Sorry, XOXO 2019 is now sold out.

Families & Childcare

Every year, we try to make XOXO better for people traveling with partners, significant others, or their children.

Attending with Kids

All of our venues are all-ages, and children 12 and under are welcome to attend XOXO for free with parental supervision. Because of strict capacity limits, seating for the daytime conference talks on Saturday and Sunday are reserved for passholders only, but talks are simulcast in overflow rooms inside the building.


Thanks to the generosity of our patrons, we partner with My Loving Nanny to offer free, credentialed on-site childcare for the duration of XOXO every day until 10pm on Thursday-Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

While pre-registration for childcare is not necessary, you can tell us more about your children and their needs during the registration process after buying your pass.

Partners & Significant Others

Demand for conference passes is extremely high, and it’s impossible to accommodate everyone who wants to go. This is especially tricky with partners and significant others, who risk getting split up if only one is randomly assigned a pass.

To accommodate partners, we’ll ask you each to name your partner in your respective surveys during registration.

If your partner isn’t randomly selected for a conference pass, they’ll be given priority access to purchase a festival-only pass, allowing them to attend everything at XOXO except the conference talks during the day on Saturday and Sunday. We simulcast talks in overflow rooms in the venue, and festival-only passholders can watch talks from there.

We know this isn’t ideal, but it’s a compromise that allows us to open XOXO to the most diverse group of attendees possible.