Basic Information

Registration Information

Conference Information


Basic Information

When is BrainShare?

We will host BrainShare November 2-5, 2014.

Where is BrainShare?

BrainShare 2014 will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

How do I get directions to the convention center?

The Salt Palace Convention Center is located at:

100 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

For maps and further directions, please visit www.saltpalace.com.

Where do I go when I arrive at the convention center?

You will need to check in at the registration area in Hall E of the Salt Palace Convention Center, where you'll receive your BrainShare badge and all your conference materials.

How can I make discounted hotel and travel arrangements?

We have negotiated discounted rates with downtown Salt Lake City hotels in what is known as the BrainShare room block. Please book a room at one of these hotels when you have completed the conference registration process. The earlier you register the better your chance of getting the hotel and room of your choice. For BrainShare hotel information see the hotel information page.

The Salt Lake City (SLC) International Airport is a major Delta hub, but it also services many other commercial airlines. This makes getting to Salt Lake City quite easy. Taxis are available at the airport and some hotels offer shuttle services. Should you want to make individual transportation arrangements to and from the airport, you may make your reservations here.

What transportation is available from the airport to my hotel?

TRAX/Light Rail and Bus

The TRAX train stop is located at the south end of Terminal One. Bus stops are located on the curb outside of the Welcome Center at the south end of Terminal One and outside of Terminal Two adjacent to bag claim number 8.

A train leaves the Airport for the city center every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends. Bus service will be limited on weekdays and no bus service is available on weekends and holidays. Check with UTA for the 453 and 454 routes. 

One way fare for the bus and train is US$2.50.

Please visit http://www.rideuta.com for schedules and fares.  View the UTA routes at http://www.rideuta.com/uploads/route550apr2012.pdf. Or you can call (801) 287-4636.

Click here for a map of airport bus and train stops.

6 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday-Saturday
9:45 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday and holidays

Do I have to stay in the BrainShare hotel room block, or can I choose my own hotel?

No, you do not have to stay in the BrainShare room block, but you will find that the BrainShare negotiated rates are comparable with others in the area and in some cases are cheaper. Keep in mind that we only provide shuttle transportation between hotels and the conference center for hotels in the BrainShare room block.

What will the weather be like?

Fall is a favorite season of many Salt Lake City visitors, as this is the time of year for ideal temperatures in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as brilliant fall colors in the trees. Many fall visitors enjoy stopping by the nearby Wasatch Front to see the fall foliage in the mountains and canyons and also to engage in rock climbing and mountain biking. Overnight lows during autumn are typically in the 40s and 50s, with some nights falling into the mid to upper 30s in November. Fall visitors will want to have plenty of short-sleeved shirts, both pants and shorts, and a lightweight jacket.

What are my dining options in Salt Lake City?

We provide lots of food at BrainShare, but if you want to dine out, you'll find many pleasant options. The area around the convention center and hotels is full of restaurants, including both fine and casual dining, Mexican restaurants, Italian bistros with impressive wine lists, local brewpubs with great food and a surprising number of excellent sushi restaurants.

How do I convince my boss to send me to BrainShare?

Click here for a letter designed to help you explain the benefits of sending you to BrainShare 2014.

My question isn't listed; who can help me?

If you haven't been able to find an answer to your question, please contact us.

Registration Information

How do I register?

Online registration is now open. You will need to create BrainShare attendee credentials (username and password) to register. Please note that after September 15, 2014, you will not be able to pay your registration fee with purchase orders, checks or wire transfers. The registration website will be available on www.brainshare.com April 2014.

Is there a registration deadline?

There is no registration deadline. You can even register onsite if you want to wait until you arrive in Salt Lake City. However, the earlier you register for the BrainShare conference, the better your rate will be. For details, visit www.brainshare.com/register/

What if I have to cancel?

If you have to cancel your attendance at BrainShare, you can do so up until Friday, October 3, 2014. We will refund your registration fee, minus $100, up until Friday, October 3, 2014. Beginning October 4, we will stop giving refunds.

When and how will I know if you have received my registration?

You will receive a confirmation email verifying your registration. Keep this receipt for your records. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please email support@brainshareslc.com or call 1-801-523-6545 or 1-866-745-4500 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT.

After I register, will I need to do anything else before the conference starts?

