Frequently Asked Questions

General

2019 Dates and location

Android Dev Summit 2019 will be held October 23-24, 2019, at the Google Event Center (MP7), 1160 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Stay informed

For the latest information about sessions, speakers, and activities, visit the Android Dev Summit website, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for event updates. You can also follow and join the social conversation about the event via the official #AndroidDevSummit hashtag. In addition, we will email important information to all accepted applicants, along with check-in instructions prior to the event.

Android Dev Summit App with Instant App Support

The official app for Android Dev Summit 2019 is now available on Google Play. With the app, you can explore the agenda by searching through topics and speakers. Plan your summit experience by saving events to your personalized schedule. You’ll be able to watch the livestream and find recordings after sessions occur, and more.

Content formats

Throughout the event, in-person attendees can participate by attending sessions, getting hands-on experience with product demos, codelabs, office hours, and chatting with the Android Dev team and developer community.

Livestream and recordings

We will be livestreaming both days on the Android Developers YouTube Channel and on Twitter starting October 23 at 10 a.m. PST! We have a great event planned for you, so tune in to watch the keynote, sessions, and exclusive content just for those watching on the livestream. All sessions will be recorded and available after the event on YouTube and on the website.

#AskAndroid Live

Have you ever wanted to ask the Android team a question? Maybe you want more detail about a topic, or you are wondering how to use a particular feature? At Android Dev Summit, we will host a special #AskAndroid segment between sessions for our remote viewers.

Tweet us your best #AskAndroid questions in the lead-up to the Android Dev Summit, then tune into the livestream where the Android team will answer questions live from the event. Who knows, you just might get your question answered on air!

Registration

Registration has closed and we have already sent invitations to our confirmed attendees, but don’t worry. If you can’t attend in person there are several other ways to catch all the action:

  • View the livestream on the website during the event
  • Watch the recordings on-demand via YouTube after the event
  • Participate in #AskAndroid
  • Follow us on Twitter

Pre event

  • Each applicant may apply for only one ticket, which allows admission to both days of the event.

  • You may not apply for an invitation on behalf of anyone else.

  • You may apply using only one name and one email address.

  • Please apply using the name that matches the government-issued photo ID you will be presenting when you check in to the event. If you register and later need to make changes, please update your registration information.

  • Attendees must be at least 15 years old to attend unaccompanied. All attendees under 18 years of age must return a signed parental/guardian consent form in advance of the event. You will be contacted via email with parental consent forms or you can contact us at android-dev-summit@google.com to obtain and submit consent forms prior to attending the event. Please note that children younger than 15 years of age must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian.

  • 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 provided (such as name and company), may be included on the event badge.

  • Android Dev Summit tickets must be used by the original registrant and are non-transferable.

  • Attendance at this event includes access to the keynote, all sessions, codelabs, sandbox, office hours, admission to the reception. We also provide complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks. In addition, attendees receive an event 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 the event even if you cannot accept any giveaways.

  • If you aren't a resident of the United States, then check with your local government to determine the required documents and arrangements needed for your travel. Google cannot contact an embassy on your behalf.

During event

  • At check-in, we’ll verify your photo ID prior to assigning you an event badge. We're OK with government-issued licenses, passports, and other forms of identification. The name you used when you registered for the event must be exactly the same as the government-issued ID you present to us at check-in. If you don’t have proper identification, you won't receive a badge or gain admittance to the event. However, please note that you can also give us a preferred name to print on your badge.

  • Android Dev Summit tickets must be used by the original registrant and are non-transferable.

  • 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.

  • By registering and accepting any discounts, gifts, or items of value related to Android Dev Summit, you certify that you are able to do so in compliance with applicable laws and your own organization’s code of conduct.

  • Attendees cannot bring guests to Android Dev Summit or to the After Party. If you have someone traveling with you, then they must apply to attend themselves and, if accepted, have their own attendee ticket.

  • Photographs and/or video taken at the event 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.

