SUSECON 2019

SUSECON 2019 Basic Conference Info

When is SUSECON 2019?

SUSECON will be held April 1-5, 2019.

Why don’t we have a SUSECON in 2018?

Originally an autumn event, SUSECON is moving to springtime to better align with industry event schedules and to take advantage of internal synergies created by SUSE's recent change in its fiscal year. The first spring SUSECON will be in Nashville in April 2019, and SUSECON will continue to be an annual springtime event from then on.

Will I need extra spending cash?

That depends on your spending habits! You may want to see the sights and enjoy the local cuisine of Nashville on the conference open nights. Breakfast and lunch will be served Tuesday through Friday, and snacks will be provided during morning and afternoon break times. Food and beverages will be provided at the SUSECON Conference Party on Tuesday evening, April 2, and during an off-site event on Wednesday, April 3.

Will I be able to access the internet while at the conference?

Absolutely. You can take advantage of wireless internet access at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. For wireless access, 802.11b-compatible cards (or laptops) will be supported. The network name will be provided on-site. We will also have IT professionals on site to assist you with configuration or compatibility issues. We are unable to guarantee Internet access outside the meeting areas, although complimentary internet access is included with your room if you stay at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in the SUSECON room block.

Where is SUSECON 2019?

SUSECON 2019 will be held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN.

What is the weather going to be like in Nashville?

The average temperatures in April range from low temperatures around 48°F (9°C)to highs around 67°F (19°C).

This time of year experiences mostly cloud covered days, with mild daytime temperatures and cooler evening temperatures. You will want to pack a mixture of light clothing, as well as warm clothing. Since the probability of rainfall is relatively high during this month, it's also worth packing some waterproof clothing or an umbrella.

How should I dress for the conference?

We're not too picky about how you look; we just want you to come and be comfortable. You might want to check the local weather before you get here so you can bring clothing appropriate for the expected weather. Most attendees wear business casual or jeans with a t‐shirt.

Can guests attend the evening events?

A Guest pass is available for all evening functions for a fee of $250 per guest. This includes any regularly scheduled SUSE‐hosted conference activities after the close of daily sessions. Children under the age of 21 are not allowed at the evening events. Guest passes can be purchased on the SUSECON registration site.


What’s it all about?

How can I find out what to expect at the conference?

The best place to start is the SUSECON web site for the majority of your questions and curiosities. If you need an official answer to a burning question and can't find it, email us at SUSECON_Support@suse.com, and a member of the SUSECON team will respond.

I'm trying to plan my flights; what can I expect at the show on Monday or Friday?

Monday, April 1: We will host a variety of Pre-event Hands-on Technical Training workshops for an additional fee. Specific topics will be found on the registration website.

Monday, April 1: If you are a SUSE Partner, we invite you to participate in the SUSECON Partner Summit. This will take place on-site at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The agenda will be available in closer to the event. This meeting is open to Partners only and will be available for registration on the SUSECON registration website.

Monday, April 1: Meet and collaborate with people from all over the globe that share your interests, needs, and challenges at the Birds of a Feather reception. The BoF reception is a great time to make introductions and set the collaborative tone for the best open source conference in the world.

Friday, April 5: A limited schedule of sessions and certification exams time slots will be available Friday morning, and the conference will be finished by lunch time.

We recommend that you schedule your return flight on Friday afternoon.

Will I be able to see session content in advance?

The Session Catalog will be available in January 2019, including Tutorial, Hands-on, Case Study, Business Overview and Sponsor sessions. This will include session titles and abstracts. Session presentations will be available on the SUSECON website during the week of the conference and will be accessible for several months thereafter.

What are the SUSECON hours and daily schedule?

Monday, April 1, will feature the SUSE Partner Summit and SUSECON Pre-event Workshops. The main SUSECON conference begins Tuesday, April 2.

Each day of the main conference will start with a morning keynote presentation followed by technical Breakout sessions, Hands-on sessions, certification exams, and more until around 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 2nd, there will be a Conference Party at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel following the technical sessions. There will be an evening off-site event on Wednesday, April 3rd. Refer back to the daily schedules as we get closer to the event for exact times.

What are the best days to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Technology Showcase?

Various opportunities are available for you to spend time with the sponsors, exhibitors, and SUSE employees in the Technology Showcase exhibit hall. Daily exhibit hall hours will be posted in the conference guide. The Technology Showcase will be open during lunch and breaks from Tuesday through Thursday, as well as during the SUSECON Conference Party on Tuesday evening.


Registration Questions

How do I register?

Registration will be opening in September 2018. You will need to create your SUSECON credentials (username and password) to register.

How much does SUSECON cost and how can I pay?

