What should I do as a first-time attendee?
- Make sure your profile is complete to get the best from our profile match feature. Share information about your interests and priorities to discover the sessions that are the best fit for you.
- Be sure to register in advance for any roundtables, Gartner one-on-one meetings or workshops you’d like to attend. We also have networking breakfasts and breaks running throughout the conference to help you expand your network.
- Join us on the show floor during daily receptions so you can meet with the technology leaders in the space and find the solutions you need.
- Keep an eye out for emails from the Conferences team, with key updates, tips and tricks to getting the most out of your experience.
What is the Gartner Conference Navigator app and do I need to download it?
Gartner Conference Navigator is your hub for the conference. Here you can view and filter sessions, build your agenda, register for interactive experiences, schedule your meetings and more. We recommend using the app for an optimal conference experience. Search “Gartner Conference Navigator” in your app store to download. The app allows you to view and update your agenda, network with other end users, receive important notifications and more.
Is my attendance limited if I am not currently a Gartner client?
Absolutely not! As long as you have fully paid your registration fee, you have access to all conference activities, along with Gartner session documentation. If you’re interested in becoming a Gartner client, you can visit the Gartner Zone to better understand the benefits you’ll receive.
Are there limited seating sessions that I need to sign up for?
Yes, you will need to sign up in advance for some sessions, such as workshops, Meetups and roundtables. If you try to register for a session and it is listed as “full” or “closed,” there is still a possibility you can attend. Once at the conference, find the room for that session and arrive there about 15 minutes prior to the session start to have your name added to the waiting list. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
What should I wear?
We suggest comfortable shoes — you’ll be doing a lot of walking from your hotel room to the conference space, from session to session and navigating the show floor. Business casual dress is what most attendees opt for, but we also recommend that you dress in layers as the conference rooms can get chilly.