Mark your calendars now for FocusOn Learning 2017. Join us June 20 – 22, 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What’s the easiest way to register for the conference?
- When should I register?
- When is the last day I can register?
- Where do I pick up my badge?
- Something has come up and I need to cancel. How do I go about doing this?
- Do I have to sign up for the sessions?
- Do I have to pay now, or can I be invoiced?
- Can I sign up for a Guild Academy Pre-conference Certificate Workshop later if I decide to take one?
- Can I walk-in and sign up for the conference?
- What discounts are available?
- Do we have to pay by a certain date to receive the discounts?
- What type of proof should I send to receive my discount?
- What is the new video learning event?
- What happened to mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium?
- What is Morning Buzz?
- What are BYOL® Sessions?
- What is DemoFest?
- What is the Docent Program?
- Are the optional Pre-conference Certificate Workshops full day events?
- What is the Expo Reception all about?
- Are the sessions being recorded?
- What is the dress code?
- Do I receive a certificate for attending the conference?
- What is the conference Code of Conduct policy?
What’s the easiest way to register for the conference?
The easiest way to register for the conference is to do it online. Alternately, you can contact us by phone to register. Our phone number is +1.707.566.8990. Online Registration Form.
When should I register?
Register as soon as you can! Be sure to check for registration discounts because there are several—including organizational and group discounts—for which you may qualify. Registration Details.
When is the last day I can register?
Registration is open until either 1) the conference sells out or 2) the final day of the conference.
Where do I pick up my badge?
You can pick up your badge at the Registration Desk any time during Registration Desk hours.
Something has come up and I need to cancel. How do I go about doing this?
For cancellations received prior to close of business on Friday, May 27 , 2016, a $100.00 handling/processing fee will be assessed, and the balance of your registration fee will be refunded. For cancellations received Saturday, May 28, 2016, through Friday, June 3, 2016, a 50% handling/processing fee will be assessed and the balance of your registration fee will be refunded. If you do not cancel by Friday, June 3, 2016, or if you fail to show up for the event, there will be no refunds. All cancellations must be in writing and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to +1.707.566.8963. Substitutions can be made at any time up to the start of the conference. Please call +1.707.566.8990 to arrange a substitution.
Do I have to sign up for the sessions?
Registered participants of FocusOn Learning 2016 can attend any session listed in the conference schedule. (Note: This does not include optional Pre-conference Certificate Workshops, for which a separate fee is required.)
Do I have to pay now, or can I be invoiced?
You can be invoiced for your registration. Simply select the “Invoice Me” payment option, and enter your PO#. (If you don’t have a PO#, type in your name in the PO field.) Once you submit your registration, we will email you an invoice. Please note that payment must be received prior to discount deadlines for the discount to remain in effect. Please call us at +1.707.566.8990 with any questions.
Can I sign up for Guild Academy Pre-conference Certificate Workshop later if I decide to take one?
Absolutely, you can register for Guild Academy Pre-conference Certificate Workshops after your initial conference registration! These workshops often sell out, so you’ll want to register as early as you can.
Call our offices at +1.707.566.8990 or email us at email@example.com to add these activities to your conference registration.
Can I walk-in and sign up for the conference?
Walk-ins are accepted as long as the conference is not sold out. Materials for walk-in registrations are based on availability at the time of registration.
What discounts are available?
There are several types of registration discounts: Organizational, Group, and Student discounts.
- Organizational Discounts: Government, accredited academic institutions and nonprofit organization receive 35% off their registration.
- Group Discount: If your organization sends three or more people to a conference, you’ll get an additional 10% off.
- Student Discount: Current full-time students of accredited academic institutions are eligible for a registration rate of $495.
And of course, all eLearning Guild paid Members and Member-Plus members receive a 20% discount on their conference registration fees. These discounts are cumulative so the savings can really add up.
Do we have to pay by a certain date to receive the discounts?
To receive the discounts, your registration must be paid by the discount deadlines. Discount Deadlines.
What type of proof should I send to receive my discount?