Yes. First, you will want to invite a friend to come along with you to BrainShare! Then you will want to watch your email and check the BrainShare website for conference updates. You will also want to register for the BrainShare sessions you wish to attend. Session registration opens on September 15, 2014.

How much does BrainShare cost and how can I pay?

This year, BrainShare attendees who register early get a real bargain! The April-August Early Bird registration price for BrainShare is US$1,300. Each month thereafter the price will go up $100 until the conference begins. So, if you wait until October or November, the registration fee will be $1,500. We accept all major credit cards, checks and P.O. numbers from government and educational institutions. We accept cash onsite. To pay by check, make your check out to BrainShare 2014 and send your check along with a copy of the invoice to:

BrainShare 2014
NOVELL Inc. P.O. Box 31001-0024
Pasadena, CA. 91110-0024

I received a discount code from one of the BrainShare sponsors. I am also eligible for another discount. Can I use both?

You can only use one discount per registration. We recommend that you use the discount that will give you the greatest benefit.

Are there BrainShare Conference Passes available for purchase on the product price list?

Yes, existing customers can purchase BrainShare Conference Passes with existing VLA or MLA accounts. BrainShare Conference Pass

My question isn't listed; who can help me?

If you haven't been able to find an answer to your question, please contact us.

Conference Information

What are the BrainShare hours and daily schedule?

Check the Agenda page to see an overview of various BrainShare activities and times.

Is there food at BrainShare?

Of course! It wouldn't be BrainShare without great food. We will serve breakfast and lunch on Monday through Wednesday. The Welcome Reception and other evening events will feature beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres..

Will I be able to see session content in advance?

We post session information and content on the BrainShare website during the week of the conference. You can access the content for several months thereafter. Session scheduling will open on September 15, 2014. You will need to log in with your BrainShare credentials.

How can I find out what to expect at the conference?

The best place to start is www.brainshare.com for the majority of your questions and curiosities. If you're a first-time attendee, visit our first-timer page for additional information. If you have more detailed questions, email us.

Do I need to bring anything special for the conference?

You may want to bring a laptop to take advantage of the conference's free wireless network. We recommend good walking shoes, and you should bring a coat or light weight jacket for the fall weather.

Is the Salt Palace wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Salt Palace complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Please let us know if you will need special arrangements so we can make your visit to BrainShare carefree and pleasant.

Will I need extra spending cash?

It depends on your spending habits. You'll find plenty of great branded products at the BrainShare store, and you may want to see the sights of Salt Lake while you're here. But your admission fee covers the BrainShare sessions and evening activities. As far as meals are concerned, we will serve a light breakfast and lunch Sunday through Wednesday, and will provide afternoon snacks each day. We also provide food and beverages at evening events.

Will you provide transportation from my hotel to the conference?

BrainShare provides a shuttle service from certain hotels within the BrainShare room block that are not within walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center. We will include details in your registration materials and information will also be available in room block hotel lobbies. We do not provide shuttle service between the hotels/convention center and the airport.

How should I dress for the conference?

We're not too picky about how you look; we just want you to come and be comfortable. You might want to check the local weather before you get here so you can bring appropriate clothing.

When will I receive my BrainShare badge?

Make sure you have your identification and go to the check-in area of BrainShare registration, which is located in Hall E of the Salt Palace Convention Center. There you'll receive your BrainShare badge and all your conference materials.

Will I be able to access the Internet while at the conference?

Absolutely. You can take advantage of our free Internet access, including wireless access, at the Salt Palace through the BrainShare Network or via the wireless network. The wireless network supports 802.11b-compatible cards (or laptops). We will provide the network name onsite. We will also have IT professionals onsite to assist you with any configuration or compatibility issues. We are unable to offer Internet access outside the Salt Palace, but many hotels do offer high-speed Internet access. Please refer to the hotel information page to determine if there are related costs.

What are the best days to visit the sponsors?

You'll have various opportunities to spend time with our sponsors and employees in the IT Central exhibit hall. We will list exhibit hours in the conference guide. The hours will begin Sunday evening during our Welcome Reception and will continue to run through the end of the day Wednesday, November 5th.

Where can I download the session presentations?

We will post session presentations on the BrainShare website after BrainShare has come to a close.

My question isn't listed; who can help me?

If you haven't been able to find an answer to your question, please contact us.


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