Conference Basics

Where and when is Tableau Conference 2019?

Tableau Conference 2019 heads to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on November 12-15, 2019. Veterans Day is Monday November 11th, so Tableau Conference will occur Tuesday, November 12th through Friday, November 15th.

How much does it cost?

Full conference price is $1,895.


  • Training Workshops: $695 (in addition to conference fee).
  • Certification Exams: Per-exam fee (in addition to conference fee).
  • Conference Guest Pass: $300 (Guest Pass provides admission to Welcome Reception and Data Night Out only)

Already registered? Access your registration here to edit or add more items.

What is included in the full conference price?

Conference sessions, keynotes, meetups, Tableau Doctor, and community activities are all included in the conference price (Tuesday, November 12th through Friday, November 15th).

  • Welcome Reception (Tuesday) & Data Night Out customer party (Thursday). Both include food and drinks.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments throughout the duration of the conference (Wednesday, November 13th through Friday, November 15th)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Access to Tableau Doctor
  • Conversation, good times, and supportive Tableau community included for all

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

What are the scheduled events for TC19?

Tableau Conference takes place November 12-15, 2019. Looking to book your travel? We suggest arriving on Monday evening or Tuesday morning to midday. Plan to return home with a full brain on Friday mid to late afternoon. The agenda overview is now available. Also, below is an easy breakdown of daily activities:

  • Tuesday, November 12 - Training workshops for pre-conference attendees (8:30 AM start), registration is open, Hackathon, Data + Women, Braindates, and Tableau Doctor are in full swing. Day one comes to a close with an evening Welcome Reception.
  • Wednesday, November 13 - Morning Tableau opening keynote, breakout sessions, meetups, hands-on trainings, Braindates, Tableau Doctor, and Data Village open.
  • Thursday, November 14 - Morning Tableau Devs on Stage keynote, breakout sessions, hands-on trainings, Braindates, Tableau Doctor, Data Village open, Iron Viz Championship Keynote, and Data Night Out customer party.
  • Friday, November 15 - Final day of content with a guest keynote, breakout sessions, hands-on trainings, and Data Village open.
Will meals be provided?

Yes, we'll feed you! Breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and snacks are provided Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during full conference days. Food and beverages are provided at the Welcome Reception and Data Night Out. Pastries and coffee will be provided on Tuesday for pre-conference Training Workshop attendees only.

Are there any tools to help me convince my boss?

We've got your back. Download the Justification Letter template. 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.

Can I join the event as a sponsor?

Yes! There are a variety of options to sponsor the event tailored to your goals. Download the prospectus for more information.

I can’t attend TC19 in person. Is there a livestream I can watch?
Yes! We would love to have you join us from the comfort of your office or living room November 13 through November 15. We will be broadcasting tons of great conference content: Opening Keynote, Iron Viz, Devs on Stage, plus 11 breakout sessions and, new this year, Tableau Conversations. Head over to our watch page to register and get notified when we go LIVE:
Are there materials available to help me summarize my trip to TC19?
Yes! Download the Trip Report template to summarize your trip to TC19.

Registration & Payments

How do I register for Training Workshops or Certification Exams?

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. Certification Exams will be open for registration in May. If you have questions, please email the conference support team.

I received a promo or group code. How do I apply it to my registration?

Right after logging in with your Tableau ID, you will be taken to the "Do you have a registration code?" page. Select "I have a code" button. Enter your code (include any dashes) and click continue. You will then be prompted to select if you're registering only yourself or for a group of people. Your discounted total will appear on the payment page in the itemized list before you submit your payment. Discount codes must be applied at the time of purchase and cannot be applied retroactively.

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

Sorry, only one code may be used per attendee and discounts cannot be combined. If your discount code offers a deeper discount than the current promotional offer (ex. Early Bird discount), it will offer the less expensive option. Discount codes must be applied at the time of purchase and cannot be applied retroactively.

What methods can I use to pay?

We accept a variety of payment options:

  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express)
  • Purchase order (purchase order due within 5 days of registration, payment due within 30 days of registration). Until payment is made, status will show as "pending."
  • Wire transfer (payment due within 30 days of registration)
How will my credit card payment appear on my statement?

Conference fees for Tableau Conference 2019 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, login to your registration and follow the steps below:

  • Go to the quick links under your "Personal Information"
  • Click "View Payment Documents"
  • From there you can view, download or print the invoice or receipt you need
What is the payment policy?

Tableau accepts all major credit cards at the time of registration. For conference tickets via the offline payment method, a form of payment is due within 48 hours of registration. All purchase orders must list Net 30 payment terms. If your offline payment is past due, Tableau reserves the right to cancel your purchase at any time upon notice to you. Conference tickets must be paid in full by the start of the event.

May I bring a guest?

Absolutely. The more the merrier! You can purchase a Guest Pass during the registration process for $300 that covers admittance to the Welcome Reception (Tuesday, November 12th) and Data Night Out customer party (Thursday, November 14th), 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.

Do you have a Visa request letter I can use?

Yes, we do. You can download it here.

