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How do I register for SPTechCon SF 2014?
You can register for the conference by either using the link from the conference site or going directly to the registration site. When you register, you will be asked to provide your first and last name, e-mail address and to select a registration type.

Can I register more than one person at a time?
Yes, you can register more than one person or a group of people on our system. After entering the registration information for the primary registrant of the group select next to continue the registration process. On this page you will see the option to add additional registrants continue to follow these instructions until you gave completed entering your group's information.

I need a taxpayer ID number. How do I get that?
The tax ID number for BZ Media is 11-3498003. Please email your W-9 requests to sadler@bzmedia.com.

I've selected the P.O option; what happens next?
If you've selected to pay via purchase order, you will be billed immediately for your registration. If you don't have the actual P.O. number when you register, please submit the registration confirmation you get from us to your Accounts Payable Department so they can assign it a P.O. number. When you have an actual P.O. number, please enter it into your registration record. Once the P.O. number has been entered, we will send you an invoice. All invoices must be paid in full before attending the conference.

When do I check-in to the conference?
You can check in or ask informational questions at the Registration Desk:
• Tuesday, April 22, from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
• Wednesday, April 23, from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
• Thursday, April 24, from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
• Friday, April 25, from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Is there Internet access available?
Yes! There is free Internet access is the classrooms and registration area. If you are staying at the Hilton Union Square, and registered using the conference link (to be included in the SPTechCon room block), you will receive complimentary wireless in your guest room.

What do I need to bring to the conference? Do I need to bring my laptop to class?
Bring a pen and notebook or pad. If you have business cards, bring those for networking with your colleagues. It's not necessary to bring a laptop to most classes, but power strips are provided to accommodate multiple laptop users in each class. Check the course descriptions for more information; some courses benefit with laptop use.

What is the best way to keep up-to-date with program changes?
From time to time, speakers change, classes get moved or canceled, and more options are added to the mix. We update conference registrants on a regular basis, but the best place to check is the web site. The web site contains all of the latest updates regarding the program. If you have any questions regarding a class time or speaker change, please contact Katie Serignese, Conference Manager, at kserignese@bzmedia.com.

Are food and beverages provided?
Included with the Three-day Conference Pass Plus Pre-Conference Tutorials and Three-day Conference Pass to attend SPTechCon is lunch for each day of the event. In addition we offer several breaks throughout the day, where you can take advantage of great opportunities to network with your colleagues. Take note of our Conference Schedule at some of these breaks coffee, tea, and soft drinks may be available. Please be advised breakfast is not provided on any of the days of this event.

When is the Exhibit Hall open?
The exhibit hall is open during the following times:
• Thursday, April 24, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
• Friday, April 25, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Is there a dress code?
There is no specific dress code, but business casual is suggested.

Is there a shuttle to and from the airport?
No, the Hilton Union Square does not provide a shuttle service to and from SFO airport. 

How can my company sponsor or exhibit at SPTechCon SF 2014?
Find out more here.

How can I teach a class or workshop at SPTechCon SF 2014?
See the Call for Speakers.

Are there going to be videos of the presentations/classes available after the conference?
No, videos will not be available, and it is not permissible to videotape the sessions. We do not have the permission of the presenters to video their classes and workshops, and in some cases they are very explicit about not giving us video rights.

Many of these presenters offer training classes, and wouldn't want to take a chance that their classes are "floating around" the Internet. They also often share candid comments about what's going on the industry, and might speak differently (and less openly) if their sessions were being recorded and distributed. The same is true of participants in the sessions. We want everyone to feel comfortable speaking openly.

I have other questions. Whom can I contact?
You can contact the following individuals:

Stacy Burris, Event Director, sburris@bzmedia.com

Matt Chyriwski, Customer Service Associate, mchyriwski@bzmedia.com

Deborah Saskin, Exhibit Operations Associate, dsaskin@bzmedia.com

Katie Serignese, Conference Manager, kserignese@bzmedia.com

 



 

 

 
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