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Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION


GENERAL CONFERENCE AND HOTEL INFORMATION


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REGISTRATION

How can I register?

Please feel free to use our easy online registration: https://summit.realscreen.com/register/.

Alternatively, you can contact Joel Pinto via email at jpinto@brunico.com or via phone at 416-408-2300 x650.

What does my general conference registration include?

General registration includes access to all sessions, including “Speed Pitching” and “30 Minutes With...” (sign up is required for these sessions through realxchange), group meals & general delegate networking events plus a delegate handbook and access to the digital delegate list with contact information. General registration does not include access to the Master Classes on the afternoon of Sunday, January 27, 2013. Master Classes may be added to any general registration for an additional fee of USD $325.

Will I receive a receipt/invoice?

Once your registration has been processed, an invoice will be sent to you via email within 24 to 48 hours upon receipt.

When do I receive my registration ticket/badge?

Badges and delegate packages may be picked up from the registration desk on the day of the event. Please take note of the following:

  • We do not send out physical tickets
  • Each badge contains a photo of the delegate and cannot be exchanged with another individual
  • Any lost badge will be reprinted onsite and charged a fee as follows, per transaction: $1000 on January 27, 28 & 29, 2013; $500 on January 30, 2013.

Why is my email address required when registering?

We need your email address to provide you with your registration confirmation email that includes your link to realxchange and also to send your e-invoice. Your email information is private and is not given to other delegates.

View our privacy policy: http://www.brunico.com/privacy/

I want to purchase more than one ticket, but I don’t have the names of the attendees yet. What are my options?

Please contact Joel Pinto via email at jpinto@brunico.com or via phone at 416-408-2300 x650.

I have already registered but I am unable to attend. What are my options?

Should you be unable to attend this event, we require notice in writing on or before January 2, 2013 at 5pm, EST. Cancellations made after this date will not be eligible for a refund or credit. All cancellations are subject to an administration fee equal to 50% of the invoiced purchase price. All prices are quoted in US$

Your registration may be transferred to another individual at no charge. Should you wish to transfer your registration to another person, please inform us by email at customersupport@realscreensummit.com, a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event.

To transfer your registration, the following details will be required: (*Mandatory) *Name of Attendee taking your spot, *Title of Attendee, Direct Phone and Fax Number, *Email Address, and *Company Details (*Name, *Address, Website and *Phone and Fax Numbers)

How do I order audio/visual session recordings from the Realscreen Summit?

A few weeks after the Summit we will make the audio available to all registered delegates. You will be notified by email with complete instructions.

  • Sign into realxchange. You will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on “Events”
  • From the dropdown menu select “realxchange for Realscreen Summit 2013”
  • A menu will appear on the left hand side: Select “Audio/Video” – Once it is available, you will find the audio there

Are press passes available?

Brunico welcomes members of the press to attend our events when capacity permits. To be considered for a complimentary press pass, you must be currently employed by an established news organization and provide at least one of the following press credentials:

  • A business card with your editorial title from an established publication including its website address
  • Two copies of bylined articles printed from the publication or online news outlet for which you are employed or contracted
  • Website or a URL where the bylined articles can be viewed is also acceptable. Articles must be published within the past six months from the same organization
  • A current editorial masthead that includes your name
  • An identification card with your title at your broadcast station
  • An original letter of assignment or a copy of your contract from a publisher or news organization with an editorial contact

Please submit the items above to the attention of Aimee Ross, Marketing Coordinator, Realscreen Magazine via:

Email:
Aimee Ross
aross@brunico.com
PDFs accepted.

Fax:
416-408-0870

Mail:
Brunico Communications Ltd.
366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M5V 1R9

You will be contacted by email if your application has been approved.

Note: Publishers; corporate officers; or sales, advertising, public relations, or technical support staff from any media organization are not eligible for a press pass, nor are those who write website content for nonmedia organizations.

For information on promotional partnership opportunities, contact Aimee Ross

Who is Brunico Marketing Inc.?

The conference is produced by Brunico Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Brunico Communications Ltd., which publishes realscreen, Kidscreen, Strategy, and Playback.

About Brunico Communications Ltd.


GENERAL CONFERENCE AND HOTEL INFORMATION

Is there a discounted hotel accommodation rate for Realscreen Summit attendees?

