Registration

EclipseCon 2008 was a great success, but it's over so we're not taking registrations any more. This page remains on the website to document the registration policies.

Discounts

Alumni -- If you have attended a previous EclipseCon, you qualify for an automatic 15% alumni discount. Welcome back! Groups -- If your company is sending more than a couple of people, we have discounts available at 20 or more pre-paid registrations. Contact us for details.
Eclipse Members, Eclipse Committers, OSGi Members -- Eclipse and OSGi members qualify for a 15% thanks-for-being-a-member discount using a discount code. To receive your discount code, please follow the appropriate instructions:
(a) for Eclipse members, (b) for committers, (c) for OSGi members.
Session Presenters -- Session presenters are given free and discounted registrations via discount codes. Please follow the instructions for presenters to retrieve and use your code. Press & Analysts -- Pre-qualified press & analysts are provided free conference registration. Contact us for details.
Only one discount per person (the maximum discount).
Discount registrations (except the automatic alumni discount) are provided through coupon codes. Please wait for your coupon code before registering; please do not register until you have received your coupon code.

What's Included

Payment Policies

EclipseCon 2008 accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, checks, wire transfers, and purchase orders. If you use a wire transfer please follow the wire transfer instructions.

Payments Received

Registrations are not active and your attendance guaranteed until the funds are received by the Eclipse Foundation.

With credit card registrations, we receive the funds immediately so your registration becomes active immediately. With wire transfer registrations, some banks are quicker than others, although in general wire transfers are a prompt way for us to receive the funds. With purchase orders, please make sure that your company pays the purchase order promptly because we cannot activate your registration until we have received the funds (the check). Note that the extra paperwork involved with purchase orders (on your company's side) may cause significant delay in activating your registration.

The goal of early registration prices is to provide advance cash flow for deposits on the conference center, food & beverages, audio-visual, and so on. Thus we have a policy of not allowing pending registrations to span registration price increases. In other words, if you use the online registration system to register during the early registration period, but choose a "pay later" option (e.g., wire transfer, check, or P.O.), we must receive those funds to complete your registration before the end of early registration. If we do not receive your funds before the prices increase, your registration will automatically be upgraded to the new (higher) prices. In other words, the early registration prices apply to the date we receive the funds, not the date you fill out the online registration form. (Obviously, if you pay by credit card, we receive the funds immediately and all is well; we encourage you to pay by credit card.)

Eclipse Member

A member is an Eclipse member as per the Eclipse Bylaws. The short version is that a member is employee of an Eclipse member company. A mostly up-to-date list of the member companies is available on the Eclipse website. If you are not sure if your employer is an Eclipse member, please feel free to ask us. If you would like your company to become a member, please have the appropriate DMP (decision making person) contact the Eclipse Foundation. There are many benefits of membership including discounted registration to EclipseCon and the Eclipse Summit Europe.

Eclipse Committer

A committer is developer on an Eclipse project who has commit rights to the corresponding eclipse.org CVS repository. If you don't know if you are a committer, then you are not a committer. All committers have unix accounts on dev.eclipse.org, so if you don't have an account there, then you are not a committer. If you would like to become a committer, the best way to start is to contact the project lead of an interesting project - committers are elected by their peers based on the quantity and quality of their contributions to an Eclipse project. It's a role to be proud of, and it's a honor not given lightly.

Group Discounts

For cash flow reasons (i.e., we have to pay the convention center), group discounts are only available pre-paid - purchase orders must be paid before registration codes for the discounts will be provided. Group discounts only apply to paid registrations - presenters who get free registrations do not count towards the group count total.

Cancellations

Because the Eclipse Foundation incurs certain expenses prior to the conference, it is necessary to impose the following cancellation policy:

All cancellations must be received in writing or by email. If received before February 1, 2008, a $50 processing fee will be incurred. No refund of any kind, for any reason (including medical emergencies) will be given for cancellation requests received after February 1, 2008. Substitutions from the same organization are welcome at no additional fee. No-shows are liable for the entire conference fee.

Eclipse Foundation reserves the right to cancel the event or substitute speakers. In the unlikely event that the Eclipse Foundation should have to cancel EclipseCon 2008, conference attendees will be refunded for the amount paid for the conference, but is not responsible for any attendees' other related expenses, including hotel and travel. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days after the scheduled conclusion of the conference.

Sorry, but the Eclipse Foundation cannot, and does not, make exceptions to these policies.
 

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