Event Details
.conf2017 | September 25-28, 2017 | Washington, DC

.conf is Splunk’s premier education and thought leadership event for IT, security and business professionals keen to use machine data insights and share customer stories.


Regular Price

Conference Only


Alumni Price

Conference Only

Extra Early Bird Price

Conference Only
Expires May 9, 2017

Early Bird Price

Conference Only
Expires June 13, 2017


.conf2017 will be held September 25 – 28, 2017. Splunk University will be the three days leading up to the conference beginning on September 23, 2017. 

.conf2017 will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Additional hotels in the area will also be used. They are the Marriott MarquisGrand Hyatt Washington, JW Marriott Washington DC, Washington Marriott at Metro Center and the Renaissance Hotel by Marriott

View the overall agenda here and learn more about Splunk University here.

Casual attire is appropriate for the week (what better place to show off your favorite Splunk t-shirt).

Remember to bring comfortable shoes and a sweater or sweatshirt in case of cool weather and air-conditioned rooms.

Anyone who wants to do more with their data. Operations, security and compliance professionals, architects, developers, engineers and marketers.

If machine data is important to you, register for .conf2017 and learn how to gain new insights from your data and systems.

Already using Splunk and a data pro? Great, come and swap ideas with other power users. Get up to speed on the latest Splunk products and apps. Plus take the time to give roadmap feedback to our product management and engineering teams. This is your chance to help craft the product you want to use.

Intermediate level Splunk user and looking to ramp up your instance? Come check out sessions presented by your peers that showcase how they're using Splunk to solve problems and align IT with business goals.

New to Splunk or just getting your feet wet? Come for pre-conference "Accelerated Using, Searching, and Reporting with Splunk" and start the immersion process. You'll walk away armed with new Splunk knowledge to take your implementation to the next level.

In healthcare? Financial services? Higher education or the public sector? Join us to network with your peers in your industry and attend the sessions and other events dedicated to your industry or area of expertise! From happy hours, to breakout sessions to Ask the Experts panels - we are offering a robust program for you that you don't want to miss.

Want to write an app for Splunk? Check out the pre-conference "Developing with Splunk" session. From IT rockstars and pros to data superheroes and CIOs, there's something for everyone at .conf2017.

Yes! Though sponsorship has not opened yet. Please email confsponsors@splunk.com with any questions. The sponsorship prospectus will be available in late March.

Splunk University is not included in the price for .conf2017. Additional fees apply. One day of Splunk University is $800, Two days is $1,200 and three days is $1,500

Unfortunately not. The heavily discounted Splunk University cost is only for those that attend .conf2017 as well. You cannot just attend Splunk University without attending the conference. 

Additional fees apply.  One day is $800, two days is $1,200 and three days is $1,500.

New visibility. New time savings. More efficient processes. Better products. New promotions. Join us at .conf2017—together we'll find new places our data can take us.

Over 190 technical breakout sessions covering areas in IT operations, application management and development, security and compliance, big data, IoT, business analytics and more.

For information on specific Splunk University classes, click here.

SplunkLive! events are regional meetups that serve primarily as an introduction to Splunk. .conf2017 delivers three full days of best practices, customer sessions detailing how Splunk software has helped to drive enhanced customer experiences for their organizations, and the best and brightest in the machine data, search and machine learning ecosystems to help you better understand and leverage your data to drive your organization’s initiatives.

You will learn about practical applications of Splunk across deployments of all sizes, environments, industries and use cases.

It's your opportunity to roll up your sleeves and dive into the product. Ask the Experts meetings give you an opportunity to sit down with Splunk experts to solve your problems and strategize the best way to use Splunk in your environment. Get hands-on demos of the latest and greatest from across the Splunkbase ecosystem in Splunk Apps Showcase. In short, .conf is the best place to understand how to make the most of your Splunk investment to achieve your IT and business goals.

Submit your dietary needs and/or restrictions during the registration process. If we have any questions or concerns, we will reach out to you directly. Registration will open in late March.

All keynote sessions will be streamed live and posted to watch again directly after they finish. We will be recording  audio  of the majority of the sessions at .conf2017. These recordings will be available for attendees to listen to within a few weeks after the event. All recordings will be posted on conf.splunk.com. 

Click HERE to access all the amazing content from .conf2016.


Yes. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the convention center.

Breakfast and lunch will be served Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Welcome Reception on Monday night will have light drinks and snacks and the Search Party! on Tuesday evening will feature hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

We’re always excited to hear about the cool, inspiring ways our customers are using Splunk® software. That’s why we established the Splunk Revolution Awards—to distinguish individual Splunk users and recognize their achievements in multiple categories. Check back soon to find details on how to nominate a Splunk Champion, then join us during the Welcome Reception, Monday evening at .conf2017 to see if they won!
If you have any questions, please email awards@splunk.com

Registrations and Payment

The registration fee for .conf2017 is $1,795, but if you attended a .conf event in the past we're offering an alumni rate of $1,295. The registration system will recognize your email address and automatically apply the discount if you are an alumni. Please make sure to use the same email address that you have in the past to receive the discount.

