Agile2011 Conference FAQ
1. Why is Agile2011 a unique opportunity for Agile practitioners, experts and those considering Agile?
Each year Agile Alliance brings together attendees, speakers, authors, luminaries, and industry analysts from around the world in a one-of-a-kind conference. The Conference is considered the premier Agile event of the year, and provides a week-long opportunity to engage in wide-open interaction, collaboration and sharing of ideas with peers and colleagues within the global Agile community.
2. How much does the Conference cost and are there any discounts available?
Refer to the Conference Registration page for rate and discount information. http://agile2011.agilealliance.org/registration/
3. What does my Conference Fee cover?
Your registration fee covers ALL Conference activities, including ALL sessions, special events, parties and social networking events. Breakfast and lunch is included as well as scheduled evening/dinner events. It does not cover airfare, hotel accommodations or personal expenses.
4. How do I qualify for a Member Discount?
Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization which offers Individual Memberships for a $100 annual membership fee. You may sign up for membership here: http://www.agilealliance.org/membership/ . You will receive a confirmation email, log in and register as a Member. You may not use your Membership to register someone other than yourself.
5. How do I register multiple people?
You may register each individual separately. Also, discounts are available for “5-Packs”. Select the appropriate registration type here: http://agile2011.agilealliance.org/registration/ .
6. How do I receive confirmation of my registration?
Once your registration has been received, a registration confirmation notice will be sent to you via email within two business days (Monday-Friday). Please verify that your email address is entered correctly on the registration form. If your confirmation email has not arrived within five business days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. May I substitute someone in my place if I am unable to attend?
Substitutions from the same organization are welcome with no additional fee as long as the substitute qualifies for the same type of registration (member/non-member/academic). If the substitute attendee does not qualify for your rate, an additional fee may be required. Please email email@example.com ahead of time or bring a written statement/email from the person who will not be attending to the on-site registration counter to expedite registration.
8. What is a typical daily schedule?
Visit http://agile2011.agilealliance.org/program/ to view the Conference schedule.
9. Do I need to reserve a seat in any of the sessions or events?
You do not have to reserve any seat prior to the Conference. You may attend any or all sessions and events.
10. Should I bring a laptop computer?
Although a laptop is not required for the conference, it is preferred by most conference delegates. Some sessions require laptops, and the conference encourages maximum interaction, and ad-hoc problem solving throughout the week. Agile2011 does not provide storage or take responsibility for laptops or other personal items at the conference.
11. What is the dress code?
Casual, comfortable attire is recommended. In August, Salt Lake City is typically hot, dry and sunny with clear days and cool nights. You may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings or for varying temperatures within the hotel.
12. What is the cancellation policy?
All cancellation requests must be received by July 8th, 2011 in writing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will incur a $100.00 processing fee. No refund of any kind, for any reason (including medical emergencies) will be given for cancellation requests received after July 8th, 2011
13. Once I get to the hotel, how will I know where to go for the conference?
Signs will be posted directing you to the conference. If you have any questions during the conference, feel free to ask a member of the Agile2011 Conference staff.
14. How do I arrange for the hotel at Agile2011 Conference in Salt Lake City?
The Grand America Hotel is the official hotel of the Agile2011 Conference. You will receive the special rate of $199/night on their elegantly appointed suites. Make your reservations before July 10th, 2011 to guarantee this great rate. Explore the suites and reserve online. Or call reservations at 1-800-304-8696. Mention the group “Agile2011” to receive the special room rate.