SaltConf17 FAQs

Does SaltConf17 have a code of conduct for attendees?

Yes. All SaltConf17 attendees must agree to adhere to the SaltConf17 Code of Conduct.

What are the dates of the conference?

SaltConf17 Pre-Conference Training is held on Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The SaltConf17 main conference runs from Thursday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

Can you reschedule Halloween so I can avoid a conflict with SaltConf17?

We looked into it and the rest of the world is unreasonably committed to Oct. 31 as the date for Halloween this year. If you want to celebrate Halloween at home and attend SaltConf17 Pre-Conference Training on Oct. 31 and/or Nov. 1 we’ve done a couple of things to help. First, we added a second day of pre-conference training. Purchase the one-day training add-on option and attend the second day only. Second, the courses start at 10:30am on Nov. 1 which means most North Americans can fly in the same morning and still arrive in time for the start of class.

What SaltConf17 discounts are available?

Group discounts are still available for SaltConf17. The early-bird discount has expired. Details are provided on the SaltConf17 registration page. Contact SaltStack with questions about pricing and registration.

Where will the conference be held?

All SaltConf17 courses, sessions and activities will be held at the modern and spacious Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. SaltConf17 attendees stay at the convenient Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek which is directly across the street from the main entrance to the Salt Palace. SaltConf17 attendees have exclusive access to discounted room rates at the Marriott of $189 per night plus tax.

When is the last day that I can register?

Registrations will be accepted until the first day of the conference but we fully expect the conference to sell out before then. Also, please register as soon as possible to take advantage of SaltConf17 discounts.

Can I attend the pre-conference training and not the rest of SaltConf17?

No. SaltConf17 Pre-Conference Training is reserved for SaltConf17 main conference attendees only. Many pre-conference training courses will reach capacity.

How much does SaltStack training usually cost?

SaltConf17 Pre-Conference Training offers a more-targeted and flexible training experience at a substantially reduced rate ($600 or $400) compared to any other SaltStack training offering. Attendees also receive one complimentary sitting for the SaltStack Certified Engineer exam. By comparison, SaltStack virtual, instructor-led training costs $2,195, and one sitting for the SaltStack Certified Engineer Training exam regularly costs an additional $350.

When can I take the SaltStack Certified Engineer exam?

One sitting for the SaltStack Certified Engineer Training exam is offered to SaltConf17 Pre-Conference Training attendees. Attendees can take the timed exam from 5:45-6:45pm on Tuesday or Wednesday, or 12:30-1:45pm on Thursday or Friday. Visit the SaltConf17 registration and information desk on-site for more details or to register to take the exam.

Who should I contact if I have difficulty registering online or need assistance?

Please contact the SaltConf17 registration team at 720-722-7398 or

How do I know if I submitted my registration correctly?

Once your registration is submitted, you will receive an on-screen confirmation as well as an email confirmation including your confirmation number. If you need assistance with registration, please contact the SaltConf17 registration team at 720-722-7398 or  

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make changes to your registration, log back into the SaltConf17 registration portal by using the email address you originally used to register and your SaltConf17 registration confirmation number. If you still need help, please contact the SaltConf17 registration team at 720-722-7398 or

What is the cancellation policy if I can no longer attend?
  • All cancellations received on or before July 15, 2017 will incur a $100 cancellation fee.
  • All cancellations received between July 16 – September 15 will incur a fee equal to 50% of the registration fee.
  • All cancellations received between September 16 – Oct. 31 will incur a fee equal to 100% of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations must be received in writing at
  • Attendee substitutions are allowed up until 2 weeks before the conference.
What is the meeting attire?

The attire is business casual, but t-shirts will also be just fine. The weather can be a bit chilly in Salt Lake City this time of year.

Is there a SaltConf17 group discount?

Yes. Register three people, and get one SaltConf17 main conference pass free. Register your group at the same time to utilize this discount. At the end of the registration process for the first attendee, click the “Add Person” button.

If you have already completed an individual registration and would still like to invite others to attend, please contact the SaltConf17 registration team at 720-722-7398 or

Is a student discount available for SaltConf17 registration?

Yes, but you will need to verify your status as a student with the SaltConf17 registration team. Please contact us at 720-722-7398 or and we will be in touch with discount details and next steps.

What will the temperature be in Salt Lake City?

The November monthly average high temperature is 50 degrees and the low is 30 degrees Fahrenheit.