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This page will answer many of the questions you may have about TECHSPO At Sea 2020. Can’t find an answer you’re looking for? Click here and let us know how we can help.

 

When and where is the TECHSPO At Sea 2020?

TECHSPO At Sea 2020 takes place from April 10th to 17th, 2016 onboard a 7 night Royal Caribbean Cruise on the ‘Liberty of the Seas’ Cruise ship. The cruise departs April 10th, 2016 from Port of Galveston, Texas and cruises to 3 destinations in the Caribbean including; Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize) and Cozumel (Mexico) before returning back to Port of Galveston, Texas on April 17th, 2016. Click here for travel details.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal Address:
2702 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550

 

Directions:

 

From George Bush International Airport (IAH) 68 miles:

  • Exit the airport and turn right onto Eastex FRWY/US-59
  • Merge onto US-59 S via the ramp on the left.
  • Take I-45 south to Exit 1C, and turn left (east) onto Harborside Drive/Hwy 275.
  • Continue for approx. 4.7 miles to Kempner / 22nd street (the road leading into the Cruise Ship Terminal entrance), and turn left.
  • The area adjacent to the terminal is for loading/unloading luggage only.

 

From William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) 42 miles:

  • Get on I-45 from Hobby Airport Loop, Airport Blvd and Gulf Fwy (3.0 mi)
  • Continue to Galveston (35.9 mi)
  • Take Harborside Dr to 25th St/Rosenberg St
  • The area adjacent to the terminal is for loading/unloading luggage only.

 

Parking Information:
Port shuttle buses are provided to transport guests between the car parks and the terminal.

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard (guests can pre-pay for parking by going to the port website).

  • 7-Day Cruise: Uncovered – USD 70; Covered – USD 80

Click here for travel details.

What’s the Schedule?

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

Sunday, April 10th, 2016
11:00am: Embarkation, Customs, Board Cruise Ship
4:30pm: 7 night Caribbean Cruise Departs
5:30pm: Networking Dinner

Monday, April 11th, 2016
8:00am – 10:00am: Registration Check-in
10:00am – 12:00pm: TECHSPO At Sea – General Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: TECHSPO At Sea – General Session
5:30pm: Networking Dinner

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
9:00am – 10:00am: Registration Desk Open
10:00am – 12:00pm: TECHSPO At Sea – General Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: TECHSPO At Sea – General Session
5:30pm: Networking Dinner

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
10:00am – 7:00pm: Free Time in Roatan, Honduras
5:30pm: Networking Dinner

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
8:00am – 4:00pm: Free Time in Belize City, Belize
5:30pm: Networking Dinner

Friday, April 15th, 2016
10:00am – 7:00pm: Free Time in Cozumel, Mexico
5:30pm: Networking Dinner

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
9:00am – 10:00am: Registration Desk Open
10:00am – 12:00pm: WebCongress At Sea – General Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: WebCongress At Sea – General Session
4:30pm: Group Photo
5:30pm: Networking Dinner
9:00pm – 11:00pm: Farewell Cocktail Party

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
6:00am: Disembark Cruise in Port of Galveston, Texas

How much does it cost to attend TECHSPO At Sea 2020?

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 Master Classes – Monday, April 11th
  • All General Sessions – Tuesday, April 12th
  • Farewell Cocktail Party – Saturday, April 16th

What is included in the Main Conference Pass registration fee?

Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Tote Bag
  • Daily Reserved Group Dining in Main Dining Room
  • Group Discounted Royal Caribbean Cruise Package Rates
  • TECHSPO At Sea – Monday, April 11th
  • Farewell Cocktail Party – Saturday, April 16th
  • Option to attend TECHSPO At Sea ($200) – Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
  • Option to attend WebCongress At Sea ($200) – Saturday, April 16th, 2016

What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:

  • TECHSPO At Sea – Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
  • WebCongress At Sea – Saturday, April 16th, 2016

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 Group Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the group 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.
  • Group Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Group Rates here.

Are there government, nonprofit or military discounts?

The current price for TECHSPO At Sea 2020 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]techspo.co (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 2020 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 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 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 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 2020 registrations is not permitted.

Where should I stay in Port of Galveston before the cruise?

If you require accommodation in Port of Galveston prior to boarding the cruise, some nearby hotels include;

What networking activities are associated with TECHSPO At Sea 2020?

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]techspo.co (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 2020?

There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]techspo.co (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.

Can I record what is presented at TECHSPO At Sea 2020?

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 2020?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at TECHSPO At Sea 2020.

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 2020, contact Aaron Polmeer, TECHSPO At Sea 2020 Manager aaron[at]techspo.co (replace at with @).