For the most part you need only bring yourself. You do not need to bring your registration receipt.
Laptops, notebooks and other note-taking equipment are allowed and Wi-Fi Internet access is available free of charge. A conference proceedings book will be provided to take notes in. A majority of the presentation rooms feature seating arranged in a lecture format, so expect to keep note-taking materials on your lap.
Conference Proceedings and Materials Provided
Registered attendees will be receive the following when they check in at the registration desk: a bound book of the conference proceedings (i.e., presenters’ slides in a format suitable for note-taking) and a lanyard with a nametag and the day’s schedule on it. Pens will be available upon request. The conference book is generally about two-inches thick and you may consider bringing a backpack or laptop bag to accommodate it and any swag you pick up from the sponsor room.
A majority of presenters and participants will be dressed in business casual attire. Suits and other formal attire are rare. Conference space is air-conditioned but popular sessions are sometimes crowded, so temperatures throughout the day can vary. If you are likely to be chilly in an air-conditioned space or hot in a crowded space, layered clothing may be a good idea.
Breakfast (bagels, muffins, drinks), snacks (healthy and sugary), and a box lunch (two sandwich choices and one vegetarian option) will be provided with your registration. A late afternoon “wine and cheese” networking event will offer additional drinks (water, sodas and a variety of wines) and snacks (crackers, cookies and desserts) at no additional charge. If you have dietary restrictions feel free to bring your own food or notify the conference organizers ahead of time and accommodations will be made to the best of our ability. All attendees are free to bring snacks, food, etc. as they prefer.
The conference space will feature both built-in water fountains and strategically-placed water coolers from which you may draw water freely. Cups (but not bottles) will be provided. If you are ecologically-minded, feel free to bring your own reusable bottle.