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FAQs

1. Where is the event located?
The event is located at the Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA.

2. Is there a registration deadline?
There is not a registration deadline, but we encourage you to register early so you do not miss early bird rates & 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. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received by Friday, September 23, 11:59pm PST.  Please allow 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, the conference portion of the event is open to all who are interested in attending.  The Carbon Developer Design Forum is open to anyone in the technical/developer community.  In order to ensure that only techical attendees participate, a Gerrit "Change Number" from the OpenDaylight Boron release is required.

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. How can I get my company to send me to the OpenDaylight Summit 2016?

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 OpenDaylight through top notch speaking talent, innovative and abundant program content, and connecting with peers.

7. 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".

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

9. When do you recommend I arrive and depart?
If you are coming from out of town, we recommend you plan to arrive by Monday, September 26 so you don’t miss any of the sessions that start on Tuesday morning.  Conference Sessions will end at approximately 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 28.  The Carbon Developer Design Forum will be on Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29.

10. What can I expect in terms of the weather in Santa Clara and how should I plan for attire?
Seattle in September can be chilly with average high temperatures around 70 degrees F / 21 degrees C and average lows around 52 degrees F / 11 degrees C. 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.

11. Are meals included?
Continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch are included on all conference days. 

12. Does The Linux Foundation have an 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.

13. How can I sponsor at OpenDaylight 2016?
We welcome any company interested in supporting OpenDaylight and/or increasing their brand awareness within the community to sponsor the OpenDaylight Summit 2016. Please view our Sponsor page for information.

14. Do you have exhibiting opportunities at the OpenDaylight Summit 2016? 
Yes, exhibiting opportunities are available through sponsorship of the OpenDaylight Summit.  Please visit our Sponsor page for additional information. 

15. Do you provide visa invitation letters for this event?
Absolutely! After you have registered for the OpenDaylight Summit 2016, 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.

16. I need funding to attend the OpenDaylight Summit 2016 - are you able to help with this?
If you are a OpenDaylight member who can not get funding from your employer and need to pay for your own travel to attend this conference, please contact us at events@opendaylight.org.  

17.  Any more questions that weren't answered here?
Please contact us, events@opendaylight.org

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