ITechLaw 2011 European Conference

Oslo, Norway • Grand Hotel Oslo • 20-21 October 2011

FAQ


Important Dates

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 19 September 2011
  • Hotel Guest Room Booking Deadline: 28 September 2011

Venue and Hotel

Where will the 2011 European Annual Meeting be held?

Grand Hotel Oslo
Karl Johans Gate 31, NO-0159
Oslo, Norway
+47 23 21 20 00
www.grand.no

The Grand Hotel in Oslo, is perhaps the most venerable and elegant deluxe hotel in the Norwegian capital, forming a striking landmark on the city's grandest street, Karl Johans Gate. The hotel annually hosts the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Grand Hotel is a mix of tradition and contemporary styles - timelessly classic, yet modern and luxurious. It offers the quality and comfort ITechLaw attendees expect from a first-class international hotel. Conference registration fees do not include accommodations. Room block dates are 17-21 October; rates will also be honored 14-16 October and 22-25 October for guests who would like to extend their stay. Rates include buffet breakfast in the Grand Café, complimentary internet access, spa and fitness facilities access, and all applicable taxes.

For a map of the venue's location, click here.

Which hotel has a room block for this conference? What are the rates?

A block of guestrooms has been set aside at the Grand Hotel Oslo at discounted rates.

Room Rates
Single Standard Room – 1655 NOK per night
Double Standard Room – 1905 NOK per night
Superior Deluxe Room, Single or Double– 2155 NOK per night
Deluxe Room, Single or Double – 2705 NOK per night
Junior Suite – 3835 NOK per night

These rates include the 25% VAT, buffet breakfast, access to wireless Internet service and access to the spa centre and swimming pool. Based on availability the hotel will honor the group rate from October 14-25, 2011.

For more information on booking a room at the Grand Hotel Oslo, please click here

Transportation

Where can I get information about the Oslo airport and transportation options to the Grand Hotel Oslo?

Visit http://www.osl.no/en/osl for information on the Oslo Airport (OSL).

Information about transportation options to the hotel is available at http://www.osl.no/en/osl/tofromairport. The Grand Hotel Oslo is accessible via multiple means of transportation:

  • Taxi - Oslo Taxi offers a fixed rate from the airport to the hotel: NOK 690 midweek and NOK 890 on weekends.
  • Train - The Airport Express Train to the National Theatre is approximately NOK 175.
  • Bus - The Airport Bus (FLYBUSSEN) to Prof. Aschougsplass, which is behind the Grand Hotel Oslo, is approximately NOK 120.

Who and Why Attend?

Who should attend the ITechLaw 2011 European Annual Meeting?

As the premier association of international technology law experts worldwide, ITechLaw's 2011 European Conference presents sessions that appeal to a broad range of audiences, including:

  • Practicing attorneys, both private practitioners and in-house counsel
  • Law professors
  • Government officials
  • Business executives focused on the global economy
  • Law students

Why Should You Attend?

  • KNOWLEDGE: Over a two-day period, you will learn from more than 45 industry experts with in-depth papers and presentations on the most critical technology law issues facing global companies today.
  • INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING: The hallmark of ITechLaw events, there will be numerous opportunities throughout the conference to develop new relationships and meet face-to-face with ITechLaw members, speakers and attendees, enhancing your worldwide network of colleagues and partners.
  • CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH: As with every ITechLaw conference, our speakers’ presentations and supporting papers will be available online following the conference to all attendees.

Sponsorship

How do I become a sponsor and exhibit at the 2011 European Conference?

We welcome members and non-members to sponsor the ITechLaw conferences. For more information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please click here.

Registration

How do I register?

All registrations for the 2011 European Conference must be made online . Please visit our registration page for more details and to register.

What does my registration fee include?

Your registration includes admission to the conference sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, a comprehensive attendee list, access to exhibits, daily breakfast and lunch, and admittance to the Welcome and Closing Receptions. The Gala Reception and Dinner is not included and must be purchased separately. To purchase tickets for the Gala Reception and Dinner, click here.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

For all online registrations, confirmation will be immediately sent via email. If you do not receive your confirmation within 24 hours, please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail memberservices@itechlaw.org.

Will I receive a receipt for my registration?

Your email confirmation will also serve as your conference registration receipt. Please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail memberservices@itechlaw.org with any questions.

May I register onsite for the conference?

Yes, you may register onsite at the conference. However, only credit cards will be accepted for onsite registrations; checks and cash will not be accepted. Payment must be made in full for entry to the conference. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so that you will have a more efficient check-in when you arrive at the meeting.

