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Developers around the world who are interested in Google technology should tune in to get the latest product releases, insights from Google experts, and hands-on learning.
The 2021 developer event will be held virtually from May 18 to 20.
This year, Google I/O is free - even the content that needs to be reserved - making the experience inclusive and accessible for everyone.
Even though the event will occur online, we want to ensure that any interactions with Googlers and other attendees follow our code of conduct. Everyone, including the audience, speakers, and all involved with the event are required to agree to the Community Guidelines to ensure that Google I/O 2021 is a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone.
If you're having issues with logging into your Google Account, view our support documentationhere.
To stay up-to-date on the latest information on Sessions, speakers, and overall activities, be sure to frequently visit the Google I/O website, the Google Developers Blog, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow and join the social conversation about Google I/O via the official #GoogleIO hashtag. In addition, we'll be emailing important information to all registered attendees, along with check-in instructions prior to the festival.
Keynotes, Sessions, and other learning experiences such as Codelabs will be accessible to everyone on our event website. However, you get much more out of the Google I/O experience when you register, including access to Workshops, Ask Me Anything Sessions (AMAs), personalized content, live Q&A during Sessions. You also gain the ability to chat in I/O Adventure, earn Google Developer profile badges, and canbuild and save your schedule.
Registration is not required to watch the Keynotes, but developers are encouraged to register to get the most from the rest of the I/O experience, including a chance to interact with Googlers live and ask questions. See “what does registration include” for more details. After the event, Keynotes and Sessions will be available on YouTube.
Adventure is a virtual I/O experience with product demos, games, and fun.
No, we’ve decided to have a virtual conference. The event will feel different this year, but we’re excited by the idea of making the event accessible to everyone, globally. Skip ahead to the Program section to learn more.
If you're having issues with logging into your Google Account, view our support documentationhere.
Head over to the website and log into My I/O at the top right navigation.
Once logged in, you can customize your personalization answers like technologies you’d like to learn about. You can also filter the program by product to help build your schedule.
You can always visit My I/O to see your badges, view updates to your schedule, and get suggestions for events you might like.
A Google Developer profile makes your experience with Google Developers material easier by letting you save documentation and learning pathway progress. You can also earn badges to share your achievements - for this event, you can collect up to five that are unique to Google I/O ‘21.
All content is virtual, but formats vary to best meet the needs of our global audience. Here’s a look at how things will go:
The Google and Developer Keynotes focus on company and product news and can be re-watched on demand.
Technical Sessions focus on product announcements and how to adopt new features. Sessions will be scheduled throughout the three-day event and will be available on demand.
Workshops and Ask Me Anything Sessions (AMAs) are interactive and must be reserved to participate. Workshops are instructor-led with Q&A encouraged, while AMAs are an opportunity to ask Google product experts questions.
Meetups are casual, open, facilitated forums hosted by Google that enable attendees to connect with each other. Registration and reservation are required.
Interactive Sandboxes are available in I/O Adventure, enabling developers to try Google’s new products and features through a hands-on experience.
Codelabs and Learning Pathways are always-on, self-guided learning experiences that help you adopt Google technology.
Check back on the site to see the full schedule.
Starting in late April, attendees can reserve seats on a first-come, first-served basis for Workshops and Ask Me Anything Sessions in advance of the event on the I/O website. Register to be notified when this is available or check the website.
Most content will be available on-demand. The easiest way to access it is to log into My I/O, view your schedule, and watch from there. You may also view the all content page to catch up on content.
Google strives to make events open and accessible to everyone, regardless of disability or special needs. Participants with disabilities and/or special needs should provide details in the registration form. This information will be kept private and will be distributed only to the individuals who need to know it to accommodate your request.
We'll provide live real-time transcription (CART) for the Keynotes. Caption text will be displayed in English to accommodate our global audience during livestream and post-event recordings. Due to the live nature of Workshops and Ask Me Anything Sessions (AMAs), we will not be captioning these events.
Yes. If you navigate to the top right of the I/O website, you will find the Language switcher which will enable you to view web page content in the following languages:
French
Indonesian (Bahasa)
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese (BR)
Simplified Chinese
Spanish (LATAM)
Keynotes and Technical Sessions will be Localized in the languages listed below.
Captions in Keynotes and Technical Sessions will be translated to the following languages once available in Video on Demand (VOD) - we will not be captioning during live streams.
French
Indonesian (Bahasa)
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese (BR)
Simplified Chinese
Spanish (LATAM)
Due to the live nature of AMAs and Workshops, we will not provide translated captions for those events.
While there will be no physical, in-person Google I/O events in 2021, there will be many virtual meet ups and ways to interact online with the wider developer community or those in your area. Visit the Community Lounge to see what’s happening.
Connect with other developers in the Community Lounge through Meetups. To reserve space, you'll be asked to sign up or into a Google Account. From there, you’ll enter the Meetups website. You can also find Meetups listed in the Schedule.
I/O Meetups are virtual and led by Googlers, and are an opportunity for attendees to network and meet people with similar interests.
I/O Extended Meetups are virtual and led by members of Google Developer Groups and Women Techmaker Ambassadors, and may include speakers from other community groups such as Google Developers Experts. Topics will vary.
The Schedule and All content pages will automatically adjust to your time zone; no need to do anything.

What are the registration Terms & Conditions?

  • You may not register on behalf of anyone else.
  • Google I/O registration must be used by the original registrant and is non-transferable.
  • By registering and accepting any discounts, gifts, or items of value related to Google I/O, you certify that you are able to do so in compliance with applicable laws and the internal rules of your organization.
  • Attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend Google I/O.
  • Photographs and/or video taken at Google I/O by Google, or others on behalf of Google, may include your image or likeness. You agree that Google may use such photographs and/or video for any purpose without compensation to you.
  • All information entered into the registration form must be correct and accurate to the best of your knowledge. All information must be entered in English. Some of the information entered (such as name and company), will be displayed to other users if you contribute to Q&As or participate in Chat.
  • By registering you acknowledge that your information will be used in accordance withGoogle's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
  • All registered attendees agree to allow Google to contact them regarding their registration and attendance at the event. By registering, you agree to allow Google to communicate with you via email with information regarding the event.
  • Registration adds you to a Google group with access to Dory, our Q&A system for events.
  • Virtual attendance at Google I/O is not allowed by the following
    • Residents of embargoed countries;
    • Individuals ordinarily resident in embargoed countries; or
    • Individuals otherwise prohibited by applicable exports controls or local law.
  • By registering you acknowledge that your information will be used in accordance withGoogle's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
  • No solicitation or selling of items or services is allowed at Google I/O. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from the virtual event.
  • By registering you acknowledge that your information will be used in accordance withGoogle's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.