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Frequently Asked Questions

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What is the Social Networking Conference?
  2. Who attends the Social Networking Conference?
  3. Why should I attend?
  4. What can I expect at the event?
  5. How much does it cost to register and what does a registration pass include?
  6. What if I want to register in person at the event?
  7. What is the Internet Dating Conference?
  8. Do I need to pay extra to attend the Internet Dating Conference?
  9. What is the Buyers and Sellers Gathering?
  10. Do I need to pay extra to attend the Buyers and Sellers Gathering?
  11. Will you be mailing me my badge or do I pick it up at the Miami Beach Convention Center?
  12. What if I lose my badge during the event?
  13. Do you offer discounted passes for the exhibit hall only?
  14. Do you offer single day passes? Is the admission price for one day or all days?
  15. What if I want to meet someone at the Social Networking Conference that has no badge and does not plan to register for the Social Networking Conference?
  16. Do you provide a list of the the delegate names and companies?
  17. How do I make appointments in advance of the event with delegates attending?
  18. Do I have to give you my real name? I don't want it to appear on my badge.
  19. I plan to bring my family to Miami so that we will have a vacation time after the event. Can my spouse and children accompany me into the event?
  20. I am from another country and require a Visa to go to the event. How do I get a Visa Invitation letter from Social Networking Conference?
  21. I am from the media. Do you offer media passes to the event?
  22. I am a student. Do you offer special academic rates to the event?
  23. I pre-registered and I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
  24. I want to exhibit or sponsor at the Social Networking Conference. What can I do?




Q: What is the Social Networking Conference?

A: Since 2004, the Social Networking Conference is THE largest trade show and business conference for the enterprise social networking industry. Several conferences are held each year covering the management, technology and marketing for the industry. The Miami event is the largest. Held each January/February, it focuses on the global industry. The European event (held each Fall) covers the E.U. marketplace along with mobile. The West Coast event (held each Summer) covers mobile the enterprise social networking market. The Asian event (held biennially each Spring) covers the Far East marketplace along with mobile. All are advanced events that covers some of the most up to date forms of business management, internet marketing and new technologies. Click here to see several videos as well as some photos from our Miami 2010 event.


Q: Who attends the Social Networking Conference?
A: Social Networking Conference is attended by the largest social networking owners and operators in the industry. In addition, software companies, telecommunication executives, mobile technology companies, marketing executives, payment processors, social networking "super affiliates" and other executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend the event. Click HERE to see the breakdown of delegates at previous event. The percentages are fairly consistent between all events. Click HERE to see a list of companies that have attended previous events.


Q: Why should I attend?
A: This is the forum for the enterprise social networking industry where business gets done. Enterprise Social Networking executives negotiate with vendors. Venture capitalists meet with Social Community firms. Mergers and acquisitions originate at this event. Mobile telecommunication firms meet with online community owners. Fortune 1000 firms learn various enterprise strategies. Sublicensing and affiliate arrangements are made. New technologies are debuted at the event and executives act on what they see. Marketing strategies are evaluated and the latest legal issues for the industry are also debated.


Q: What can I expect at the event?
A: Attending the Social Networking Conference will is certainly a different experience for most, if not all delegates. This is a serious business event and all delegates attending treat it as such. Business negotiations take place during networking sessions. The seminars at the event are designed to discusss new technologies as well as best tactics, methods and strategies for managers of social networking businesses to run their operations. Networking at the Social Networking Conference with other delegates, like yourself, has been found to be most productive in discovering new business opportunities. For this to work best for you, it requires that you will need to be assertive and introduce yourself to other delegates at the event.


Q: How much does it cost to register and what does a registration pass include?
A: If you register before January 15, 2010, the registration fee is USD $975. After January 15, 2010, the cost increases to USD $1,275. A registration pass includes access to the Social Networking Conference exhibit hall at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Social Networking Conference seminars as well as all most Social Networking Conference associated social events taking place during the event. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided for both days. Lunch is is provided at the European, Asian and San Francisco events. Pre-event sessions on January 19, 2011 are not included with the 2 day conference price. Also, certian functions, such as the buyers and sellers gathering and the awards ceremonies (if scheduled) require additional fees. Note: Food is not provided during pre-event session days (January 19, 2011).


Q: What if I want to register in person at the event?
A: At-Door registration begins on January 20, 2011 at 7:45 AM. We recommend you get there early as there will be a long line of people looking to purchase passes at the front door. That is why we recommend registering for Social Networking Conference 2011 online early. You save both money and time at the event.


