Frequently Asked Questions

    When and where will Coalesce New Orleans take place?

    Coalesce New Orleans will take place the 17th-21st of October. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency located at 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70113.

    When and where will Coalesce Online+ London take place?

    Coalesce Online+ London will take place on Thursday, the 20th of October. More details about the location will be announced soon.

    When and where will Coalesce Online+ Sydney take place?

    Coalesce Online+ Sydney will take place on Friday, the 21st of October. More details about the location will be announced soon.

    What is the ticket cost of Coalesce Online+ for London and Sydney?

    The ticket price is $100 USD. Transactions will be charged in your local currency.

    What is included in the premium ticket?

    You will receive access to Coalesce New Orleans (in-person) including the hackathon, trainings, certification, workshops, all sessions, all meals and all social activities.

    What is included in the general admission ticket?

    This ticket offers access to Coalesce New Orleans (in-person), including all general sessions, meals, social activities, the hackathon, and workshops. This ticket does not include access to trainings or certification.

    What is included in the online ticket?

    You will receive access to access to all online sessions and activities.

    What is the group rate available for tickets?

    For groups of four or more, there is a 10% discount. If you are interested in receiving the group rate, please reach out directly at

    What is the refund policy?

    Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable. In case of emergencies, please email

    What's included in training?

    There will be an opportunity for people new to dbt to get live instructor-led training on days 1 and 2. This would be ~3 hours and would be similar to dbt Fundamentals but with the added touch of in-person instruction and hosted infrastructure. Beginners will have the chance to learn dbt in a half-day course format.

    We will also offer various workshops that registrants can select. These will be led by instructors and analytics engineers from dbt Labs and our training partners. Information about specific sessions coming soon as we finalize our schedule.

    What's included in certification?

    We will be offering in person proctored sessions to take the first official dbt certification exam! This is still under development at the moment. Registrants can expect to be given direction for the topics covered on the exam, where to learn those topics in the months leading up to Coalesce, and a specific time to take the exam in New Orleans. More details coming soon as we continue exam development.

    What’s a rough schedule for Coalesce New Orleans?

    • Day one will kick off the week with training opportunities, dbt certification, a hackathon, Partner Day, and a welcome event.
    • Days two through four are full programming days with keynotes, dbt certification, talks, workshops, panels and more. Every evening will include networking activities on-site or in the city.
      • Day two will be the last day that attendees can receive dbt training. The evening of day 2 is when the official opening celebration will take place.
      • The closing party will take place on the evening of day four.
    • Day five will be a wind-down day. There will be a self-care brunch and opportunities for you to share feedback about the event. If you’re planning on spending the night (or weekend) in New Orleans, we’ll share a few ideas for activities you can participate in.

    What’s a rough schedule for the Online+ events?

    Each Online+ event will include an executive keynote, networking breaks, a panel, 2-3 technical sessions, and a post-event networking session.

    What is Partner Day?

    Participants in the dbt Labs partnership program are invited to a partner-only event on Monday, the 17th of October. Details about programming will be provided soon.

    How do I register for the training and certification if I am a bootstrapper, student or non-profit professional?

    Please email to request tickets for training and certification.

    What is the hotel rate?

    Hotel rates at our host hotel (Hyatt Regency) have been negotiated at $219 to $304 per night + tax, dependent upon room type. A direct booking link will be included in your confirmation email once registration is complete.

    Where can I learn more about the Covid 19 policy and health precautions for in-person events?

    Any public space where other people are present holds an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. By attending this event, you agree to voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure and agree to not hold dbt Labs or any of their affiliates including partners and sponsors, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, or sponsored venues liable for illness. You understand and agree that dbt Labs has an interest and obligation in protecting the health and well-being of dbt Labs employees, contractors, representatives, agents, venue staff and other attendees; therefore, you agree that, if you've chosen not to be fully vaccinated as determined by CDC guidelines for personal, religious or medical reasons, you will only participate in Coalesce remotely, and you will not attend in-person Coalesce conference events and may instead participate in Coalesce Online. When in attendance in person, you will take necessary precautions while at the event in accordance with local and national health guidelines and regulations, which may include, but be not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask in public areas when not consuming food or beverages, minimizing face touching, frequently washing hands and avoiding risky environments such as overcrowded bars or restaurants. You agree to not attend any dbt Labs event if you feel ill or have had recent exposure to a COVID-19 infected individual.

    Please note that the policy is subject to change based on government regulations and mandates concerning COVID-19.

    How do I become a speaker?

    Submit your session ideas to the call for proposals by 31 May 2022.

    Are tickets comped for speakers?

    Yes, speaker tickets are comped. If you purchase a ticket and your proposal is selected, we will send you a refund.

    How do I become a sponsor?

    Sponsorship opportunities are by invitation only to dbt Labs partners through June 30, and will open up to the public July 1 (if available). Talk to your partner manager about sponsorship. If you have questions about sponsorship, please email

    Sponsorships are currently sold out.

    Will sessions be recorded?

    All conference sessions at Coalesce New Orleans and Coalesce Online will be recorded and available to attendees after the event.

    Are there any online conference system requirements?

    Once you register, you will receive an email to activate your Bizzabo account. You will need to activate this account to view the online conference.

    The chat for the online conference will take place in dbt Community Slack. Each online session will have a dedicated Slack channel for conversation.

    I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?

    Please send a request to and include the following:

    • Full name of person for whom you are requesting the letter
    • Date of Birth
    • Passport Number and include Country of Issuance, issue date and expiration date
    • Job Title
    • Company Name

    Who should I contact if I have questions?

    Please email if you have questions. You are also welcome to post on the #coalesce-updates channel of dbt Community Slack