Attending I/O
We’ll once again be hosting I/O at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. We look forward to celebrating with you at this iconic venue.
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What to bring for the event

Google I/O is an outdoor event. While this is a big part of what makes it special, it also means there are a few things to consider. Sessions will happen inside of climate-controlled tents, but sunscreen, sunglasses, and layers for the evening are recommended as you explore the Sandbox and mingle with Googlers. I/O is a casual event, so keep this in mind while deciding what to wear.

Getting to Mountain View

Here are the three major airports in the Bay Area with international airline service.

SFO 24 miles San Francisco International Airport
OAK 32 miles Oakland International Airport
SJC 12 miles San Jose International Airport

Find your flights to I/O

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Getting to Shoreline Amphitheatre

Plan ahead, expect traffic delays, be patient, and consider carpooling or biking. We also strongly advise using the provided event shuttles.

Get transportation directions

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Shuttle Service

Event shuttles will be provided to Google I/O attendees at no charge from all Google-recommended hotels and with select service from San Francisco in the loading zone on Market Street between Steuart and Spears behind the Hyatt Embarcadero and other locations along the Peninsula. You must show your Google I/O confirmation email or conference badge to board all Google I/O event shuttles.

Each pick-up location can have ADA accessible vehicles. Please indicate on your registration form if you have any ADA or special assistance requirements and the planning team will follow up with you directly.

View I/O shuttle schedule

Public Transportation

Public transportation to the area is accessible via:

Caltrain Regional rail system
VTA Light rail system servicing the South Bay
BART Bay Area Rapid Transit

Public transit doesn't go directly to Google I/O. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for exact transportation locations serviced by Google I/O event shuttles.

Biking

Bike parking will be available at Shoreline Amphitheatre. We will be providing a bike corral for your convenience in Parking Lot A. There’ll be secure valet parking for your bicycle from 7AM until the event ends each day, provided by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. You can avoid the traffic, ride right up to the corral, hand your bike over to the attendant and receive a ticket to retrieve your bike when you wish to leave.

Alternatively, the Bay Area Bike Share program provides 24/7 access to shared bicycles in five service areas across the Peninsula. The closest location to Shoreline Amphitheatre is at 228 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA 94043. More information regarding membership and pricing is available via the Bay Area Bike Share website.

Check Google Maps bike directions for the best bike routes.

Ride Sharing

Lyft Line: Download the Lyft app from Google Play or the App Store and use Lyft Line to share a ride with others going the same way for less. Enter the code IO2017 to receive up to $10 off a Lyft Line ride. Add the code to the Promo section of the Lyft app before you request a ride. The code is valid from May 17th - May 19th. Please note there is limited availability.

uberPOOL: Download the app from Google Play or the App Store to use uberPOOL and share a ride. Enter the code IO2017 to take $10 off your first two uberPOOL rides from May 17th - May 19th. Please note there is limited availability. Only valid on UberPOOL to/from Uber pickup/dropoff at 2081 and 2091 Stierlin Ct at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off: Pick-up and drop-off will be located between 2081 and 2091 Stierlin Court. Please follow the signs to the location.

Parking and Carpooling

Parking is very limited and available only in the Google I/O designated lots located across from Shoreline Amphitheatre along Shoreline Boulevard. There is no event parking along Amphitheatre Parkway or Charleston Road. If you plan to drive, we recommend carpooling with other attendees as preferred parking spaces will be available for cars containing 2 or more people. Waze Carpool is a trusted community of drivers and riders that is available to make your Google I/O commute fun, fast and affordable. Driving? Open Waze when you get to the Bay Area. Looking for a ride? Install Waze Carpool before you arrive. Attendees may use the code WAZEIO to receive three (3) free Waze Carpool rides. Coupon code is valid May 16-19, 2017. Must be in the Bay Area to redeem. Cannot be exchanged for cash. Waze Carpool terms and conditions apply. Carpoolers with at least 2 passengers, will be given preferred parking during the event.

Hotels

We have room blocks at many local hotels. The list of hotels and room availability will be updated regularly. Please check back often and use the map below to find the hotel that’s best for you.

What to expect

I/O features experiential learning, Google’s latest developer products, and talks from Google Product Managers & Engineers — plus a few surprises along the way.

What to explore
Sandbox
Explore our latest APIs and tools throughout the developer sandbox space. Expect lots of interactive experiences and demos.
Codelabs
Work through technical modules at your own pace at one of our workstations. Googlers will be on hand to help as needed.
Office Hours & App Reviews
Meet with Google experts, ask technical questions, and receive one-on-one help with your projects and apps.
After Hours
After sessions end for the day, stick around Shoreline for two evenings filled with food, drinks and fun. We’ll throw a party on the evening of the 17th, and host a concert in the Amphitheatre on the 18th.