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Hands-on demos

Try out the LGTM stack at our hands-on demo booths throughout the event

Learn LGTM

Learn all about Grafana Labs’ LGTM stack: Loki for logs, Grafana for dashboards, Tempo for traces, and Mimir for metrics

Example stacks

See example LGTM stacks for everything from observability to IoT business dashboards

Ask the experts

Get your fill of food and answers at our ATE (Ask the Expert) area.

Lessons & tips

Hear lessons learned from a seasoned Grafana user and tips for getting the most out of Grafana 9.0

Zoom fatigue recovery

Start your Zoom fatigue recovery in a friendly environment with a limited time frame and clear exit strategy



Registration, demo booths, Ask the Experts booth open

Check in and check out demos of ways to correlate data from across the observability ecosystem. Plus: one-on-one time with Grafana maintainers and engineers to ask all your burning questions.


Opening keynote: What’s new at Grafana Labs

Hear from Grafana Labs senior leaders about community-driven Grafana use cases and the latest milestones from Grafana Labs, including the recent Grafana 9.0 release.


Your Stack for Anything You'll Attack: Zero to Observable in < 30 Minutes

In this session, you will learn how to take a distributed microservice web application from low visibility to observability bliss in less than 30 minutes by leveraging the LGTM (Loki for logs, Grafana for visualization, Tempo for traces, Mimir for metrics) stack on Grafana Cloud. With this centralized observability, you’ll be able to quickly identify and solve problems as well as provide your stakeholders at every level, from developer to senior leadership, a clear view of the application performance, user experience, and KPIs.


Break - Demo booths, Ask the Experts booth open

Explore hands-on demos of ways to correlate data from across the observability ecosystem. More one-on-one time with Grafana maintainers and engineers to ask all your burning questions.


How to use Loki like a pro

Join Ed Welch, engineering lead of the Grafana Loki project, as he reveals all his top tips and tricks for running Loki at high efficiency and getting maximum performance for your queries. He’ll also be available to answer your questions after the presentation at the Ask the Experts booth. (Find out all about how Ed monitors his homelab!)


Managing a multi-tenant Grafana and Grafana Enterprise Metrics (GEM) environment at DRW

DRW is a diversified trading firm with decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the globe, DRW trades a number of asset classes, including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities, Crypto and Energy. In this session, DRW Observability Team Lead Kevin Franzen will share how DRW adopted Grafana for observability, how they manage their multi-tenant Grafana implementation with terraform, and how they’ve configured Grafana Enterprise Metrics to deliver helpful insights in real time – along with lessons learned in upgrading and GitOps.




Drinks, snacks, demos, and Ask the Experts booth

Enjoy a reception with the Grafana team and users like you. Get all your remaining questions answered during continued demos and Ask the Experts booth time.


Event close


Raj Dutt

Raj Dutt

Grafana Labs

CEO, Co-Founder

Maggie Krummel

Maggie Krummel

Grafana Labs

Solutions Engineer

Ed Welch

Ed Welch

Grafana Labs

Principal Software Engineer

Kevin Franzen

Kevin Franzen


Observability Team Lead


23 August, 2022



333 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607


Is there a code of conduct for the event?

Yes. By registering, all attendees at any event hosted by Grafana Labs are required to comply with the event code of conduct and event terms and conditions.

What is your refund policy for passes? If I cannot attend, can I transfer my ticket?

Tickets are non-refundable, but you can request to transfer your ticket to someone else by emailing

Do you require everyone to be fully vaccinated to attend?

Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks (14 full days) after the final dose (1 of 1, or 2 of 2) of a government-approved vaccine. Participants will need to show proof of vaccination and a government-issued photo ID to enter the event.

We understand this adds a level of complexity to attending Grafana Labs events, but to make this decision, we looked to industry standards: Other conferences such as KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Snowflake Summit, RSA, and Splunk .conf all require vaccination. Our priority is to make all attendees feel comfortable and safe.

Will masks be required at the conference?

Masks are encouraged but not required. This policy is subject to change based on local mandates and guidance. All participants will be notified prior to arrival if this policy changes.

Participants are asked to be respectful of each other’s comfort level on social distance. We will provide a visual indicator of social distance comfort levels for event participants to wear onsite (optional but encouraged).

How can I register?

You can register by purchasing a ticket on our website. Once payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket.

Do I need to print my tickets?

You are not required to print your ticket; you can simply show one of our team members your ticket directly from your tablet or mobile phone upon arrival at the check-in desk.

What time should I arrive?

Our check-in desk will open at 12:45. Please make sure you check in at the front desk and collect your name badge. If you arrive before registration is open, please wait at the entrance hall of the venue until a member of the staff lets you in.

Can I purchase a ticket at the venue?

We kindly ask participants to purchase tickets ahead of the event via our website. Tickets will not be available to be purchased on-site.

May guests attend the event?

The event is limited only to attendees in possession of a valid ticket.

Are food and drinks included with my registration?

A selection of complimentary drinks, snacks, and canapés will be served throughout the afternoon. If you are attending the event and have severe food allergies, please email us at

Is parking available onsite?

Passes for parking at 333 North Green are $20/day.

Is public transportation available nearby?

The nearest subway stations are the Morgan station and the Grand station. The nearest bus station is Halsted & Fulton Market. For more information, check Convene’s website (here)[].

What is the dress code for the event?

Business casual

What should I bring onsite?

Come prepared with questions you would like to ask our experts. You can bring your laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. WiFi will be made available throughout the conference rooms.

What if I need special access requirements?

If you have any special access requirements, please email us at upon registration, and we can make necessary arrangements to enable your attendance.

Will content be available on demand?

This event will take place in person only. Content will not be available on demand

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