Here are some tips to help you prepare before you arrive:
Within Gartner Events Navigator, there are many ways to plan your experience:
Yes! Our Gartner Event Concierge can work with you pre-event to make sure you have the best possible experience on-site. Concierge services include:
Contact the Gartner Event Concierge at DataCenterConciergeNA@gartner.com.
Analyst-user roundtables, analyst one-on-ones and workshops require preregistration within Gartner Events Navigator, and spots fill up quickly! Book yours in Events Navigator.
We recommend arriving by Sunday, December 2, so that you have the opportunity to pick up your name badge and get settled into the hotel.
You’ll have plenty of time to meet with your peers during networking breakfasts and lunches or throughout the day in our convenient lounges. In addition, you’ll be able to learn from your peers during analyst-user roundtables, end-user case study sessions and Solution Showcase receptions.
As soon as you arrive, you can visit Registration. You’ll simply enter the email address you used to register, verify yourself with a photo ID, and receive your conference badge. For additional information regarding your hotel stay or other questions you may have, visit our FAQ page.
Your name badge allows you entry into all conference-related activities (sessions, Solution Showcase, hospitality suites, meals, etc.). Your badge is also tagged so that we are able to keep track of the sessions you’ve attended and provide a conference evaluation tailored to these specific sessions. Your badge also grants you access to all preconference activities on Sunday, December 2.
Absolutely not! As long as you have fully paid your registration fee, you have access to all on-site activities and documentation. If you’re interested in becoming a Gartner client while on-site, you can visit the Gartner Zone to better understand the benefits you’ll receive by becoming a client.
The Gartner Events app is a mobile device (smartphone and tablet) app that makes it easy for you to navigate and build your agenda and keep tabs on what’s happening while on-site. Download the app, sign in with the information you used on Gartner Events Navigator, and you can start using it right away. Whether you use Gartner Events Navigator through your computer or the app, your agenda will sync up with ease. You’ll also receive push notifications while on-site to remind you of some of the key happenings.
Don’t forget to bring your business cards! You’ll have tons of opportunities to network with your peers and solution providers, and it’s the easiest way to exchange contact information. If you have a smartphone or tablet, it will also come in handy, as your entire agenda can be organized with the Gartner Events mobile app and viewed from most mobile devices.
In addition, we’ll have charging stations throughout the conference space, so bring your chargers with you so that you never have to go offline. If you’re travelling internationally, be sure to pack your travel adapters. If you typically wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring any backups you might own. Also, don’t forget any medications you might need to take throughout the week.