FAQ

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General information

What is Ray Summit? Who should attend?

Ray Summit is an event for software engineers, machine learning practitioners, data scientists, developers, MLOps professionals, and architects — and anyone else who wants to learn about building and deploying large-scale applications, especially in AI and machine learning. The summit brings the global Ray community together to learn the fundamentals, explore new use cases, share best practices, and discuss the future of AI.

Where in San Francisco will the conference be held?

Ray Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel (5 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111) on August 23 and 24, 2022.

Is the conference in person or virtual??

The conference will be in person, but we will also host a virtual broadcast of keynotes as well as a selection of breakout sessions. There will be separate virtual broadcasts for the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Will content be available on demand after the conference?

Yes, keynotes and select sessions will be available on demand after the conference.

How do I register?

You can register for the conference here.

Policies

Is there a code of conduct for the conference?

Yes. You can review our Code of Conduct here. All attendees must comply with the Code of Conduct listed on both the registration page and in the Attendee Portal.

Is there an age requirement to attend the in-person Ray Summit 2022?

Yes. All attendees must be 21 years or older, as alcoholic beverages will be served onsite.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations submitted between April 15, 2022, and June 15, 2022, will be issued a full refund of the registration fee via the original payment method, less a 10% processing fee.

Cancellations submitted between June 15, 2022, and August 1, 2022, will be issued a 50% refund of the registration fees via the original payment method.

Cancellations submitted after August 2, 2022, are not eligible for a refund.

I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my in-person registration to someone else?

Yes. Please contact us at raysummit@anyscale.com.

Session catalog

Where can I view the session catalog?

You can review the Ray Summit 2022 Session Catalog here.

When will training sessions be available to book?

Registration for the training sessions on August 22 is now open! Learn more about each training and register here.

How do I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in sponsorships or have any questions, please visit our Ray Summit Sponsors page, or contact sponsorships@anyscale.com.

Pricing and registration

What does Ray Summit 2022 cost to attend?

In-person full conference passes are $100 USD and virtual full conference passes are free. For more information, visit the Ray Summit 2022 registration page.

What do I get with my in-person full conference pass?

The full conference pass gives you access to all keynotes and breakout sessions, Ray Meetup, the Ray Welcome Reception, Ray experts, Ray partners, meals, and more. Training sessions are an additional fee.

Are day passes available?

No, we do not offer day passes.

Is group pricing available?

Yes, anyone purchasing 5+ tickets will receive 20% off the full conference pass price. Anyone purchasing 10+ tickets will receive 30% off the full conference pass price. Training is not subject to group pricing discounts.

Do you offer a student, government or non-profit employee discount?

Yes. During the registration process, student, government, and non-profit employee discounts may be applied with a valid .MIL, .GOV, .ORG or .EDU email address.

How can I justify the expense of attending Ray Summit to my employer?

One way to justify attending Ray Summit is to write a letter to your supervisor to help them understand the return they will see on this important investment. Here's a customizable letter that you can use to get started.

Traveling to Ray Summit

How can I book a room at Ray Summit?

You will be able to book a discounted conference hotel room at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco once you have registered for the in-person conference. You can access hotel booking by clicking on the “Book Hotel” link in the Attendee Portal once it's live.

Is a credit card required to make a hotel reservation?

Yes, a credit card is required to book a hotel reservation. A confirmation email will be sent directly from the hotel to the registration email address provided. For additional information or a detail of hotel charges, refer to your reservation by logging into the attendee portal. For further questions, please reach out to raysummit@anyscale.com.

What is the nightly cost for accommodation at the Hyatt Regency for Ray Summit 2022?

The standard nightly rate starts at $299 prior to taxes.

Where can you park?

Self-parking is available at the Embardero 3 building for $35 a day. The entrance is on Drumm Street between Clay and Sacramento. Hotel valet parking is also available for $80 a day (and depending on hotel occupancy, may be limited to hotel guests only. Moscone Center garage also offers parking, $16 a day for early birds and $29 for twelve hours.

Taking public transport?

For those traveling by Muni or BART, the Embarcadero Station is just steps from the hotel.

Accessibility

Is accessible session seating available?

Yes. Accessible seating is available within each lecture-style content room, including the keynotes.

How do I request additional accessibility services?

Some additional accessibility services must be arranged in advance. Please contact raysummit@anyscale.com for more information.

Do you allow service animals?

Service animals are welcome at Ray Summit 2022. For guest hotel rooms, there are specific guidelines around service and support animals at the hotel property. Please contact your hotel’s reservation desk for more information.

Are reflection rooms available?

A reflection room, or quiet room, is available at the event and can be used when needed during general conference hours. Please check on site for exact location.

Are lactation rooms available?

A lactation room is available at the event and will provide a private, secure space for nursing parents. Please check on site for the exact location.

Are gender-neutral restrooms available on site?

Gender-neutral restrooms are available on site. Please check on site for the exact location.

Health and safety

As we transition back to live events, the safety of all attendees of Ray Summit is Anyscale’s highest priority. We have put together a careful and thoughtful COVID health and safety plan designed to protect our attendees, including these and more:

  • Masks are available onsite at the information and registration desks should you require one.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are prominently placed throughout the venue.

  • Attendees wishing to maintain social distance will be offered an orange lanyard for their badge to identify their social distance preference to other attendees. There will also be breakouts set with extra space in each room for social distancing along with a separate area for main stage viewing.

  • Hyatt is conducting regular cleaning and sanitization of frequently touched surfaces and high-traffic guest and colleague areas.

What is the COVID vaccination policy?

The California Department of Public Health strongly recommends indoor events with more than 1,000 attendees to require vaccination. As the Ray Summit is limited to 1,000 attendees, proof of vaccination is not required to attend Ray Summit.

What is the mask policy?

The State of California and the Hyatt San Francisco do not currently have a mask mandate policy. Masks can be worn at the discretion of attendees but are not required to attend the event except as otherwise noted. Free masks will be made available for all attendees.

While masks are not required, the California Department of Public Health strongly recommends masks for anyone in indoor settings. Additionally, in accordance with updated CDC guidance, you should wear a well fitting mask if you believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID within the past 10 days but are not showing symptoms and have either not tested positive or tested positive at least five days prior to the event.

If you have tested positive within the past five days or are showing symptoms of COVID or any other illness, please be considerate of others and do not attend the event. You can always join virtually by signing up for free here.

Will I be required to maintain a 6-foot (2-meter) distance from other attendees?

No. While there is no requirement to maintain a 6-foot (2-meter) distance during the event, please be considerate of those around you. Attendees wishing to maintain social distance will be offered an orange lanyard for their badge to identify their social distance preference to other attendees.

I am traveling from outside the US. Are there any specific guidelines I should follow?

If you are traveling from outside the US, please visit the CDC Information for International Travel into the US webpage for the most up-to-date information and guidelines.

Contact us

How do I become a sponsor?

Please contact sponsorships@anyscale.com.

How can I contact the Ray Summit 2022 team?

If you have a question not addressed here, or general feedback, please reach out to raysummit@anyscale.com.

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