IPADCON 2001 FAQ
Who should attend IPADCON?
Anyone who owns an IPAD, operates an IPAD-OS based product, or is interested in IPAD should attend. IPAD experts from around the world will be attending along with selected venders with products or services of interest to IPAD owners and operators.
Do you have to be an ISP to attend?
Absolutely not. While most of the IPAD owners happen to be ISPs, there are many corporate and end-user IPAD owners and operators who found the past IPADCON events to be very informative and educational. This conference is geared to benefit IPAD owners of all experience levels, not just Internet Service Providers.
Isn't $695 expensive for a 3-day conference?
Not when you consider that you get 3 night's accommodations (arrive Thursday evening, depart Sunday morning), all of your meals (dinner Thursday through breakfast Sunday), and all conference sessions and materials. Plus if you register early, it's only $595 again!
Why did the dates AND location change?
Originally, we had booked the conference in Oklahoma City. However, the conference center there booked another event on top of ours, which apparently was bigger or generated more revenue for them, so we got bumped.
Do I get a refund if the conference is canceled?
Yes. If the conference is canceled by IOA for any reason, you'll receive a complete refund of your registration fees.
Do I get a refund if I cancel?
Generally, you'll receive a refund (less a $75 cancellation fee) if you cancel your registration at least 60 days before the event. After that date, refunds cannot be issued. However, you may make substitutions up until the week before the event.
Do you take credit cards?
IOA is currently using PayPal () for collecting on-line payments. PayPal is completely free to you as the payer. You will need to sign up for a PayPal account and you will need to get verified, a process which takes 2-4 days depending on where you live, before you can make a payment of over $500. (IPADCON registration is
$695 $595). PayPal allows you to make payments to IOA by MasterCard, Visa, ACH (Auto-Check), or PayPal Balance Account.
Even though I understand that its safer to enter your credit card number online than to give your card to a waiter in a restaurant, I don't feel comfortable doing online transactions.
No problem. Send a check or money order for the full amount of your conference registration with
IPADCON Registration on the memo line to:
c/o Mike Shartiag
444 Lake Cook Road, Suite 11
Deerfield, IL 60015
I'm bringing another staff member to the conference. Can we share a room?
Yes. If you have two conference attendees, the rate per person is $495. Be sure to request two double-beds if appropriate, as most guest rooms contain a single queen-size bed.
I'd like to bring a companion along who will NOT be attending the conference. What are the extra charges?
ONE companion who is NOT attending the conference may stay in the same room as you at no charge. However, your companion will be responsible for paying for meals a la carte.
Can I bring more than one companion or my kids?
The hotel policy limits each attendee to ONE companion. If you are bringing the family, you may want to consider a second room or an off-property hotel.
Can I stay somewhere else other than the conference center to save money?
It's doubtful. The day rate is $395. We encourage all IPADers to stay at the conference center for two reasons: #1) There's a lot of good conversation going on amongst IPADers before and after the sessions each day, and #2) Our rate at the conference center depends on the majority of our attendees staying on-property.
If you live within acceptable driving distance of the property, the day rate was designed for you. It includes everything the full package includes, except the room.
Will there be Internet access at the hotel?
Last year there were a couple of IPADers who provided access to those attending IPADCON. Additionally, this year, the hotel has every guest room connected to a property-wide LAN which has some kind of
broadband connection to the Internet for $10/day.
Is there going to be an off-property special event (DisneyQuest) again this year?
No. Resounding feedback from last year's IPADCON showed that most of you felt it was more important to have more time to network and talk. We'll be happy to provide you with ideas for places to go on your own (like the OmniMax theatre up the street), but there won't be an official group trip this year.