We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to SeleniumConf Chicago 2018. If you’ve been to any of our conferences before, you'll know that you can expect brilliant content and a friendly atmosphere.

We've gathered frequently asked questions to help everyone get the most out of their conference experience. If there's anything missing, please let us know.

Thanks to our sponsors

Our sponsors help make the conference possible - pay them a visit in our sponsor hall to find out what they’re up to. There are lots of awesome products to see, some of our sponsors also have SWAG and competitions for you to enter.


Do you have a code of conduct?

Absolutely, we take our Code of Conduct very seriously. You can read in full here. In short: all conference participants are expected to be respectful towards other attendees, speakers, organisers and staff, in person and online. If you feel uncomfortable with the behaviour of anyone at the conference, please let someone in a staff t-shirt know. We will take your concerns seriously and take appropriate action. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if they act against the spirit of this code. If you don't feel comfortable raising concerns in-person, you can contact email or call/text Jo Lankester (Managing Director): [email protected] or (415) 420 5431.

Where is the conference?

The conference takes place at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North. For help getting there, check out our location page or the venue's website. If you're in Chicago just for the conference, take a look at the Visit Chicago website for things to do.

What time should I arrive?

Registration will open at 8.00am on both days of the conference. Tea, coffee, and pastries will be available in the morning before the first session.

What happens if I’m running late?

Don't worry if you are running late. Our staff will stay at the registration desk for most of the morning. We’ll let you slip into the auditorium quietly once we've given you your name badge.

Will food be provided?

Yes! A hot lunch is provided, plus tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Will you cater for my special dietary requirements?

Yes! There will be a vegetarian option available during lunch. If you have other requirements (e.g. allergies) and you didn't let us know when you registered for your ticket, please email [email protected]. During the conference, if you have requested a special meal other than vegetarian, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes! The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and we’ll be providing real-time audio captioning for all talks. Please do let us know about any access requirements that you have, if you haven’t already, by emailing [email protected]. It’s no trouble at all – we just need some advance notice to make sure you’re catered for.

Do I need to bring anything?

You won’t need to bring anything to get your badge on the day. Just give your name to our lovely registration staff and they’ll provide you with your conference pass.

Does the conference venue have wifi?

Absolutely, you can find details on your badge.

Are you recording the conference?

Yes! We’re recording all the talks and we’ll send you the links to the videos a couple of weeks after the conference, once they’ve been edited. We’ll also gather slides and add links to them on the talks page. Our photographer will be capturing moments throughout the conference. We’ll put these photos on Flickr and send you the link! If you don't want to be included in published photographs, please pick up a yellow lanyard at registration.

What time does everything finish?

The conference is due to finish at 5:40pm on Day 1 followed by a drinks reception until around 7:00pm. The conference will finish around 5:10pm on Day 2. Check out the schedule for up-to-date timings.

Can I attend a workshop?

We're running five sold out workshops on 17 October: Selenium Grid - Marcus Merrell, Diego Molina and Manoj Kumar, Diving into Selenium - Andrew Krug, Fix a Bug, Become a Committer - Simon Stewart, Advanced Appium - Srinivasan Sekar and Sai Krishna and The Psychology of Wonder Woman - Dr Patty Evans: Five Important Lessons on Leadership from an Amazon Warrior. Check out the workshops page to find out more.

Who organises the conference?

The conference is organised by White October Events. We also organise AngularConnect, The Lead Developer Austin, New York and London.

Visit whiteoctoberevents.co.uk to see all our upcoming events.

Are there any extra sessions?

We're planning some exciting extra sessions to help you get the most out of your conference experience. More details coming soon.

Is there a drinks reception?

Yes! Stick around after the conference on Day 1 to chat with your fellow delegates, our speakers and sponsors. Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) will be provided. The reception will finish around 7 pm. Our premier sponsor Sauce Labs will be hosting an after party at Hi-Point from 7 pm until 9 pm. Join them for bar bites and nibbles, all conference attendees welcome!

Are you on Twitter?

Of course! Mention @seleniumconf or use hashtag #SeConfChicago to share your thoughts or ask us questions during the conference.

What is the barcode on my badge?

At the conference, you'll notice there’s a barcode on your delegate badge. Our sponsors may request your permission to scan your badge so they can get in touch with you after the conference to discuss their products and services. If you agree, the sponsor will receive the following information (if provided when registering your conference ticket): your name, email address, Twitter username, job role, company, company sector, and company size. By allowing our sponsor to scan your badge, you are giving them permission to request this information from us. Please note, we will not give your details to a sponsor unless you approve the request. You are able to unsubscribe from any communications you receive.

Sponsor SeleniumConf

We love working with our sponsors to come up with fun and creative ways to showcase your brand, meet your objectives and budgets, and add value for our attendees.

Please get in touch to request a sponsor pack.

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