FAQ

General

2017 Dates & Location

The 2017 developer festival will be held from May 17 – 19 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Stay Informed

To stay up to date on the latest information on sessions, speakers, and activities, be sure to visit the Google I/O 2017 website, the Google Developers Blog, and follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. You can also follow and join the social conversation about Google I/O 2017 via the official #io17 hashtag. In addition, we'll be emailing important information to all registered attendees, along with check-in instructions prior to the festival.

Content Formats

Throughout the three day festival, in-person attendees will be able to participate by attending sessions, getting hands-on in the sandbox and codelabs, chatting with Googlers at office hours, and more.

Livestream & Recordings

If you’re unable to attend Google I/O in-person, you can still be part of the magic. Watch the livestream of the two keynotes and all sessions right here on our website throughout the festival.

I/O Live Widget

The I/O Live embed widget allows you to deliver I/O highlights and live announcements directly to your audience. If you're interested in embedding the I/O Live widget on your website, access the configuration tool and FAQs here.

I/O Extended

Google I/O Extended events happen around the world and are hosted by local developers during I/O. At these events, organizers may livestream I/O and host their own sessions - including hackathons, codelabs, demos, etc. If you’re joining us as an I/O Extended host this year, here are the steps you should take to get started:

For questions about the I/O Extended program, contact us at io17extended@google.com.

I/O Extended hosts can request the deletion of their personal and/or event data after the event ends by emailing io17@google.com.

Registration

Drawing Dates

The window to submit an application will be open from 10AM PST on February 22nd, 2017 until 5PM PST on February 27th, 2017, so you'll have plenty of time to apply. We'll randomly select applicants from among all of the qualified applications once the window closes, and notify those selected via email on February 28th, 2017. The order in which registration applications are received has no bearing on the final outcome.

To submit an application you’ll need to:

  • Sign in with a Google account or Gmail address of your choosing.
  • Complete the required form fields.
  • Provide payment details. Your card will only be charged if you’re selected on February 28th. If you’re not selected, the pre-authorization payment will automatically be released within 7 days.

Once you've successfully completed the application, you’ll reach a confirmation screen and receive an email confirming your application submission shortly thereafter. Please note: the application submission confirmation is not a ticket to I/O. If you're selected, you'll receive a separate ticket confirmation on or around February 28, 2017.

Ticket Types

Ticket Types for Drawing Applicants

General Admission: $1,150

Academic Admission: $375

Ticket Types for Invitees

General Admission: $1,150

Academic Admission: $375

Academic Tickets

We offer a limited number of tickets at a discounted rate of $375 for academia. To qualify, you need to be an active full-time student, professor, faculty or staff at a high school or higher education institution. This also includes those who will graduate in 2017 prior to the event. Once purchased, general admission tickets can't be converted to academic tickets, and vice versa.

When you check in at the festival, you'll need to provide a current school ID, transcript, credential, or other form of documentation which demonstrates that you’re qualified to receive this special rate. If you buy an academic ticket and can't provide academic documentation when you arrive at Google I/O, you won't be admitted or offered a refund, nor will you be able to convert your ticket to general admission.

Press Tickets

We’ll be offering a limited number of press passes to qualified members of the media. To submit a request, please fill out this form. If you have additional questions, please email googleiopress@google.com for more information. Please note that we’ll have a limited number of press passes available and will be vetting requests. Filling out the form doesn’t guarantee you a press pass. Our team will contact you if we’re able to accommodate your request.

Registration Terms & Conditions

  • Each individual may purchase only one ticket. Tickets for Google I/O are for the full three-day festival and no single-day tickets are available.
  • The following cards will be accepted as method of payment: Amex, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, and Visa.
  • You may not register on behalf of anyone else.
  • Google I/O tickets must be used by the original registrant and are 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.
  • Tickets may not be sold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way and doing so may result in Google rendering the ticket null and void without any responsibility to Google.
  • At check-in, we’ll check your photo ID prior to assigning you your Google I/O badge. 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 festival.
  • If you buy an academic ticket and can't provide academic documentation during check-in at Google I/O, you won't be admitted or offered a refund, nor will you be able to convert your ticket to general admission. Please be sure to bring a current school ID or other proof that you are qualified to receive this special rate when you check in at the festival.
  • Ticket purchases can be refunded through April 30, 2017 via your I/O profile page.
  • After April 30, 2017, all ticket sales are final. There will be no refunds or exchanges regardless of weather conditions, session availability, or any other circumstance.
  • Attendees must be at least 15 years of age to attend Google I/O. 15, 16 and 17 year old attendees don’t require an adult to accompany them; however, they must provide a signed version of the parental consent form received via email in advance of the event. In addition, Google won’t offer chaperone tickets for 15, 16 and 17 year old attendees.
  • Attendees aren’t permitted to bring guests to Google I/O, to the after hours party, or to the after hours concert. If you have someone traveling with you, they’ll need to register themselves and purchase an attendee ticket.
  • 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, company, and the photo you upload), will be displayed on the attendee badge.
  • By registering for a ticket you acknowledge that your information will be used in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.
  • Google I/O badges may contain NFC, BLE, or other RFID technologies to help us serve attendees and determine participation in various sessions and activities.
  • All registered attendees agree to allow Google to contact them regarding their registration and attendance at the event. By registering for a ticket, you agree to allow Google to communicate with you via email with information regarding the event.
  • 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 export controls and sanctions programs.
  • You agree to be solely responsible for your own safety, belongings and well-being while participating in Google I/O. Google Inc.and its affiliates won't be liable for your participation in Google I/O.
  • Applicants and attendees can request the deletion of their registration data after the event ends by emailing io17@google.com.