Accommodations are available for REGISTERED Realscreen Summit attendees at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel. You may book your guest room under this block after you have registered for the event.

Preferred rates are:

  • US$212/night + tax for Standard guest room; Standard rooms available for check-in Jan 26 to check-out Jan 31; some shoulder nights available.
  • US$262/night + tax for Concierge Room (standard guest room with club lounge access*); Concierge rooms available for check-in Jan 26 to check-out Jan 31 *limited number of Concierge rooms available; on a first-come, first-served basis; shoulder nights not available

Reservations can be made by using the online Passkey reservations system
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=11116179

Special rate(s) will be offered based on hotel availability of the specific room category in the room block.

Attendees may book standard guest rooms via Passkey or call-in. Any suite inquiries or requests must be made via the Realscreen sales team to mgiddens@brunico.com Thank you.

How do I get to the hotel from the airport?

LogoRenaissance Washington DC Hotel
999 Ninth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001 USA
P: 202-898-9000
F: 202-289-0947
www.DCRenaissance.com

From Ronald Reagan Washington National - DCA

Driving Directions: Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take the I-395/Route 1 north exit (which is the 14th St. bridge). Stay to the right and exit onto 12th St. Follow 12th St. to New York Ave and turn right. Turn right off of New York Ave onto 9th St.

From the North: Take i-95 S to I-295 S. Towards 50 West, will turn into New York Avenue. Continue on New York Avenue and make a left onto 9th Street NW. The hotel is 2 blocks down on your left.

Getting to and from the airport

Subway service, fee: $2.50 USD (one way)

Taxi, typical minimum charge $20.00 USD (one way)

From Washington, DC/Dulles - IAD

Follow the signs to Dulles Airport Access Rd. Merge onto VA-267 E which becomes I-66 E. Take I-66 E to the Roosevelt Bridge, stay in the middle lane. Take the Constitution Ave exit off of the Roosevelt Bridge. Follow Constitution Ave until 12th Street and turn left. Continue on 12th Street and make a right turn on New York Ave. Proceed on New York Ave for two blocks and make a right turn on 9th Street. The hotel is on your immediate left

Taxi, typical minimum charge $75.00 USD (one way)

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI

Driving Directions: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South (MD 295) to US50 west (New York Ave.). Take New York Ave. at 5th St. Stay to the right and the street will become L St. Turn onto 9th St. The hotel is on the left.

From I-95 S to I-295 S. Towards 50 West, will turn into New York Avenue. Continue on New York Avenue and make a left onto 9th Street NW. The hotel is 2 blocks down on your left.

Taxi, typical minimum charge $75.00 USD (one way)

What else is in the area?

  • Capitol Hill (1.5 mi)
  • City Museum of Washington DC
  • Georgetown (4.0 mi)
  • International Spy Museum (0.5 mi)
  • MCI Center
  • National Portrait Gallery (0.7 mi)
  • Smithsonian Institute and Air & Space Museum (1.0 mi)
  • The White House (1.0 mi)
  • Union Station (1.5 mi)
  • Washington Convention Center
  • Washington Monument (1.5 mi)

Is there an area map?

Click here

Is there a venue map?

Click Here to View Venue Map

Are there networking opportunities?

The Summit provides the best opportunities to make contacts, cement new relationships and reconnect with colleagues from all areas of the business. There are a multitude of both pre-event and onsite opportunities to connect with current and future partners. Pre-event networking is facilitated through realxchange , letting you connect with fellow delegates to establish relationships, plan meetings, find delegates with similar interests, investigate partnerships and more.

Will there be any networking parties?

Yes, registered delegates can attend the following parties:
The Realscreen Summit 15th Anniversary Happy Hour
Sunday January 27th 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ballroom Level Foyer

A+E Networks Official Opening Party hosted by A&E, Lifetime and History
Monday January 28th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Grand South

Happy Hour Sponsored by Discovery Channel
Tuesday January 29th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ballroom Level Foyer

How can I see the delegate list?

You can view the delegates by clicking the ‘Delegates’ tab on the Realscreen Summit web site.
You can download a delegates list from realxchange.
Sign into realxchange
Click the ‘Delegates/Search’ tab and you will have the option to view or download the delegates list.

