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General

What is .NEXT Conference and who attends?

.NEXT Conference is the IT industry’s leading datacenter and cloud conference where Executives, IT infrastructure and operations leaders, architects, devops practitioners and partners learn and discuss state-of-the-art practices on how to build and run enterprise clouds, on their terms, that provide agility and foster innovation to give businesses a competitive edge.

When is .NEXT Conference?

.NEXT Conference 2019 will take place May 7-9, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA

What is the address of the Anaheim Convention Center?

What is the primary language spoken at .NEXT Conference?

English is the official language of the conference including all general sessions, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs. If a translation services, please contact nextreg@nutanixevents.com for more information

Is there an age minimum for .NEXT Conference?

You must be at least 18 years of age to attend the conference, solutions expo and 21 years of age to attend the evening events and .PARTY

Is there a dress code or recommended conference attire?

Casual/Business casual is appropriate. Dressing in layers is recommended as the conference center temperature varies throughout.

Who do I contact for questions?

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please email nextreg@nutanixevents.com. You will receive a response within 24hrs.
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Registration

What are the registration fees for .NEXT Conference?

You can visit the registration page for pricing and discount deadlines.

What payments do you accept for .NEXT Conference registration?

When registering, you may pay by credit card.

Are there any discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts for groups, .NEXT alumni and Nutanix partners, as well as Early Bird pricing for all attendee types. Nutanix Partners and Early Bird pricing will be applied directly in registration, if applicable.

What is included in the registration fee?

Your full conference registration fee includes the following:
  • Welcome reception
  • Keynotes
  • Breakout sessions (Please note: Some sessions are restricted to Nutanix partners or other select groups of attendees)
  • Hands-on Labs
  • .PARTY
  • Solutions Expo
  • Scheduled meals and refreshments

Is there a deadline for registration?

No, you can register online up until the start of the conference and onsite once the conference opens (dependant on pass availability and the conference selling out). Early Bird Discounts end Jan 31.

What is the cancellation policy?

All registration cancellation requests must be submitted by email to nextreg@nutanixevents.com.
Cancellations will incur a $75 USD processing fee before April 12, 2019. After April 12, 2019 there is a 50% refund on the registration fee paid. If you need to cancel your registration, you will be refunded in USD.

Can I register for both .NEXT Conference US and Europe?

Each event is separate and you will need to register and pay for each independently.

How do I modify my registration?

If you need to make any edits to your registration, please log back into the registration website and enter your confirmation number or email nextreg@nutanixevents.com.
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Access

Will I need a badge to enter the conference?

Yes, you will be required to wear a conference badge at all times. Badges can be picked up at the .NEXT registration desk during open registration hours. You will need to provide identification for security purposes upon picking up your badge. If you should misplace your badge, the registration desk can assist with a re-print, proper identification will be required.

Do I need a visa to attend the conference?

There are a few countries that require a visa for entry. We recommend checking in advance with your country's local British consulate for details and requirements.

How do I obtain a visa invitation letter?

You will be asked if you require a visa letter during the registration process. You will need to provide the following information:
  • Full name on passport
  • Date of birth and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number, place of issue, date of issue, and date of expiration
  • Are you a government official

Attendees are provided an opportunity to request a letter during the registration process. If answering 'yes' to the question "Do you need a Visa invitation letter", required fields will collect information to merge into a Visa letter that attendees will have access to download/print from the confirmation page after payment is made.

Can I bring a guest?

Guest may attend the evening party-capacity permitting. Wristbands for guests can be picked up onsite at the registration desk on a first come first serve basis.
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Meals

Are meals provided

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided to all attendees throughout the conference.

Are special dietary requirements accommodated with the meals at .NEXT?

Yes, please note any special dietary requests during the registration process. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at all conference meal functions. For additional restrictions, there will be a designated area at the conference where you can pick up any special meal needs.
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Housing and Travel

Do I need to contact the hotel to book my reservation?

No, during the online registration process you will be able to request a hotel based upon your check-in and check-out dates. Reservations must be booked through the registration website In order to receive the contracted group rate.

Do I need to provide a credit card to reserve my hotel room?

Yes, your credit card information will be required to confirm and guarantee your reservation at a hotel within the .NEXT Conference hotel block.

Will I receive a hotel confirmation?

You will receive your final hotel confirmation email with your hotel confirmation number in late April prior to arrival. After you complete your registration, your registration confirmation letter will restate your chosen hotel and hotel dates.

Can I book my hotel room if I am not registered for .NEXT Conference?

You may book a hotel directly. However, to take advantage of .NEXT Conference discounted room rates, you must be registered for .NEXT Conference 2019 and make your hotel arrangements through the registration booking process.

What are the hotel rates?

There are multiple options for hotels, depending on the dates of travel selected and how early registration is completed. The rate at each hotel can be viewed upon registering. The average hotel rate is $215 per night.

How close are the hotels to the Anaheim Convention Center?

There are 15 hotels in the .NEXT Conference block all located within 1.25 miles of the convention center.

Are shuttles available between the .NEXT hotels and Convention Center?

Most hotels within the block are walkable. For the those that are more than 1 mile from the convention center shuttles will be provided, route schedules can be found in the mobile app as it gets closer to the event.

If I drive to Anaheim Convention Center, where should I park?

Anaheim Convention Center has ample parking available. If driving, please park in Car Park 1, off of Katella Avenue in order to easily access the .NEXT Conference meeting space. Parking is $16 per entry. Please note that the parking ticket is valid for one entry only and is not valid for in and out parking. No overnight parking is permitted.
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Sessions

Where can I find more information on the content at .NEXT Conference?

Please check the .NEXT Conference website for continued updates to content, keynotes, breakout session, training courses and more. The .NEXT Conference agenda builder (available late February 2019) will provide a comprehensive list of breakout sessions, hands-on labs, and other sessions. Registered attendees can pre register for sessions and begin building out your personal agenda.

Can I access the material presented at the conference?

Yes, the presentations and a copy of the recording from the keynotes will be posted one week after the conclusion of .NEXT Conference.
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