General Conference Information
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General Conference Information

What is TechMentor?
TechMentor delivers independent, unbiased, and immediately-usable training to IT professionals. Leveraging highly-respected and professional presenters, TechMentor delivers this training via a unique, intimate conference experience.

When is TechMentor Las Vegas?
TechMentor Las Vegas takes place October 10-14, 2011.

Where is TechMentor Las Vegas?
TechMentor Las Vegas will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the conference location, please visit the TechMentor Las Vegas Venue Page.

Who can attend?
The conference is open to the public.

What meals are included with registration?
For all paid TechMentor attendees, morning coffee and pastries and lunch is provided on all days that you attend sessions at the conference.

Will I be able to request special meals (i.e. kosher, vegetarian)?
Yes, you will be prompted for special meal requirements during the registration process.

How can I request assistance with special needs (i.e. hearing impaired)?
You will be prompted to tell us about your special needs during registration. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Where can I find information about Sponsorship opportunities?
If you are interested in sponsoring TechMentor Las Vegas, please contact Brent Sutton at 415.518.1962 or bsutton@1105media.com

Can I bring my spouse or companion to the conference?
Due to the business focused atmosphere of the conference, we respectfully request that, as a conference attendee, you do not bring your spouse or any companion to the conference sessions. Your hotel concierge would be happy to provide information on local attractions and related visitor materials about the Las Vegas area. Thank you for your understanding.

Where can I find things to do in Las Vegas?
Visit the Official Las Vegas Tourism site for information on places to visit and things to do in Las Vegas.

Travel and Transportation

What’s the best way to get to the conference from the airport?
The easiest and quickest way is to take a cab from the airport to the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino.  A more economical option would be to use one of the many shuttle services that operate from the airport.  Here is a link to various airport shuttles: http://www.mccarran.com/03_Shuttles_01.aspx

Where is the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino located?
The Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino is located on the Vegas strip.  Click here for a map and physical address: http://www.planethollywoodresort.com/casinos/planet-hollywood/casino-misc/maps-and-information.html

Is there a charge to park at the conference venue?
There is no charge to self park or valet park at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. A tip is recommended when valet parking.


Will there be opportunities for small group discussions?
We have scheduled an evening event and other networking opportunities allowing you to learn and share in smaller group settings. We also encourage attendees to network during meals and breaks.

How can I network with peers who have similar interests?
Be a part of pre-conference networking with paid attendees by checking the "Attendee Networking" box when you register. Prior to the conference you have an opportunity to introduce yourself to other attendees and arrange to meet for lunch, dinner or during other break times to meet and network. You can also connect with other TechMentor attendees on:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/techmentor - TWEETS - @TechMentor2011, #techmentor

Facebook: www.facebook.com – LIKE “TechMentor”

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com - JOIN “TechMentor” GROUP


Do you accept Purchase Orders?
If you would like to use a Purchase Order you may do so when registering online. If you have any questions about using a purchase order please contact our registration department at 541.346.3537.

Where may I obtain your federal tax ID information for my accounting department?
Please contact the registration office and they will fax or mail a completed W9 form to you. TechMentor's Federal Tax I.D. Number is 20-4583700.

Where can I request a receipt?
You will receive an official receipt on your badge when you check-in at the conference. However, if you need a receipt before arriving onsite, you may request one by writing or by calling the registration office at 541.346.3537. Receipts are processed weekly.

How may I make changes to my registration?
You may request changes to your registration by writing, by calling 541.346.3537 or by faxing your request to 541.346.3545.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
All requests for cancellation must be sent in writing to the registration office. Requests must be received by the cancellation deadline of September 9, 2011 to qualify for a refund. A cancellation-processing fee of $250 will be charged for each cancellation request. No refunds will be given after, September 9, 2011.

If I cancel my conference registration will my hotel room cancelled as well?
No, these are handled separately. Please contact your hotel directly to cancel your room reservation.

If you have purchased the TechMentor Complete Conference & Hotel Package and need to cancel your conference registration, TechMentor will cancel your hotel reservation at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino upon receipt of your written cancellation notice. If you cancel after the cancellation deadline of September 9, 2011, certain hotel cancellation fees may apply.

May I send someone in my place if I cannot attend?
Yes, you may transfer your registration to another person at any time. Requests must be made in writing and may be emailed or faxed to 541.346.3545 or bring the request with you onsite.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes, if you include your email address during the registration process you will receive an email acknowledgement of your registration being received in the conference database.

Do you offer any student discounts?
We offer full-time college students from accredited universities a discount off of the full priced conference registration fees. To qualify for this discount, please contact the registration office at 541.346.3537 and be prepared to provide a copy of your student identification card.


Will there be computers with Internet access at the conference?
Yes, the Internet Café and Power Station is available onsite for all attendees.

Will printers be available for attendee use?
Yes, a printer will be available as a part of the Internet Café.

Where do I get the notes for each conference session?
All conference attendees will receive access to TechMentor Las Vegas session proceedings in advance of the event.

A full TechMentor Las Vegas proceedings book is available for purchase at the time of registration for $35.00, and contains session and tutorial slides with plenty of extra space for taking notes.