Frequently Asked QuestionsLocation and Dates
- Where can I find an agenda and a schedule of conference sessions?
- What type of sessions can I expect at FOCUS 09?
- When is Global Partner Day?
- Who should attend FOCUS 09?
- What is the registration cost for attending FOCUS 09? Are any special discounts available?
- How do I register to attend the conference?
- What is the payment policy?
- What is the conference's cancellation/substitution policy?
- May I register at the conference?
- Who is eligible to register for Global Partner Day?
- Are special hotel rates available for FOCUS attendees?
- How do I make my hotel reservation for the conference?
- Is parking available at The Palazzo?
- Where can I find information on Las Vegas?
- What is the weather like in Las Vegas in October?
- Can I bring a guest to the special events?
- What should I wear during the conference?
- What should I do if I require special assistance or have special dietary needs?
- What if I still have unanswered questions about FOCUS 09?
Location and Dates
Where is FOCUS 09 being held?
FOCUS 09—McAfee’s second annual security conference—will be held at The Venetian and The Palazzo Congress Center. For hotel accommodations, FOCUS guests should take advantage of special discounted rates at The Palazzo. See the Travel Information page for details.
The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702.607.7777 or (toll free) 1.877.883.6423
What are the dates of the conference?
FOCUS will be held Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 9, 2009.
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Agenda and Sessions
Where can I find an agenda and a schedule of conference sessions?
For a snapshot of conference activities, visit the FOCUS at a Glance page. In July, a detailed schedule of sessions and events will be posted on the site. Be sure to check back then for more information.
What type of sessions can I expect at FOCUS 09?
McAfee customers, experts, and select partners will deliver sessions ranging from executive breakouts for CIOs and line-of-business managers to extremely technical presentations for developers and advanced security professionals. To view the latest list of conference sessions, visit the FOCUS Sessions page.
When is Global Partner Day at FOCUS 09?
Global Partner Day will take place on Tuesday, October 6 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Partners are then encouraged to participate in the FOCUS Welcome Reception that begins at 7:00 pm. Find out more.
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What are the hours of the Sponsor Expo?
Attendees can visit the Sponsor Expo during the Welcome Reception on Tuesday night, during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and after breakout sessions on Thursday afternoon. For details on Expo hours, visit the Expo Information page.
Which companies are exhibiting at FOCUS 09?
For a complete list of FOCUS sponsors, visit the FOCUS Sponsors page.
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Sponsorships and Exhibits
Where can I get information on exhibiting at FOCUS?
For information regarding conference sponsorships, visit the FOCUS Sponsors section.
When is the exhibit registration deadline?
Beginning in April, sponsorships will be available and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the FOCUS Sponsors section for details.
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Who should attend FOCUS 09?
FOCUS 09 is open to all security professionals interested in gaining knowledge to help them formulate and implement their security initiatives. A wide variety of individuals—including executives, security directors, system administrators, engineers, and IT professionals—will benefit from attending FOCUS.
What is the registration cost for attending FOCUS 09? Are any special discounts available?
Discounts are available for FOCUS 09. Rates vary based on when you register. Visit the Registration Information page for complete details.
How do I register to attend the conference?
Online registration for FOCUS 09 is now open. Visit the Registration Information page for complete details.
What is the payment policy?
Acceptable methods of payment include money order (U.S. funds only), check, wire transfer, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa). Registrations received without payment will not be processed.
What is the conference's cancellation/substitution policy?
A $200 administrative fee will apply to all cancellations received between May 15 and July 10, 2009. A $400 administrative fee will apply to all cancellations received between July 11 and September 25, 2009. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after September 25, 2009. If you have registered for FOCUS 09 but are unable to attend, you may substitute another employee from your company once at no additional charge. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May I register at the conference?
Attendees may register on-site for a fee of $995.
Who is eligible to register for Global Partner Day?
All McAfee SecurityAlliance Partners—Elite, Premier and Associate levels—as well as Global Security Alliance Partners, Strategic Innovation Alliance Partners, Managed Security Service Providers, SaaS partners and OEM Partners are encouraged to register and attend Global Partner Day. To sign up for Global Partner Day, be sure to select "McAfee Partner Day" under "Events I Plan to Attend" on the FOCUS 09 online registration form.
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Hotel and Travel
Are special hotel rates available for FOCUS attendees?
The Palazzo is offering FOCUS attendees a special conference rate. Visit the Accommodations page for complete details. To receive the conference discount, be sure to mention McAfee and FOCUS when making your reservation.
How do I make my hotel reservation for the conference?
Please contact The Palazzo directly to make your reservation. Visit the Accommodations page for contact information.
Is there parking available at The Palazzo?
The Palazzo offers free self-parking in their main garage, as well as valet parking.
Where can I find more information on Las Vegas?
For information on Las Vegas attractions, dining, shopping, and more, check out our About Las Vegas page.
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What is the weather like in Las Vegas in October?
October highs in Las Vegas generally run in the low 80s (F) with lows dropping to the high 50s. Visit www.weather.com for the most accurate information.
Can I bring a guest to the special events?
Guest passes can be purchased for $250. This pass allows attendees to bring one guest (must be at least 21 years old) to the Welcome Reception on October 6, the final night event on October 8, and the Farewell Luncheon on October 9. Guests are not permitted in the general session, conference breakouts, or daily meals. Visit the Guest Program page for details.
What should I wear during the conference?
Because FOCUS is set in a relaxed, professional atmosphere, attire for the conference is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can be cool and the climate may vary, so it is recommended that you wear layered clothing for comfort.
What should I do if I require special assistance or have special dietary needs?
During the conference registration process, you will be asked if you have special needs or requests. If you require special assistance or have particular dietary needs, be sure to complete this section when registering for the conference.
What if I still have unanswered questions regarding FOCUS 09?
For more information regarding FOCUS 09, please contact one of the following:
General questions – email@example.com; 866.925.5706
Registration questions – firstname.lastname@example.org; 866.925.5706
Sponsor questions – email@example.com; 678.221.6214
Call for Topics / Speaker questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
McAfee employees – email@example.com
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