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FAQ

Who should attend F8?

F8 is for all developers and businesses that want to explore the future of technology with Facebook. Attendees will learn more about the Facebook family of apps and services, and the amazing work of the developers who are using them.

What will I find at F8?

EXPERIENCE NEW PRODUCTS AND POSSIBILITIES
At F8, we unveil many of our new products. We also offer over 50 sessions and interactive experiences where you can learn about our latest innovations and how to get the most out of our platform for your business. You will hear directly from Mark and Facebook's leadership team on our vision for Facebook, and what we're building to help bring the world closer together.

1:1 TIME WITH OUR ENGINEERS AND TECH LEADERS
In our Developer Garage, you can meet with Facebook engineers and experience our products in person, as well as get answers to specific Facebook integrations. Tech leaders will be available throughout the conference either in sessions, Q&A or in the Developer Garage to share product insights.

CONNECT WITH YOUR PEERS
F8 is an annual opportunity for the developer community to come together to learn from each other and Facebook. Everyone is invited to our party at the end of the first day to socialize and unwind before the next day's keynotes and additional sessions. Additionally, join us for our happy hour wrapping up Day 2.

Check out the Schedule page for the latest information on what's happening at F8 and when.

When and where is F8?

F8 2018 is a 2-day event held on May 1 and 2 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Check out the Getting Here page for directions and hotel information.

What‘s included in the Facebook family of apps and services?

The Facebook family of apps and services includes WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, and Oculus.

What is the price for a ticket?

The nonrefundable cost of admission is $595.

Is there a giveaway at F8 this year?

Yes! We will be giving away an Oculus Go to attendees, beginning at 2pm on May 2 at the Registration Desk. Oculus Go is limited to one per person and must be picked up in-person by the badge-holder, so please remember to bring your badge. Pick-up will remain open until 5pm on May 2.

How do I register?

Space is limited, so please apply to attend here.

How can I print a receipt or confirmation of my registration?

You should have received an email copy of your receipt and your registration. You can print out a copy of the email for your records. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please email us at registration@f8.com.

What if I can‘t attend F8 in person?

There are two great ways to experience F8 from around the globe:

Join us online. We‘ll stream the keynotes both days and have all sessions available via video on demand. Sign up to watch.

Attend an F8 Meetup, hosted by Developer Circles. At these international viewing events, local developers come together to watch the opening keynote and build community.

I’m not a US citizen or resident. Is a visa required to attend F8?

Please check with your local government on the documents required for your travel to the US. You can also go to the Getting Here page for additional travel details.

I‘m traveling from outside the US. Will Facebook provide a visa letter to confirm I am attending F8?

You can receive a visa letter by email by sending a request to registration@f8.com. Please include “VISA LETTER” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name, country of citizenship, country of residence and dates of travel to the US. Visit the Getting Here page for more info.

Can I book a hotel?

The F8 partnering hotels are now full. If you have not reserved accommodations for your trip to San Jose, California, we recommend using your preferred travel booking website or calling hotels directly. If you have already made your reservations through registration, visit the Getting Here page for hotel details.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?

Changes or cancellations can be made by logging back into this site and updating your registration or contacting registration@f8.com. Changes made after the original booking are subject to availability. Cancellations, no shows or reductions of stay made after your hotel's cancellation policy cut-off date may be subject to penalties, which will be charged to the credit card on file. Visit the Getting Here page for more info.

What do I need for registration on the day of the conference?

Please bring a government-issued form of photo ID, such as a driver‘s license or passport.

When can I pick up my conference badge?

You can pick up your badge early on Monday, April 30 between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the McEnery Convention Center. Badge pick-up will re-open at 8:00 AM on May 1 and 2. Please allow a little extra time for security bag check upon entering the convention center.

Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID to verify your identity at the event.

Is there assigned seating for the keynotes?

Everyone will have a seat for the keynotes but seating will be pre-assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at badge pick-up so do try to arrive early.

Will meals be provided?

Yes, breakfast and lunch will be provided both days, and we’ll have snacks and beverages available throughout the conference.

What if I have a food allergy/intolerance?

Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. Additionally, please check our menus to identify which items contain common food allergens.

What if I require special accommodations?

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, or other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event, please email registration@f8.com. Information regarding disabilities and special assistance will remain confidential.

Will there be a mother's room?

Yes. The mother's room is located in the Willow Glen III conference room at the San Jose Marriott, adjacent to the convention center. This room is equipped with electrical outlets and Medela Symphony pumps for your convenience. Usage is first come, first serve.

I can no longer attend F8. Will Facebook issue a refund?

We are unable to issue refunds for F8. We appreciate your understanding.

How do I download the F8 App?

You can download the official F8 App from the App Store and Google Play. Use it as your handy guide to all things F8.

How do I chat with the F8 Bot?

The F8 Bot is available on Messenger: https://m.me/f8bot. It can help answer your questions during the conference and will share important announcements.