Page last updated: January 11, 2022

The number one most common question

Is First Round available for streaming or downloading?

Yes for streaming! (Although not live.) And no for downloading. Read all about the streaming option here and check each event page to see if it’s available for remote access.

Covid-19 Policies

For attendance

1. Face coverings must be worn at all times inside auditorium and lobby.
2. Proof of full vaccination OR negative test within 3 days obligatory. (Details on how this information will be confirmed still to be determined and will vary by country.)
3. Please check for specific COVID policies for each event as they will differ from state to state and country to country.


In the event of a full lockdown where the event can not take place due to government restrictions, attendees will be given the option to keep their tickets for the new date of the event or request a refund minus a nominal $/€/£ 5.00 cancellation fee.

Venue capacity limitations

In the event of a partial lockdown where events can take place but percentage limits are set on venue capacities, attendees will have the option to request a refund minus a nominal $5/€5/£5 cancellation fee or, if available for the event, receive recordings of the presentations a few weeks after the event with no additional refunds.

Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver

UnderConsideration LLC cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19 and attendees knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to COVID-19. By participating in the event, attendee releases and waives any and all liability, claims, and demands related to COVID-19 against UnderConsideration LLC. Full COVID-19 safety acknowledgement, liability waiver and release of claims can be found here.

General safety

We will be following all guidelines specified by the CDC, WHO, or other governing body in each country and/or state relevant at the time of the event. This is a fluctuating situation and we reserve the right to make any changes to the policies above always keeping in mind the safety of attendees while also making sure these events do not bankrupt us!


Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please use this Google form to see responsibilities and express interest for your preferred event.

Does it cost?

No. You don’t pay anything and you get to see a good amount of speakers.

Does it pay? Do you cover any costs?

It doesn’t pay but we do cover the cost of lunch and local transportation/parking.


When is the last day I can cancel my attendance?

2 weeks prior to the event. If the event is on, say, Friday May 15, the last day to cancel is Friday May 1. The registration page for each event has the specific date.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Yes. See deadlines below.
15 days or more before event: $/€/£ 25.00
1 – 14 days before event: No refund available.

Fees on cancellations due to COVID-19 government restrictions or limitations, regardless of date, will be $/€/£ 5.00.

I was not able to attend because [insert reason], can I get a refund?

No. We saved you a seat, printed you a nice badge, and we are still on the hook for all of our expenses.


When is the last day I can transfer my ticket to someone else?

1 week prior to the event. If the event is on, say, Friday May 15, the last day to transfer your ticket is Friday May 7. Email us with the new name and email address of the person now attending.

It’s less than 1 week before the event, can someone go in my place?!

No. Due to the necessity to confirm COVID-19 vaccinations and negative test, attendee changes will not be accepted 7 days prior to the event.

Can I change from in-person attendance to remote access or viceversa?

Yes. Since the price is the same, you can switch between the two options at any time and at no cost. If an event is near capacity and likely to sell out, a deadline for changing will be specified on the event page or a notification will be sent by email.

For Berlin, London, and Amsterdam where the price of the remote access is lower, there will be no refund for the difference if you decide to change.


I’m excited to be coming but will I be receiving any kind of additional information?

Yes. Between 5 and 7 days before the event. We will send you a nice, long email with a lot of details.

I haven’t gotten any additional information, what do I do?!

Check your junk folder for an email from First Round (firstround@underconsideration.com). If there is nothing there, our email is getting blocked at the server level. Email us and we’ll forward you a copy.

Is there a mother’s room?

Yes, always. Ask our volunteers.

Can I leave my suitcase with you if I’m flying out the night of the event?

Yes, but we are not responsible for it. It’s not an official coat check. We will most likely stash it in a room with all of our other stuff.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, please see here.