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A whole new world of opportunity exists in your data. Whether you're looking to improve customer experience or service delivery, rapidly deliver business insights or secure your organization, .conf2015 has the experts, content and customer success examples to help you achieve your goals.

  • 3 days of awesome conference keynotes, sessions and networking
  • 3 days of optional pre-conference training at Splunk University
  • 165 Sessions
  • 80 customer speakers
  • 4000 Splunk enthusiasts
  • 36 hours of networking opportunities
  • 65 Technology Partners
  • Hundreds of demos, data sets and new product features

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How much does it cost to attend?
  • The registration fee for .conf2015 is $1695. But the Early Bird rate of $1495 is in effect until May 29th!
  • If you attended a .conf event in the past we're offering an alumni rate of $995. Register with the email address on file with your previous registration and you will automatically be recognized in the system. If you have a new email address, please contact us at confregistration@splunk.com and we will verify your alumni status and apply the proper rate.
  • 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 .conf2015.

What does the .conf2015 fee include?

The .conf2015 fee includes:

  • Admission to both keynote sessions and all breakout sessions
  • Chalk Talks and the Partner Soiree on Monday, September 21, 2015
  • Breakfast, lunch, breaks and refreshments on September 21, 22 and 23
  • Search Party! on September 22, 2015
  • Access to the Splunk Source=Pavilion, including the Splunk Apps Showcase, Community Lounge, and more
  • All conference materials
  • Complimentary wireless access in both the conference area and your hotel room
Is Splunk University included in the price of admission?

No. Additional fees apply for Splunk University.

What does the Splunk University price include?

The Splunk University fee includes:

  • Access to either the 1-day, 2-day or 3-day hands-on training classes, held from September 19-21, 2015
  • Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments
  • Training materials for selected sessions
  • Free onsite certification testing
What is the cancellation and transfer policy?

Unfortunately we are unable to process cancellations. However, if you would like to complete a registration transfer to another individual, please log in to your existing registration and update the fields with the new attendee's information prior to August 28, 2015. Questions? Please contact us at confregistration@splunk.com.

Admission

Who should attend .conf2015?

Everyone who likes data! Operations, security and compliance professionals, architects, developers, engineers and marketers—if IT data is interesting to you, register for .conf2015 and learn new ways to get more 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 serious 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 .conf2015.

How can I convince my team it's valuable to attend?
Can I just come to Splunk University without attending the full conference?

No. The special Splunk University pricing is only available when you also register for .conf2015.

What is the dress code for .conf2015?

Business casual. Splunk t-shirts, polos and capes are welcome!

Dates and Location

When is .conf2015?
  • .conf2015: September 21-24, 2015
  • Splunk University: September 19-21, 2015
  • Monday, September 21st will kick off with the Partner Soiree, so join us for Chalk Talks, Splunk Apps Showcase, refreshments and more.
When is Splunk University?

There are three optional days of Splunk University classes. These classes are eight hours long with a one-hour lunch break. Find all classes under Splunk University.

Where is .conf2015 being held?

.conf2015 will be held at MGM Grand, 3799 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.


Why is the conference in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas provided us with the lowest cost per attendee option (we passed this savings on to you!) while also providing the most space to host all of our fantastic content, including 13 concurrent breakout sessions, nearly 40 Splunk Apps demos, 65+ partner booths and more.

Does .conf2015 fall over any major holidays?

On behalf of Splunk, we apologize for having scheduled .conf2015 in conflict with the Yom Kippur holiday. Unfortunately, we realize that Tuesday evening and Wednesday of users conference conflict this year with this holiday. We can assure you that there will be no conflicts with user conference days for 2016, 2017, or 2018. And for those of you who are able to join us for .conf2015 despite the conflict, we will work to make available to you access to local High Holiday services at a synagogue near the MGM Grand. We will also stream the keynote sessions and make recordings of all sessions available for download post-event.

Other and Contact

Where will the new data frontier take me?

New visibility. New time savings. More efficient processes. Better products. New promotions. Join us at .conf2015—together we'll find new places our data can take us.

How is .conf different from SplunkLive!?

SplunkLive! events are primarily an introduction to Splunk. .conf2015 is The 6th Annual Worldwide Splunk Users' Conference with three full days of content and networking with Splunk Ninjas. It's the opportunity for users to roll up their sleeves and dive into the product. Attendees will learn about practical applications of Splunk across deployments of all sizes, environments, industries and use cases. The Ask the Experts meetings give attendees an opportunity to sit down with Splunk experts to solve your problems and strategize the best way to use Splunk in your environment. The Splunk Apps Showcase demos the latest and greatest from across the Splunk Apps ecosystem. In short, .conf is a deep dive into the best ways to use Splunk to achieve your IT and business goals.

I have a great Splunk success story, can I teach a session?

Yes! Submit an abstract for consideration at .conf2015 here.

I built an awesome app with Splunk, can I teach a session?

Yes! Submit an abstract for consideration here. We will accept submissions via the Call for Papers until April 28th, and begin announcing accepted sessions on May 28, 2015.

What types of classes/sessions will .conf2015 offer?

