Velocity Europe 2012 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to a great Velocity Europe. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at Velocity Europe 2012.


Conference Location

The Hilton London Metropole
225 Edgware Road
London W2 1JU, UK
+44 (0)20 7402 4141
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Registration/Check-in Hours

Stop by Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located in the West Wing - Conference 7 Group Desk.

  • Tuesday, 2 October: 7:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday, 3 October: 8:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday, 4 October: 8:00 - 17:30

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at Velocity Europe, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in Hilton Meeting Room 13 - 15, on the 3rd Floor Tower Wing.

  • Tuesday, 2 October: 8:00 - 17:40
  • Wednesday, 3 October: 8:00 - 17:40
  • Thursday, 4 October: 8:00 - 17:40

Get the Velocity Europe Mobile App

Want Velocity Europe info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedule and other essential data.

Sponsor Pavilion Hours

Make sure to stop by the Sponsor Pavilion to check out the exhibitors displaying the latest in web performance and operations, related tools and technologies, visit with speakers, and other activities.

Wednesday, 3 October

  • 10:40 - 15:25
  • 17:35 - 18:35 (Sponsor Pavilion Reception)

Thursday, 4 October

  • 10:45 - 15:30


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the networking events planned at Velocity Europe, including Ignite, Sponsor Pavilion Reception, Birds of a Feather sessions, and Closing Reception.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Velocity Europe wireless network. Please keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Velocity Europe 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 @velocityconf.

Live Streaming and Speaker Slides

Live Streaming

We will be live streaming all of the keynote presentations and a handful of sessions, as well as interviews, news reports, and other live coverage from the event. (view the live stream schedule.) These presentations will also be available for viewing on the Velocity Europe YouTube channel after the convention.

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.

Online Attendee Directory

The Online Attendee Directory for Velocity Europe is open. See who else will be at Velocity Europe this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Velocity Europe 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.

Rate or Comment on the Tutorials and Sessions You Attend

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.

You can also rate any of the sessions you attend on the Velocity Europe mobile app. Just click on the set of stars on the session description page to submit your rating.

Stay Connected with Hashtag - #velocityconf

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth - Author Book Signing Schedule

Meet O'Reilly authors and get a free autographed copy of their books if you're one of the first 20 people in line at the O'Reilly Booth in the Sponsor Pavilion.

Wednesday 3, October

17:30 John Allspaw, Web Operations, The Art of Capacity Planning
17:30 Steve Souders, Even Faster Web Sites, High Performance Web Sites

Thursday 4, October

14:40 Ryan Boyd, Getting Started with OAuth 2.0

You can also sign up for our newsletter and enter for a chance to win $500 in O'Reilly products.

There will be plenty of books for sale and we will be giving away discount coupons good for 40% off print and 40% off ebooks. Stop by the booth and pick one up.


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

  1. Message us on Twitter @velocityconf
  2. Stop by our customer service desk in the Registration area
  3. Send us an email at


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at

Media Partner Opportunities

For media partnerships, contact mediapartners@

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

View a complete list of Velocity contacts