Intranet Global Forum 2011 - FAQ

A list of frequently asked questions regarding the Intranet Global Forum 2011.
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Questions


The Basics

When is the conference?
Where is the conference located?
What will I get out of the conference?
Who is the conference for?
Can I bring my colleagues?

Payment and Registration
How much does the Intranet Global Forum cost?
When do I have to register?
How can I pay for the conference?
Where can I find a promo code?
Who can I contact if I have questions about registration or payment?
Can I register for a half day on November 9th, or attend workshops only?

Accommodations

Where is the conference hotel located?
How much does the hotel cost?

Cancellation

What is the cancellation policy for the conference?
What is the hotel's cancellation policy?

Sponsorship

I'm interested in sponsoring the Intranet Global Forum. Where can I go for more information?

Questions not answered here can be sent to Michael Marchionda at mmarchionda@prescientdigital.com or (416) 926-8800.


Answers


When is the conference?

The conference will take place November 9 and 10, 2011. The first day of the conference consists of two workshops; registrants arriving the first day have the option of attending one or both workshops. The second day consists of eight seminars running the course of the day.

The sessions are expected to begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. (approximately) on both days.

For more information regarding the dates and times of the presentations, please see the conference schedule. 


Where is the conference located?

The conference is located at the New York Seminar and Conference Center, located at:

71 West 23rd Street
Suite 515
New York, NY 10010
Phone (In NYC) 646-336-4455
Phone (Toll Free) 800-326-5494
Fax 646-514-6783
Map

Please note the Seminar and Conference Center is on the fifth floor of the Masonic Hall.

For more information regarding the venue, please visit the conference center's website.


Who is speaking at the conference?

The Intranet Global Forum boasts an impressive roster of guest speakers from North America, Europe and Australia with intranet expertise spanning several areas including:

  • Intranet usability

  • Intranet design

  • Social intranets

  • SharePoint and other Content Management Systems

  • Intranet governance

  • Intranet strategy

  • And more

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Toby Ward, Prescient Digital Media and Shel Holtz, Holtz Communication. Case study presentations include PepsiCo, Verizon, IBM, IntraTeam and more.

For the full list of speakers scheduled to present at the conference, please see the guest speaker page.


What will I get out of the conference?

As the only dedicated conference on intranets in the United States with a specialized focus on the design, governance and management of enterprise intranets, the Intranet Global Forum provides a rare opportunity to learn firsthand strategies for intranet success from several of the world's top intranet experts.

Topics covered at the conference include:

  • The importance of taking a "user-centered" approach to intranet design and redesign projects.

  • Key techniques for card sorting, tree testing and usability testing.

  • Strategies for developing a social intranet, supported by the latest data from the Social Intranet Survey, one of the largest studies conducted on intranet 2.0 use throughout the enterprise.

  • How SharePoint and other social media tools are transforming corporate intranet and corporate communications into collaborative workplaces.

  • How to pick the best content management system for your intranet.

  • What distinguishes the "best" intranets from the rest.

  • Case study examples from IBM, Verizon, Pepsi, Intrateam and more.


Who is the conference for?

The Intranet Global Forum 2011 provides intranet executives and managers in communications, IT and HR with all the tools they need to understand the recent changes, and the fundamental skills for designing, deploying and governing a new era intranet.

The conference is ideal for executives and managers that are involved in a new intranet launch, redesign, or technology shift, and for those that manage technical, business and content components of a corporate intranet or portal.


Can I bring my colleagues?

Absolutely. Please contact toby@prescientdigital.com for questions regarding group sales.


How much does the Intranet Global Forum cost?

We've recently announced a new early bird rate which will give attendees 25% off the cost of the forum until October 13, 2011.

The cost of attending the full conference (conference + workshops) is summarized by the chart below:

IGF Oct 2011 Full






The cost of attending the conference only is summarized by the chart below:

IGF Oct 2011 Pricing






Those who have already registered for the forum will be refunded the savings of the early bird rate.

Please contact mmarchionda@prescientdigital.com for alternative attendance options.


When do I have to register?


Attendees who register for the conference before October 13, 2011 will get the early bird rate (25% off).

There is currently no deadline for the conference. However, in the next few weeks, if we exceed the pace we’re anticipating for registration, we may announce a deadline to ensure we are not booking over capacity.


How can I pay for the conference?

After registering on our website you will be redirected to a secure page (PayPal) to process your payment. Payment types accepted include VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal.

Please note a PayPal account is not required to pay for the conference.

Those without a promo code may begin registration here.

IABC, PRS and AMA members with a valid promo code may begin registration here.


Where can I find a promo code?

Promo codes for IABC, PRS and AMA members have been included in some chapters' marketing materials (e.g. newsletter, website, etc.).


Who can I contact if I have questions about registration or payment?

Questions regarding registration or payment can be sent to Michael Marchionda at mmarchionda@prescientdigital.com or (416) 926-8800.


Can I register for a half day on November 9th, or attend workshops only?

Yes. Please contact mmarchionda@prescientdigital.com for alternative attendance options.


Where is the conference hotel located?Conference center to hotel

The conference hotel is the Four Points by Sheraton - Manhattan Chelsea, located at:

160 West 25th Street  New York, NY
10001, USA
Map

Those wishing to book reservations at another hotel can find a list of nearby hotels on the conference center's website.





How much does the hotel cost?

Those who enter promo code 347134 under "Corporate Account Holders" (under "Rate Preferences") will receive a 10% discount off the cost of accommodations. Space is limited, so we strongly encourage those interested in attending the conference to book a room as soon possible to ensure the best rate.

General hotel inquiries: Four Points, Manhattan Chelsea - (212) 627-1888.

Questions regarding promo code discount: Myriam, Group Sales, Manhattan Chelsea - (212) 337-8307.

If you are unable to book a room due to limited vacancy, please contact Michael Marchionda at mmarchionda@prescientdigital.com or (416) 926-8800. In the event of a no vacancy, we will arrange a room block with another nearby hotel.


What is the cancellation policy for the conference?

All registrants who cancel their attendance before October 26th, 2011 will be issued a full refund. If you are unable to attend, please complete and submit the cancellation form before October 26th, 2011.

Refunds will be processed 1-3 days after your form is submitted.


What is the hotel's cancellation policy?

Reservations that are booked using the 347134 discount code can be canceled up to 48 hours before the conference. We strongly encourage you to review the hotel's cancellation policy before booking and to contact the hotel directly if you need to cancel your reservations.


I'm interested in sponsoring the Intranet Global Forum. Where can I go for more information?

Please see the event sponsorship page.

About Prescient

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