Frequently Asked Questions

General Conference Information

What is TechMentor?
Celebrating 15 years in 2013, 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 September 30 – October 4, 2013.

Where is TechMentor Las Vegas?
TechMentor Las Vegas will be held at the Tropicana, 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 changes have you made for TechMentor Las Vegas?
We’ve completely changed the format based on attendee feedback.  Every session will be a deep dive, allowing at least 3 hours to concentrate and delve into each topic in a more thorough and detailed way.  And, for this conference, we are introducing special “hands-on” labs where you’ll be required to bring your laptop for a totally interactive session. Looks for the “hands-on” icon on the agenda for these unique sessions!

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 Navid Davani at 949.265.1512 or

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.


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 Tropicana.  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. 

Is there a charge to park at the conference venue?
There is no charge to self-park or valet park at the Tropicana. 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 at:



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 or 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 August 28, 2013 to qualify for a refund. A cancellation-processing fee of $250 will be charged for each cancellation request. No refunds will be given after, August 28, 2013.

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 the Tropicana upon receipt of your written cancelation notice. If you cancel after the cancellation deadline of August 28, 2013, 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 or government discounts?
We offer full-time college students / faculty from accredited universities and government employees 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 academic or government 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.

Am I required to bring a laptop?
If you are set to attend a “hand-on” lab, bringing your laptop is required. You will need a Windows 7 or Windows 8 laptop (or virtual machine) with at least 2GB of free disk space, a USB port, WiFi accessibility, and a DVD drive is recommended. See specific session descriptions for any additional requirements.

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. Conference registrants will also receive a proceedings CD-ROM on-site.

A full TechMentor Las Vegas proceedings book is available for purchase at the time of registration for $45.00, and contains all of the session slides contained in the conference CD with plenty of extra space for taking notes.