Extra Early Bird: $1,395

Offered March 28 – May 9, 2017

Early Bird: $1,595

Offered May 10 - June 13, 2017

Regular: $1,795

Offered June 13 – September 25, 2017

Onsite Registration: $2,995

Offered when registering onsite at .conf2017


Cost to attend one day of Splunk University is $800. Cost to attend two days of Splunk University is $1,200. Cost to attend three days of Splunk University is $1,500. Paying by PO? Contact your sales rep to initiate the process. The special Splunk University pricing is only available when you also register for .conf2017.


Email confregistration@splunk.com

Registration is open! Click HERE to register.

Access to either the  1 day, 2 day or 3 day hands-on training classes, held from September 23-25, 2017.

Breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and training materials for selected sessions. Don’t forget, you can get certified onsite for no additional cost.

No, only one promotional code may be used per attendee.

Unfortunately we are unable to process cancellations.

However, if you would like to complete a registration transfer to another individual, please follow the instructions below. The below steps will not be applicable until after we open registration.

1.      Please have the new attendee begin a registration by going to http://conf.splunk.com/

2.      Have the attendee complete the first page then exit the registration. We just need them to start a registration, they should not complete it.

3.      Contact .conf2017 Registration with the name of the new attendee and who they are replacing. confregistration@splunk.com

4.      If the new attendee is participating in Splunk University but wants to attend different classes than the ones that are being transferred, please include the class names so we can make the change.



Yes we do! If you register for .conf2017 using your goverment or public sector email address, the registration system will automatically reflect a price of only $1,295. That is a $500 discount off the normal full price conference rate. 

Yes you can. All you have to do is select "pay with education credits" while registering. Your registration will enter a pending status until the Splunk Education Team verifies your credit amount. Please note, if you received the education credits given out to .conf2016 attendees, you cannot use these credits for pay for .conf2017 attendance. 

Travel and Accommodations

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 249-3000

The majority of confernce events will be held at the Convention Center. That being said, Splunk University will be held right next door at the Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel. 

Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel. 

901 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 824-9200

We have secured blocks of rooms at multiple hotels over the event dates at reduced rates for .conf2017 attendees. To ensure you get the exclusive .conf2017 rate when booking your hotel you must use the link in your registration confirmation email. We suggest registering and booking your room ASAP as rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Hotels available to .conf2017 attendees:



Room Rate


















Grand Hyatt Washington

$289 + tax


Marriott Marquis

$289 + tax


JW Marriott Washington DC

$289 + tax


Washington Marriott at Metro Center

$269 + tax


Renaissance Washington DC Downtown

$279 + tax


AC Hotel, National Harbor

$199 + tax


Residence Inn, National Harbor

$199 + tax


Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/ Downtown

$289 + tax


Phoenix Park Hotel

$299 + tax


Westin City Center

$329 + tax


Hampton Inn DC Convention Center

$269 + tax


Omni Shoreham

$339 + tax


Cambria Suites Washington, DC Convention Center

$299 + tax


Courtyard by Marriott - Embassy Row

$299 + tax


Darcy Hotel

$285 + tax


Fairfax Embassy Row

$249 + tax


Hyatt Place DC/ National Mall

$299 + tax


Washington Court Hotel

$304 + tax


Capital Hilton

$329 + tax


The Churchill

$329 + tax


Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

$299 + tax


Homewood Suites Convention Center

$309 + tax


Morrison-Clark Inn

$279 + tax


Loews Madison Hotel

$319 + tax


Washington Plaza

$299 + tax


Hyatt Place Washington DC/ White House

$279 + tax


Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington DC/ Downtown

$284 + tax


▲ = rooms might be available @ .conf2017 rate - call hotel directly to request/check Splunk .conf2017 group rate availability and reserve ✓ = rooms reserved @ .conf2017 rates 

More of a visual person? Check out this mapped view of .conf2017 hotels in relationship to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

If your registration confirmation email is missing links for any of the above properties, email confregistration@splunk.com for the latest list of .conf2017 hotels.


It's beautiful! Temperatures typically range between 65–75 degrees (Fahrenheit). Find more information on average temperatures in Washington DC in September.

•   Taxi from DCA: The taxi rate from the airport to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is approximately $20-$30.

•   Taxi from IAD: The taxi rate from the airport to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is approximately $50-$70.

•   Metro from Airport Station (DCA) to the Mt. Vernon Square Station: Metro will take approximitely 22 minutes on the Yellow line and costs $2.20.

The closest airport to .conf2017 is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

1 Aviation Circle

Washington, DC 20001

The next closest airport is Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Dulles International Airport (IAD).

1 Saarinen Circle

Dulles, VA 20166