Frequently Asked Questions

We've gathered frequently asked questions to help everyone get the most out of their conference experience. Did we miss something? Send us an email or DM us on Twitter.

If you have questions specifically related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) please head to our update page here.


Do you have a code of conduct?

Absolutely, we take our Code of Conduct very seriously. You can read in full here. In short: all conference participants are expected to be respectful towards other attendees, speakers, organisers and staff, in person and online. If you feel uncomfortable with the behaviour of anyone at the conference, please let someone in an organiser t-shirt know. We'll take your concerns seriously and take appropriate action.

Where is the conference?

The conference takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. For help getting there, check out our location page or the venue's website. If you're in New York just for the conference, take a look at the Timeout New York city guide for things to do.

What time should I arrive?

Registration will open at 8.30am on both days of the conference. Tea, coffee, and pastries will be available in the morning before the first session.

What happens if I’m running late?

Don't worry if you are running late. Our staff will stay at the registration desk for most of the morning. We’ll let you slip into the auditorium quietly once we've given you your name badge.

Will food be provided?

Yes! A hot lunch is provided, plus tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Will you cater for my special dietary requirements?

Yes! There will be a vegetarian option available during lunch. If you have other requirements (e.g. allergies) and you didn't let us know when you registered for your ticket, please email [email protected]. During the conference, if you have requested a special meal other than vegetarian, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you.

Is the venue accessible?

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and we’ll be providing real-time audio captioning for all talks. Please do let us know about any access requirements that you have, if you haven’t already, by emailing [email protected]. It’s no trouble at all – we just need some advance notice to make sure you’re catered for.

Do I need to bring anything?

You won’t need to bring anything to get your badge on the day. Just give your name to our lovely registration staff and they’ll provide you with your conference pass.

Does the conference venue have wifi?

Absolutely, you can find details on your badge.

Are you recording the conference?

Yes! We’re recording all the talks and we’ll send you the links to the videos a couple of weeks after the conference, once they’ve been edited. We’ll also gather slides and add links to them on the talks page. Our photographer will be capturing moments throughout the conference. We’ll put these photos on Flickr and send you the link! If you don't want to be included in published photographs, please pick up a yellow lanyard at registration.

What time does the conference finish?

The conference is due to finish around 5:20pm on Day 1 followed by a networking mixer until 7:30pm. The conference will finish around 4:10pm on Day 2. Check the schedule for the most up-to-date timings.

Can I attend a workshop?

We're running workshops prior to the conference. Check out the workshops page to find out more and to purchase tickets. Fair warning - they sell out every time, so we do recommend booking them early.

Who organises the conference?

The conference is organised by White October Events. We organise LeadDev conferences in and AngularConnect.

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Are there any extra sessions?

There will be so many things going on at the conference, so stay tuned for the Extras page to be published with more details. It will be announced in the emails coming up to the conference so sign up to the mailing list to stay tuned.

Is there a drinks reception?

Yes! Stick around after the conference on Day 1 to chat to your fellow delegates, our speakers and sponsors. Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) will be provided. More details to be published closer to the conference.

Are you on Twitter?

Of course! Mention @TheLeadDev or use hashtag #LeadDevNewYork to share your thoughts or ask us questions during the conference.

What is the barcode on my badge?

At the conference, you'll notice there’s a barcode on your delegate badge. Our sponsors may request your permission to scan your badge so they can get in touch with you after the conference to discuss their products and services. If you agree, the sponsor will receive the following information (if provided when registering your conference ticket): your name, email address, Twitter username, job role, company, company sector, and company size. By allowing our sponsor to scan your badge, you are giving them permission to request this information from us. Please note, we will not give your details to a sponsor unless you approve the request. You are able to unsubscribe from any communications you receive. For more details, check out our Data Promise.

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