Content Overview
.conf18 | 1-4 October 2018 | Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort | Orlando, FL

Session Types

At .conf18, we present our must-have insights and training in several compelling ways. Whether your preferred flavor is breakout sessions, hands-on labs, Splunk University, or something else, you’ll find plenty of options for you to soak up knowledge.


Our must-attend, visionary keynotes run for 75 minutes and are delivered to at capacity crowds, so get there early for the best seat. Keynote speeches are a surefire way to get inspired and to see just what the future might hold. Watch last year's keynotes »


Our small-format panels include three to five participants with a moderator and typically run for 45 minutes, including a short period at the end for audience Q&A. Learn about various topics from multiple perspectives.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are at the heart of .conf18, providing deeps dives into Splunk technology. Our 45-minute session focuses on key components of your education and training and are tailored to various skill levels.

Hands-On Sessions

These advanced training opportunities feature a dedicated instructor who works with attendees in a hands-on, interactive session. Bring your laptop and prepare to be amazed.

Hands-On Labs

Come and grab a seat at Splunk’s hands-on labs to learn cool tricks from Splunk experts! Our hands-on labs are 20-minute, expert-led workshop sessions held in the expo hall. Partner with fellow Splunk ninjas in these casual walk-in sessions to learn how to reach the next level with Splunk’s core features for effective analysis and helpful SPL tips.


Got a few minutes? Then drop in to our open-seating theater in the expo hall for some quick 20-minute sessions that’ll make you think, teach you new tricks and broaden your horizons. The theater will also host a few key Splunk events during .conf18, including the SplunkTrust Induction and Revolution Awards Ceremony!

.conf18 Tracks

Business Analytics

Learn how Splunk’s real-time analytics platform helps businesses blend structured and unstructured data to uncover key insights on end-to-end customer interactions that improve operations and drive disruptive acceleration.


Extend Splunk’s native functionality or modify Splunk using Splunk’s developer tools. Learn more about leveraging Splunk’s existing APIs and SDKs, as well as API roadmaps, to build apps and grow our business on top of Splunk.


Foundational sessions will help those who are starting their Splunk journey. Deep-dive technical sessions—presented by Splunk engineers, product managers and sales engineers—provide real-world best practices along with do’s and don’ts for using, deploying and administering Splunk.


Innovations like sensors, robotics, communications, geospatial and analytics technologies are changing the world. Explore inspiring use cases to see what Splunk can do for connected cities, transportation and fleet management, predictive maintenance and more.

IT Operations

Learn everything you need to know to make Splunk the backbone of your IT operations. From troubleshooting and monitoring to APM and DevOps use cases, you’ll hear from customers and gain insight from Splunkers on how you can keep your application, services and infrastructure up, running and happy. With Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), discover how to use machine learning and event analytics to simplify operations and align IT with your business.

Security, Compliance and Fraud

See how peers and Splunk experts are addressing real-world scenarios using Splunk. There will be ample hands-on learning opportunities that will show you how to improve your security posture and, in the process, enhance your Splunk skills.