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General FAQs

Where is The Houston TechFest this year?
Houston TechFest is at Reliant Park
• One Reliant Park
• Houston, TX 77054


Can I get into The Houston TechFest without a badge?
No. All attendees, speakers and exhibitors are required to have an official event badge to attend.


Attendee FAQs

How do I register for the Houston TechFest?
You can register for Houston TechFest online. If you print out your receipt, it will expedite your on-site registration process.


How much does it cost to attend The Houston TechFest?
For 2015, The Houston TechFest remains a free event and is open to the public. Parking at Reliant Park will be $15 dollars at the gate.


Who Should Attend?
• IT/MIS Directors, Managers and Staff
• IT Professionals
• Business Decision Makers
• Network Managers and Staff
• Developers
• System and Application Architect


Are students allowed to attend?
Yes, absolutely. The Houston TechFest is open to the public.


When can I expect to receive my badge in the mail?
Badges will not be mailed in advance. Instead you’ll receive an electronic confirmation upon completing your registration. This confirmation includes your unique barcode. To expedite your on-site check-in, print out the registration confirmation and bring it with you.


When does on-site registration for Attendees open?
Attendee Registration opens at 8:00am on Saturday, September 12, 2015. You may register the day of the event but we recommend that you register online to help expedite the registration process on the day of the event.


Speaker FAQs

How do I register as a speaker?
Go to the speaker registration page and submit a form. You need to submit your personal information only once.  If you need to make an update, submit a new form. 


When is the deadline for speaker registration?
Speaker registration is now closed.


When should I expect to hear back if I have been selected as a speaker?
Expect to be contacted shortly after the Speaker call has been closed.


How long should be my talk?
Sessions are usually an hour long, so plan for 50 minutes of talk and 10 minutes of questions.  Check back when the agenda is posted to make sure.


Should I expect anything to be mailed to me?
No.  You will be able to pick up your shirt and badge during the on-site speaker registration.  Information will be emailed to you via the email address provided in the speaker submission form.


What are the times of The Houston TechFest sessions?
Sessions will begin at 9:00am and will go all the way through 6:00pm.


What Audio Visual equipment is provided in the sessions?
The following equipment and furnishings are provided in each session room:
• Projector – SVGA
• Large Projection Screen (8ft x 8ft or larger)
• House Sound System
• Podium Microphone
• Table for literature and materials


What are the on-site speaker registration hours?
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:30am-11:00am


Can I get into my session room the day before to set up?
No, the session rooms are only available on the day of the event.

Sponsor FAQs


How do I become a Sponsor?
Download the sponsor document for information regarding sponsor levels and contact information.


Is there a discount available?
If you make a payment before the discount cutoff date, you will receive a discount.


Does my exhibit fee include complimentary conference passes?
Yes, exhibitor registration includes access to all General Houston TechFest conference sessions, keynotes and vendor presentations.


How many exhibitor passes do I receive with my participation?
You may register as many exhibit staff as you would like but remember, to expedite your on-site registration, please pre-register all your staff by September 7th, 2015.


When will I receive the Exhibitor information?
Information will be distributed via e-mail a week or two prior to the event by Michael Steinberg and will contain general information, rules and regulations, lead retrieval, and hotel information, as well as all the various vendor forms that you will need to help you plan your participation in the Houston TechFest event.  


What are the Exhibit Hall hours?
The exhibit floor is open from 9:00am – 4:30pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015.


What is included in each exhibit space?
Each 10′x10′ booth space includes: 8′ BLUE, BLACK and WHITE back drape, 3′ high BLACK side dividers, a 7″x40″ one-line identification sign, one 6′x30″ BLACK skirted table, two side chairs and one wastebasket.


Does my booth space include electrical service?
No, exhibitors who wish to order electrical service may contact Reliant Park to order power for their exhibit space.


How do I ship my display and/or materials to TechFest (either directly to the show location or to the advanced warehouse)?
Below is IMPORTANT information about shipping your event materials (display, brochures, etc.) directly to the event.
All shipments to Reliant Park must be labeled as follows and be delivered no earlier than September 11, 2015:
The Houston TechFest
Booth # _________
Reliant Park
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
Showsite deliveries will only be accepted September 11, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00p.m.
If you have an outbound carrier picking up your freight after the show, the driver must check in at the service desk by 6:00 p.m. on September 12, 2015.


When is the deadline to register my booth staff?
Please register your exhibit staff no later than Friday, September 7th, 2015.


When can I set up my exhibit space?
Exhibitors can move into Reliant Park on Friday Sept. 11 all day or early on Saturday Sept. 12.
All booths should be set up by 9:00 am on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in order to get the maximum exposure to the attendees.


When can I begin to dismantle my exhibit space?
Tear down will begin no earlier than 2:00pm.