About .conf2014

.conf2014 is the 5th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference. It is the best opportunity to learn about all of the new and interesting ways leading companies are using Splunk. The conference features three days of breakout sessions, plus three pre-conference days for Splunk University—aka Splunk hands-on training classes. And this year, we'll be unveiling more new features, and ways to consume Splunk than ever before. You won't want to miss it!

FAQs

Registration + Admission

How much does it cost to attend the event?

  ALUMNI EARLY BIRD* REGULAR
Conference Only $995 $1295 $1695
Monday Splunk University + Conference $1795 $2095 $2495
Sunday and Monday Splunk University + Conference $2195 $2495 $2895
Saturday, Sunday and Monday Splunk University + Conference $2495 $2795 $3195

* Early bird ends April 30, 2014.

  • The registration fee for .conf2014 is $1695. When you register before April 30, pay only $1295. BONUS! If you attended last year, we're offering an alumni rate of $995. Use the email you used last year and you'll automatically receive the alumni discount. If you have a new email but are a .conf alumni, contact conf2014@splunk.com to verify your attendance and get the discount code.
  • All certified customers and partners get $100 off regular registration pass.
  • Cost to attend one day of pre-conference training is $800.
  • Cost to attend two days of pre-conference training is $1200.
  • Cost to attend three days of pre-conference training is $1500.
  • Paying by PO? Enter the PO number during registration to pay!

The special Splunk University pricing is only available when you also register for .conf2014.

How can I convince my team it's valuable to attend?

Is Splunk University included in the price of admission?

No. Additional fees apply for Splunk University.

Please note the special Splunk University pricing is only available when you also register for .conf2014.

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 .conf2014.

What does the .conf2014 fee include?

The .conf2014 fee includes:

  • Admission to all general and breakout sessions
  • Chalk Talks on Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Breakfast, lunch, breaks and refreshments on October 7, 8 and 9
  • Search Party! on October 7, 2014
  • Access to Splunk Answers Desk
  • All conference materials
  • Complimentary wireless access in the conference area and your sleeping room at MGM Grand

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 on October 4 and/or October 5 and/or October 6, 2014
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments
  • Training materials for selected sessions

What is the dress for .conf2014?

  • Business casual
  • Splunk t-shirts are, of course, welcome. Prizes awarded for vintage shirts.

What is the cancellation and substitution policy?

Unfortunately we cannot process cancellations. However if you cannot attend .conf2014, you are welcome to send someone in your place. If you need to do this, please send an email to conf2014@splunk.com with the details of the person that will be attending for you. If you are not sending a replacement, it is still important to notify conf2014@splunk.com that you will not be attending to ensure your hotel is canceled.

How is .conf2014 different from SplunkLive!?

SplunkLive! is primarily an introduction to Splunk, and in truth, it's a sales event. .conf2014 is The Splunk Users' Conference with 3 full days of content. It's the opportunity for users to get down and dirty with the product. Attendees will learn about practical applications of Splunk across deployments of all sizes, environments, industries and use cases. The Splunk Answers Desk gives 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, .conf2014 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! Please fill out our call for papers here: http://conf.splunk.com/goto/confpapers or email conf2014@splunk.com

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

Yes! Please fill out our call for papers here: http://conf.splunk.com/goto/confpapers or email conf2014@splunk.com

What types of classes/ sessions will .conf2014 offer?

More than 130 sessions across 8 tracks covering areas in IT Operations, Application Management and Development, Security and Compliance, Big Data and more.

Dates + Locations

When is .conf2014?

.conf2014 will be October 6-9, 2014. Saturday, October 4 to Monday, October 6 will feature Splunk University classes. Monday, October 6 will open with Chalk Talks. The formal session content will begin on Tuesday, October 7, 2013.

When is Splunk University?

There are three optional days of Splunk University. These classes are eight hours long with a one hour lunch break. Splunk University classes will be announced by March 2014.

Where is .conf2014 being held?

.conf2014 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 while also providing the most space to host all of our fantastic content, 12 concurrent breakout sessions, nearly 24+ demo stations for Splunk Apps Showcase, 20+ partners and more.

Who should attend .conf2014?

Everyone who likes data! Operations, Security, Compliance, Architects, Developers and Engineers, if IT data is interesting to you, register for .conf2014 to learn new ways to get more from your data and systems.

  • Already using Splunk and a pro? Great, come teach a session and swap ideas with our other power users. 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 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.
  • Want to write an app for Splunk? Check out the pre-conference "Developing with Splunk" session.
  • NEW Executive Track: Management or Business users? Learn how Splunk is driving business decisions and delivering 100X ROI

From Rockstars and IT pros to Superheroes and CIOs, there's something for everyone at .conf2014.

Can free users come?

Yes! But unlike our product, the conference is not "free as in beer." All attendees will need to pay the prevailing conference fee. That said, we will have free beer.

Where will my data take me?

New visibility. New time savings. More efficient processes. Better products. New promotions...Join us at .conf2014—together we'll find new places our data can take us.

Travel + Lodging

What airport should I fly into?

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

When should I arrive?

If you're coming for Splunk University optional pre-conference, please plan to arrive the night before your first day of classes, so that you're ready to learn in the morning. If you're joining us for the regular conference, please plan to arrive Monday afternoon, October 6, in time to join us for Chalk Talks. If you are tight on time however, the meat of the conference doesn't start until Tuesday, October 7, at 9:00 AM.

How do I get from the airport to .conf2014?

Taxis are usually quick and easy. Rate from the airport is approximately $18.00 each way. There are several airport shuttle service providers to choose from. Bell Transportation has a booth directly outside Door 9 of the McCarran International Airport baggage claim and rates range from $6-8 per person.

How much are rooms?

Take advantage of the .conf2014 rate at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The room rate of $159.00 plus $15 resort fee is available for the dates of October 4 - October 9.

Click here to make your reservation online - the Group Code will automatically populate.

In order to receive this rate, you will need to book your own room online via link above or by calling the hotel reservations department at 1-800-929-1111 toll free and providing them with the Group Code SPL1014. Please note, rooms and rate are subject to availability. All charges will be your responsibility. At time of booking, one nights' room & tax will be charged to credit card provided and the resort fee will be charged upon check in.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

E-mail: conf2014@splunk.com