Will I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

Refunds are available based on when you cancel.

  • Cancellations made on or before 22 September 2011 will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less applicable credit card or wire transfer fees and a $25 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made from 23 September 2011 to 2 October 2011 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less applicable credit card fees or wire transfer fees and a $25 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations made on or after 3 October 2011 or for no-shows.

You may substitute another person from your firm or company if you are unable to attend. Requests for refunds in accordance with this policy or substitutions may be submitted via email to memberservices@itechlaw.org, or call (+1) 781-876-8877.

Cancellation Deadlines

What are the deadlines and terms for refunds if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellation Deadlines:
On or before 22 September 2011 – 100% refund (less $25 admin fee plus credit card fee or wire transfer fees, if applicable)
23 September 2011 to 2 October 2011 – 50% refund (less $25 admin fee plus credit card fee or wire transfer fees, if applicable)
On or after 3 October 2011 – No refund available

VAT Information

Why does my registration include VAT?

ITechLaw is required to charge VAT on all invoices, regardless of location of attending company, in compliance with the Norwegian VAT laws. Norway does not utilize the domestic reverse charge procedure, and requires their 25% VAT be charged to all conference sponsors and registrants, regardless of where said company is domiciled. In order to reclaim a VAT refund, please contact your local VAT office.

Badge Questions

I have registered for the conference but would like to make changes to my name on my badge. How do I do this?

Your meeting badge will be created using the name and affiliation information submitted in your registration. If you would like to change the information on your badge, you may do so online via our registration system with your username and password set up during the registration process, or contact memberservices@itechlaw.org for assistance.

Alternatively, you may request a new badge onsite at the ITechLaw 2011 European Conference at the conference registration desk.

CLE Information

Can I receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attending the ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting?

ITechLaw is not a certified CLE provider but credits can be awarded in various jurisdictions through individual study application. You may request a letter confirming your registration (not attendance) for the meeting by contacting memberservices@itechlaw.org. For instructions and additional information on how to apply for CLE credits, please visit www.itechlaw.org/cle_policy.pdf.

Dress Code

What is the dress code for the ITechLaw 2011 European Conference?

Business attire is encouraged for all meetings and events at the ITechLaw 2011 European Conference.

At the Gala Reception and Dinner, for which tickets must be purchased separately during the registration process, black tie attire is strongly encouraged; however, cocktail or business attire is also acceptable.

Social Events

Who can attend the Welcome Reception and do I need to purchase a separate ticket to attend?

All attendees of the ITechLaw Conference are invited to attend the Welcome Reception the evening before the 2011 European Conference at the Nobel Peace Center. A separate ticket is not required for the Welcome Reception, and there is no charge to attend this event. However, we do request that you note your planned attendance at this reception during the online registration process.

What is the Gala Reception and Dinner?

The Gala Reception and Dinner, which is a black tie encouraged event, is always a highlight of the ITechLaw European Conference. For the 2011 event, the Gala Reception and Dinner will take place at the Oslo Military Society.

Tickets must be purchased separately when you register for the meeting. Please note that this event may sell out in advance of the deadline. To purchase tickets for the Gala Reception and Dinner, click here.

Who can attend the Closing Reception and do I need to purchase a separate ticket to attend?

All attendees of the ITechLaw European Conference are invited to attend the Closing Reception the last night of the event. A separate ticket is not required for the Closing Reception, which will take place at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law Bar and there is no charge to attend this event. However, we do request that you note your planned attendance at this reception during the online registration process.

Special Dietary Requests

Will there be vegetarian or other dietary meal options at the Conference and Gala Dinner?

Yes. Vegetarian options will be made available at the Welcome Reception and lunch buffets. At the Gala Dinner, vegetarian options can be made available upon request. Please note your dietary requirements during the online registration process, or contact memberservices@itechlaw.org in advance with your request and dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.).

Exploring Oslo

I would like to explore Oslo while I am there. Where can I find out more information?

Visitor information about Oslo is available at http://www.visitoslo.com/

Internet Access

Will I have Internet access while at the conference?

Complimentary wireless access will be available at the ITechLaw Internet Café throughout the two conference days. The internet cost in your hotel room is included in your guestroom rate if you are staying at the conference hotel.

Special Assistance

What if I need special assistance?

If under the applicable laws of the U.S. you require auxiliary aids or services, please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail memberservices@itechlaw.org.

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