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Fluent 2013 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to another great Fluent Conference. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at Fluent 2013.


Conference Location

Hilton San Francisco, Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Parking Information

Parking is available at the hotel and at the following nearby garages:

Mason O'Farrell Garage

325 Mason Street

San Francisco, CA

California Parking Inc.

400 Taylor Street

San Francisco, CA

Registration and Check-in Hours

Check-in at Fluent Conference Registration to pick up your badge and event schedule. Registration is located in the Golden Gate Foyer on the Lobby Level.

Tuesday: 7:30 am – 5:15 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at the Fluent Conference, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in Continental 1 & 2 on the Lobby Level.

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Make sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to check out the exhibitors displaying the latest in JavaScript and related tools and technologies.

Wednesday, May 29 10:30 am – 11:15 am
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Reception
Thursday, May 30 10:30 am – 11:15 am
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Get an advance look at the exhibitor line-up.


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the networking events planned at Fluent, including Attendee Meetup (no host), Ignite, Women's Communities Meetup, Startup Showcase, and the Exhibit Hall Reception.

If you're in San Francisco the evening before Fluent gets underway and interested in networking with other attendees, join us for a pre-event no host Drinkup at Jillian's SF on Monday, May 27 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Grab a bite/drink, meet, mingle, and shoot pool with other Fluent Conference attendees. Happy Hour prices will be extended to Fluent Conference guests during this time period.

Office Hours

Office Hours gives you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers. No sign-ups are necessary. Just stop by the Office Hours area in the Exhibit Hall for an open discussion, feedback about their sessions, or to ask questions. See the current list of participating speakers.

Download the Fluent Event App

Want Fluent info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedules, networking features, and other essentials.

Online Attendee Directory

The online Attendee Directory for Fluent is now open. See who else will be at Fluent this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You will need to make sure you are opted-in to the Attendee Directory to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Fluent agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on the "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Fluent wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Fluent attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @fluentconf.

Live Streaming, Video, and Speaker Slides

Live Streaming

We'll be live streaming all of the keynote presentations and a few elected sessions, as well as interviews, news reports, and other live coverage from the event. View the live stream schedule.

Video Recordings

All workshops, sessions, and keynotes at Fluent Conference are being recorded. The Fluent Complete Video Compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference. Note: If you have an All-Access Pass, the video compilation is already included with your pass.

Speaker Slides

We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them; however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.

Stay Connected


Blogging, tweeting, or posting photos? Be sure to tag them with: #fluentconf.

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth

Meet O'Reilly authors—and get a free autographed copy of their books if you're one of the first 25 people in line.

Wednesday, May 29 10:30 am Roy Sutton - Enyo: Up and Running
Tony Parisi - WebGL: Up and Running
Scott Murray - Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
Jesse Freeman - Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS
3:15 pm Jake Spurlock - Bootstrap
Eric Elliott - Programming JavaScript Applications
5:45 pm Mike Amundsen - RESTful Web APIs, Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node
Dan Saffer - Microinteractions
6:15 pm Maximiliano Firtman - jQuery Mobile: Up and Running, Programming the Mobile Web, 2E
Thursday, May 30 10:30 am Kyle Simpson - HTML5 Cookbook
3:15 pm Jeffrey Burtroft, Jesse Cravens - HTML5 Hacks
Nicholas Zakas - Maintainable JavaScript, High Performance JavaScript
Estelle Weyl - Mobile HTML5, HTML5 and CSS3 For The Real World

Rate / Comment on Workshops or Sessions

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

Questions or Feedback

If you have a question about Fluent or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  1. Message us on Twitter @fluentconf.
  2. Stop by our customer service desk on the Ballroom Level.
  3. Send us an email at


For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at Fluent conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or

Download the Fluent Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences contact Jaimey Walking Bear at mediapartners

View a complete list of Fluent 2013 contacts