BigConf is the Mid-Atlantic's data practitioners conference. Our presentations will be loaded with information and technical content.
We will have approximately 22 technical presentations, featuring expert data practitioners. Each presentation will be about 30 minutes long. Check out our web site (www.bigconf.io) for the complete, up-to-date, information.
BigConf will be held on Mar 28th. On-site registration begins at 8 AM and the conference presentations begin at 9 AM. The conference will end at approximately 5:30 PM, and will be followed by an after party at a nearby pub.
BigConf will be held at the amazing Silver Spring Civic Building, a fantastic small venue for both the speakers and the attendees.
Food and Drink
BigConf will provide continental breakfast, including juice, and coffee, and an afternoon snack. Lunch will be on your own, but no worries, the area surrounding the Civic Building is packed with great lunch choices, everything from street vendors to great restaurants.
We will also have an attendee/speaker party with beer, wine, and food, after the presentations (starting around 6:00 PM for a couple of hours).
The venue is just a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro stop. If driving, there are several public garages in Downtown Silver Spring. If you leave after 8 PM, they are even free! So, that is a great reason to stick around for the after party!
We plan to record all the presentations, and make the videos available online. A few people from the crowd might get on the videos, too. So, if you are wanted by the mob or an ex-wife, or skipping work, wear a disguise.
Wireless Access and Power
The venue promises excellent wireless access (they market to high tech events, so they know what we need). There are numerous electric plugs located along each wall of the venue. We will provide power strips to many of the tables, but not all of them. Power outlets should be available, but charge you battery beforehand, just in case you can't reach a plug for a few hours.
Cancellation and Transfers
Because of the high costs of putting on an event like BigConf, we will not offer refunds. All sales are final.
However, transfers are possible, just send an email to info at nationconfs.com. Include the name and email address of the new attendee. We will be checking registrations at the door, and we will have a check in sheet.
In the unlikely event of cancellation of the event, the liability of BigConf is limited to the return of paid registration fees.
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