More Registration Details

  • Please make sure to register using the name that matches the government-issued photo ID you’ll be presenting when you check in to the festival.
  • Registration for Google I/O includes three full days of sessions, product demos, admission to the after hours party and concert, and attendance at the keynotes. We also provide complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. In addition, attendees receive a festival badge and may be offered additional gifts. If you aren’t sure whether the professional guidelines for your school, university, organization, or agency would allow you to accept these items, please check with your local ethics officer before the event. The food and gifts are optional, so it may be possible to attend Google I/O even if you cannot accept any giveaways.
  • If you aren’t a resident of the USA, you should check with your local government to determine the required documents and arrangements needed for your travel to the USA. If you require a visa letter regarding your Google I/O attendance please indicate so when completing the registration form and we’ll email it to you within 7 business days. If you haven’t received your letter or have questions regarding the process, you can contact io17@google.com. Google won’t be able to contact an embassy on your behalf.

Attendance Details

All presentations at Google I/O will be in English. In-person attendees can reserve seats for Sessions in advance of the event here on the 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 during Google I/O is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pro Tips

If you’re joining us in-person at Shoreline Amphitheatre, here are some useful tips to navigate your way through the conference:

  • Bike parking: This is complimentary for attendees and will be available in Lot A during event hours.
  • Lost & Found: Will be located at the Conference Info Desk during event hours. Any items left overnight will be turned over to the Conference Security Office.
  • Meals: Attendees are offered complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks on all days of the conference.
  • After Hours: Two nights you don’t want to miss! Attendees are invited to enjoy food, drinks, music, games, and more during the evenings of May 17th and 18th at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Your attendee badge is required for entrance.

Badges & Badge Pick-up

To expedite the check-in process, we’ll begin badge pick-up on Tuesday, May 16, at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Make sure to bring your photo ID along with your registration confirmation email, as we’ll need to verify it prior to assigning you your Google I/O badge. 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. If you’re an Academic attendee, please remember to bring proof of eligibility.

Everyone is guaranteed a seat for the keynotes but the best seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis during badge pick-up beginning at 7AM on May 16th. So make sure to come by early!

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, developer sandbox, and after hours. 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.

After Hours

All registered attendees are invited to the after hours parties on the evenings of May 17 and May 18th. Festival credentials will be required for entry. Please join us for food, drinks, music, games, and more. Alcoholic beverages will be available for those 21 and over.

Event Attire

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.

Accessibility Accommodations for Attendees

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 io17@google.com. This information will be kept private and will be distributed only to the individuals who need to know it to complete your accommodation 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 some of our 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 that is familiar with the domain, but please keep in mind that the interpreter probably won’t be able to meet with the speakers beforehand.

ADA parking spaces will be available in Lot D. When arriving to the venue, please follow signs for ADA parking and have your placard hanging from the car 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.

Google's Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy

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 allegation of 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 talks, 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 warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund.

No Soliciting

No solicitation or selling of items or services is allowed at Google I/O. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from the festival.

Youth Attendance

Attendees must be at least 15 years of age to attend Google I/O. 15, 16 and 17 year old attendees don’t require an adult to accompany them; however, they must provide a signed version of the parental consent form received via email in advance of the event. In addition, Google won’t offer chaperone tickets for 15, 16 and 17 year old attendees.

Expectant Mothers and Mothers

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

Mothers who are nursing are welcome to attend the conference with their child. There will be three mothers' rooms open on May 17 & 18 from 8AM - 8PM and on May 20 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.

Childcare reimbursement of $100 USD per day (not exceeding $300 USD 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 our third-party vendor Plus Relocation. If your request for childcare is approved by us via email before the conference starts and your onsite attendance is confirmed, Plus Relocation will reach out to you with next steps within 7 business days following Google I/O. Plus Relocation will manage all disbursement of our childcare disbursement.