Conference Lowdown

Where will Tableau Conference 2017 be held?

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is the hub of Tableau Conference 2017.

How much does it cost?

  • Full conference price: $1,595

Government, Education, or Non-profit Tableau customer? You receive $600 off your registration using a code provided by your sales representative (must have valid .gov, .edu, or .org email address to qualify).


  • Conference Guest Pass: $250
  • Guest Pass provides admission to Welcome Reception and Data Night Out only.

Why should I attend?

Tableau Conference 2017 is the only place you can meet thousands of passionate, like-minded Tableau users, experts, and employees from all over the world. You’ll have unparalleled opportunities to learn, network, and get inspired – plus the fun of celebrating a shared love of data-driven insights. This isn’t just another boring business conference. Attendees regularly report that it’s one of the most enjoyable, rewarding professional experiences they’ve ever experienced. You’ll get inspiration, ideas, and skills to last all year.

What are the scheduled events for TC17?

The agenda overview gives the full schedule overview of TC17. View options for networking and building connections with new and old data friends. The full schedule is now available complete with keynotes, Hands-On Training and breakout sessions, meetups, parties, and more.

What should I wear?

Casual attire is appropriate for the week (what better place to wear your favorite Tableau t-shirt?) Remember to bring comfortable shoes and a sweater or sweatshirt in case of cool weather and air-conditioned rooms.

Is there a conference app available?

The Tableau Conference mobile app is now available in iOS and Android versions. Utilize the mobile app to register for sessions, review maps, refer to important event information, and more. For questions and to watch our tutorial visit our mobile app FAQ.

I'm coming to TC17, how do I check-in and get my badge onsite?

We can't wait to meet you! Make your first stop to the registration desk upon arrival to pick up your badge in South Convention Center, Level 1, Bayside Foyer. A valid badge must be displayed during all hours of the conference and any related events, including parties.

Sunday, October 8 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, October 9 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 10 | 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday, October 11 | 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, October 12 | 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM

I'm registered for TC17, how do I pre-register for Hands-On Training?

Pre-registration for Hands-On Training is now available. Register through the mobile app or web version of the app to reserve your seat in Hands-On training by tapping the star on the left.

Can I download the schedule to create my own dashboards?

Absolutely! Download the CSV or connect to the web data connector to create your own schedule and TC dashboards.

Will TC17 sessions be live streamed and/or recorded?

Yes! Tableau Conference Live is back and free for all. Content will be available on demand 48 hours post-event and will remain available through summer of 2018.

Live Streamed:

  • Tableau Keynotes (Vision, Devs on Stage, and Iron Viz)
  • 11 of the most popular breakout sessions

Available on demand post-event:

  • Tableau Keynotes (Vision, Devs on Stage, and Iron Viz)
  • 200+ unique breakout sessions and accompanying content
  • Hands-on training sessions materials including presentation decks, Tableau workbooks, and more

Please note: If you're a Tableau Conference 2017 attendee you will automatically be registered for this service and will login using your registration email address.

Will meals be provided?

Yes, breakfast and lunch are provided Tuesday through Thursday at Hot Bars and Dashboard Delis located throughout Data Village for Tableau Conference attendees. Regardless of your food preference, there are plenty of options for all needs.

Monday, October 9
South - Level 2 - Shoreline Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Breakfast for Training and Certification attendees only*
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lunch for Training and Certification attendees only*

*Must have valid Training and Certification information printed on badge to access breakfast and lunch on Monday.

Tuesday, October 10
South - Level 1 - Bayside B & C (Data Village)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Breakfast
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Lunch

Wednesday, October 11
South - Level 1 - Bayside B & C (Data Village)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Breakfast
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Lunch

Thursday, October 12
South - Level 1 - Bayside B & C (Data Village)
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Breakfast
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Lunch

Special Meal Pick-up Location
South - Level 1 - Bayside B & C (Near back of Data Village, past Community)
Special meals have been pre-arranged with attendees with allergy or special dietary needs.

Will the event be filmed and photographed?

Yes. By entering and being at this event, you consent to be filmed and photographed. From time to time, Tableau uses recorded video and photographs of conference events and attendees in its promotional materials. Unless permission to record and use such images is revoked in writing to Tableau, by virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of your likeness in such materials. All videography and photography will be done in reliance on the consent you give by entering the event.

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, many! Learn more at the Expo Hall information page.

