adoration for their achievement. The scenarios will be designed to take advantage of previous and current .conf sessions, blog posts and white papers. It’s a great team-building exercise, so join us to show off your security ninja skills, have a little fun and prove that you are the bossest Boss of the SOC.

Details coming soon!

Interested in chatting with other Splunk customers with similar interests? Find your way to the designated topic areas for meal time meetings in Hall B of the Convention Center. Specific areas will be designated for multiple industry verticals. 

Just can't wait to get your hands on the .conf2017 hoodie or maybe be the first to see the newest Splunk t-shirts. The Splunk Store located on the Concourse level of the Convention Center will have all the schwag you've been waiting all year for. 

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Find hidden clues, network with attendees, rack up the points and win some amazing prizes! Make sure to download the conference mobile application before you get onsite to participate in the second annual "Butter-CUP!". 

Details coming soon!

Executive Summit

Executive Thought Leadership at .conf2017

This invitation-only event is for IT executives looking to join other global technology leaders and Splunk executives for peer-to-peer networking opportunities and high-level discussions focused on innovation and emerging technologies.




Michael Wilde, Splunk ninja, RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher



Yoga Practice – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

  • Energetic class that uses a flowing series of postures to create heat
  • The teacher walks the class through the flow together a few times, and then each student moves at his or her own pace
  • Good for new students who are physically active, interested in the fitness benefits of yoga and want to dive right in
  • Practice is typically accompanied by upbeat music

Lunch Meditation/Midday Stretch

Guided vipassana (seated) meditation preceded by an opening stretch

Equipment Needed

Water bottle, towel(s) and mats will be provided if you do not travel with one. BYO yoga mat if you like.


6:30am - 7:30am – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

1:00pm - 1:30pm – Lunch Meditation/Midday Stretch


6:30am - 7:30am – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

1:00pm - 1:30pm – Lunch Meditation/Midday Stretch


6:30am - 7:30am – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Details coming soon!