The data is in the details

Whether you’re still deciding to attend or excitedly planning for the journey ahead, we want to keep you in the know. Explore the high-level agenda, discover hotel deals and transportation routes, find the lay of the land, and get your party prep on. Watch the know before you go video below to start preparing for your trip.

Agenda overview

Sunday, October 21
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
Monday, October 22
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Training Workshops and Certification Exams
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Networking & Industry Meetups including Newbie Session (repeats)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hackathon presented by Netflix
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Makeover Monday
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception (appetizers & drinks provided) & Data Village Open
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Data Village Open
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Keynote
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Guest Speaker - Talithia Williams
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Hands-on Training Sessions
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Hands-on Training Sessions
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, October 24
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Data Village Open
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tableau Keynote - Devs on Stage
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Breakout Sessions
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Guest Speaker - Shane Snow
10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Hands-on Training Sessions
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
1:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Hands-on Training Sessions
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Iron Viz Championship
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Data Night Out
Thursday, October 25
7:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Data Village Open
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote - Adam Grant
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Guest Speaker - Giorgia Lupi
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Hands-on Training Sessions
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
2:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Fanalytics
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Post-Conference Certification Exams

Venue information

Tableau Conference 2018 takes place in New Orleans, LA October 22-25, 2018. The majority of sessions and conference events will be in the Ernest N Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) and the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center. Bring your walking shoes and wearables to track your steps (to build a viz, of course)—the convention center is one kilometer long and stuffed full of data goodness. View maps below to take a closer look.

MCCNO - Level 1 MCCNO - Level 2 MCCNO - Level 3 Marriott Downtown Convention Center

Housing & Transportation

Stay in the center of it all and take advantage of our event shuttles from most hotels on the route. You may enter or exit the shuttle from any hotel on the route—specific routes listed in the mobile app. Visit the Housing FAQ to learn more.

Data Village

Data Village is the heart of Tableau Conference—a place to make new connections and discover powerful solutions. Most importantly, it’s where the delicious New Orleans inspired meals will be served. Skip the line and pull up a lawn chair or hop on a swing to watch keynotes on the big screen. Explore Tableau through the eyes of our partners and visit sponsor booths. Get your hands on new and futuristic features with Tableau Labs. And strike up a conversation with fellow data people at our Welcome Reception. With hundreds of exhibitors and new data swag available at the Tableau store, you’ll definitely want to make time to explore.

Wednesday, October 24 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Mercedes-Benz Superdome & Champions Square

Data Night Out is our chance to celebrate the bold-thinking brainiac customers who’ve made Tableau what it is today. Who dat(a) walking in the footsteps of a Saint on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome field? YOU. Let the New Orleans culture sweep you off your feet with Cajun spices, Creole flavors, and performances by local musicians, Brassaholics, Big Freedia, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Join us in this iconic venue for delicious eats, refreshing drinks, and activities that celebrate the unique culture of the Big Easy.