I purchased a Training Workshop on Monday. What do I need to know?

Training workshops are located in the North and South Convention Center of Mandalay Bay. Your training workshop will be printed on the back of your badge at registration and you can find the location details in the conference app. Training workshop doors open at 8:00 AM and instruction will start at 8:30 AM. Seating is not assigned, so arrive early to get your choice.

We'll provide the computer, mouse, and training manual. If you're a note taker, bring a pen and paper. Other than that, you just need to show up, ready to learn.

Breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided. Be sure to grab breakfast before heading into your workshop. Breakfast starts at 7:00 AM in South - Level 2 - Shoreline Exhibit Hall only for attendees in training.

Straight from our instructors, here are a few tips to ensure you're prepped for a day of learning:

  • Sleep well the night before
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Arrive on time
  • Wear comfortable clothing including light layers since room temperatures can vary throughout the conference

I'm attending TC17, what are my options for viewing Keynotes?

We don't want to brag—but our content-rich Keynotes are what set Tableau Conference apart from the pack. To best suit the learning styles of our 15,000+ attendees, we’ve set up a variety of viewing options with your inklings in mind:

Events Center
Ideal for all adrenaline junkies. Snag a seat among thousands, and tap into some front-and-center excitement. Just think: arena-style seating, multiple big screens—the only thing we’re missing is a fog machine. Doors open to the Events Center an hour before the keynote begins promptly at the scheduled start time. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Data Village (South - L1 - Bayside B & C) 
Crave more personal space or the ability to multi-task during a presentation? Kick back and relax in our keynote overflow areas. With clear views in all angles, this is an ideal space to view the keynotes if you don't make it into the Events Center.

South - L2 - Oceanside A
Learn best in a more intimate, theater-style atmosphere? Head upstairs for an experience similar to a night at the movies.

Tableau Conference Live - 
Prefer to watch in your room or can't make it this year? Tableau Keynotes (Vision, Devs on Stage, and Iron Viz) will be live-streamed and available to watch 48 hours after the event. Non-Tableau Keynotes will not be live-streamed or recorded.

Registration & Payment

What is the cost to attend?

Registration Type Price

TC17 Full Conference Registration


TC17 Classroom Training

$600 (in addition to conference fee)

TC17 Certification Exams

Per-exam fee (in addition to conference fee)

TC17 Guest Pass
(Valid for Welcome Reception and Data Night Out only.)


What is included in the full event price?

  • Conference sessions, keynotes, and meetups (Monday, October 9–Thursday, October 12)
  • Welcome Reception & Data Night Out (includes food and drinks)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments throughout the duration of the conference (Tuesday, October 10–Thursday, October 12)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Access to Tableau Doctor

Please note: Training and certification fees are not included in your conference registration fee.

How do I register for Training Workshops?

Add a Training Workshop via the registration portal here. If you've already registered you may sign in, add your desired Training Workshop, and pay via credit card. If you have questions please email the Tableau Conference Operations team.

I received a discount code. How do I apply it to my registration?

On the Promo page of the registration process, enter your code into the “Promo Code” field and click the Continue button. Your discounted total will appear on the Review page before you submit your payment.

Can I use more than one promotional code (if applicable)?

Sorry, only one code may be used per attendee.

Are there scholarships available?

Not at this time. However, government, nonprofit, and education customers get a $500 discount off the full conference price using the following codes (which do not expire):

  • Government: GOVVEGASTC17
  • Nonprofit: NFPVEGASTC17
  • Education: EDUVEGASTC17

What methods can I use to pay?

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover)
  • Purchase Order (not accepted online, please contact your salesperson)
  • Wire Transfer (not accepted online, please contact your salesperson)

How will my credit card payment appear on my statement?

Conference fees for Tableau Conference 2017 will show up on your credit card statement as TABLEAU SOFTWARE INC.

How do I request a copy of my receipt?

For an additional copy of your receipt, simply email the Tableau Conference Operations team with your request.

What is the payment policy?

Tableau accepts all major credit cards at time of registration. For all tickets purchased via purchase orders and wire transfers, payment is due thirty (30) days from the date of registration. All purchase orders are due within forty-eight (48) hours of registration. If your payment is past due, Tableau reserves the right to cancel your purchase at any time upon notice to you. All payment for conference tickets must be received by the start date of the event.

Can you help me convince my boss to pay for me to go to Tableau Conference?

