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What is Data + AI Summit?

This year, Data + AI Summit will be both in-person and online, bringing together the open source community to explore all things data, analytics and AI — and how these are unified on the lakehouse.

Join in-person in San Francisco to experience two keynotes, 200+ sessions, meetups, industry forums, an expo hall with over 100 sponsors, add-ons like hands-on training and certifications, and fun events like the Welcome Reception and Summit party. Learn more by exploring the Session Catalog or the Why Attend pages.

Can’t make it to the in-person event? Join thousands of attendees online to view the two keynotes, 10 livestreamed breakout sessions and live interviews with Databricks executives and industry experts for the virtual event.

When and where will the Data + AI Summit take place?

Data + AI Summit will take place in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center, South during June 26–29. A few select Summit events will take place at the Intercontinental, San Francisco – a short walk from Moscone Center. Learn more about the in-person event and register now.

How much does the in-person Data + AI Summit cost to attend? Are there any group or special discounts?

A full conference pass costs $1,795. Group discounts are available for purchases of 4 or more and a special discount for GOV/EDU/NFP. Visit the pricing page for details.

When and where will the free virtual event take place?

The free Virtual Data + AI Summit will be held June 28–29 on https://www.databricks.com/dataaisummit/. Learn more about the free virtual event and register now

Will sessions be recorded and available after the event?

Majority of the 200 breakout sessions delivered at the in-person event in San Francisco will be recorded and available on-demand on https://www.databricks.com/dataaisummit/. On-demand sessions can be accessed by registering for either the in-person and virtual events. These sessions will be available within a week of the live event.

What topics and technologies will be covered and who are the speakers at the Data + AI Summit?

With more than 250 sessions, Data + AI Summit has something for everyone. Choose from technical deep dives, lightning talks, industry forums, and more. Speakers include top experts, researchers and open source contributors from Databricks and across the data and AI community. Learn more by exploring the Session Catalog, Speaker and  Why Attend pages.

Can I pre-register or reserve a seat for sessions?

There is no reserved seating or pre-registration for sessions. The most popular sessions will be repeated. Attendees can also plan ahead by viewing the session scheduler (available at the end of May) and creating their own custom agenda.

What training course add-ons are available?

Build and expand skills with pre-conference training. More than 15 instructor-led, hands-on training courses are available to be added on to your full conference pass. The trainings are either full or half-day, include both lecture, hands-on exercises and live Q&A and are available for all levels. See the full training schedule here.

Training add-ons are available for a fee. View prices here. Sign up for training during your Summit registration or if you have already registered but didn’t add training, you can edit your registration details to add it at any time via the registration portal.

Can I attend a training without attending the Summit?

No. To sign up for trainings, you must select your desired course during registration or if you are already registered, you can add it any time via the registration portal.

How do I qualify for a group rate for training?

Group rates are offered to groups of four or more attendees registering for training together. Contact [email protected] to receive a group rate discount code.

Will certification exams be available?

Yes, we are offering the opportunity for in-person attendees to leverage complimentary Databricks certification exams ($200 USD value). The exams are 90-120 minutes long. The following Databricks certification exams qualify:

  • Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark™ 3.0 – Python
  • Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark™ 3.0 – Scala
  • Databricks Certified Data Analyst Associate  
  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Professional
  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Associate
  • Databricks Certified Hadoop Migration Architect
  • Databricks Certified Machine Learning Associate
  • Databricks Certified Machine Learning Professional

How do I make a change to my registration?

If you need to update your registration, please send an email to the registration help desk.

What is the cancellation policy?

Substitution requests can be processed in person onsite or via written request, please contact the Help Center. If requested in writing, please provide the names and emails of both the original and substitute registrants with both parties copied in the email. All requests for substitutions must be received no later than 5:00 PM (PDT) on June 23, 2023. Onsite substitutions will incur a US $50 processing fee.

The Databricks Registration Team must receive all cancellation requests in writing; please contact the Help Center by June 21, 2023.

We will issue a full refund, minus a 10% fee, for written cancellation requests received on or before March 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT. Cancellation requests received between March 28, 2023 and May 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT, will be issued a 50% refund, minus a 10% cancellation fee. No refunds will be offered for paid items after May 26, 2023.

Refunds will be processed 5 to 7 business days after the cancellation request has been processed and confirmed to the method of payment on the attendee record. If you have not received a refund by July 1, 2023, please contact the Help Center.

Can someone attend in my place?

Yes, if you are unable to attend please send an email to the registration help desk to initiate the substitution.

Are there hotel blocks available?

Yes, Databricks has reserved hotel blocks for Data + AI Summit. During your registration process, you will have the opportunity to book your room. Inventory is limited, available on a first-come, first-booked basis, and our discounted rates are only available until June 1 so book now in the attendee portal.