SUSECON 2019 Pricing:

Full Conference Passes

$895—Early Bird (through 18 January)
$1195—Regular Price

Other Passes

$400—Day Pass (full access for a single day, including evening activity)
$250—Guest Pass (evening activities only, Monday–Thursday)

Full Conference Passes + Hotel Package* (includes 4 nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel)

$1975—Early Bird (through 18 January)
$2275—Regular Price (12 January–08 March)
*Registration + Hotel package only available through 08 March 2019, while supplies last
*Discounts are applied to Conference Pass portion of Pass+Hotel packages only

Education/Government/Non-Profit Pricing*

$695—Early Bird (through 18 January)
$995—Regular Price
*Cannot be combined with other discounts

Education/Government/Non-Profit + Hotel Package* (includes 4 nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel)

$1775—Early Bird (through 18 January)
$2075—Regular Price (12 January–08 March)
*Registration + Hotel package only available through 08 March 2019, while supplies last
*Cannot be combined with other discounts

You can purchase through the registration portal (available in September 2018 from www.susecon.com), or you can purchase your SUSECON 2019 registration through traditional purchasing channels (see your SUSE Sales Representative or SUSE Channel Partner).

What if I have to cancel?

SUSECON 2019 Full Conference Pass Only: Your registration fee, minus a $100 processing fee, will be refunded until Thursday, 31 January 2018. Beginning 1 February 2018, no refunds will be given. You may, however, opt to have your registration fee applied to SUSECON 2020. If you need to cancel or defer your registration, send your request to SUSECON_Support@suse.com

SUSECON 2019 Full Conference Pass + Hotel: Your registration fee, minus a $100 processing fee, will be refunded until Thursday, 31 January 2018. Beginning 1 February 2018, no refunds will be given. You may, however, opt to have your registration fee applied to SUSECON 2020. If you need to cancel or defer your registration, send your request to SUSECON_Support@suse.com

Substitutions are permitted prior to the conference and will be subject to a $50 service charge. To process a cancellation or substitution, the original registrant must send a request to SUSECON_Support@suse.com

After I register, will I need to do anything else before the conference starts?

Yes. First, you will want to invite a friend to come along with you to SUSECON! Then you should watch your email and social media and check the SUSECON website periodically for updates regarding the conference. You will also want to register for the sessions that you wish to attend at SUSECON. Session registration will open in February 2018.

What method of payment can I use?

The SUSECON registration site accepts all major credit cards and checks. P.O. numbers will be accepted from government and educational institutions only. If you need to pay via check, instructions on check payment processes will be included on the confirmation email you receive after you register.

How can I get a discount on my SUSECON 2019 registration?

Register early to take advantage of discounted registration costs.

Discounts are available to SUSECON Alumni, as well as to (and through) SUSE Channel Partners and SUSE Sales representatives. Discount codes can often be found online, in social media, and at industry trade shows.

Standard discounts include:

Alumni Discount: $200 off Full Conference Pass price at time of registration. To redeem, simply register using the same email as previous registration.

Partner Discount: 25% off Full Conference Pass price at time of registration. Ask any SUSE Partner for their discount code.

SUSE Employee Discount: 25% off Full Conference Pass price at time of registration. Ask any SUSE Sales Executive or Support contact for their discount code.

*Discounts cannot be combined

When will I receive my SUSECON identification badge?

Make sure you have your personal identification and go to the SUSECON registration area in the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

Is there a registration deadline?

There is no registration deadline. You can even register on-site if you want to wait until you arrive in Nashville. However, we encourage you to register by 18 January 2018, in order to take advantage of Early Bird rates and to get a hotel room at the conference hotel.

When and how will I know if you have received my registration?

Once you have completed your on-line registration, you will receive a confirmation email verifying your registration. Keep this receipt for your records. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please email SUSECON_Support@suse.com.

How can I request an invitation letter for a visa?

Please contact Alexia Henrie at ahenrie@suse.com to request a letter of invitation.

In order to prepare the visa letters, please send the following details for each request:

Title: (Mr. Ms. Mrs.)
First Name:
Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Passport Number:
Date of Issue:
Date of Expiry:
Company Name:
US Travel Dates, i.e. entry and exit dates


Travel & Accommodations

Where is SUSECON 2019?

SUSECON 2019 will be at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Shuttle Service and Transportation

Transportation to and from the airport is not included in your SUSECON registration. SUSECON attendees are responsible for arranging their own ground transportation.

The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is located about 8.4 miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA) Various forms of transportation are available at the airport.

Taxi — $24 up

Shuttle Service — Shuttle services available at BNA

If you haven’t been able to find an answer to your question, feel free to contact us at

SUSECON_Support@suse.com

We will do our best to personally respond to you quickly.

What airport should I fly into?

Nashville International Airport is located 8.4 miles from the hotel.

Visit the hotel travel page for more information ›

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Hotel Reservations

SUSECON 2019 will have a limited room block at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel with a rate of $230 USD per night plus taxes for single occupancy. The guaranteed rates will be provided through event registration or the SUSECON website only. The deadline for the SUSECON room rate is Thursday, 14 March 2019.

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT TIME

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

The hotel will make every effort to accommodate those guests requesting an early check‐in or late check‐out. Should an early check‐in or late check‐out not be possible, the hotel will store luggage for the guest on a complimentary basis.

Parking:
Off-site parking, fee: $14 USD daily

Valet parking, fee: $40 USD daily

Valet parking USD $40 per night plus tax includes in/out privileges. Self-parking in city lots does not include in/out.

Complimentary access to the fitness center and complimentary standard internet in the guest rooms for up to three devices is provided for all guests under group room block.

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