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FAQ

1. Where is the event located?
The event is located at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

2. Is there a registration deadline?
There is not a registration deadline, but we encourage you to register early so you do not miss important information that will be emailed to all attendees.

3. What is your cancellation policy?
If you must cancel for any reason please notify us via email at events AT linuxfoundation.org. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the first day of the event and may take up to 14 days to process. Please note that all refunds are subject to a 3% processing fee.

4. Is this event open to anyone to attend?
Yes, this is a conference all matters Linux and is open to all who are interested in attending.

5. May I substitute someone else, if I am unable to attend?
If you are unable to attend, you can substitute another attendee in lieu of cancellation this event.  To substitute an attendee, you may return to the registration form and click “View or Change Your Existing Registration”. Once you’ve entered your email address and password, you may edit your registration with the new attendee's information.  Utilizing this feature will also allow you to re-issue yourself a receipt and/or confirmation should you need it.  

6. May I bring guests?
Many participants will be traveling from afar and may want to travel with companions not attending the event. There will be opportunities to purchase additional guest tickets to the evening events on the registration form, though guests will not be allowed in the conference sessions. 

7. Are there any discounts for Linux Foundation Individual Members?
Yes, please contact us at events@linuxfoundation.org to receive your discount code.

8. How can I get my company to send me to LinuxCon Europe 2013?
You can tell them that the education available at the conference will advance your knowledge without costing them much money. This is the best and most cost effective way to learn about Linux through top notch speaking talent, innovative and abundant program content, and connecting with peers.

9. How can I retrieve a copy of my receipt?
A link will be on your confirmation email; in the email click on the section that reads "View Your Invoice". Next, under "Actions" you can select either: "Print Receipt" or "Email Receipt". If you do not have your confirmation email any longer, you can also access your registration details by returning to the registration form and clicking “View or Change Your Existing Registration”. Once you login and access your registration details, simply click on "Print Receipt" located under "Documents".

10. Where should I stay?
Please refer to our Hotel page for more information on how to book your room.

11. When do you recommend I arrive and depart?
If you are coming from out of town, we recommend you plan to arrive by Sunday, October 20 so you don’t miss any of the sessions that start on Monday morning. Sessions will end at approximately 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 23. 

12. What can I expect in terms of the weather in Edinburgh and how should I plan for attire?
October in Edinburgh is fairly cold, with average high temperatures around 62 degrees and average lows around 42 degrees. Rain is very likely to occur during the conference, so be sure to bring an umbrella and/or rain jacket.  Check out weather.com for the most up to date information.

The attire for the event is business casual. Plan to dress in layers to ensure you are warm or cool enough for the weather/meeting rooms, but be sure to bring a winter jacket and additional cold weather clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, etc).

13. Are meals included?
Continental breakfast and coffee breaks are included on all conference days. There will be numerous options for purchasing lunches onsite at the event.

14. Does Linux Foundation have a anti-harassment/anti-discrimination policy for their events?
Yes, it's important for us that people feel welcome. You read and abide by our simple yet friendly policy.

15. How can I sponsor LinuxCon Europe 2013?
We welcome any company interesting in supporting the Linux ecosystem and/or increasing their brand awareness within the community to sponsor a Linux Foundation event. Please view our 2013 Sponsorship Prospectus for information on sponsoring an event.

16. Do you have exhibiting opportunities at LinuxCon Europe 2013? 
Yes, LinuxCon Europe includes a Technology Showcase where companies can showcase a product or technology.  As it is our goal to keep each Technology Showcase at a small, exclusive size, opportunities are only available to event sponsors. Please contact us for information.

17. Are there any training opportunities at LinuxCon Europe 2013?
Yes! We are offering 3 special short course trainings in parallel with LinuxCon Europe. Please click here for dates/times and more information about the courses.

18. Do you provide visa invitation letters for this event?
Absolutely! After you have registered for LinuxCon Europe 2013, please complete the visa invitation letter request form. Once the form has been completed, we will email you a pdf copy of your visa invitation letter within 24 hours.

19. I need funding to attend LinuxCon Europe 2013- are you able to help with this?
If you are a Linux community member who can not get funding from your employer and need to pay for your own travel to attend this conference, please fill out the Travel Fund request form. Once the form has been completed, we will review your request and will let you know within 10 business days if you request has been approved.

20.  Any more questions that weren't answered here?
Please contact us.

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