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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 registration fees and what do they cover?

Click here to view the conference pricing page.

2. What are the registration hours?

Sunday, June 1: 7:30am–10:00am and 4:00pm–6:00pm
Monday, June 2: 7:00am–4:30pm
Tuesday, June 3: 7:30am–5:00pm
Wednesday, June 4: 7:30am–5:00pm
Thursday, June 5: 8:00am–5:30pm
Friday, June 6: 7:30am–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: Keynote at 8:30am, and 10:15am, concurrent sessions held throughout the day in 75-minute segments with refreshment breaks and lunch. The Expo is open from 11:30am–2:30pm and 3:30pm–6:00pm
Thursday: Keynote at 8:30am, and 12:45pm, concurrent sessions held throughout the day in 75-minute segments with refreshment breaks and lunch. The Expo is 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 June, the weather ranges from the high 90s during the day to low 70s at night. You may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings or varying temperatures in the hotel.

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

Registrations cancelled after Monday, May 12, 2014 are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. No cancellations or refunds may be made after Monday, May 19, 2014. 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 can 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 email 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 May 31, 2014. 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 conference. Registration will be on the Emperors Level at Registration Desk 5. 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 Answers

13. How many Professional Development Units (PDUs) can I earn at Better Software Conference West?

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 & Better Software Conference West.

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 & Better Software Conference West in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Reserve your stay by Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Take advantage of the conference rate at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. You may book your stay online or by calling 866.227.5944, and be sure to mention the Agile Development and Better Software 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 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. www.SQE.com
Better Software Magazine 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. In 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. www.BetterSoftware.com
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17. How can I contact Software Quality Engineering?

Reaching Software Quality Engineering is easy. You can email us at sqe[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.

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