Frequently asked questions

General FAQ

The 2019 developer festival will be held from May 7 – 9 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
To stay up-to-date on the latest information on Sessions, speakers, and overall activities, be sure to frequently visit the Google I/O 2019 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 2019 via the official #io19 hashtag. In addition, we'll be emailing important information to all registered attendees, along with check-in instructions prior to the festival.
Yes, there will be I/O 2019 mobile apps for Android and iOS as well as a mobile PWA. The I/O 2019 mobile apps will be released closer to the event. You will be able find all the info you need about I/O using an app or this site.

Extended Audience

The two Keynotes and all Sessions will be livestreamed on the event website’s homepage during the three days of the festival. If you’re busy at work or on the other side of the planet with a tricky time difference, you can watch the session recordings later on the Google Developers YouTube channel.

Yes! Every year, developers around the world host Google I/O Extended events. During these events, organizers can livestream the event and host their own sessions including hackathons, codelabs, demos, and more.

If you’re joining us as an I/O Extended host this year, here are the steps you should take to get started:

  • Read through the Organizer Guide to get tips and suggestions on how to host a successful event.
  • Register your public event on the I/O website for increased visibility.
  • Use the official #io19extended hashtag on all your social posts related to I/O Extended for easier discoverability.

Note: I/O Extended hosts can request the deletion of their personal and/or event data after the event ends by emailing io19@google.com. If you simply want to attend an I/O Extended event, browse our map to find one near you and RSVP! For questions about the I/O Extended program, contact us at io19extended@google.com.

Yes. The I/O Live widget allows you to deliver the I/O livestream and/or official #io19 social feed directly to your audience. We’ll share more details on how to embed the I/O Live widget on your website soon.

Event FAQ

Yes. This will allow our global audience to follow along.
Starting in April, in-person attendees can reserve seats for Sessions in advance of the event on the I/O website and also via the I/O mobile app (note: a portion of Session seats will be exempt from reservations and available first-come, first-served onsite). Attendance at Codelabs, App Reviews, and Office Hours is on a first-come, first-served basis onsite.
Check out our Attending - Travel page for all the transportation tips you need, including shuttle information, driving and biking directions, ride sharing tips, and more!

To expedite the check-in process, we’ll begin badge pickup on Monday, May 6, at Shoreline Amphitheatre. To give you your Google I/O badge, we’ll need to:

  • Verify your photo ID. We’re OK with government-issued licenses, passports, and other forms of identification. If you don’t have proper identification, you won’t be able to receive a badge and won’t be admitted into the conference. The name on your ID needs to be an exact match of your registration profile. If you’re an Academic attendee, please remember to bring proof of eligibility.
  • Scan your registration QR code received via email. You can scan it from your phone—no need to print the email! #savetheenvironment

Please note, you may not share, give, or otherwise provide your badge to anyone. Google I/O badges aren’t replaceable, so don't lose yours or you won’t be readmitted to the conference. You must wear your Google I/O badge to gain admission to Google I/O, including the Sessions, Sandboxes, and After Dark. If requested by security, please display or provide additional identification. Google I/O badges may include your name, company or organization (if provided), and photo.

Everyone is guaranteed a seat for the Keynotes, but the best seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis during badge pickup beginning at 7am on May 6th. So make sure to come by early!
Google I/O is an outdoor developer event, so please be comfortable and casual. There is no enforced dress code. The Bay Area can get very hot during the day and chilly in the evenings, so take this into consideration when planning your attire.
Good news, we like food, too! Attendees are offered complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks on all three days of the conference. Dinner will also be available on Day 1 and 2 during the After Dark events.
We got your back! The lost and found station will be located at the Conference Information Desk during event hours. Any items left overnight will be turned over to the Conference Security Office. One important detail: Google I/O badges are NOT replaceable, so don't lose yours or you won’t be readmitted to the conference.
These are two nights of food, drinks, and fun you should stick around to see. The night of May 7 will be an experimental celebration which will take over I/O, and on the night of May 8, we'll have an exclusive concert in the Amphitheatre. Food and drinks will be available on both nights (alcoholic beverages available for those 21 and over).

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 and/or by emailing us at io19@google.com. This information will be kept private and will be distributed only to the individuals who need to know it to accommodate your request. Otherwise, please approach the Help Desk at Google I/O if you need assistance or have questions about accessibility during the event.

Shoreline Amphitheatre is an entirely outdoor venue. While the Keynotes will be taking place in an open-air amphitheatre, the Sessions will take place in enclosed areas. All areas of the venue are accessible for wheelchair users, and there will be a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchairs can be checked out at the First Aid station and returned at the end of each day. Additionally, there will be a service dog relief area.

We’ll provide live real-time transcription (CART) for the Keynotes and Sessions. Caption text displayed on a large screen at the front of the room will be accessible to all attendees. We’ll also use the text to provide captions for our livestream and post-event recordings.

If you need an ASL interpreter to accompany you in the Sessions at Google I/O, please let us know during registration and we’ll be happy to provide one for you. We’ll do our best to find a technical translator who is familiar with the domain, but please keep in mind that the interpreter probably won’t be able to meet with the speakers beforehand.

We've teamed up with Aira to help I/O attendees who are blind or low vision navigate the event. Aira provides free assistance to I/O attendees from trained professional agents. Download the AIRA app on Android or iOS to get assistance while onsite.

ADA parking spaces will be available. When arriving at the venue, please follow signs for ADA parking. Please have your placard hanging from your rearview mirror and visible to parking employees at all times to expedite the parking process. Accessible parking spaces are readily available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved in advance to fairly serve all attendees.

We’ll have expectant mother parking spaces in the ADA area.

Mothers who are nursing are welcome to attend the conference with their child. There will be four mothers' rooms open on May 7 from 7am - 10pm, on May 8 from 7am - 10pm, and on May 9 from 8am - 4pm. Sign up sheets will be available in front of the mothers’ rooms and usage is first-come, first-served. Please see the conference help desk for more information and email io19@google.com if you need parking assistance.

Childcare reimbursement of USD $100 per day (not exceeding USD $300 total) will be offered to parents attending that express interest in childcare via our registration form, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our childcare reimbursement is offered through a third-party vendor. If your request for childcare is approved by us via email before the conference starts and your onsite attendance is confirmed, our vendor will reach out to you with next steps within 7 business days following Google I/O. They will manage all disbursement of our childcare disbursement.

Google is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. In an effort to make the event as inclusive as possible, gender-neutral bathrooms will be offered throughout the venue.

We don’t tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

Google takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately. For more information on Google’s Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy, please see here.

All participants of Google events must abide by the following policy:

Be excellent to each other. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.

Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.

Practice saying "Yes and" to each other. It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Stalking/following
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Offensive verbal language
  • Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
  • Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual or physical attention

In relation to, but not limited to:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Body size
  • Disabilities
  • Appearance
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Our zero-tolerance policy means that we’ll look into and review every alleged violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. We empower and encourage you to report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable by finding a Google staff member or by emailing googleiocommunity@google.com.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discomfort or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

This policy extends to Sessions, forums, workshops, Codelabs, social media, parties, hallway conversations, all attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, event staff, etc. You catch our drift. Google reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, any Google-hosted event (including future Google events) at any time in its sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including a warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund.