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Conference FAQs

Questions about the Conference
Questions about Project Management Institute PDUs
Questions about Hotel and Travel
Questions about Software Quality Engineering

Conference Answers

1. What are the Agile Development Conference East registration fees and what do they cover?

Click here to view the conference pricing page.

2. What are the registration hours?

Sunday, November 10: 7:30am–10:00am and 4:00pm–6:00pm
Monday, November 11: 7:00am–4:30pm
Tuesday, November 12: 7:30am–5:00pm
Wednesday, November 13: 7:00am–5:00pm
Thursday, November 14: 8:00am–5:30pm
Friday, November 15: 7:00am–2:30pm (for Summit Attendees only)

3. What is a typical daily schedule?

Monday & Tuesday: Full- and Half-day Tutorials from 8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: Keynote at 8:30am, and 12:45pm, concurrent sessions held throughout the day in 60-minute segments with refreshment breaks and lunch
Wednesday: Expo open from 11:00am–2:30pm and 3:30pm–6:00pm
Thursday: Expo open from 9:30am–2:30pm
Friday: Agile Leadership Summit from 8:30am–3:30pm

4. What is the dress code?

Casual, comfortable attire is recommended for speakers and attendees. In November, the weather ranges from the high 50s during the day to low 30s at night. You may wish to bring a coat for the evenings or varying temperatures in the hotel.

5. What is Software Quality Engineering’s cancellation policy?

Registrations cancelled after Monday, October 21, 2013, are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. No cancellations or refunds may be made after Monday, October 28, 2013. Substitutions may be made at any time before the first day of the program. TO CANCEL: Call the Client Support Group at 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770 to obtain a cancellation code.

6. How do I register multiple people?

To register multiple people, please call the Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524. Groups of 3 or more save up to 30%.

7. 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.

8. What types of discounts are offered for this conference?

There are various discount offers. Click here for the most up to date list of Ways to Save.
Please Note—We will always provide the highest possible discount and allow you to use the two largest discounts that apply to your registration.

9. If my confirmation package or my invoice has not arrived within five to ten business days, what should I do?

Contact Software Quality Engineering Client Support by phone at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524 or by email at [email protected].

10. Do I need to reserve a seat in any of the tutorials or concurrent classes?

Seating is limited in tutorials, so please reserve your seat early. As we get closer to the conference, some tutorials may be full. In this case you will receive an email asking you to make another selection. All tutorial selections must be made by November 8, 2013. The Wednesday and Thursday conference sessions do not require reservations. You may enter or leave any session at any time, space permitting.

11. Should I bring a laptop computer?

A laptop is not required for the conference so the decision to bring a laptop is up to you. Some tutorials, however, do require laptops and are clearly designated on the tutorial description page. If you decide to bring a laptop for note taking or personal use, internet access may not be available in sessions or classrooms. Please note that Software Quality Engineering does not provide storage or take responsibility for laptops or other personal items at the conference.

12. Once I get to the hotel, how will I know where to go for the conference?

Once you arrive at the hotel, signs will be posted directing you to the Hynes Convention Center, where all the action is taking place.  The Convention Center is about a 5 minute covered walk from the Sheraton. Keep an eye out for the Agile Development & Better Software Conference signs directing you to the registration area. If you have any questions during the conference, feel free to ask a member of the Agile Development & Better Software Conference staff.

Project Management Institute PDUs

13. How many Professional Development Units (PDUs) can I earn at Agile Development Conference East?

Project Management Institute (PMI) members looking to keep up with PMP credential learning requirements can choose from eighty-eight approved sessions.  In six days up to forty-three PDUs could be acquired at Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East.

14. How can I report my PDUs to the Project Management Institute? 

Keep track of all presentations attended throughout the week. Report all PDUs earned by searching the exact session title in the CCRS (Continuing Certification Requirements System).  For step by step instructions on how to claim PDUs in the CCRS you can download an instructional PDF by clicking here, you can also pick up a copy at the registration desk during the conference. If you would like more interactive instructions, you can click the image to the right. When the video starts click the "How Do I Claim My PDUs?" section to the right. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Client Support at 888.268.8770, 904.278.0524, or [email protected].

Hotel and Travel Answers

15. How can I arrange for the hotel at Agile Development Conference East in Boston, MA?

Take advantage of the conference rate. You may book your stay online or by calling 888.627.7054, and be sure to mention the Agile Development Conference. Also, for your convenience, we can easily make your hotel reservation for you when you register for the conference—whether online or on the phone at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524. See even more travel information on the hotel and travel page.

Software Quality Engineering Answers

16. Who is Software Quality Engineering?

Software Quality Engineering assists software professionals and organizations interested in boosting productivity, improving software practices, delivering more customer value, and increasing ROI. Software Quality Engineering hosts five of the industry’s most recognized software quality conferences including the STAR conferences, Better Software Conferences, and Agile Development Conferences. From the classroom to the web, Software Quality Engineering delivers software testing and development seminars, and provides consulting services, specialized publications, and research.

Better Software Magazine is the magazine for software professionals who care about quality. Each issue brings you relevant, timely information to help you build better software. Better Software magazine delivers in-depth articles on testing, project management, development, configuration management, agile, mobile and cloud technologies. Within the pages of each issue you'll find articles about solutions to common problems, coverage on emerging technologies, and more. It’s special reports, salary surveys, and a steady stream of ideas for software professionals focused on quality. was created to make it easier for you to find resources on topics like testing, project management, and agile software development. expands the great information and resources that you’ve come to expect from Software Quality Engineering with enhanced content, new ideas and solutions, streamlined organization, and improved networking features.

17. How can I contact Software Quality Engineering?
Reaching Software Quality Engineering is easy. You can email us at [email protected] or call us at 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770. You may fax us at 904.278.4380. Or, we can be reached by mail at 340 Corporate Way, Suite 300, Orange Park, FL 32073