Registration fee includes admittance to all general and elective sessions and the Solution Center. IBM Technical Symposia are known for satisfying even the most discerning palates. Your registration fee also includes breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday, plus refreshments. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and beverages at Monday and Tuesday evening Solution Center receptions. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses, and more meals are not included.
Registration fee includes admittance to all general and elective sessions and the Solution Center. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses, and more meals are not included. The registration fee may be paid by credit card or check, the IBM Education Pack - online account, a Partner Reward voucher can be used to cover the registration fee. If you plan on using a coupon or voucher to pay for all or part of your registration fee, you must provide the physical document at the time of registration at the event. If you do not have the physical document, you will be billed the full registration fee. Every registration must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. All credit card information will be validated and charges for the conference billed 30 days in advance of the event.
Eligible IBM Business Partners can use PartnerRewards Education Vouchers* and attend at a substantially lower price.
*Note: This program is not available in all geographies.
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Note: Only one discount offer valid per attendee. Savings offers, such as discounts, coupons, vouchers and promotions cannot be combined.
Applying for a VISA
How do I request an invitation letter to apply for a VISA to enter the United States and attend one of the 2013 STG Education Events?
It is the requestor’s responsibility to determine the type of visa they need to apply for, allow ample time to complete the application and ensure compliance with the parameters of the type of visa obtained, for their visit to the United States to attend this conference. By submitting the request for an invitation letter, the requestor agrees to this.
To request an invitation letter, please use the following steps:
- Send an email from your employer/business email account that matches the name on your passport.
- Have the subject line read: STGCONF - Visa Invitation - NAME - COMPANY/ORGANIZATION and personalize the fields in caps
- Copy the text under “Information to send in the request” below, insert the responses and send to STGBrandConf@meetingconsultants.com
Send one request per email and from the employer/business email address that matches the requestor’s name and place of employment. Requests from email accounts @gmail, @yahoo, etc. cannot be processed without additional validation and possible delay. Please use a business email ID where possible.
For accuracy, the request should come directly from the traveler. If someone makes a request on behalf of the traveler, the traveler must be copied on the request.
IBM employees must follow additional IBM travel guidelines/policies in their country of employment/residence. All IBM employees are required to run an Immigration Determination Tool (IDT) assessment for each trip, even if traveling between countries that participate in the visa waiver program, and provide the approval number and a copy of the approval in the invitation letter request (not as an attachment). Visit the "Travel" page on the internal network to link to the “Cross-Border” webpage and the IDT. Searching “IDT” on your internal home page should also bring you to the tool.
If you already have a visa to enter the U.S., and are requesting a letter to show the customs agent at your U.S. point of entry, the confirmation email of your enrollment should be sufficient. Please have a printed copy of that with your travel papers along with a printed copy of the conference agenda for additional backup.
The invitation letter will be sent as a .pdf file via email to you within 3 business days of receiving the completed information requested below. We request physical mailing address to properly address the letter; however, nothing is physically mailed. We regret we cannot provide visa invitation letters for additional family members not attending the conference. It is recommended that you have a printed copy of the invitation letter and of the conference agenda with you when traveling to the conference.
Information to send in the request:
I am requesting a visa invitation letter to secure the necessary travel papers to attend the IBM System z Technical Symposium at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA. USA from May 8-10, 2013. I am providing the necessary information below.
Clients & Business Partners and other Non-IBM employees please send:
Company/Organization Mailing Address: (Not URL. Please provide Street, City, Country, Postal Code)
Place of birth:
Date of issuance:
Date of expiration:
Place of issue:
Fax # (only if from China as you must present a faxed letter from a US area code):
IBM employees please send:
Your passport number:
Country passport issued from:
Your job title if not in your note closing: