Frequently Asked Questions

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

  • When is the 2020 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition?

The Fall Conference & Exhibition will be held from Sunday, 27 September, through Thursday, 1 October as a hybrid event – both an in-person and virtual experience. The Pre-Conference Masterclasses will be available for the in-person event only on Sunday and Monday. The exhibit hall will be open Monday through Wednesday.

                

  • Where is the 2020 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition?

The Fall Conference & Exhibition will be a hybrid event. Attend in person at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center or virtually from the comfort of your home or office; choose the option that works best for you.

 

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV  89119 USA

                

  • Where are the conference hotels?

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV  89119 USA

 

Delano Las Vegas Hotel

3940 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV  89119 USA

Click here to book your special room rate today – the discounted rate ends 2 September 2020. Both hotels are connected to the conference center and are within walking distance.

                

  • Is housing included in the cost of registration?

No. Attendees must register for housing separately.

                

  • What are the Exhibit Hall hours?

Click here for the Exhibit Hall schedule.

 

  • What are the Exhibit Hall policies?

Admission to the Exhibit Hall, whether live or virtual, is included with each paid attendee conference registration. Single-day Exhibit Hall Visitor passes are available for purchase on site at the registration desk or on the virtual platform. A one-day visitor pass for US$100 for member and nonmembers; multiple passes may be purchased.

 

Weapons Are Not Permitted

Weapons and items that appear to be weapons are not permitted in any BICSI Conference space, including the Exhibit Hall.

                

  • How do I register for the conference?

There are four easy ways to register:

Fax or mail the Fall Conference Exhibition registration form to:

  • Fax:   +1 813.971.4311
  • Mail:   2020 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition
              8610 Hidden River Parkway
              Tampa, FL 33637-1000 USA

Registration for the live event is open at the Early Bird Rate through 30 June. Registration at the Regular Rate will run 1 July – 24 September. After 24 September, online registration will be closed. Registration at the On-Site Rate will be available at the conference beginning 27 September.

 

Virtual registration is open at the Early Bird Rate through 30 June. Virtual registration at the Regular Rate will run 1 July – 26 September. Virtual registration at the On-Site Rate will be available beginning 27 September.

 

The registration fee does not include admittance to the Pre-Conference Training Courses or Pre-Conference Masterclasses.

                

  • What are the Pre-Conference Masterclass registration rates?

The conference registration fee does not include admittance to the BICSI Pre-Conference educational masterclasses. A full list of descriptions for each masterclass can be found on the conference schedule. You may register for any of these masterclasses while registering for the conference.

 

Note: Pre-Conference Masterclasses will not be available for virtual attendees.

                

  • Can I bring a guest or spouse?

Yes, attendees may register a guest provided they do NOT work in the information and communications technology (ICT) profession. Registered guests may attend Exhibit Hall functions on Monday and Tuesday, as well as enjoy activities and a breakfast in the Guest Hospitality Lounge. Each attendee may register an unlimited number of guests at $75 each. Guest registrations do not qualify for CECs.

 

Guest registration is not be available for a virtual registration.

                

  • Can I cancel my conference registration?

If you would like to change your in-person event registration to a virtual registration or vice versa, please contact our BICSI Conferences & Events department via email at conferencedept@bicsi.org to request the change.

 

If cancellation of your Fall Conference registration is necessary, you must send written notice (email is acceptable) to the BICSI Conferences & Events department at conferencedept@bicsi.org. We understand this is a time of uncertainty. To allow you flexibility in your planning, any registration cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, 21 August 2020 to avoid a $99 cancellation fee.

 

A Fall Conference attendee may substitute another person at no additional charge. The substitution request must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, 24 September.

 

For exhibitor-related cancellations/refunds, please refer to the 2020 BICSI Conference & Exhibition Rules and Regulations.

                

  • Do you offer special registration for members of the press?

If you would like to be considered to receive an invitation, please send your name, publication and contact information to the BICSI Marketing Department at press@bicsi.org.

                

  • Will there be courses offered at the conference?

No, BICSI courses will be held virtually before the 2020 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition. Click here for a list of courses that will be offered.

                

  • How many CECs will I earn at the conference?

Click here to view a complete list of CECs earned, per credential by attending the Fall Conference in person or virtually. Attendance at the 2020 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition fulfills the conference attendance requirement for RCDD renewal whether you are attending in person or virtually.

                

  • What should I wear?

Make sure you always have your badge on during the conference and Exhibit Hall events. Most functions and events conducted by BICSI are informal, and business casual attire is appropriate.

                

  • What if I lose my badge?

You must wear your badge to enter all conference functions. There will be a $20 name badge remake fee for each lost badge.

 

  • Who do I contact if my company wants to exhibit?

Click here to view the exhibitor prospectus. If you have any questions please contact Courtney Nalls at +1-800-242-7405 x. 842 (USA & Canada Toll-Free) or +1-813-769-1842 or via email at cnalls@bicsi.org.

 

  • What is the actual start date of the conference?

The exhibit hall opens on Monday evening, 28 September from 4-7:30 p.m. The opening general session begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 29 September.

 

  • Are meals included with my registration fee?

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the exhibit hall on Monday and Tuesday evening. Lunch will be available in the exhibit hall on Wednesday. Beverages and light snacks will be available during breaks on Tuesday through Thursday.

 

  • What is the difference between a Pre-Conference Masterclass and the concurrent sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday?

The pre-conference masterclasses are three to six hours in length and are not included in the cost of the registration fee or available virtually. Individuals can earn additional CECs by registering and paying for the masterclasses.

 

The concurrent sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday are one-hour sessions that are included with the conference registration fee. Individuals do not need to select the concurrent sessions they wish to attend.

 

Note: Pre-Conference Masterclasses will not be available for virtual attendees.

 

  • Can I take the paper/pencil exam at the conference?

No, all exams are now offered through Pearson VUE.

 

  • How do I sign up for the free registration that comes with my company’s corporate membership?

Please contact the Membership & Customer Care department via email at bicsi@bicsi.org.

 

  • Is there a fee for parking?

Click here to view parking information for Mandalay Bay.

 

  • How do I get a Visa letter of invitation since I am from another country and plan to attend the live event?

Please contact the Conferences & Events Department at +1-800-242-7405 x. 709 or x. 841 (USA & Canada Toll-Free) or +1-813-979-1991 or via email at conferencedept@bicsi.org.

 

  • How do I register if I have a credit from a previous conference cancellation?

Please contact the Conferences & Events Department at +1-800-242-7405 x. 709 or x. 841 (USA & Canada Toll-Free) or +1-813-979-1991 or via email at conferencedept@bicsi.org.

 

  • How do I change information on my badge?

Please contact the Conferences & Events Department at +1-800-242-7405 x. 709 or x. 841 (USA & Canada Toll-Free) or +1-813-979-1991 or via email at conferencedept@bicsi.org. 

 

  • Who are the keynote speakers?

Please click here for the keynote speaker information.

 

  • What precautions will be taken with the live event in regard to COVID-19?

The safety and health of our members, credential holders, attendees and customers are of the highest priority, and we are actively monitoring the guidelines and recommendations from the government agencies as well as the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to ensure the safety of everyone involved. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

  • If the live event is cancelled will there still be a virtual option?

Yes. If we are unable to hold the in-person event we will still hold the event as a virtual only option.

 

  • If I am registered as a virtual attendee will I be eligible for the door prizes?

Yes. We are planning to have a virtual gamification aspect for the virtual attendees to win prizes.

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