Yes, use the Justification Letter. It has all the information you need to demonstrate the value of the conference. You can use it as-is or customize it for your needs.

Are attendee substitutions allowed? If so, how do I do this?

Conference tickets may be transferred between attendees from the same organization. Contact your salesperson or the Tableau Conference Operations team who can assist in transferring tickets.

Do you have a Visa Request Letter I can use?

Yes we do. Download the Visa Request Letter here.

May I bring a guest?

Absolutely – the more the merrier! You can purchase a Guest Pass during the registration process for $250 that covers admittance to the Welcome Reception (Monday, October 9) and Data Night Out appreciation party (Wednesday, October 11), which both include food and beverages. Please note: a Guest Pass is only valid for access to parties. It is not valid for admittance to any other conference-related activities.


Are there TC17 hotels available to book?

At this time the hotel booking portal is now closed for new reservations and modifications. Due to the proximity of the event dates, please contact your hotel directly regarding availability.

Excalibur - 800-933-7733
Four Seasons - 877-632-5000
Luxor - 800-926-4737
Mandalay Bay & Delano - 877-632-9001
MGM Grand - 800-929-1111
MGM Signature - 877-727-0007
Monte Carlo - 800-311-8999
New York New York - 866-815-4365

Is there a deposit required to hold my hotel room?

You’ll need to provide a deposit for the first night’s room and tax. This will be charged to your card immediately. If plans change, you can cancel up to 48 hours prior to your arrival date for a full refund. If the hotel is unable to take the first night's room and tax deposit a courtesy email will be sent. You will then have 24 hours to submit a new, valid form of payment to avoid cancellation of your reservation.

Will I receive a hotel confirmation number after booking my hotel?

You will receive a hotel confirmation email within one (1) business day of completing your hotel reservation.

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

If you don’t check in on your scheduled arrival date the hotel will cancel your entire reservation. Reinstating a No-Show reservation will be subject to hotel availability and not guaranteed. Additionally, there will be a penalty charge of one (1) night’s room rate plus applicable tax, regardless of whether or not the reservation has been reinstated.

Can I pay the hotel with a different credit card than the one I provided when I reserved the room?

For security purposes, the card used for hotel payment must be presented at hotel check-in, and must match the name on the reservation and guest's photo ID. You may present a different credit card at check in for hotel payment. If a third party is paying for your reservation, a credit card authorization form will be required, and can be faxed directly to the hotel. Please contact your hotel directly to request a credit card authorization form.

Can you help me book or change my reservation?

Yes, the TC17 housing team is here to help and provide all the support you need.

How do I add or modify my hotel reservation for the upcoming Tableau Conference in Austin?

To add a hotel room request:

  • Click here to access the hotel reservation website
  • Click Make a Reservation
  • After completing the Make a Reservation process you will immediately receive a hotel confirmation email with your acknowledgement/hotel confirmation #

To MODIFY or CANCEL a hotel room request (includes modifying check-in or check-out dates):

  • Click here to access the hotel reservation website
    • Click Manage Existing Reservation, enter your acknowledgement/hotel confirmation # and last name, and click Show Reservation
    • Click the Modify button next to Personal Information to update the new attendee's reservation details & email address
    • Click the Modify button next to Payment Information to update the credit card on file to the new attendee's credit card information. Otherwise, the original credit card information will remain on file, and be charged in case of late cancellation or no-show
    • Click the Save & Confirm button at the bottom of the page to confirm the changes

Can I make a hotel reservation through TC17 Registration for housing without a credit card to guarantee my reservation?

No. A credit card is required to guarantee your room reservation.

Can I contact the hotel directly to make a hotel reservation at the TC17 discounted rate or to change my existing reservation?

Yes, make sure to mention the name of the conference or provide the block code, TAB1015A, attendees can book a new reservation or manage/cancel an existing reservations

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

The hotel reservation website will show available rooms and rates at the secured discounted rate(s), as well as rooms and rates available before and after the discounted room block at rates set by the each individual hotel. If you would like to book additional nights with the hotel that fall outside the discounted room block window, you will be able to do so during the hotel reservation process. Please note these rates will not be the conference secured rate.

Can someone reserve a room by sending in a third-party credit card authorization form?

Yes, reservation specialists can email a Credit Card Authorization Form. The guest will need to fax it back to the fax number on the form. The hotel will email a confirmation that the credit card authorization has been processed or if any issues were encountered. However, the guest is more than welcome to call the hotel directly at (702) 891-7468 to verify if it has been received and processed.

