1. What does the Vision Conference fee include?
The registration fee includes:
Admission to all general and breakout sessions
Breakfast, lunch, breaks, refreshments and receptions according to the posted schedule
All conference materials
Complimentary wireless access in the conference area and your sleeping room (as part of the required resort fee)
Access to discounted hotel rates at the MGM Grand Hotel
A variety of Symantec Vision promotional items and opportunities to win prizes throughout the conference
2. Will I receive a registration confirmation letter? How soon?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation via email once we have processed your registration, received payment for your registration fee, and confirmed your booking with the hotel (if you requested a hotel room).
3. How can I obtain an invoice to provide to my company?
The confirmation email you receive after approval of your registration will serve as your receipt. It contains a summary of fees paid.
4. What is the cancellation and substitution policy?
The cancellation deadline for Vision 2013 is March 29, 2013 and will result in a $100 fee assessment. Symantec Vision 2013 must receive a written cancellation notice to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 29, 2013, as no refunds will be permitted after this date. Substitutions will be accepted, but must be submitted in writing to the same email@example.com email address prior to Friday, April 12, 2013.
5. What’s the attire for Vision 2013?
Appropriate attire for the conference is business casual.
6. Can I record the sessions I attend?
Use of cameras or any other type of audio or video recording device, including cellular phones, in conference break-out sessions or hands-on labs is prohibited. Flash photography in the keynotes is not permitted unless pre-approved by conference organizers.
Symantec will have a number of sessions that will be video recorded and some sessions that will be streamed live. The session streaming and broadcast will be available through Vision OnDemand on the Symantec Connect platform.
7. Can I bring a guest?
Thinking about bringing a friend to the Vision evening functions? New this year, there are two ways to do so.
The first option is to purchase a guest pass for all three nights of Vision 2013 evening functions. This package can be added onto your registration through the online registration system for the discounted price of only $225. If you wait to purchase those same guest passes onsite, you will pay the full price of $250. Guests must be at least 21 years old and may attend only the evening functions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Just interested in bringing a guest on Wednesday? Again, you can add this on to your registration through the online registration system for the discounted price of only $125. Onsite the price will increase to $150. Guests must be at least 21 years old and may attend only the Wednesday night evening functions – both the Expo Hall reception and the Customer Appreciation Party.
These passes are good only for the specified evening(s). Guests will not have access to conference sessions, registration materials, or other meals. Some restrictions and conditions apply.
8. How can I convince my team it's valuable to attend?
Feel free to share the Top 10 Reasons to Attend, or send them the pdf
Fill out this proposal letter and share it with your manager
Ask them what they'd like to learn --then come to Vision 2013 to learn how to find the answer
Watch last year's video promo.
9. How do I get my $100 gift card?
Make sure you book your room at MGM Grand through the Vision online conference registration system, because that’s the only way to receive a $100 MGM gift card that can be applied directly to your guestroom account, restaurants, shops, shows, or the MGM Grand spa*. Please note that it is one MGM per room, not per occupant.
Attendees can pick up their $100 MGM gift cards if they are eligible for them onsite at Conference Services desk after they pick up their conference badge. We will be using gift redemption to determine who is eligible to receive them.
*Must book a minimum 3-night stay through the online system to qualify. MGM Grand gift cards are not available to Symantec vendors, employees, or other attendees whose room charges are paid for by Symantec.
10. How can I set up my own private meetings at the conference?
Attendees can sign up to “Meet the Experts” through the online Session Scheduler when it goes live in late February 2013.
If employees are looking to book meetings, they can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for these requests. The 1:1 appointments with experts are only for customers/partners - not employees.
11. Will PDF copies of all the breakout presentations and lab guides be available? And if so, when?
Virtually all Symantec breakout presentations and lab guides will be available.
12. Where can Symantec employees obtain the employee discount code?
Employees should visit the internal Vison SharePoint for details on how to register.
13. Where and when do I pick up my Symantec Vision 2013 Conference badge and materials?
Badge and materials may be picked up onsite at the registration area, located on the 1st floor of the MGM Grand Conference Center. Registration hours are still being finalized, but will be posted on the AGENDA page of the website once they are set: www.symantec.com/vision
14. Will there be wireless access onsite?
There will be wireless internet access in select areas of the conference center. Specific locations and times will be posted in the on-site conference materials.