Q: What is the Internet Dating Conference?
A: The Internet Dating Conference is a separate event on a different subject taking place down the hall. Attending that event are the largest online dating and owners and operators in the industry. Both events have separate agendas (1), (2). Both do share the same lunch room and exhibit hall.


Q: Do I need to pay extra to attend the Internet Dating Conference?
A: For the 2 day event, no. Registration to one event gets you a pass into both events.


Q: What is the Buyers and Sellers Gathering?
A: The Buyers and Sellers Gathering is a special *closed door* networking event for serious buyers and sellers of internet personals and social networking properties. Those seeking to sell will show to entreprenuers and CEO's their web and/or mobile sites for sale. Q & A is then followed by networking. Websites and Media for the industry will present. Companies that provide services to the industry are not permitted to present during this session. The session lasts a little more than 1 hour.


Q: Do I need to pay extra to attend the Buyers and Sellers Gathering?
A: Yes. In order to ensure serious buyers are present, there is a $100 additional fee.


Q: Will you be mailing me my badge or do I pick it up at the Miami Beach Convention Center?
A: You must pick up your badge at the conference registration desk the morning of the event. Please bring government issued photo identificaiton (for verification purposes only). Registration badges are not mailed.


Q: What if I lose my badge during the event?
A: At this event your badge is your access to the Social Networking Conference. With it, you can enter the exhibit hall, the seminar rooms and attend other outside social events. Badges cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. If you need to purchase a replacement badge at the event the cost will be USD $1,275.


Q: Do you offer discounted passes for the exhibit hall only?
A: No. The conference pass includes all that was stated above. There is only one registration fee.


Q: Do you offer single day passes? Is the admission price for one day or all days?
A: The admission price is for all days. There are no day passes.


Q: What if I want to meet someone at the Social Networking Conference that has no badge and does not plan to register for the Social Networking Conference?
A: This is a closed event. The exhibit hall, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and some areas of Miami Beach Convention Center will be the forum where Social Networking Conference delegates conduct business. Only Social Networking Conference registrants will be allowed in these areas with NO exceptions.


Q: Do you provide a list of the the delegate names and companies?
A: No. This event is attended by wealthy entrepreneurs and executives that do not wish to give out their names or contact details to others they do not know. We suggest that you click HERE to see a list of companies that have attended previous events as well as using the Message Boards to communicate with other delegates.


Q: How do I make appointments in advance of the event with delegates attending?
A: We strongly recommend you use the Message Boards. Announce that you are coming and what you have to offer. Your post will be read.


Q: Do I have to give you my real name? I don't want it to appear on my badge.
A: We require your real first and last name for identification purposes only. We will place the name you would like to appear on the badge at the registration desk.


Q: I plan to bring my family to Miami so that we will have a vacation time after the event. Can my spouse and children accompany me into the event?
A: No. This is a closed event open to registered Social Networking Conference delegates only. You can register your spouse, however children under 18 years of age will not be registered and can not be admitted to the event.


Q: I am from another country and require a Visa to go to the event. How do I get a Visa Invitation letter from the Social Networking Conference?
A: You must first register for your conference pass. Upon receipt of payment, email us a request for a visa invitation letter. Please include your name, full mailing address and fax number. We will then fax you the invitation letter.


Q: I am from the media. Do you offer media passes to the event?
A: If you are with the major media (examples are: CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Times of London, National Public Radio, Business Week Magazine, etc.), then email us with your name, the name and address of the media publication, the name of your editor and his contact details. Upon confirmation, we will contact you and advise if you are approved to have a media pass to the event. If you are an industry or trade publication, please note that we have pre-arranged co-promotional agreements with other trade publications. Our co-promotional agreements are done months in advance. If you are contacting us for the first time just prior to the event, you will need to register and pay for your pass.


Q: I am a student. Do you offer special academic rates to the event?
A: No. The event is designed more for business and less so for academia.


Q: I pre-registered and I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
A: No. All sales are final and there is no refund for cancellation. Our cancellation policy is listed on the terms and conditions page for registering at the event.


Q: I want to exhibit or sponsor at the Social Networking Conference. What can I do?
A: View the Sponsorship Packages that we have available and contact us by telephone at USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext. 4 or email us with your inquiry.


If you have any additional questions about attending that were not addressed on this web page please email us.


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