How can I receive an invitation to the Realscreen Summit to satisfy my request for a work Visa?

Please contact customercare@realscreensummit.com.


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What is realxchange?

The online interactive tool designed to help you get a jumpstart on your networking. Registered delegates can search and send messages to each other months in advance of the event. Set up meetings, identify common interests...build partnerships!

How do I get my login info?

Your login information will be sent to you in your confirmation email following registration. Your user name is the email address that you gave us upon registration.

Can I change my password to something I can easily remember?

  • Go to your realxchange home page
  • Click the ‘Settings’ tab on the left hand side of your screen
  • You will be able to change your password there

How do I upload my photo?

  • Go to your realxchange home page
  • Click the ‘Profile’ tab along the left hand side of your screen. Your profile information tabs will be displayed.
  • Select ‘photo.’ There will be a silhouette displayed as well as the ‘Add Photo’ icon.
  • Click the ‘Add Photo’ icon and browse files on your computer to select and upload

How do I sign up for sessions?

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realxchange account.

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • Select the session you want to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

Please note that Speed Pitching and Luncheon Roundtable session selections will be facilitated via lottery system this year.

How do I sign up for 30 Minutes With...?

No advance sign-up is required for 30 minutes with, however, you can use your personal agenda in realxchange to plan your attendance at any 30 Minutes With ... session.

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "30 Minutes With ...".
  • Select the 30 Minutes With ... session you want to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

How many 30 Minutes With... sessions can I sign up for?

There is no limit to the number of 30 Minutes With... sessions you can attend during the event.

How do I sign up for Meet a Mentor?

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realxchange account.

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • Select the session you want to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

How many Meet a Mentor sessions can I sign up for?

Each delegate may be assigned a maximum of one (1) Meet a Mentor session during sign up. As session selection for Meet a Mentor is first come, first served (see above), there is a chance that you will receive less than the maximum number of sessions or, in some cases, none of your selections.

How do I sign up for Master Classes?

In order to sign up for Master Classes you must be signed in to your realxchange account and have already registered for “Master Classes” (additional $325.00).

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Master Classes".
  • Click on the Master Class session you would like to attend
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session

*An additional registration fee of $325 will apply. Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered Master Class delegates prior to the opening date. * Sign up opens Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET) on a first come, first served basis.

How many Master Class sessions can I sign up for?

If you registered for "Master Classes" (additional $325), you can pick two (2) sessions to attend.

How do I sign up for Coffee + Commissioners?

In order to sign up for Coffee + Commissioners you must be signed in to your realxchange account.

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Coffee + Commissioners".
  • Click on the Coffee + Commissioners session you would like to attend
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

* Sign up opens Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET) on a first come, first served basis.

How many Coffee + Commissioners sessions can I sign up for?

Each delegate may be assigned a maximum of one (1) Coffee + Commissioners session during sign up. As session selection for Coffee + Commissioners is first come, first served, there is a chance that you will receive less than the maximum number of sessions or, in some cases, none of your selections.

How do I sign up for Meet an Expert?

In order to sign up for Meet an Expert you must be signed in to your realxchange account.

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Meet an Expert".
  • Click on the Meet an Expert session you would like to attend
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

* Sign up opens Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET) on a first come, first served basis.

How many Meet an Expert sessions can I sign up for?

Each delegate may be assigned a maximum of one (1) Meet An Expert session during sign up. As session selection for Meet an Expert is first come, first served, there is a chance that you will receive less than the maximum number of sessions or, in some cases, none of your selections.

How do I sign up for Speed Networking?

In order to sign up for Speed Networking you must be signed in to your realxchange account.

  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Speed Networking".
  • • Click on the Speed Networking session you would like to attend
  • • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

* Sign up opens Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 11:00 AM (ET) on a first come, first served basis.

How many Speed Networking sessions can I sign up for?

Each delegate may be assigned a maximum of two (2) Speed Networking sessions during sign up. As session selection for Speed Netowrking is first come, first served, there is a chance that you will receive less than the maximum number of sessions or, in some cases, none of your selections.

How do I sign up for Luncheon Roundtables?