  • By applying for a ticket you acknowledge that your information will be used in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and the Community Guidelines.

  • Badges may contain NFC, BLE, or other RFID technologies to help us serve attendees and determine participation in various sessions and activities.

  • All applicants agree to allow Google to contact them regarding their application and attendance at the event. By applying for a ticket, you agree to allow Google to communicate with you via email with information regarding the event.

  • Attendance 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 Android Dev Summit. Google LLC and its affiliates won't be liable for your participation in this event.

Post event

Attendance details

All presentations will be in English. Attendance at sessions and product demos is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pro tips

If you're joining us in person, here are some useful tips to navigate your way through the event:

  • Parking: Free parking will be available to attendees. Please park in Parking Structure A (PSA) located at 1150 Bordeaux Drive. If that is at capacity, additional parking is at Parking Structure C (PSC) located at 1200 Bordeaux Drive. Attendees can then walk to the MP7 venue by following the signage and talking to brand ambassadors.

  • Bike parking: Bicycle racks are located outside of the venue and throughout the campus, and available during event hours. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Lost and Found: For any lost and found, please report to the help desk near registration.

  • Meals: Attendees are offered complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day of the event.

  • After party: A night you don't want to miss! Attendees are invited to enjoy food, drinks, music, games, and more during the evening of October 23 at the event venue. Your attendee badge is required for entrance.

Badges and badge pick up

The two-day event kicks off on Wednesday, 23 October with badge pick-up and breakfast starting at 8:00 AM and the keynote address at 10:00 AM. We recommend arriving at the Google Event Center (MP7) in time to register, enjoy the complimentary breakfast, and get comfortable before the keynote starts at 10:00 AM.

Make sure to bring your photo ID along with your registration confirmation email, as we’ll need to verify it prior to assigning your badge for this event. We’re OK with government-issued licenses, passports, and other forms of identification. If you don’t have proper identification, then you won’t receive a badge and you will not be admitted into the conference.

Please note, you may not share, give, or otherwise provide your event badge to anyone. Badges aren't replaceable, so don't lose yours or you won’t be readmitted to the conference. You must wear your badge to gain admission to this event, including the sessions, codelabs, and after hours. If requested by security, please display or provide additional identification. Badges may include your name and company or organization (if provided).

After party

All registered attendees are invited to the party on the evening of October 23. Event credentials will be required for entry. Please join us for food, drinks, music, games, and more. Alcoholic beverages will be available for those 21 years of age and over.

Event attire

The event will be held indoors. It’s a developer event with no enforced dress code, so please be comfortable and casual. There will be a free coat check available near registration for your convenience.

Accessibility 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 android-dev-summit@google.com. This information will be kept private and will be distributed only to the individuals who need to know it to complete attendee requests. Otherwise, please approach the help desk at the event venue if you need assistance or have questions about accessibility during the event.

Can I promote my business or cause at the summit?

No promotion, soliciting for any cause, lobbying, or selling of items or services is allowed at this event. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from the event.

Youth attendance

Attendees must be at least 15 years old to attend unaccompanied. All attendees under 18 years of age must return a signed parental/guardian consent form in advance of the event. Please contact android-dev-summit@google.com to obtain and submit a consent form prior to attending the event.

Mothers room, multifaith contemplation room, and family lounge

There will be a mothers room and a multifaith contemplation room available on site throughout the event. Also, there will be a family lounge where families can sit together to watch the livestream. Please ask the registration staff for information when you check in.

Childcare

We do not offer childcare on site. However, we’re excited to offer child-care reimbursement for Android Dev Summit 2019! Children ages 12 years or younger are eligible. Please email us at android-dev-summit@google.com by October 18. Due to limited availability, we might not be able to assist with all requests. To receive reimbursement, a completed W9, final invoice for reimbursement with supporting receipts must be submitted no later than November 22.

Event conduct

Please review our Community Guidelines to ensure that Android Dev Summit 2019 is a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone.