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When and where is the TECHSPO At Sea 2015 Conference?

TECHSPO At Sea 2015 takes place from April 26 to May 3, 2015 onboard a 7 night Royal Caribbean Cruise on the ‘Freedom of the Seas’ Cruise ship. The cruise departs April 26, 2015 from Port Canaveral, Florida and cruises to 4 destinations in the Caribbean including; Labadee (Haiti), Falmouth (Jamaica), George Town (Cayman Islands) and Cozumel (Mexico) before returning back to Port Canaveral, Florida on May 3, 2015. Click here for travel details.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal Address:
Cruise Terminal #10
9005 Charles M. Rowland Drive
Cape Canaveral, Florida


From New Orleans International Airport:

  • Take Airport Exit 1A to SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East.
  • Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
  • Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral “A” Cruise Terminals.

From I-95:

  • From North or South on I-95 take the SR 528 Beach Line Expressway East.
  • Remain on SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
  • Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral “A” Cruise Terminals.

Parking Information:
Parking is available in the garage or open lot across from Cruise Terminal #10 for $15 USD per day (subject to change). Payment is made as you enter the facility in cash or Visa or Mastercard credit card.

What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Sunday, April 7th, 2015
11:00am: Embarkation, Customs, Board Cruise Ship, Check-in
3:00pm – 3:30pm: VIP Priority Registration Check-in (VIP’s only)
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Registration Check-in
4:30pm: 7 night Caribbean Cruise Departs
5:45pm: Networking Dinner

Monday, April 8th, 2015
8:30am: Conference Center Opens
9:00am – 10:00am: General Sessions
10:00am – 10:30am: Morning Coffee Break
10:30am – 12:00pm: General Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 3:00pm: General Sessions
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Afternoon Coffee Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm: General Sessions
5:45pm: Networking Dinner

Tuesday, April 9th, 2015
8:00am – 4:00pm: Free Time in Labadee, Haiti
5:45pm: Networking Dinner

Wednesday, April 10th, 2015
10:00am – 7:00pm: Free Time in Falmouth, Jamaica
5:45pm: Networking Dinner

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
8:00am – 4:00pm: Free Time in George Town, Cayman Islands
5:45pm: Networking Dinner

Friday, May 1st, 2015
10:00am – 7:00pm: Free Time in Cozumel, Mexico
5:45pm: Networking Dinner

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
5:45pm: Networking Dinner
7:30pm – 9:30pm: Farewell Cocktail Party

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
6:00am: Disembark Cruise in Port Canaveral, Florida

How much does it cost to attend TECHSPO At Sea 2015?

For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.

What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Tote Bag
  • Daily Reserved Group Dining in Main Dining Room
  • Group Discounted Royal Caribbean Cruise Package Rates
  • All General Sessions – Monday, April 8th
  • Farewell Cocktail Party – Saturday, Saturday, May 2nd

How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.

What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.

Is there a group discount?

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.

There are just a few simple Team Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the team must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Team Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Team Rates here.

Are there student, government, nonprofit or military discounts?

The current price for TECHSPO At Sea 2015 passes is the best and only available rates.

What is the dress code?

Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.

Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.

Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at] (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.

What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in TECHSPO At Sea 2015 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 100 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 100 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 100 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 100 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 100 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 100 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use TECHSPO credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. TECHSPO will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. TECHSPO will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the TECHSPO office. Reselling TECHSPO At Sea 2015 registrations is not permitted.

Where should I stay in Port Canaveral before the cruise?

If you would like to arrive at Port Canaveral prior to boarding the cruise, then the official conference hotel in Port Canaveral is;

Radisson Resort at the Port
8701 Astronaut Blvd
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Where should I stay in New Orleans after the cruise?

If you would like to stay in New Orleans after the cruise returns to enjoy the local tourist attractions, such as Disney World Park and Universal Studios, then the official conference hotel in New Orleans is;

Embassy Suites International Drive South Convention Center
8978 International Drive
New Orleans, Florida

What networking activities are associated with TECHSPO At Sea 2015?

A full list of the official conference networking functions are available here.

Will I receive event updates?

Yes, TECHSPO will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at] (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.

How can I submit to speak at TECHSPO At Sea 2015?

Sorry but our Call for Speakers for general sessions and workshops is now closed. All speakers will be notified of acceptance before August 31, 2014, if you have any questions please e-mail: info[at] (replace [at] with @). There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at] (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.

Can I record what is presented at TECHSPO At Sea 2015?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.

How can we sponsor TECHSPO At Sea 2015?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at TECHSPO At Sea 2015.

Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes we do. Become a TECHSPO Affiliate and earn commission on every completed registration referred by your efforts. Click here for details.

I have questions and none of these FAQ’s help

For questions regarding your attendance or sponsorship at TECHSPO At Sea 2015, contact Aaron Polmeer, TECHSPO At Sea 2015 Conference Manager aaron[at] (replace at with @).