  • Luncheon Roundtable selection will open on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:00am EST and delegates will have until Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 5:00pm to make your selection Please note that all delegates making selections during this time will have an equal chance of getting their selected session. There is no first-come, first served priority.
  • When selection opens (Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:00am EST), all registered delegates will be instructed to login to their realxchange account where they will indicate (in order of priority) their top 3 choices for Luncheon Roundtable slots.
  • Login to realxchange
  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Luncheon Roundtable".
  • Select the Luncheon Roundtable you want to attend and click the ‘selection’ button.
  • In the boxes beside the session names, indicate your top 3 priorities by numbering your selections 1-3, with 1 being the highest priority (1 beside your top choice, a 2 beside your second choice, and so on).
  • Once you've successfully made your three selections, they will be marked as Submitted and you will be done

*Lottery style sign up opens Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 @ 12:00 AM (ET) and closes Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 @ 5:00 PM (ET). ONCE THE SELECTION WINDOW CLOSES, SPOTS WILL BE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED BY OUR AUTOMATED LOTTERY PROGRAM. DELEGATES WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL WITHIN A FEW DAYS ABOUT WHICH SPOT(S) THEY WERE ASSIGNED.

How many Luncheon Roundtables sessions can I sign up for?

Each delegate will have the opportunity to sign up for one (1) Luncheon Roundtable session. Unfortunately, due to high demand, there is a chance that you will not receive any of your selections.

How do I sign up for Speed Pitching?

  • Speed Pitching selection will open on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:00am EST and delegates will have until Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 5:00pm to make your selection Please note that all delegates making selections during this time will have an equal chance of getting their selected session. There is no first-come, first served priority.
  • When selection opens (Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:00am EST), all registered delegates will be instructed to login to their realxchange account where they will indicate (in order of priority) their top 5 choices for Speed Pitching slots.
  • Login to realxchange
  • Once in your realxchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "Realscreen Summit".
  • From the menu bar select "Content". From the drop down menu select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Speed Pitching".
  • Select the Speed Pitching session you want to attend and click the ‘selection’ button.
  • In the boxes beside the session names, indicate your top 5 priorities by numbering your selections 1-5, with 1 being the highest priority (1 beside your top choice, a 2 beside your second choice, and so on).
  • Once you've successfully made your five selections, they will be marked as Submitted and you will be done

*Lottery style sign up opens Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 @ 12:00 AM (ET) and closes Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:00 PM (ET). ONCE THE SELECTION WINDOW CLOSES, SPOTS WILL BE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED BY OUR AUTOMATED LOTTERY PROGRAM. DELEGATES WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL WITHIN A FEW DAYS ABOUT WHICH SPOT(S) THEY WERE ASSIGNED.

How many Speed Pitching sessions can I sign up for?

Your registration provides you with the opportunity to sign up for a maximum of three (3) Speed Pitching slots. Unfortunately, due to high demand, there is a chance that you will not receive any of your selections.

What can I do if I didn’t make it into the session(s) I wanted during sign-up?

Some space may become available due to no-shows. Arrive at the session 30 minutes before start time and check with the room monitor.

Is there a waiting list for sessions?

There is no official waiting list. However, we do encourage you to check My Event frequently as delegates sometimes make changes to their personal agendas, which may leave a session slot open. Also, you are welcome to check with our staff on-site.

Can I switch/cancel sessions after I have already signed up for them?

Yes. To cancel a session, log into your realxchange account and unselect the session from your personal agenda.

Be sure there is room in the session you would like to attend (this applies to sign-up sessions only) before cancelling out of a selected session. There is no guarantee that you will be able to go back into the session you cancelled until the session sign up opens to the public.

How can I send a message to another registered delegate?

  • Go to your realxchange home page
  • Click the ‘Messages’ tab along the left hand side of your screen. Your inbox will be displayed.
  • Click the ‘Compose a Message’ tab on the top right hand of side of your screen.
  • Search for your delegate by name or view the delegates list
  • Click ‘Send a Message’ to the delegate you wish to communicate with
  • Compose your message in the field provided

Where does the message go to, their personal email address or to their realxchange account?

The message is delivered to the delegate's realxchange inbox.

Can I email more than one person at a time?

To avoid receiving unnecessary spam, you do not have the ability to send mass emails to the delegates.

Can I receive notification to my external email address, that another delegate has sent me a message?

Yes, if you are sent a message on the realxchange platform, a notification will be sent to your personal email address.

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