Reserved hotel blocks are available at The Canopy, Hyatt Regency Soma, Intercontinental, Marriott Union Square, Parc 55, The Clancy, The W and Westin St Francis.

What prices are secured for attendees looking to book a hotel?


Hotel Group Rate
W Hotel $349
Parc 55 $309
The Clancy $339
JW Marriott $329
Marriott Union Square $309
St Regis $565
Hyatt Downtown SOMA $329
Intercontinental $365
Westin St Francis $359
Hilton San Francisco $309


How do I make changes to an existing hotel reservation?

Attendees may access their existing reservation to make changes via their confirmation email. Please click on the registration link within the email and make desired edits. Please remember to submit your changes.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?

The cancellation policy varies from property to property; typically 24 or 72 hours. Each cancellation policy is published within the housing portion of the registration. After the cancellation deadline has passed, attendees will be charged for the cost of one room night should they cancel or postpone their arrival date.

If I cancel my Summit registration, can I transfer my hotel reservation to another attendee?

No. Credit card data may not transfer from one attendee to another, which makes transferring hotel confirmations from one to another not feasible.

Can I book multiple rooms on my registration for myself and a colleague?

Attendees may book only one hotel reservation under their registration.

What if I don’t check in on my scheduled arrival date?

Guests who do not arrive on their confirmed check-in date will be charged a no-show fee by the hotel property, equal to one night's rate.

Do I need a credit card to reserve a room?

Yes. All attendees must provide a credit card in order to secure a guest room.

Can I contact the hotel directly to make a hotel reservation and receive the discounted Summit rate?

The group rate is available through group registration only.

Can I contact the hotel directly to change my existing reservation?

Please make edits to your reservation directly in the registration so that when the hotel pulls your reservation information, they capture all changes you require.

Only after the hotel cut-off date (June 1 or June 9, depending on the property you secure) can you contact the hotel directly for changes. 

When will I receive my hotel confirmation?

Hotel confirmations will be shared on June 16.

I want to arrive earlier/stay later than the system is showing as available. How can I adjust my reservation?

Guest room inventory within the registration platform is based on first come/first serve. You are welcome to secure your extension directly with the hotel (at rack rate) and then ask the hotel to “link” your two reservations. 

You may also secure your own reservation, including your early/late stay dates, at a property outside what is offered on the group registration. 

What are the health protocols in place for the Data + AI Summit?

The health of our attendees is very important to us. As of now, we are not requiring vaccinations or masks. We acknowledge this is an ever-changing landscape and we are deeply committed to staying abreast of updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal, state, and local governments. Databricks reserves the right to adjust these protocols if guidance changes.

What are the safety and security protocols in place for the Data + AI Summit?

Your safety at the event is our top priority. You will likely see a strong security presence, and there will also be many people working behind the scenes to help keep you safe. We’re prepared to respond to incidents in partnership with local, state, and federal authorities.

Everyone will be required to show an ID when checking in at registration and will be required to wear their badge for all Data + AI Summit official events. We’ll have metal detectors at the entrances to Moscone South. All bags will be subject to search upon entering any conference site.

Are there any items I can’t bring to the event?

Prohibited items within the event space and after hours event space include, but are not limited to:

  • Weapons, firearms, or knives (regardless of size) or items that can be mistaken as a weapon.
  • Pets or other animals, except approved service animals. Service animals should remain on a leash or in a harness and under the control of the owner at all times.
  • Personal mobility devices (with or without a motor) unless for ADA use. This includes but is not limited to: skateboards, hoverboards, bicycles, scooters, uniwheels, and all similar products.
  • No smoking (including e-cigarettes) is allowed within the facility.
  • Poles and sticks; selfie sticks.
  • Laser lights, laser pointers.
  • Mace/pepper spray, tasers, stun guns, or similar devices.
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects: razor blades, scissors, knitting needles, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Whistles, noisemakers, and/or sound/voice enhancement devices, such as bullhorns.
  • Banners, signs, or placards unless authorized by production or security management.
  • Flashlights, unless authorized by production or security management.
  • Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth signal disruptors.
  • Tripods for cameras (does not apply to media).
  • Inflatable items (e.g., balloons).
  • Drones, unless authorized by production or security management.
  • No outside alcohol.
  • No illegal substances.

Can I participate as a sponsor in the event?

If you are interested in sponsorships or have any sponsorship questions, please contact [email protected].

When and how will I receive more information about how to navigate the in-person event in San Francisco?

We will be launching a mobile app at the beginning of June. The mobile app will include everything needed to navigate the event including information about meals, transportation, map, agenda and more. We will be sending out a series of emails along with the mobile app launch, which will help you make the most of your experience at Summit.

What is the Data + AI code of conduct and event policies?

We are committed to fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We will continue to create an inclusive event where everyone can learn, collaborate, and build community.
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I still have some unanswered questions. Who can I contact?

Send any other questions to the help desk.