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, 225 Broadhollow Road, Suite 211, Melville, NY 11747, 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 Matt Chyriwski, email@example.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 Viena Ludewig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do I check-in to the conference?
You can check in at the Registration Desk:
• Monday, March 31, from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
• Tuesday, April 1, from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
• Wednesday, April 2, 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.
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 email@example.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 1, from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
• Wednesday, April 2, from 11:00 am – 3:30 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.
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.
How can my company sponsor or exhibit at SPTechCon SF 2014?
Find out more here.
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, Director of Events, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Chyriwski, Customer Service Associate email@example.com
Katie Serignese, Conference Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org