What is RoachFest?

RoachFest is a two-day event in New York that joins together the most innovative minds in SaaS, finance, media, retail, and logistics to share how they’re solving their most pressing challenges — and building their most impressive apps.

Glimpse the next evolution of app architecture through keynotes and real-world examples. Connect with a who’s-who of category leaders to learn firsthand how they built and scaled their apps. And dive deep with CockroachDB engineers to learn how to more easily deliver flawless apps at scale.

Where is RoachFest?

We snagged a room with a view in the Big Apple. RoachFest is happening at Tribeca 360°, 10 Desbrosses Street in New York.

How much are RoachFest tickets?

It depends on when you buy them! The sooner, the better. Passes cost $150 USD through June 14; $250 from June 15–August 3; and $350 from August 4–October 2.

How do I submit a proposal to speak at RoachFest?

It’s easy. Please complete this form to submit your talk before Monday, June 5, 2023. We’ll notify speakers by June 23 whether or not their talk has been accepted.

When will the RoachFest agenda be posted?

Soon! You can expect the full agenda to hit our site in mid-August.

Are food and drinks included?

Breakfast, lunch, and evening appetizers are included with your pass, as well as all coffee and beverages throughout the day. We will ask you for any special dietary requirements in the booking process and will do our best to accommodate these needs.

Can I sponsor RoachFest?

We’d love it if you did. Please reach out to events@cockroachlabs.com for all the details.

Want to attend RoachFest but not sure how to bring it up with your boss?

We’ve created this email to help you explain why it’s important to attend. Feel free to use the full letter or pieces of it.

Will there be a hotel room block?

In fact, there will be two! Both hotels are a short walk from the venue.

Arlo SoHo
231 Hudson Street
New York, NY
Book here by June 26, 2023
Group rate of $429 per night
4-min walk to Tribeca 360°
Note: The RoachFest Welcome Reception will be held at the Arlo.
Cancellation policy: Any bedrooms booked are liable to a 100% cancellation fee if canceled anytime within 7 days of the stay.

Sheraton Tribeca
370 Canal Street
New York, NY
Book here by August 25, 2023
Group rate of $359 USD per night
8-min walk to Tribeca 360°
Cancellation policy: The hotel requires a 7-day cancellation policy on each individual reservation. Should you cancel within 7 days of arrival, a cancellation fee for room and taxes will be charged for one night of the reservation. If canceled within 24 hours, then all nights can be charged.

What’s the COVID entrance policy at RoachFest?

While we won’t be requiring proof of COVID vaccinations or negative COVID results, we ask that all attendees use their best judgment to protect themselves and the other RoachFest attendees, particularly those traveling from out of state and outside of the United States. Please be sure to consider how you’re feeling leading up to the day of travel. If you feel unwell, have come in contact with a known contagion, or test positive/are diagnosed with a known disease, please do not travel to RoachFest. We kindly request that you test for COVID within 24 hours of your travel to RoachFest and follow all pre- and post-travel guidelines relevant to your point of origin. If you test positive, we ask that you not travel to New York or RoachFest.

We’ll continue to monitor applicable rules and regulations around Covid and take action accordingly at the time of the event. RoachFest organizers will be in touch if there are any material changes to this policy.

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