DockerCon 2017 is a three-day, Docker-­centric conference organized by Docker, Inc that takes place from April 17-20, 2017 in Austin, Texas. DockerCon will build on the success of previous conferences as it grows and reflects Docker’s robust ecosystem and ever growing community. We always strive to preserve the ambiance and simplicity of previous DockerCons, but this edition will be by far the largest container conference taking place in the world.

DockerCon will feature topics and content covering all aspects of Docker and it's ecosystem and will be suitable for Developers, DevOps, Ops, System Administrators and C­-level executives. You will have the opportunity to learn how others are using the Docker platform and containers. We're confident that no matter your level of expertise with Docker or your company size, you'll meet and learn from other attendees who have used Docker to overcome technical roadblocks and challenges.

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What is DockerCon 2017?

DockerCon 2017 is a three day, Docker-centric conference that is organized by Docker, Inc. We will begin Monday afternoon with 3-hour paid workshops followed by the Welcome Reception in the Ecosystem Expo. The conference will take place Tuesday-Thursday. Building on the success of the previous events, DockerCon continues to grow to reflect Docker's thriving ecosystem and container community. While we want to preserve the ambiance and simplicity of previous editions, this conference will be by far the largest DockerCon event to date.

When and where will DockerCon 2017 take place?

DockerCon 2017 will take place April 17-20, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

What is the address of the Austin Convention Center?

500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

What is the recommended conference attire?

Dress as usual. If you don’t have a Docker t-shirt, we’ll make sure you get one!

Will WiFi be available?

Yes! WiFi is available throughout the conference facility for paid attendees.

How can I get the latest news on DockerCon 2017?

You can check out the website, updated regularly with new speakers and conference information. You can also follow @DockerCon on twitter.

Does Docker issue complimentary press/analyst passes for DockerCon?

Qualified press and industry analyst professionals who have reported on and analyzed industry news and dynamics on a regular basis may apply for a complimentary press pass to DockerCon 2017. Passes are limited and will be reserved for those who have demonstrated proof of regular writing, reporting and publishing of relevant industry articles that are not paid for or solicited by an independent vendor. To reserve your badge, please contact us at press@docker.com

What is the hashtag and twitter account for DockerCon 2017?

The official hashtag is #DockerCon and the twitter account is @DockerCon

How can my company sponsor DockerCon 2017?

For information regarding sponsorships, please contact sponsors@docker.com

What is the code of conduct?

Please refer to the Code of Conduct section below. If you have any issues or concerns about the code of conduct for DockerCon 2017, please contact dockercon@docker.com


I need to convince my boss to attend DockerCon. Can you help me?

We sure can! Check out this helpful document put together with all the info you need to convince your boss to send you to DockerCon.

How do I register?

To register for DockerCon 2017, please visit the registration site here.

What are the registration fees for DockerCon 2017?

Early Bird Registration (limited amount of tickets available. Pricing while supplies last): $930.00
Standard Registration: $1,150.00
Monday Workshops: $150.00

Group Discount: 10% off for groups of 6 or more. Please contact dockercon@docker.com to apply this discount.

What is included in my registration?

Your registration fee for a Full Access Conference Badge will include:

  • Welcome Reception
  • General Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Hands On Labs
  • DockerCon 2017 Party
  • Ecosystem Expo
  • Meals as provided by DockerCon
Do I need to wear my badge during the entirety of the conference?

Yes, your badge is required for entry into the conference and party. Please note that you will be asked for valid photo identification (valid driver's license, passport etc.) at the conference registration before you receive your badge.

Where do I pick up my badge?

Please pick up your badge at the DockerCon registration area at the Austin Convention Center. For security purposes, please be ready to show valid identification.

What are the substitution and cancellation policies for DockerCon 2017?

A 100% refund will be given if notice of cancellation is received in writing by the close of business on March 28, 2017. Cancellations received after March 28 but before April 3 will receive a full refund minus a $250 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after April 3, 2017. In the case of cancelling a registration for the purpose of signing up again under a special offer code, a $150 processing fee will be charged to the registration for this change. Send cancellation and registration change notices to: dockercon@docker.com. An employee of the same company may be substituted at no additional fee by EOD March 28, 2017. After March 28th no transfers will be allowed.

Can you help with a visa invitation letter?

In order to request a visa letter from the DockerCon team, please send an email to dockercon@docker.com and provide the following information:

Full name on passport
Date of birth
Place of birth
Passport Number
Place of issue
Date of issue
Date of expiration
Are you a Government Official [Yes, No]

Visa invitation letters will be submitted for approval for those attendees that have requested a visa invite letter and have completed registration for a full conference pass including payment. We can only issue visa letters for fully paid attendees and you will need to allow 2-3 weeks’ time for your embassy to process your request. Visa letter request will not be accepted after April 1, 2017.


How do I book a hotel room for DockerCon 2017?

Docker has contracted discounted rates for hotels within easy walking distance of the Austin Convention Center. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and must be secured by April 6, 2017. Get the special rate here.




We are dedicated to providing a harassment- free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. We ask you to be considerate of others and behave professionally and respectfully to all other participants. This code and related procedures also apply to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities, in all community venues- online and in-person- as well as in all one-on-one communications, and anywhere such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members. Exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, staff and all other attendees at events organized by Docker, Inc (DockerCon, meetups, user groups) or held at Docker, Inc facilities are subject to these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct.

Diversity and inclusion make the Docker community strong. We encourage participation from the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible and want to be very clear about where we stand.

Our goal is to maintain a safe, helpful and friendly Docker community for everyone, regardless of experience, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or other protected categories under applicable law.

Expected behavior
  • Be professional.
  • Be responsible.
  • Be welcoming.
  • Be kind.
  • Be respectful of other viewpoints and ideas.
  • Be supportive and look out for each other.
Unacceptable Behavior

Harassment may include but not limited to the following:

  • Offensive, inappropriate, or unwanted comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or age, or other protected categories under applicable law.
  • Visual harassment eg. sexual imagery or use of sexual language at Docker community events
  • Disrespect towards differences of opinion
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
  • Intimidation or bullying (online or in-person)
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
Reporting and Enforcement
  • If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations of this Code of Conduct, please contact us by submitting an incident report, or email dockercon@docker.com
  • If necessary, conference staff are empowered to take appropriate actions that may include, but are not limited to, warnings, expulsion from the conference without refund, and referrals to venue security or local law enforcement.

Portions derived from the Slack Developer Community Code of Conduct, The Ada Initiative, geekfeminism.org and Drupal Events Code of Conduct

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