Borland offers guest passes. I did use this option last year, it was great.
I was able to visit exhibitors buffs, keynote presentations. Also I was able to use computer lab and get PostConference CD
Information for this year conference:
Guest Passes will give you access to the following areas:
- Monday, September 13 8:00AM – 9:45AM
Join Boz Elloy, Borland Senior Vice President of Software Products, at this session for a presentation of Borland’s continued innovation and to learn how the right approach unites business, development and operations teams, and roles to
transform the black-art of software by applying focus, precision, and control to maximize the business value of software.
- Monday, September 13 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Rick LaPlante, General Manager of the Visual Studio Team System from Microsoft Corporation will explore “Productivity and Predictability of the Software Development Lifecycle”.
- Tuesday, September 14 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Onno Kluyt, Director, JCP Initiative, and Jini Program, JCP Chairperson from Sun Microsystems will discuss “Communities, Network Computing, and Java Technology”.
Your guest pass will also enable you to explore the exhibit hall where you will have the opportunity to see new products in person, question exhibitors about services, and meet vendors face-to-face.
Exhibit Hall Guest Hours:
- Sunday, September 12: 12:00PM – 5:45PM
- Monday, September 13: 12:00PM – 2:30PM
- Tuesday, September 14: 11:00AM – 2:30PM and 4:00 – 6:30
- Wednesday, September 15: 10:30AM – 2:00PM
Please register for your keynote/exhibit hall guest pass by September 8, 2004. Pre-registration is required and a limited number of passes will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation to bring to the convention center. Passes do not include access to conference sessions, meals, or special events.
You can still get something for $140 – Evening meals and events only
and $285 – All meals and events.
For detailed information about keynotes, the exhibit hall, and to register for your guest pass, visit http://borcon.borland.com/scripts/BorConGuests.exe/
For complete conference information, visit http://info.borland.com/conf2004