Schedule & Mobile app

How do I log in to build my schedule?
Use the same email and password you created during the registration process, your Tableau ID. Forgot your password? No problem. Reset it here.
Do you have any tips for building my schedule?
We have six! Check out this blog.
What if I have trouble using the mobile app?
For assistance with the mobile app, please contact
How do I reserve a seat for sessions?
Tap the star to the left of the session title to add it to your schedule. Only one session per timeslot is allowed and will be alerted with a pop-up message if a conflict exists. Cancel the existing session in order to book the new session.
What do the statuses mean next to session titles?
This shows the current capacity of each session.
  • Available (green) - Session is available to add to your schedule.
  • On schedule (green) - Successfully added the session to your schedule; seat is reserved until 5 minutes before the start time.
  • Almost full (orange) - Session is available to add to your schedule, but seats are limited.
  • Full (red text) - Session has reached its maximum pre-registration capacity; standby room only.
If I can’t reserve a seat for a session, will there be standby seats available?
A small percentage of session capacity is reserved for standby seating. Also, reserved seats are forfeited 5 minutes before the start of a session, so additional seats could open.
Why are some sessions already on my schedule?
Keynotes, Welcome Reception, and Data Night Out were automatically added to your schedule as these are top priority and will not conflict with any other sessions.
How long is my seat reserved for a session I successfully reserve?
Your seat is reserved until 5 minutes before the session starts. If you’re not seated 5 minutes before, your seat is forfeited.
If I go to a session and it’s not what I thought, can I leave to join a different session?
Yes you can, but this situation is subject to standby. If you leave a session once it has started, your reserved seat is forfeited.
Do Tableau Doctor appointments and Braindates affect session conflicts?
Yes, Tableau Doctor appointments and Braindates are integrated with the TC schedule, so they cannot overlap with sessions added to your schedule.
I don’t see rooms associated to the sessions. When will they be added?
In order to properly build out capacity based on need, we assign session rooms a couple of days before the start of TC. You can expect to see rooms added to sessions on November 10.
Do I need to bring anything for hands-on training sessions?
For most hands-on training (HOT) sessions, a laptop will be provided for you, including the latest version of Tableau, relevant data sources, etc. In order to add additional HOT sessions, a few of them will be bring-your-own-laptop. These session titles will end with “(BYOD Laptop)” to differentiate. Check out the session descriptions for more information.
I’d like to see the schedule data in Tableau for fun. How do I do that?
We love your spirit. Click here to access the web data connector and find tips to get started.
Why do some sessions end at specific times like 11:01 AM?
Because there are so many sessions in a variety of timeslots, some will be back-to-back with no travel time in-between. We created a workaround by adding a minute to the end to avoid overbooking or session conflicts for sessions with end times the same as the following session’s start time.

Housing & Travel

Which airport should I use?

McCarran airport is your best bet for Las Vegas. For more information click here.

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 ECMC478 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. Discounts apply to round trip travel only, not all fares are eligible for a discount.
  • Southwest: Book online at, enter Company ID 99060743 to receive 3%-10% discount off published fares and 25% bonus Rapid Rewards points.
How I get from the airport to the conference?

Ground transportation (taxi or shuttle) is available from McCarran International airport, but not provided by Tableau Conference. Click here for more information from McCarran Airport.

Are there discounted hotel rates available?

Due to the impending dates of the conference we are no longer able to offer discounted room rates at our event hotels. Please visit the MGM Resorts main website for the most up-to-date availability, hotel rates and information.

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 72 hours prior to your arrival date for a full refund.

Can you help me change my reservation?

For the fastest route to reservation changes, please have the original reservation holder click the link found in their confirmation email or contact the hotel reservations department at +1 877-632-9001.

If you're still having issues, the TC19 housing team is here for support.

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

Visit to learn more about the amazing city and local attractions.

What is the weather like in Las Vegas in November?

We've put in requests for great weather, and typically that's what you can expect in November. In the desert, temps are mild during the day and chilly at night. Here are averages from the professionals.

I've been contacted by a housing agency - is this legitimate?

No, it's not. You may be contacted by unauthorized solicitors offering hotel reservations. There is only one, official, exclusive housing block for this event with the link exclusively provided on your event registration page and in your confirmation email. Solicitation of hotel reservations from any company is not approved by Tableau Conference. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates, however, they may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to the TC19 housing team.

Cancellations & Substitutions

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

They are! Conference tickets may be transferred between attendees from the same organization. Contact your salesperson, or the conference support team can assist you directly. Remember to adjust all booked travel arrangements as well.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations made over 90 days from the event will be refunded the paid registration fee minus $100. Cancellations made between 45 days and 90 days from the event will be refunded the paid registration fee minus $500. Cancellations made less than 45 days from the event are not eligible for any refunds.

If the conference is canceled, 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 the conference support team.


How can I apply to be a speaker?

The call for applications closed on May 19, 2019 and we've selected all sessions for 2019.

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

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

Where can I find recorded sessions from last year?

Tableau Conference 2018 keynotes (excluding Adam Grant) and a select list of breakout sessions are available to watch on demand with the full list available within 48 hours of event close on the watch page. Hands-on training sessions and guest keynotes are not recorded, but you can access the materials used in hands-on trainings post-event within each session in the session catalog within the same timeframe.

Does Tableau Conference have a code of conduct?

Yes, we do. You’re invited to come as you are, and engage with data in a way that’s meaningful and applicable to your own personal perspective. We welcome a diverse set of attendees including customers, partners, and Tableau employees and recognize the value of creating a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for all, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. We believe that everyone belongs within our community.

To ensure the safety and respect of all, we expect attendees to follow our Code of Conduct, outlined below. Our terms are non-negotiable, and behavior that breaks from our Code will absolutely not be tolerated.

To read more about our code of conduct visit this page.
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.

What if I still have questions about TC19?

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

What are the rules for the TC19 Survey Sweepstakes?
For the terms and conditions of the Tableau Conference 2019 Survey Sweepstakes, click here.