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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  1. What is the Social Discovery Summit?
  2. Who attends the Social Discovery Conference?
  3. Why should I attend?
  4. What can I expect at the business meeting?
  5. How much does it cost to register and what does a registration pass include?
  6. What if I want to register in person at the trade show?
  7. Will you be mailing me my badge or do I pick it up at the Merchants Exchange Building?
  8. What if I lose my badge during the event?
  9. Do you offer discounted passes for the exhibit hall only?
  10. Do you offer single day passes? Is the admission price for one day or all days?
  11. What if I want to meet someone at the Social Discovery Summit that has no badge and does not plan to register for the business meeting?
  12. Do you provide a list of the the delegate names and companies?
  13. Do I have to give you my real name? I don't want it to appear on my badge.
  14. I plan to bring my family to San Francisco so that we will have a vacation time after the business meeting. Can my spouse and children accompany me into the convention?
  15. I am from another country and require a Visa to go to the business meeting. How do I get a Visa Invitation letter from Social Discovery Conference?
  16. I am from the media. Do you offer media passes to the business meeting?
  17. I am a student. Do you offer special academic rates to the business meeting?
  18. I pre-registered and I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
  19. I want to exhibit or sponsor at the Social Discovery Conference. What can I do?
  20. Where can I find Social Discovery Summit on Twitter?




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Q: What is the Social Discovery Summit?
A: Social Discovery Conference is the trade show and business conference for the social discovery business. Several business meetings are held each year covering the new technology, management, strategy and marketing for the entire business. All are advanced events for founders, C-Level executives and senior management in the business.


Q: Who attends the Social Discovery Conference?
A: Social Discovery Summit is attended by senior social discovery industry executives, social media professionals and social networking professionals. In addition, consultants, marketing executives, "super affiliates", affiliate marketers, Fortune 1000 companies and software companies also generally attend the event.


Q: Why should I attend?
A: This is the forum for the social discovery industry where business gets done. Social Media and Social Discovery executives negotiate with vendors. Venture capitalists meet with new firms seeking funding. Mergers and acquisitions originate at this event. Mobile companies firms meet with online community owners. Fortune 1000 firms learn various new social media strategies. Sublicensing and affiliate arrangements are made for promotion of a social site. New technologies are introduced and debated at the event and executives share with each other what they found. Marketing strategies are also evaluated.


Q: What can I expect at the business meeting?
A: Social Discovery Summit attendance is certainly a different experience for most, if not all delegates. This is a serious business business meeting, and all delegates attending treat it as such. Business negotiations take place during networking sessions. The seminars at the convention are designed to discusss new technologies as well as best tactics, methods and strategies for managers of social discovery sites to run their operations. Networking at the Social Discovery Conference with other delegates, like yourself, has been found to be most productive in discovering new business opportunities. For this to work best for you, it requires that you will need to be assertive and introduce yourself to other delegates at the event.


Q: How much does it cost to register and what does a registration pass include?
A: If you register before August 2, 2012 (10:00 PM PST), the registration fee is USD $1,195. After August 2, 2012 (10:00 PM PST), the cost increases to USD $1,495. A registration pass includes access to the Social Discovery Conference exhibit hall at the Merchants Exchange Building, Social Discovery Conference seminars as well as most of the Social Discovery Conference associated social events taking place during the event. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided for both days. Lunch is is provided. If there is a pre-event sessions on August 5, it is not included with the 2-Day conference price. Also, certian functions, such as the buyers and sellers gathering and the awards ceremonies (if scheduled) require additional fees. Note: Food is not provided during pre-event session days (August 5).


Q: What if I want to register in person at the trade show?
A: At-Door registration begins on August 6 at 8:00 AM. We recommend you get there early as there will be a long line of people looking to purchase passes at the front door. That is why we recommend registering for Social Discovery Conference 2012 online early. You save both money and time at the event.


Q: Will you be mailing me my badge or do I pick it up at the Merchants Exchange Building?
A: You must pick up your badge at the conference registration desk the morning of the event. Please bring government issued photo identificaiton (for verification purposes only). Registration badges are not mailed.


Q: What if I lose my badge during the event?
A: At this event your badge is your access to the Social Discovery Conference. With it, you can enter the exhibit hall, the seminar rooms and attend other outside social events. Badges cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. If you need to purchase a replacement badge at the event the cost will be USD $1,495.


Q: Do you offer discounted passes for the exhibit hall only?
A: No. The conference pass includes all that was stated above. There is only one registration fee.


Q: Do you offer single day passes? Is the admission price for one day or all days?
A: The admission price is for all days. There are no day passes.


Q: What if I want to meet someone at the Social Discovery Summit that has no badge and does not plan to register for the business meeting?
A: This is a closed event. The exhibit hall, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and some areas of Merchants Exchange Building will be the forum where Social Discovery Conference delegates conduct business. Only Social Discovery Conference registrants will be allowed in these areas with NO exceptions.


Q: Do you provide a list of the the delegate names and companies?
A: No. This event is attended by wealthy entrepreneurs and senior executives that do not wish to give out their names or contact details to others they do not know.


Q: Do I have to give you my real name? I don't want it to appear on my badge.
A: We require your real first and last name for identification purposes only. We will place the name you would like to appear on the badge at the registration desk.


Q: I plan to bring my family to San Francisco so that we will have a vacation time after the business meeting. Can my spouse and children accompany me into the convention?
A: No. This is a closed event open to registered Social Discovery Conference delegates only. You can register your spouse, however children under 18 years of age will not be registered and can not be admitted to the event.


Q: I am from another country and require a Visa to go to the business meeting. How do I get a Visa Invitation letter from Social Discovery Conference?
A: You must first register for your conference pass. Upon receipt of payment, email us a request for a visa invitation letter. Please include your name, full mailing address and fax number. We will then fax you the invitation letter.


Q: I am from the media. Do you offer media passes to the business meeting?
A: If you are with the major media (examples are: Business Week Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Die Welt, Le Monde, the Washington Post, etc.), then email us with your name, the name and address of the media publication, the name of your editor and his contact details. Upon confirmation, we will contact you and advise if you are approved to have a media pass to the event. If you are an industry or trade publication, please note that we have pre-arranged co-promotional agreements with other trade publications. Our co-promotional agreements are done months in advance. If you are contacting us for the first time just prior to the event, you will need to register and pay for your pass.


Q: I am a student. Do you offer special academic rates to the business meeting?
A: No. The trade show is designed more for business and less so for academia.


Q: I pre-registered and I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
A: No. All sales are final and there is no refund for cancellation. Our cancellation policy is listed on the terms and conditions page for registering at the event.


Q: I want to exhibit or sponsor at the Social Discovery Conference. What can I do?
A: View the Sponsorship Packages that we have available and contact us by telephone at USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext. 4 or email us with your inquiry.


Q: Where can I find Social Discovery Summit on Twitter?
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