Frequently asked questions

How do I register for the conference?

You can register online or call +1 866 405 2511.

 

What methods can I use to pay?

You may pay with a Gartner conference ticket, credit card or invoice with PO number. Payment must be made prior to the conference or it will be collected upon entrance to the conference.

 

What is the cost to attend?

Register early for the lowest prices:

Early-bird registration (expires July 24, 2020): $2,925

Standard registration: $3,275

Public-sector registration: $2,650*

Gartner clients may contact their account managers for special pricing options or may use a Gartner ticket as a form of payment. 

*Conference prices are scheduled to increase January 1

 

What is included in the full registration price?

Registration fee includes conference attendance, documentation, a special evening conference, breakfasts and lunches. Click here for details.

 

What are the conference hours?

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2020 will officially begin Monday, Septemeber 21 and end on Wednesday, September 23. 

 

When can I pick up my badge at the registration counter?

Registration will be open the following dates and times:

Registration will be open the following dates and times:

Sunday, September 20, 2020: TBD

Monday, September 21, 2020: TBD

Tuesday, September 22, 2020: TBD

Wednesday, September 23, 2020: TBD

Are there any speaking opportunities at the conference?

Speaking opportunities are available for conference exhibitors. If you are interested in exhibiting, you will need to speak with a Gartner exhibitor sales representative. If you know who the representative is for your space, please reach out to them directly. If you are not aware of the representative for that space, call 1 800 356 4740 or email exhibit@gartner.com.

 

What if I am interested in exhibiting at the conference?

You will need to speak with a Gartner exhibitor sales representative. If you know who this is, you can reach out to them directly. If you are not aware of the representative for that space, email exhibit@gartner.com.

Are there any speaking opportunities at the conference?

Opportunities to present are generally available at Gartner conferences. Please fill out the form here and a representative from Gartner Conferences will contact you.

How do I sign up for a Gartner one-on-one meeting?

Gartner one-on-one meetings are available exclusively to paid registered full conference attendees and are not available to exhibitors or exhibitor conference session passholders. Because of the high demand for these appointments, each attendee may reserve two 30-minute one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert. Preregistration for one-on-ones and small-group sessions are available through Gartner Conference Navigator, our online agenda-building tool.

 

Am I guaranteed the expert of my choice in my one-on-one meeting?

All registered attendees have the exclusive opportunity to speak directly with one Gartner expert in a private 30-minute one-on-one meeting. Because of the high demand for particular experts, sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

How do I sign up for roundtables, workshops and other sessions requiring preregistration?

Interactive sessions such as roundtables, workshops and Meetups are available exclusively to paid registered conference attendees and are not available to exhibitors or exhibitor conference session pass holders. Because of the high demand and limited availability (up to 12 CIOs per session), we recommend you register in advance for these unique sessions. Preregistration is available through Gartner Conference Navigator, our online agenda-building tool on the following dates:

  • Accepted members of the Majestic Program
  • Alumni and accepted members of the Elite Program
  • All registered attendees 

 

Is there a list of Gartner experts who will be available at the conference?

Yes, we will have a Gartner expert guide with the list of our experts and the key areas with which they can assist clients. Please check back for the guide.

 

Are there any restrictions around Gartner one-on-one meetings?

Gartner one-on-one meetings are not available for vendor briefings or product demonstrations with experts. The expert reserves the right to stop the meeting if this situation occurs. Clients interested in briefing experts may contact the Vendor Relations department by emailing vendor.briefings@gartner.com to schedule a meeting following the conference.

Gartner hotel reservations are not currently open. Check back for updates!

When will I have access to documentation?

Registered attendees will be informed via email as conference documentation becomes available on Gartner Conference Navigator. This email will include step-by-step instructions to access presentations and select audio-recorded sessions.

Are there returning attendee benefits?          

Yes, all returning attendees have access to exclusive benefits*.

Alumni benefits bump you to the head of the line for important conference features:

  • Priority access for Gartner one-on-ones, workshops, roundtables, Meetups and other sessions that require preregistration through Conference Navigator
  • Alumni discount of $350 and a welcome packet on-site
  • An exclusive book signing with a keynote speaker

*Benefits apply to returning attendees for Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Managment Summit only. Alumni benefits may vary for other Gartner conferences.

What should I do as a first-time attendee?

  • Before you arrive, build your agenda using Gartner Conference Navigator (on your desktop or via our mobile app).
  • 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.
  • If you need a hand getting started, contact the Conference Concierge Team for assistance. The team can create an agenda based on your priorities, recommend exhibitors to connect with and even schedule your Gartner one-on-one meeting.

 

What is the Gartner Conference Navigator app and do I need to download it?

Gartner Conference Navigator is our mobile app (available on Android and iOS) that makes it easy for you to navigate and build your personal agenda. Download it from your app store, sign in with your login details and you’ll be good to go. Don’t forget to opt in to receive push notifications while with us to keep informed of the latest conference updates.

 

Is my attendance limited if I am not currently a Gartner Research & Advisory client?

Absolutely not! As long as you have fully paid your registration fee, you have access to all conference activities open to you 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 and from session to session. 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.