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SNEC PM Conference & Workshops 2010 - FAQs

SNEC PMI Conference & Workshops 2010 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)


Conference Registration

   How do I log in to the SNEC Website to receive my member discount?

    Who can I contact if I have questions about the conference?

    What is the cost of attending?

    Are there discounts available?

    When should I register?

    Can I register over the phone?

    Is there onsite registration?

    Can I use a form of payment other than a credit card?

    What is your cancellation policy?

    What food is included?

    What do I need to bring with me to the conference?

Agendas

    What is the schedule for the workshop and conference presentations?

    What are the hours for Thursday’s Workshop?

    What are the hours for Friday’s Conference?

Location of Conference

    When and where is the conference?

Parking, Hotel and other Travel Information

    Is there parking available? What are the rates?

    What hotels are in the closest proximity to the Convention Center?

    What airport do I fly in to?

    How do I book a hotel room?

    Do I have to stay at the hotel?

    What is the cost of the hotel room?

    What is there to do in the area?

Speaker Topics

    Who will be speaking?

    Why would I want to attend a workshop?

    What are the key note topics?

Presentations / Paper Submittals

    How can I speak at the conference?

Sponsors

    Do you have sponsorship opportunities?

Other Questions

    Will PDU’s be offered to those PM’s who are PMP Certified?

    How can I become PMP certified?

    What should I wear?

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Conference Registration

How do I log in to the SNEC Website to receive my member discount?

In order to receive your member discount, you must FIRST LOGIN to the SNEC web site PRIOR TO REGISTERING for events in order to obtain your membership discount. Your username on the SNEC web site is your PMI Member # (not your PMP #) and your password is your PMI registered email address - all lower case. When typing in your password it looks like it won't fit, but don't worry, it is wrapping and will accept all you type. Note that once you are logged in, you can click on the My Profile menu entry on the left side menu and update your email address and/or password info to be anything you desire.

If you have problems logging in after following the instructions above, additional help is available here. If all else fails, contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the conference?

You can contact the SNEC conference committee at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is the cost of attending?

Click on the register button in the menu to see conference pricing. Early Bird registration is effective December 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010. Open Registration is being accepted through midnight, April 25, 2010. 

Are there discounts available?

Two individual registration discounts are offered for the 2010 program. The first is the "early bird" registration discount that is available to those who register by February 28, 2010. The second discount is the "multi-day" package.

NEW THIS YEAR: The SNEC Corporate Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the availability of an additional 10% discount off the Early Bird Registration Pricing for businesses sending at least ten (10) individuals to the April 30th Conference and/or April 29th Workshops! To see if you're eligible for this special pricing (which is only available during the Early Bird Registration period), please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on eligible companies.

When should I register?

To ensure your spot at the conference, it is important to register early. Space is very limited and the room availability is also limited. If you register before February 28th, 2010 you are entitled to Early Bird registration rates - a savings of $25 for a single day or $50 for both day package!

Can I register over the phone?

Registrations are accepted online to expedite processing and ensure completeness of the form, please click the register button to begin. If you cannot register online, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will work with you to determine if alternative registration options are feasible.

Is there onsite registration?

There will be no onsite registration for either the workshop or conference programs. All registrations must be requested and paid for prior to the event.

Can I use a form of payment other than a credit card?

Credit cards and PayPal are the primary forms of payment for the conference. More information is available at the registration site. If you cannot pay via credit card or PayPal, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you want to pay with a card not already registered with PayPal, use this option:

What is your cancellation policy?

If an individual cancellation is needed, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Note: There is a 10% cancellation fee that will be subtracted from your refund to cover administrative fees. No refunds will be given after 4/16/2010.

In the event that inclement weather is forecasted for the day of the event, a cancellation decision will be made by 5:00 am that day. If the event is cancelled, registered participants will be notified of the cancellation via an email broadcast. We will also endeavor to get meeting cancellation notices broadcast by local media. Notification of the re-scheduled event or refund will also be communicated via an email broadcast.

What food is included?

