Next ’23 Event Terms of Service
- Tickets at group, academic and government attendee rates may be available. Please email email@example.com to enquire about availability, pricing and additional registration requirements.
- The following methods of payment will be available: debit card and credit card (Amex, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, and Visa).
- Each individual may only register themselves.
- Tickets are for the three-day conference. Single day tickets may be offered at a later date, subject to availability. Please check the Next ’23 FAQ for more information.
- Tickets must be used by the original registrant and are non-transferable.
- Tickets may not be sold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way, and doing so may result in Google rendering the ticket null and void without any responsibility to Google.
- Ticket purchasers may cancel their tickets and request a refund by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org through July 25, 2023. Any request to cancel made after that date will not be honored with a refund, but the purchaser’s registration profile can be deleted at the registrant’s request.
- After July 25, 2023 all ticket sales are final. There will be no refunds or exchanges regardless of weather conditions, session availability, or any other circumstance.
- Payments for registration tickets are powered by Stripe. Stripe’s policies can be found here.
- Hotel reservations are managed through Passkey. Passkey terms of service can be found here. Hotel reservation modifications and cancellations can be made directly through Passkey until August 7 or by contacting our registration support team at email@example.com. Beginning August 8, 2023, all changes should be directed to your hotel. Changes and cancellations to your booking should be made at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.
General Registration Terms
- All information entered into the registration form must be correct and accurate to the best of your knowledge. All information must be entered in English. Some of the information entered (such as name, company, and the photo you upload), will be displayed on your attendee badge.
- Once registered, you will not be able to change the name on your registration profile. Please make sure to register using the name that matches the government-issued photo ID you will be presenting when you check in to the conference.
- You agree to be solely responsible for your own safety, belongings, and well-being while participating in Next ’23, including off-site events. Google LLC and its affiliates won't be liable for your participation in Next ’23, or for injury or damage of any kind resulting from or related to your participation in Next ’23.
- No solicitation or selling of items or services is allowed at Next ’23 unless specifically authorized by Google in advance. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from the conference and will not be eligible for a refund.
- If you were referred to register for Next ’23 by a Google Cloud Partner or Next ’23 Sponsor, your registration status and information may be shared with the Google Cloud Partner or Sponsor who referred you.
- Attendees can request the deletion of their registration profile from Google’s event database after the event ends by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At check-in, we will check your photo ID prior to distributing your Next ’23 badge. We will accept driver’s licenses, passports, and other forms of government-issued identification. Students who registered for the academic ticket will need to present a valid student ID. If you do not have proper identification, you won’t be able to receive your badge and will not be admitted into the conference.
- If you purchase an academic Ticket, you will need to show a valid Student ID (or equivalent academic documentation) in addition to your government-issued ID at check-in.
Your Attendee Badge
- Attendee badges may contain QR Code, NFC, BLE, or other RFID technologies to help us serve attendees, facilitate the event and determine participation in various sessions and activities.
- By swiping your badge at showcases, sponsor booths or sessions, your contact information may be shared with the company presenting that showcase, booth or session for marketing. By swiping your badge at these stations, you consent to sharing your information with them.
- As a sponsoring company, if more than 5 people from your company attend Next ’23, your company may be eligible to receive a report with an overview of its participation in Next ’23, for instance, the most-attended sessions or topics of interest. Anonymous badge scan data would be a component of this report. By registering for Next ’23, you consent to the use of your badge scan information for this purpose.
- General attendance at Next ’23 is for people 18 and older. Those younger than 18 may be eligible to attend, but their attendance would require a signed permission slip, valid student ID (if applicable), and may have additional requirements. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
- Attendees are not permitted to bring guests to Next ’23 or to any pre- or post-Next ’23 events occurring at the Moscone Center or offsite. If you have others traveling with you, they will need to register in order to attend or participate in any of Next ’23.
- If you are a government employee or official, please complete the government-related attendee section of the registration form. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attendance at Next ’23 is not allowed by the following:
- residents of embargoed countries,
- individuals ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or
- individuals otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.
- Attendees will receive an attendee badge and may be offered additional gifts. By registering and accepting any discounts, gifts, or items of value related to Next ’23, you acknowledge that you are doing so in compliance with applicable laws and your organization’s code of conduct.
- If you aren’t sure whether the professional guidelines for your school, university, organization, or agency would allow you to accept these items, please check with your local ethics officer in advance. The food and gifts available at Next ’23 are optional, so it may be possible to attend the event even if you cannot accept any giveaways.
Event Photography & Marketing Release
- You’re welcome to take personal photos of your Next ’23 experience to share with your friends, colleagues or on social media. However, if by taking photos or video you’re negatively impacting the experience of other attendees, you may be asked to stop or leave. Excessive photography/video, including unauthorized event broadcasts and press/media coverage, is prohibited and is grounds for your removal from the event. If you’d like to request approved media access please contact email@example.com
- Google will be documenting Next ’23. Photographs, audio and/or video recorded by Google, or others on behalf of Google, at Next ’23 may include your image or likeness. By registering to attend Next ’23, you agree that Google may use such recorded content for any purpose without compensation to you.
- All registered attendees agree to allow Google and those working on its behalf to facilitate Next ’23 to contact them regarding their registration and attendance, and to provide information about the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow Google to communicate with you via email and phone with information regarding the event.
- Q&A sessions will occur at Next ’23. By registering for this event, you acknowledge that any questions you submit to the Q&A platform will be moderated by Google, and may be edited or removed at Google’s sole discretion. Google reserves its right to prohibit inappropriate, profane, hateful or harassing content of any kind during its Q&A sessions.
Google is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected categories. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Google takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately. For more information, go to Google's Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy.
All participants of Google events must abide by the following policy:
- Be excellent to each other.
Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.
- Speak up if you see or hear something.
Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.
- Practice saying “Yes and” to each other.
It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.
- We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
- Deliberate intimidation
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Offensive verbal language
- Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
- Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual or physical attention
In relation to, but not limited to:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Body size
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy that is brought to our attention and respond appropriately. We empower and encourage you to report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next ’23 staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discomfort or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
This policy extends to all Next ’23-related talks, forums, workshops, hands-on labs, social media, parties, hallway conversations, attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, event staff, etc. You catch our drift. Google reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, any Google hosted event (including future Google events) at any time in its sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event.