Cancellations & Substitutions

What is the conference cancellation policy?

Cancellations made over 90 days from the event (July 11, 2017) will be refunded the paid registration fee minus $100. Cancellations made between 45 days and 90 days from the event (July 11, 2017 - August 25, 2017) will be refunded the paid registration fee minus $500. Cancellations made 45 days or less from the event are not eligible for any refunds. Read more here.
If the conference is cancelled, Tableau Software will refund the full registration fee within 90 days of cancellation. Tableau Software is not responsible for airfare, hotel, or other costs. Conference cancellation requests should be emailed to theTableau Conference Operations team.

How do I cancel my hotel room?

A deposit of the first night room and tax will be charged to your credit card immediately. Please cancel 48 hours prior to arrival for a full refund of first night room and tax. Reservations canceled within 48 hours of arrival are subject to a penalty of first night room and tax.
You have the option to change your check-out date at the time of check-in or before without being charged an early departure assessment. In the event you decide to check out prior to your confirmed departure (provided at the time of check-in), you will be charged in the amount equal to the applicable rate and taxes you were quoted for the night of departure only.

Can I substitute a colleague if I can no longer attend?

If you are unable to attend the Tableau Conference, you may transfer your registration to another person. Please submit your transfer requests to the Tableau Conference Operations team. If you had a hotel reservation be sure to contact the hotel directly to cancel or transfer the booking.

If I cancel my conference registration, is my Tableau discounted hotel reservation cancelled as well?

No, you must contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.


Where can I find information about Las Vegas and local attractions?

Visit to learn more about the city and local attractions.

What’s the weather like in Las Vegas in October?

Temperatures are typically mild to warm in October. Check out the average temperatures in Las Vegas in October.

Which airports are closest to Las Vegas?

McCarran International Airport services the greater Las Vegas region.

Do any airlines offer discounted fares?

Yes, based on availability and booking class.

  • Alaska: Book online at or contact the Group Desk at 1-800-445-4435, reference Discount Code ECMX737 for 7% off published fares.
  • Delta: Book online at or contact 1-800-328-1111,reference NMQ4S for discounts of 2% - 10% depending on origin and fare.
  • Southwest: Book online using this custom link at to receive 2% - 8% discount off published fares and 25% bonus Rapid Rewards points.
  • United: Book online at or contact 1-800-426-1122, reference Offer Code ZYBN246524 (phone reservations also require Z Code ZYBN and Agreement Code 246524) for discounts of 2% - 10% depending on origin and fare.

How do I get from the airport to the conference?

Ground transportation (taxi or shuttle) is available from McCarran International airport. For more information visit click here.

What are shuttle and transportation options?

Tableau Conference Shuttles

Shuttles are provided to and from the Tableau Conference hotels and the Mandalay Bay Monday through Thursday. Drop-off and pick-up from Mandalay Bay is located outside of the Shark Reef entrance near the convention center.

Monday, October 9 | 6:45 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, October 10 | 6:45 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 11 | 6:45 AM - 6:15 PM (Data Night Out Shuttle 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Thursday, October 12 | 6:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Hotels Serviced & Boarding Locations:

Excalibur | Bus Tour Lobby
Luxor | Bus Tour Lobby (Not serviced for DNO)
Monte Carlo | Main Entrance on Park
MGM Grand Resort & Casino | MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Front Entrance
MGM Signature Towers | MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Front Entrance
New York New York | Main Entrance

Please note: Shuttles are not provided to and from the airport.

Mandalay Bay Monorail

The Mandalay Bay Monorail is a free service operating on an elevated track. It connects the Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur with the following schedule for TC17:

Monday, October 9 | 5:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday, October 10 | 5:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday, October 11 | 5:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Thursday, October 12 | 5:30 AM - 2:30 AM


Who should I contact if I have special dietary needs or allergies?

Submit your dietary needs and/or restrictions during the registration process. If we have any questions or concerns, we will reach out to you directly.

What if I still have questions about TC17?

Contact your salesperson or the Tableau Conference Operations team. We are happy to assist you any way we can.

Will there be a prayer room or mother's room?

Yes, we have personal consideration rooms available in South, Level 3, Palm Foyer. Feel free to stop by to pray, pump, or request additional services need Monday through Thursday. Additional details can be found in the mobile app under Event Info and Personal Considerations.