Your registration fee includes the following meals and/or breaks:
 

Workshop

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Conference

Friday, April 30, 2010

 

Box Lunch

Afternoon Break

Networking Breakfast

Morning Break

Lunch

Afternoon Break

Post Conference Reception


What do I need to bring with me to the conference?

Just yourself!  If you are attending the Conference on April 30th, your name badge and registration packet will be distributed during the onsite check in process. SNEC also provides a bag to carry materials from the conference.

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Agendas

What is the schedule for the workshop and conference presentations?

This year's program has something for everyone.  The schedule of speakers is available by reviewing theprogram schedule on our website. The complete programabstracts and speakers bios are also available online.

What are the hours for Thursday’s Workshop?

The workshop schedule will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

What are the hours for Friday's Conference?

Registration and Breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010. The general conference schedule begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.  Remember that there is a post-conference networking reception which will run until 6:00 p.m.

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Location of Conference

When and where is the conference?

The SNEC-PMI Professional Development Conference 2010 will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center located in Hartford, Connecticut on April 29th and April 30th, 2010.

For information and directions, please visit the Convention Center’s website

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Parking, Hotel and other Travel Information

Is there parking available? What are the rates?

Ample parking is available at the Connecticut Convention Center. A map is available for your convenience. Also please note that parking is included with your paid registration for the day of event.  The conference center also advertises outside parking for over sized vehicles.

What hotels are in the closest proximity to the Convention Center?

The Hartford Marriott Downtown is located at 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103.  It is located adjacent from the Connecticut Convention Center and is a convenient 20 minute drive from the Bradley International Airport.  We offer discounted room rates for the conference.  Other hotels are nearby but do not have discounts.

What airport do I fly in to?

The closest commercial airport is Bradley International Airport (airport code BDL).

How do I book a hotel room?

There is a reserved room block for conference attendees at the Hartford Marriott Downtown with a group rate.  These rooms are limited, so we recommend making your reservations well in advance.  You can make reservations by calling 866-373-9806.  Please mention that you are attending the SNEC-PMI Conference (Group Name:  Project Management Institute - Southern New England Chapter) to obtain the negotiated group rate of $159.00/night for a standard room.

Do I have to stay at the hotel?

While it is recommended due to the proximity to the conference, it is not a requirement to book a room at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

What is the cost of the hotel room?

While the block of rooms is available, attendees at this event can enjoy the negotiated standard room rate of $159.00 per night at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

What is there to do in the area?

Visit the Connecticut Convention Center visitor's page for information about what Hartford has to offer!

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Speaker Topics

Who will be speaking?

Information on the current SNEC PM Workshop presenters and PM Conference speaker information can be seen on the web site.  The web site provides the names and bios for each of the speakers scheduled.

Why would I want to attend a workshop?

The special 4-hour workshops focus on topics intended to provide deeper learning of specific areas of project management and or professional development.  Learn from informed presenters who have experience facing many of the same challenges you may be encountering right now.

What are the key note topics?

A synopsis of the three exciting Key Note presentations being delivered at the 2010 PM Conference can be seen on theKeynote page.

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Presentations / Paper Submittals

How can I speak at the conference?

All speaker slots for the 2010 Workshop and Conference have been filled. If you are interested in participating at future SNEC-PMI events, please contact us via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sponsors

Do you have sponsorship opportunities?

We welcome organizations interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference. Detailed information on opportunities is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Teresa Vegliante at (203)338-4473. Additional information regarding sponsorship is available at the conference sponsors page on the website.

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Other Questions

Will PDU's be offered to those PM's who are PMP Certified?

We are pleased to offer a "packed" PDU opportunity at an affordable cost for SNEC-PMI member PMPs and "guest" PMPs.

  Claim Code for use on PMI Website Available PDU's
Workshop   to be announced   Up to 4.0 *
Conference   to be announced   Up to 7.0 *

*Actual number of PDUs earned will depend on what sessions you attend.

How can I become PMP certified?

Project Management Professional credentials comes in many forms the most well known is the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. More information on training programs and certification options can be found on the nationalPMI website.

What should I wear?

We want you to be comfortable - business casual is perfect for this event!  As room temperatures can vary, those who get cold easily may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.

 

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