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EclipseCon 2010 Registration Policies

The conference is over so registration is closed, but we've left this page here so you can see our policies.

EclipseCon 2009 accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks, wire transfers, and purchase orders.

If you wish to pay by wire transfer, we will send you detailed instructions via email; click here to initiate that process.

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.

Price Increases

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 (unless you are waiting to be a speaker). 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.)

Your Registration Record

To access your registration record, log in on this page.

Invoice / Receipt

You will automatically be sent a simple receipt when you submit payment. If you need a more detailed invoice or receipt after you have registered, please log into your registration record using this link, and the follow the instructions for getting your invoice.

Paying Later

If you have registered and selected "Pay Later," you will receive an emailed invoice showing your pending status and total amount due. Your total due is not final until payment has been received (see Price Increases above). Rates will continue to increase if your registration is still in the pending status during the fee increase dates.

If paying by check, the check must be received at the Eclipse Foundation office by March 17, 2010. Please allow plenty of time for your check to be received, and send it to:
Eclipse Foundation
308 SW First Avenue, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97204
USA

You may also pay by check at the registration desk at the conference; the Onsite price will apply.

If you need a detailed receipt to facilitate payment, please log into your registration record using this link, and the follow the instructions for getting your invoice.

Registration Transfers

If you register and then are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Transfers must be requested in writing via email or fax ( (+1) 503.261.0964). We must receive your transfer request before March 17, 2010.

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, 2010, 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, 2010. 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 2010, 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.

Mail written cancellations to:
EclipseCon 2010
c/o MeetGreen
6220 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213

Or fax to: (+1) 503.261.0964
Or email to: EclipseCon 2010

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

Registration Discounts

See this page for information on registration discounts.

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 an honor not given lightly.

2010 Registration Fees

Super Early Very Early Early Advance Onsite
...Oct 31 ...Dec 31 ...Feb 14 ...Mar 19 ...Mar 22
All Access Pass $995 $1,295 $1,595 $1,795 $1,995
Members, Committers
Alumni & OSGi DevCon
15% discount
Press & Analyst available for pre-qualified press upon request n/a
Student available for pre-qualified students upon request n/a
Exhibits Only $150