Frequently Asked Questions
.conf18 | 1-4 October 2018 | Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort | Orlando, FL

Have questions? We've got answers! We cover the basics of registration, attendance, cancellations and why .conf18 is a must-attend event. If you don't find your issue below, you can always contact us for help.


Early bird registration is $1,595 and ends June 14, 2018. Discounts are available for alumni, partners and others. Please visit our attend page for pricing details or to register.

The cost to attend one day of Splunk University is $850, two days is $1,500 and three days is $2,000. The cost of attendance at Splunk University is not included in your .conf registration. Special Splunk University pricing is only available when you register to attend .conf. Please visit our attend page for more pricing details or to register.

Please contact your sales representative to initiate the process.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to process cancellations. If you'd like to transfer your registration to another individual within your company, please contact the


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 .conf18 and learn how to gain new insights from your data and systems.

At .conf18, the industry’s most important event for machine data, you’ll gain information and insights you won’t get anywhere else. Learn why you should join us at .conf18.

We recommend that you come for pre-conference Splunk University and attend the "Accelerated Using, Searching and Reporting With Splunk" session to start the immersion process. You'll walk away armed with Splunk knowledge to take you to the next level.

Absolutely. Come check out sessions presented by your peers that showcase how they're using Splunk to solve problems and align IT with business goals.

Plenty! Come to .conf and swap ideas with other power users, get up to speed on the latest Splunk products and applications, and provide feedback to our product management and engineering teams. This is your chance to help craft the product you want to use and to influence the future of machine learning.

Check out the pre-conference Splunk University "Developing With Splunk" course. From IT rock stars to data superheroes and CIOs, there's something for everyone at .conf18.

To help your boss understand the importance of sending you to .conf18, we’ve put together a justification letter for you to use. Feel free to add or edit the letter to fit your circumstance—for example, by referring to specific issues, concerns or initiatives within your organization for which .conf18 will be especially valuable.

You’ll have the opportunity to request a Visa letter during the registration process. If you’ve already registered and didn’t request a visa, please reach out to

SplunkLive! events are regional one-day meetups that serve primarily as an introduction to Splunk, while .conf18 delivers three full days of best practices, customer sessions detailing how Splunk software has helped support their organization, and expert insights into how to better understand and leverage your machine data. You’ll learn about practical applications of Splunk across deployments of all sizes, environments, industries and use cases.

.conf18 is your opportunity to roll up your sleeves and dive into the product. “Ask the Experts” meetings give you the chance 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 the 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.


There will be over 300 technical breakout sessions covering areas across IT operations, application management and development, security and compliance, big data, IoT, business analytics and more. We’re currently evaluating session submissions for .conf18 and anticipate publishing the list of selected sessions and an agenda builder in early June.

You can also get information on the Splunk University classes being offered three days prior to .conf18.

The Day 1 and Day 2 keynote sessions will be live streamed, and the recordings will be available shortly after. We’ll also record audio for the majority of the sessions at .conf18. Recordings will be available for attendees to listen to within a few weeks after the event and all recordings will be posted on

General FAQs

Yes. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access is available throughout the meeting space, in the majority of public spaces and in attendee hotel rooms at all contracted hotels.


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




Submit your dietary needs and/or restrictions during the registration process. If we have any questions or concerns, we’ll reach out to you directly.

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.

Find Splunk’s Event Code of Conduct here.

Yes! Sponsorship opportunities are available for .conf18. Email for more information.



Yes! Discounted tickets to Disney park tickets are available for registered attendees to purchase. Information and access to discounted tickets can be found in the registration confirmation email.

Please click here to access information about hotel and travel accommodations for .conf18