The number one most common question
Is First Round available for streaming or downloading?
No. Due to the proprietary content of most of the presentations, First Round events are not recorded in any way nor made available for wider access beyond the live presentation.
Will any of the events in 2021 be canceled/postponed?
January 18, 2021: Yes, they have ALL been postponed to 2022.
Will any of the events in 2022 be canceled/postponed?
January 18, 2021: Sigh. We hope not.
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. It’s $5/€5/£5 depending on country.
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?!
Yes. We do not make name changes but the person attending instead of you can check-in under your name and we will give them a blank badge — or they can impersonate you for the day.
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 things.
I haven’t gotten any additional information, what do I do?!
Check your junk folder for an email from First Round (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.