To receive the Organizational Discount or Student Rate, you must email or fax proof of eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.707.566.8963.
Organizational Discount verification types include:
- A statement on your organization’s letterhead verifying your proof of employment
- A copy of your organization-issued ID card
Student Rate verification types include:
- A copy of your student ID
- A copy of your transcripts or Enrollment Verification form
Your registration will not be fully processed until we receive this information and it has been verified.
Where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place at JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.
At which hotel should I stay?
You should stay at the hotel where the event is taking place, the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas. The eLearning Guild has established a special negotiated rate of $229 a night (USD), available through May 13, 2016 (unless the hotel sells out early). Click here to make your online reservations or call JW Marriott Reservations at +1.512.474.4777 or toll-free at +1.888.236.2427 to get this special discounted group rate. If you call to make your reservation, remember to mention that you are a part of The eLearning Guild/FocusOn Group to ensure that you receive our special group rate.
Are meals included?
Lunch is included with your registration (no lunch on Friday, June 10). There is a wide range of dining options close to the hotel to satisfy your breakfast and dinner cravings. Check in with the hotel concierge for your options!
What is the new video learning event?
Video is quickly becoming the primary media we use to access information. It is more interactive as well as more accessible to learning professionals than ever before. At FocusOn Learning, attendees will experience the full spectrum of video learning from the tools used to create and edit, to the science behind how to make it most impactful. Additionally the conversations will explore video’s natural relationship with mobile technology and its value in performance support solutions, FocusOn Video looks deeply into the possibilities that video provides individuals and organizations for learning and performance.
What happened to mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium?
FocusOn Learning 2016 continues the mobile and performance support conversations of mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium with the addition of video and the growing interest in video for learning. This year, we’ve brought mobile, video, and performance support together because they’re undeniably interconnected. Mobile technology today is leveraging video for learning and is being more widely used for performance support solutions. These three topics together expose learning professionals to what our industry should “focus on.”
What is Morning Buzz?
Each morning at FocusOn Learning, you will have the option to kickstart your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions organized by a different topic each day.
What are BYOL® Sessions?
BYOL® (Bring Your Own Laptop®) sessions are designed to enable you to follow along with the instructor step-by-step, ensuring that you receive in-depth, hands-on training on a specific topic or tool.
What is DemoFest?
DemoFest is a unique showcase of inspiration, learning, and networking. Exclusive to The eLearning Guild, it is your chance to explore mobile learning, performance support, and video solutions in action and see a wide variety of technologies used to address many learning challenges. Move from table to table to check out dozens of real-world projects created by peers and pioneers in the field, meet the designers and developers who created these solutions, and learn about the tools, technologies, and processes used to build them.
What is the Docent Program?
The Docent Program is a resource that is specifically designed to help you navigate the event and enhance your conference experience. The Docent Program offers a guided conference experience custom-built by experts in the field of learning technologies who are also experienced in navigating FocusOn Learning. You are free to participate in as many guided activities as you like.
Are the optional Pre-conference Certificate Workshops full day events?
Pre-conference Certificate Workshops are held Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9 from 8:30a – 4:30p and are one-day events. A separate paid registration is required to attend.
What is the Expo Reception all about?
Wrap up your first day at the conference by joining all your eLearning industry colleagues at the Expo Reception, which happens Wednesday, June 8, from 5:15p – 6:30p. There will be hors d’oeuvres, as well as wine, beer, and other beverages, and you’ll find people to meet and greet, exhibitors to see, surprises, and prizes!
Are the sessions being recorded?
Select sessions will be recorded and made available to eLearning Guild Members (access varies based on membership level).
What is the dress code?
Comfortable, casual attire is recommended. We recommend you bring a sweater or jacket, because it can get cool in the session rooms and in the evenings.
Do I receive a certificate for attending the conference?
No, but those who attend optional Pre-conference Guild Academy Certificate Workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion.
What is the conference Code of Conduct policy?
You can read The eLearning Guild’s Code of Conduct here.