Frequently asked questions

Who should attend F8?

F8 is for all developers and businesses that want to learn more about the Facebook family of apps and services.

Why should I attend F8?

Experience new products and possibilities

F8 is where we unveil many new products for the developer community. We also have over 50 sessions and interactive experiences where people can learn about our latest products and how to integrate and get value from our platform at different stages of their business. This is also the opportunity to hear directly from Mark and Facebook’s leadership on our vision for Facebook, the developer community and beyond.

Face time with our engineers and tech leaders

Attendees can check out our “Developer Garage” where they can meet 1:1 with Facebook engineers and experience our products in person as well as get answers to specific Facebook integrations. Expect tech leaders to 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 opportunity for the developer community to come together every year to learn from and engage with each other and Facebook. We end the first day with a a big party where people can wind down, socialize, and have fun before we kickoff the next day with a keynote and more sessions.

When and where will the F8 conference be held?

F8 2017 is a 2-day event held on April 18 and 19 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. You can always go to the F8 website for the latest information on the schedule and how to get here.

What if I can‘t attend F8 in person?

Join us for the F8 online experience. We’ll stream the keynotes both days and have all sessions available in video on demand. Sign up now to stay updated.

I’m a member of the press. How can I find more information?

If you‘re a reporter or analyst who writes about topics related to the content that will be covered at F8, please contact the F8 press team for more information:

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 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.

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

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

When will registration open?

Space is limited, so please apply to attend here.

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

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

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

You should have received an email copy of your receipt and your registration. The easiest method would be to print a copy of the email you need for your records. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please email us at

When can I pick up my conference badge?

Badges will be available for pickup at the McEnery Convention Center from 8am to 5pm on April 18 and 19.

Please remember you will need a government-issued photo ID to verify your identity at the event.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate ticket transfers.

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

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

What is the price for a ticket?

The nonrefundable cost of admission is $595.