Over 165 sessions covering areas in IT operations, application management and development, security and compliance, big data, digital intelligence, and more.

Pricing

Registration
+ Admission
ALUMNI EARLY BIRD
expires 5/29
REGULAR
Conference Only $995 $1495 $1695
1 day Splunk University
+ Conference
$1795 $2295 $2495
2 days Splunk University
+ Conference
$2195 $2695 $2895
3 days Splunk University
+ Conference
$2495 $2995 $3195

Additional Registration Notes:

  • Alumni: register with the email you used previously and you'll automatically receive the alumni discount. If you have a new email but are a .conf alumni, contact confregistration@splunk.com to verify your attendance so that our registration team can apply the correct rate to your .conf2015 registration.
  • Paying by PO? Contact your sales rep to initiate and complete this process.
  • Channel Partner? You will be recognized in the registration system by your company email domain and automatically receive the discounted rate at checkout.
  • The special Splunk University pricing is only available when you also register for .conf2015.

Justify Attendance

1 Harness Your Data

There are no limits to what you can do with the massive streams of machine data generated by your IT and business systems and technology infrastructure!

Discover how you can:


  • Reduce risk by better understanding your operational and security challenges
  • Gain actionable visibility into your IT infrastructure and proactively prevent issues before they arise
  • Leverage your data to uncover new opportunities and give your company a competitive advantage

2 Learn, Share, Teach and Learn some more!

With over 165 sessions designed to enhance your knowledge of Splunk products and apps you'll come away armed with new ways to solve your most important data challenges.

Learn how to:


  • Create charts, enrich data with lookups, create and use macros, build simple data models to power sophisticated pivots, and share reports, custom dashboards and fluid visualizations with your key stakeholders
  • Take full advantage of apps and solutions to extend the power of Splunk
  • Develop best practices around setting up and enhancing your Splunk architecture

3 Meet other Splunk Ninjas

Mingle with other Splunk users to swap stories about your data adventures, whiteboard ideas and share best practices to get your creative juices flowing.

You'll get the chance to:


  • Network with over 4,000 Splunk enthusiasts and learn about their success stories across a wide range of use cases and verticals
  • Take advantage of our Search Party! networking reception, Source=Pavilion with Splunk Apps Showcase to meet some of the brightest minds in IT
  • Get custom support from the Splunk Answers desk, as well as your favorite Splunkers from engineering, support, product management, professional services and other teams

4 Make Your Money Work for You

Make the most of the investment you've already made in Splunk--get educated. And, get the most bang for your buck with over $7,500 worth of technical education* for a bargain price.

You'll receive:


  • Weeks worth of Splunk training packed into three days - absorb it like a sponge!
  • Hands-on advice about your specific implementation from the people who built the product
  • Invaluable tips, tricks and best practices from peers

Standard tech training rate: $2,500/day X 3 days = $7,500 value for $1,500.

5 Turbocharge Your Team

Bring your team and gain new energy, new ideas and best practices to bring back to the office. Whiteboards and Ask the Expert sessions across the conference will empower your innovation!

Get ready to:


  • Implement innovative ideas and approaches to solving common IT challenges and to getting actionable business insights
  • Inspire your co-workers by sharing best practices and new ideas
  • Supercharge your Splunk!

Convince Your Boss


Hotel and Travel

Where will the conference be held?

MGM Grand, 3799 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109




How much are rooms?

The .conf2015 conference rate at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is $169.00/night plus an $18 resort fee. This discounted rate will be honored until August 25, 2015 at which time standard rates will apply.

To book a room, book online during registration or call 1-800-929-1111

Please note, rooms and rates are subject to availability. All charges will be your responsibility. At the time of booking your credit card will be charged for one night's stay. The resort fee will be charged to your credit card at check in.




Free Internet access? But of course.

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the meeting space as well as in attendee hotel rooms at the MGM Grand.




When do we eat?

There will be Chalk Talks with drinks and light snacks on Monday evening. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. And don't forget the highlight—Tuesday night's Search Party will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres.




When should I arrive?

If you're joining us for the regular conference, please plan to arrive Monday afternoon, September 21, in time to join us for the Partner Soiree at 5:00 PM. If you are tight on time however, please note that the Opening Keynote starts Tuesday, September 22 at 9:00 AM.

If you're attending the Splunk University optional pre-conference, please plan to arrive the night before your pre-conference training so that you're fresh and ready to dive into Splunk training at 8:00 AM in the morning.




When should I depart?

.conf2015 ends on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 4:00 PM. We highly recommend booking your departure flight after 6:00 PM to ensure you'll have enough time to check-in and make your flight.




What airport should I fly into?

You should fly into Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport (Airport code LAS).




How do I get from the airport to .conf2015?

  • Take a taxi: The taxi rate from the airport to the MGM Grand is approximately $18.
  • Ride a shuttle: There are numerous shuttle services in Las Vegas. These services start at $7, one-way.
  • Driving directions: Take Wayne Newton Blvd (1.1 mi), Continue onto McCarran Airport Connector/Swenson St (0.4 mi), Turn left onto E Tropicana Ave (1.2 mi), the MGM Grand hotel will be on the right