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How do I register for Big Data TechCon?
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.

What are the acceptable methods of payment?
Credit Card. You can use the secure online form to pay via credit card and get immediate confirmation of your registration. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted. You'll receive a registration record and receipt. Please print out these pages and bring them with you to the Conference. Present them at the Registration Desk to pick up your badge and course materials.

Check. Fill out the online registration form. Print out the registration record and receipt and mail to BZ Media LLC, 7 High Street, Suite 407, Huntington, NY 11743, with your payment. Online registrations that are mailed without payment will not be confirmed until payment is received.

Purchase Order. If you've selected to pay via purchase order, please use your registration confirmations as backup detail for submission for payment. In the event you should need a formal invoice, please contact Stacy Burris, sburris@bzmedia.com. All invoices must be paid in full before attending the conference.

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 Sabrina Adler at sadler@bzmedia.com.

When do I check-in to the conference?
You can check in at the Registration Desk:
• Sunday, April 7, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
• Monday, April 8, from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
• Tuesday, April 9, from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
• Wednesday, April 10, from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

What do I need to bring to the conference? Do I need my laptop in class?
Most attendees of BZ Media conferences & events bring and use their own laptop or tablet. We provide power strips to accommodate multiple laptop users in each class. Check the course descriptions for more information.

Some meals are included and you can take advantage of great opportunities to network with your colleagues. Please take note of our Conference Schedule for these times.

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 Coordinator, at kserignese@bzmedia.com.

What kind of materials will I receive for the classes?
All of the presentations will be available on our web site periodically throughout the event. The materials will be available (presenter permitting) for at least two weeks after the conference has ended.

Are food and beverages provided?
Included with the Three-day Passport to attend Big Data TechCon 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 as 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:
• Tuesday, April 9, from 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
• Wednesday, April 10, from 10:30 am – 3:00 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 Hyatt does not provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.
However there is a service available for a fee for:
Express Shuttle or Cloud 9 Shuttle:
Cost: Approx $15.00 one way per person (subject to change)
Seating/Luggage: 2 pieces of luggage per person
Pick Up: Outside of Baggage claim area

What about parking?
If you are staying at the hotel and reserve through the conference link (to be included in the Big Data TechCon room block), you will received discounted overnight self-parking of $25/day. If you are driving to the conference each day, come to the conference registration desk each day to receive a discounted parking pass of $15/day.

How can I teach a class or workshop at Big Data TechCon?
See the Call for Speakers.

I have other questions. Whom can I contact?
You can contact the following individuals:
Stacy Burris, Director of Events, sburris@bzmedia.com
Deborah Saskin, Exhibit Operations Associate, dsaskin@bzmedia.com
Katie Serignese, Conference Coordinator, kserignese@bzmedia.com

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